Draftkings Darling of the Week: Charles Schwab Challenge

I am going to put my best foot forward to write a weekly article outlining my favorite DFS play for the upcoming tournament. Some weeks it may be at the top, others it may be someone sub $7,000 but, I project most weeks it will be a golfer in the $7,000-$9,000 range. This week, that range boasts a lot of talent. Ciphering through this incredibly stacked field can be tough and that is why I feel as if you need to put your stake in the ground with 2-3 golfers in a large percentage of your lineups. This player will be one of my core plays this week due to his safe(ish) floor, upside to place top 5 and what I am led to believe is great value.

Safe Floor

As mentioned by the Fantasy Golf Pod, one of the main focuses of your lineup construction is to get all 6 golfers through to Saturday/Sunday. Easier said than done given all the variance golf tournaments provide us with on a weekly basis. Some of the names on this list along the likes of Rory, DJ and Rahm are fairly obvious to make the cut week in and week out. My player has made this list and will hope to continue his streak come Thursday.

Upside to Finish top 5

During his last 17 tournaments, he has 6 finishes within the top 12 and 3 of those finishes have come in the top 5. Although he has not yet won on the PGA Tour (hint), he clearly is on the cusp of finally notching that first win. According to FantasyNational, one of his strengths that has led to his recent success is his ability to score on Par 4s. During his last 50,75 and 100 rounds, he is top 10 in strokes gained on Par 4s which will prove to be vital with Colonial having 12 Par 4s this week

Great Value

Although this field is stacked with talent from top to bottom, the pricing on this golfer seems a little low. He is the only golfer in the top 30 of the Official World Golf rankings (hint), that is priced below $7,500 on Draftkings. His ability to make cuts consistently and have the upside of finishing in the top 5 makes him a great play for his price point.

Who is He?

He has seen success on shorter courses during his career as Kenny Kim, from the Fantasy Golf Degenerate Podcast, mentioned on this weeks show. He was also part of this year’s President’s Cup International Team who has seen multitudes of winning success already including, Cameron Smith, Sungjae Im, Marc Leishman and Adam Scott. His name is Abraham Ancer.

Abraham Ancer dialed-in.
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