2018 Houston Open Draftkings Picks

Each week we will break down the tournament field by pricing tiers and give our favorite cash & GPP Draftkings plays. Brandon, Miles and Dan have also started picking our One and Done’s in this article. We use advanced stats from FantasyNational.com to determine our plays of the week that correspond to the course and history of the event. We will continue to update our picks if news changes prior to the Draftkings contest start time on Thursday mornings. Be sure to check the weather updates as well on our Course Preview article, we will also be updating the article with any necessary changes up until lineup lock. Cheers!

Brandon’s Cash Core Picks

Russell Henley ($9,200) – Your cash lineups need to start with Henley.  All you need to do is look at past tournament history.  He has 4 straight top 10’s with 3 of them being top 5.  He obviously has a knack for this course.  Don’t overthink it in cash games.

Jason Dufner ($8,300) – I am going to put the Valspar missed cut behind him as he was traveling back from Mexico.  Dufner has historically been a cut maker and should get back on track.  He finished 12th here last year.  You can make some really nice cash lineups starting with Henley and Dufner.

Tony Finau ($9,000) – Milton has been playing some solid golf lately and Draftkings doesn’t ever want to price him up.  Finau ranks 3rd in my custom model I created ranking 1st in GIR%, 9th in SG:APP and Par 4 Scoring, and 20th in SG:T2G.  He is playing the best golf of his career and should continue his strong play from last weekend at the match play.

Keegan Bradley ($8,600) – Keeg’s is playing solid golf lately and is really starting to impress me.  I’m usually not a Bradley fan due to his putting woes but his ball striking should keep him in the running this weekend.  He has made 4 of his last 5 cuts here with 3 top 15’s.  I’ll look for him to continue his recent success.

Also Consider:

Dan’s GPP Core Plays

Jordan Spieth

Jamie Lovemark

Aaron Wise

Others to consider:

Contrarian Darts

Ben An ($8,700) – I think a lot of people still have a bit of a bad taste in their mouth, myself included, after Byeong-Hun An missed the cut at Valspar, but he has already showed that that was just a minor blip after placing 14th at the Arnold Palmer. Outside of getting snake bit, he has placed 5th, 6th, 14th, and 20th over his previous 4 events, and he clocks in at 3rd in my model this week. Overall, he is 7th in SG:BS, 9th in BoB, and 11th in SG:T2G over his last 12 rounds.

Corey Conners ($7,600) – Outside of his poor Sunday that cost a few of us at DFP some money, Conners had an excellent showing at Puntacana, and I’m hoping that he can keep it rolling this week. I think that most DFS players will gravitate back to better known names now that there is a better selection, but Conners feels like an up-and-comer to me as he has only missed the Pebble Beach cut so far this year. Overall, he is 7th in GIRs gained, 8th in BA, and 17th in BoB.

Kelly Kraft ($7,400) – Kraft does not have great course history here as he has a 50th and a MC in his two appearances, but his recent form is strong as he is 1st overall in Bogey Avoidance, 8th in GIR, and 12th in BoB. His SG:T2G and SG:BS are middling though, so between this and his CH, you won’t have to have much exposure to go overweight.

Others to consider: Joel Dahmen, Rory Sabbatini, Jonathan Byrd

One and Done Picks

Dan’s OAD: Keegan Bradley

Brandon’s OAD:

Miles’ OAD: Stenson / Dufner

Bet(s) of the Week

Just as an FYI, Dan and Brandon use Bovada while Miles uses Nitrogen.

Dan’s Bet(s):

Brandon’s Bet(s):

Miles’ Bet(s): Pieters @ +126 versus Lovemark

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