2015 WGC-HSBC Champions daily fantasy golf picks, values & strategy


The 2015 - 2016 PGA Tour season continues this week at the 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions. There are a ton of big names in this event, as is the case with any WGC tournament, so you'll have plenty of options to choose from on your daily fantasy golf roster. We've got your DraftKings fantasy golf picks ready. Let's get crackin'.


Winning in daily fantasy sports on sites like DraftKings or Fanduel is next to impossible, especially if you only enter one lineup per contest. The sheer volume of players who enter each contest total the tens of thousands, shrinking your odds of winning anything -- especially a profit -- minuscule. As long as you are willing to accept that risk, then DFS contests can be a lot of fun.

As we’ve discussed on multiple podcast episodes and posts, strategy is everything when it comes to a massive fantasy golf system like DraftKings. Pat Mayo over at RotoExperts.com is the best at explaining all the stats you should consider when making your picks, which boil down to:

  1. Strokes Gained: Putting
  2. Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green

Aside from that, I like to play the “hot hands” every week; those players who have placed in the Top-10 or higher in recent tournament weeks, whenever possible.

Will this strategy work? Or will I get shutout of the money again this week? Only time will tell.

Best Value

Justin Thomas recorded his first PGA Tour win last week at the CIMB Classic, and his $9,400 price tag this week is a little surprising. Granted, names like Spieth, McIlroy, Watson and Fowler are also playing this week, but only Thomas is fresh off a win so far this season.

Best of the Rest

  • Dustin Johnson $10,300
  • Adam Scott $9,900
  • Hideki Matsuyama $9,800
  • Paul Casey $9,200
  • Emiliano Grillo $8,400
  • Byeong-Hun An $7,800
  • Daniel Summerhays $7,300
  • Thorbjorn Olesen $7,100

DraftKings Fantasy Golf Picks for the Week

  1. Rickie Fowler$10,300
  2. Patrick Reed $8,900
  3. Charl Schwartzel $8,100
  4. Scott Piercy $8,100
  5. Daniel Summerhays $7,300
  6. Kevin Kisner $7,300