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DFS Core Picks: The Memorial Tournament

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DFS Core Picks: The Memorial Tournament

Last week, I shared my PGA DFS lineup advice for the Charles Schwab Challenge. If you follow my tweets, you’ll know that I share at least 2 to 4 variations of my favorite DFD lineups. Individually, the core picks did fine. The choice of Justin Thomas certainly did hurt the overall lineups with him in it and Chris Kirk blew it in round 4. But it’s a new week, we’re taking a look at The Memorial Tournament Presented by Workday.

Keep reading for some of my best PGA DFS core picks for The Memorial Tournament.

The Memorial Tournament was founded in 1976 by Jack Nicklaus. It’s played on a course that he designed, called Muirfield Village Golf Club. The course is located in Dublin, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus.

According to the weather report as I’m typing this article, there’s a strong chance for rain on both Wednesday and Thursday. This will make for some soggy course conditions. Currently, Friday and Saturday look to be sunny and in the mid-70s, while Sunday is a bit warmer, but with some cloud cover.

Within the top 3 on FanDuel and DraftKings, you’ll find Rahm, McIlroy, and Cantlay. In this article, we’ll explore if we want to use any of these chalk players in our lineups.

As per usual… I’ve used the Member Exclusive PGA Study Hub. If you’re curious about this exclusive member service, use my promo code KIP to receive $10 off your first month of membership. You’ll also receive a $20 voucher to Fantasy Cruncher every single month, where you can populate your PGA DFS lineup for The Memorial Tournament in a snap!

Here’s today’s video, showing how I’ve utilized the Study Hub in order to narrow down my DFS core picks for The Memorial Tournament:

DFS Picks $10,000 – $12,000

Rory McIlroy ($11,800 on FD and $10,900 on DK)

What can I say, but Rory is due for a win. With an 80% chance of making the cut and a very high 5% chance of winning, according to the modeling… Rory is a great pick. Unless you’re going with the slightly more expensive, Jon Rahm. Who is also due and modeled a bit higher to win at 9%.

Shane Lowry ($10,800 on FD and $9,000 on DK)

This week, Shane Lowry is the only top tier player labeled as a “value”. He’s not chalky. He’s just playing well. His strokes gained stats are on par with that of the top 3 – Rahm, McIlroy, and Cantlay, except maybe with the exception of SG Around the Green. He could use a little something there. As far as scoring stats… Lowry gets consistently better as the week goes on.

DFS Picks $8,000 – $10,000

Keegan Bradley ($9,200 on FD and $8,100 on DK)

I am not a Keegan Bradley fan. Not at all. But if I trust the analytics… he looks great on paper for this week. It’s hard to separate your heart from your head in situations like this. On paper, Keegan has it, but in my heart, I’m just not totally on board. I want to share this pick with you though because he’s at a decent price and the analytics are there.

Matthew Fitzpatrick ($10,500 on FD and $9,100 on DK)

Fitz burned us a few weeks ago, but his numbers look really good this week! I would find it difficult to not have him in my lineups. He’s a fantastic scrambler from the rough or from the sand, one of the best this week. He’s gained more than 2 strokes and I don’t see another player with that kind of growth (SG TOT). I could be falling in love with numbers here, but I’m also really feeling it.

DFS Picks $6,000 – $8,000

Aaron Wise ($8,800 on FD and $7,500 on DK)

Aaron Wise came in 9th at The Memorial Tournament last year. Currently, he’s in the green across the board for strokes gained. His approach stats are off the charts good. His putting though? Not so great lately. I’m hoping that at this price, he’s a value pick that will land in the top 10.

Kevin Streelman ($8,200 on FD and $6,800 on DK)

Streelman has excellent course history in this event and he’s at an excellent price. That’s about it though. Everything else is just “meh”.

Other Players on my Radar: 

Patrick Reed- I can’t stand him as a human, but he has played well here before. He’s also played well for his last two showings.

Chris Kirk – I know. He played so well last week and then let the wheels fall off in the last round. He is at a good price this week and he does bring the points. Proceed with caution or throw caution to the wind?! I’ll probably do it.

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Closing Words

Please continue to follow my picks week to week, so we can grow together! You can catch my weekly blog post here and my weekly video on the Team Rise or Fall YouTube channel, every Tuesday. I hope that I helped you out a bit with these DFS core picks for The Memorial Tournament. See you next week!

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