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Keith Mitchell is My Favorite PGA DFS Pick for The CJ Cup

DFS Pick for The CJ Cup

You heard me right. Keith Mitchell is my favorite DFS Pick for The CJ Cup this week. In this article, I’m going to tell you why you should have him in your lineup (along with some other top picks), and all the data you’ll need to make decisions on both DraftKings and FanDuel. 

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My Top DFS Pick for The CJ Cup

Keith Mitchell

  • DraftKings $7.2
  • FanDuel $8.8

Keith Mitchell isn’t exactly a major star on the PGA Tour, but this particular course is perfect for his style of play. Don’t believe me? His rostership is already pushing past 10%, so clearly there’s something to be said for Mitchell and his ability to bring in the fantasy points. Congaree Golf Club is long. The winner of this tournament will likely be a long bomber and Mitchell is that guy. He hits 320 off the tee with an astounding 67% accuracy. That’s far more accurate than any of the top favorites and second only to Tom Kim with 68% accuracy.

Approach will be the next most important data point for this course in comparison to his peers, Mitchell has a great approach. In fact, according to another data tool I use for “course fit”… Mitchell is above average in all areas, but around the green. 

More Faves

Aaron Wise

  • DraftKings $7.8
  • FanDuel $9.9

Much like Keith Mitchell, this course really fits Aaron Wise well. The biggest issue with rostering Aaron Wise is that everyone else seems to agree. His rostership is climbing beyond 15% at the time of this publication. It could be worth the competition if you can get creative with the rest of your roster and go against the grain. Wise is hot off the tee, averaging 314 yards and he’s fairly accurate at 61%. And while his accuracy isn’t as stellar as Mitchell’s, his approach game is slightly better and he’s better around the green. I’m kind of bummed that so many people are “wise” to Aaron Wise this week, but I will still be rostering him in some of my lineups. I just can’t skip him. 

Kurt Kitayama

  • DraftKings $7.1 
  • FanDuel $7.6

We usually see a far wider discrepancy in salary between DraftKings and Fanduel. This week, Kurt Kitayama has a killer salary on FanDuel. It would leave tons of room for pricier guys, if that’s how you like it. On DraftKings, his salary is on the low to average end. I’m still happy with it for what we get in Kitayama. You’ll notice that I’m continuing to build using the stats from our StudyHub along side the best course fit. Kitayama is a bomber off the tee. His accuracy concerns me a little, but just a little. What he lacks in accuracy, he makes up in his approach, hitting 72% of GIR. I will have Kurt in both my DK and FD lineups. 

Alex Smalley

  • DraftKings $6.6
  • FanDuel $7.7

Long off the tee at 304 yards, but not the most accurate (56%), Alex SMalley isn’t the most obvious pick for some. If you’re playing GPP contests though, you’re going to want to go a more unconventional route. Smalley’s approach is mediocre, with the exception of hitting 69% GIR. That’s pretty great.  He’s also among the best around the green. Need more convincing? He’s a fantastic value this week on both FanDuel and DraftKings salarywise and comes with a low rostership of around 4% at the time of this publication. 

Other Players to Consider

  • Tom Kim 
  • Victor Hovland
  • Sungjae Im

You might be wondering why I’ve stayed away from the favorites. Well… in big contests, everyone is going to roster them. I take that into consideration. However, if you are going to play any props, you will absolutely be considering the favorites for those type of contests. 

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