Wells Fargo Championship DraftKings picks: Best PGA DFS golf lineup
Wells Fargo Championship DraftKings picks for this week with a trip to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm as we build our PGA DFS lineup.
After a trip down to Mexico last week gave golf fans their first look at a new venue on the PGA Tour, we get a trip to a familiar tournament being played at a largely unfamiliar course this week with the Wells Fargo Championship switching to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm with the President’s Cup being played at the tournament’s normal home, Quail Hollow.
Much like last week, the lack of recent information about this course — it was the host of the Quicken Loans National in 2017 and 2018 — does make tackling our DraftKings picks for PGA DFS slates this week a bit more difficult. What we do know, however, is that driving accuracy and approach play will be of paramount importance, especially with some wet, cold-ish weather in the forecast this week.
It’s been a bit of an unfortunate cold streak for us on the DraftKings PGA DFS picks but we’re bouncing back this week. As always, we’ll run through our top plays for each pricing tier, our fades in each tier, and then build this week’s lineup for the Wells Fargo Championship. Let’s get into it.
DraftKings picks for Wells Fargo Championship PGA DFS lineups: Top Plays
$10,000: Corey Conners ($10,100) – It’s hard not to look at what TPC Potomac is likely to demand from players this week and think that this isn’t a perfect track for Conners to succeed. He’s a decently long player off the tee but separates himself by being accurate as well. Furthermore, he remains one of the best iron and approach players on Tour. The fact that he’s at the bottom of the highest-priced tier only makes me love him more for PGA DFS plays. Also Consider: Rory McIlroy ($11,500), Tony Finau ($10,600)
$9,000: Russell Henley ($9,300) – Taking fully into account how much I think approach play will be a factor in the leaderboard this week, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better iron player in golf this year than Henley. The worry with him is the driver as he lacks distance and, while accurate normally, can get a bit squirrely, especially on Sundays. Still, I’m willing to fall back on his strong approach numbers in this range. He also narrowly edges out Keegan Bradley, who is a darling this week. Also Consider: Keegan Bradley ($9,600), Gary Woodland ($9,100)
$8,000: Max Homa ($8,600) – Considering that Homa is my pick to win the Wells Fargo Championship and repeat as champion in the event after taking the 2019 crown, it’s no shock that I love him in the middle of the $8K range. He’s underpriced by my estimation in this field. His approach play has been phenomenal this year but he also has the all-around game to help him contend in every area of the game. This is a loaded range but I’m all over Homa on DraftKings. Also Consider: Sergio Garcia ($8,700), Seamus Power ($8,300), Webb Simpson ($8,100), Cameron Young ($8,000)
$7,000: Brandon Wu ($7,500) – One of my sleepers for this week and a Top 20 pick for me, it appears that Brandon Wu is finding himself on the PGA Tour after an inauspicious start to the season coming off the Korn Ferry. Wu was T2 last week and has been playing extremely well with his irons and, as an added bonus, the putter as well. At this price, I love what he offers to keep that up and pop up yet again on this mini-heater from the rookie. Also Consider: Aaron Rai ($7,900), Brian Harman ($7,700), Sepp Straka ($7,600), Adam Long ($7,400), Luke List ($7,100), Nate Lashley ($7,000)
$6,000: Tyler Duncan ($6,900) – Riding Tyler Duncan last week was a misfire on my part as he just lacked the distance off the tee to truly compete. That won’t be a factor this week, though, and the accurate hitter who has been sneaky great with his irons should be on a course that fits his game substantially better. Also Consider: Ryan Armour ($6,800), Austin Smotherman ($6,800), Satoshi Kodaira ($6,400), Paul Barjon ($6,200)
DraftKings picks for Wells Fargo Championship PGA DFS lineups: Top Fades
$10,000: Abraham Ancer ($10,400) – I’ve seen some love for Ancer this week and, frankly, I don’t get it. What about a guy who hasn’t finished inside the Top 30 in the 2022 calendar year makes you want to play him in the top pricing tier? In theory, his game should fit this place and I get that, but his form suggests that he’s not ready to compete in a deep-ish field this week.
$9,000: Tyrrell Hatton ($9,900) – Unless you’re new here, you probably know that I do have a soft spot for Tyrrell Hatton, largely because I often feel that he gets undervalued for how good of a player he actually is. Where he does struggle, however, is with his accuracy off of the tee. That’s going to cause problems this week and, with him being priced up with a field that lacks a bit of star power, I can’t justify that risk and have him in my lineups.
$8,000: Paul Casey ($8,800) – If you watched Green on the Greens in the video near the top of the post with BetSided’s Iain MacMillan and myself, you’ll know that I’m picking Paul Casey to miss the cut this week. He withdrew at the Match Play and The Masters, but then raised more eyebrows when he also withdrew from the Wells Fargo pro-am on Wednesday. His back is clearly not in a good spot and, if he tees it up, I don’t expect to see anything remotely close to an in-form version of Casey.
$7,000: Matt Kuchar ($7,900) – Iain MacMillan has Kuchar as one of his outright picks and a place pick this week, but I’m not buying it. In theory, a short-ish course that values iron play should help the veteran. But the fact of the matter is that Kuchar’s recent form has strongly been buoyed by his putting and short game numbers. His irons have been a little errant of late and, at a place with relatively small greens, that might be a problem for him. In a rich $7K range, I’m not playing at the top of it for a player I have concerns about how he’s been succeeding.
Wells Fargo Championship: Best DraftKings golf lineup
- Corey Conners ($10,100)
- Russell Henley ($9,300)
- Max Homa ($8,600)
- Cameron Young ($8,000)
- Nate Lashley ($7,000)
- Tyler Duncan ($6,900)
We’ve already talked about Conners, Henley, Homa and Duncan as my top plays, so I’m ecstatic to fit them all in this lineup. The big points here could be with Cameron Young and Nate Lashley.
In the case of Young, the rookie has shown tremendous versatility despite being a titan off the tee, most notably contending at the RBC Heritage. He’s been trending towards a win this season and the upside at only $8,000 is too good to pass up in this spot.
As for Lashley, he’s been sneaky good of late with five made cuts in his last six starts in addition to four Top 20s in that span. He’s accurate with his irons from 175-200 yards, which is a great sign for this course, and is above Tour average in driving accuracy. The value at his price on DraftKings is obvious and makes him a nice, cheap option to complete this lineup.