This past week we saw one of the best fantasy golf performances of the year on SuperDraft! Dustin Johnson after finishing 2nd at the PGA championship, put up an insane score of -30 at The Northern Trust with 127 fantasy points and 146.05 fantasy points when you include his 1.15X multiplier. Harris English came in 2nd place where he was a whopping 11 strokes back of Johnson at -19. This performance has made Johnson the #1 golfer in the world and the favorite to win the BMW Championship this week. However, with his multiplier moving down to 1X, he is not as appealing as he was last week. There is a guy at 1X I think will be a great play for this week and his name is not Dustin Johnson
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Jon Rahm 1X
His name is Jon Rahm. Before the PGA Tour got suspended due to Covid-19, Jon Rahm was a clear-cut choice to be in the mix in every single tournament he played in. From October of 2019 to February of 2020, he played in seven tournaments. He won two, finished in the top five in four, and in the top 10 in six. Then the pandemic suspension came and his golf game took a hit. In his first four tournaments after the suspension, he missed the cut, finished 33rd, 37th, and 27th. He was an easy fade during that stretch.
The tables have turned since then as he won the Memorial tournament which had a major-like field, finished 13th at the PGA Championship, and 6th at The Northern Trust. Rahm is now back to being ranked as the 2nd best player in the world and this is the type of play we should expect from him going forward especially in this tournament. Rahm has played in the BMW Championship three times and he has finished 5th, 24th, and 5th. Given the fact he is back to his normal self again, I see no reason why he wouldn’t be near the top of the leaderboard again this week. Golfers at 1X have been shaky plays recently, but Rahm will be an exception this week.
Daniel Berger 1.1X
Daniel Berger this past week at The Northern Trust continued to prove that his disappointing performance at the Memorial Tournament was a fluke. Berger was a great value play before the Memorial Tournament as he finished in 9th, 5th, 4th, 1st, and 3rd in his last five tournaments. He then missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament and threw everyone off the scent. Since then, he has returned to being one of the best players on the tour. He finished 2nd at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational, 13th at the PGA Championship, and 3rd at The Northern Trust.
If you take out that fluky performance in this stretch of golf, he averaged 89.5 fantasy points per event in the eight other tournaments. With his 1.1X multiplier thrown in, the average goes up to 98.45 fantasy points per event. It is still amazing that you can snag Berger at anything besides 1X at this point. Everyone should be trying to take advantage of this time while it lasts and have Berger beef up their lineup. Not to mention, he has finished in 2nd, 10th and 33rd in his three appearances at the BMW Championship. Drafting Berger for your lineup is a no-brainer this week.
Harris English 1.15X
After finishing in 2nd place this past week at The Northern Trust, he most likely won’t be flying under the radar anymore. However, before that, Harris English was quietly one of the more consistent value plays you could rely on since the Tour returned to play. Before finishing in 2nd this past week, he finished in 23rd, 19th, 18th, 13th, and 17th in his previous five tournaments. In his last six tournaments, he averaged 82.8 fantasy points per event and 95.3 when you include the 1.15X multiplier. With the fact he is still at 1.15X after finishing 2nd with 108 fantasy points, this feels like a great time to hop on the bandwagon if you aren’t on it already.
His history at the BMW Championship is not great as he has finished 47th, 19th, 31st, and 50th in his four appearances. However, given how consistent he has been recently I still think he is absolutely worth the risk at 1.15X.
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