2018 Quicken Loans National – Trevis’ Punt Plays

If you haven’t played a PGA contest on FantasyDraft yet, I’ll fill you in. You can roster 7 golfers. Only the top 6 scores are added to your overall score, thus the lowest score of the 7 golfers in your lineup is dropped and does not count against you at all. It doesn’t matter if it was your most expensive golfer that bit the dust and missed the cut (Spieth earlier this year), or if it was a minimum salary punt play that performed like minimum price players typically do. The salaries for PGA on FantasyDraft are also rather tight so you usually must have a relatively cheap or min. priced player to help roster one or two “favorites to win”.

With that said, the purpose of this weekly PGA article is to enlighten you to the best PGA Punt Plays for the week. The overall goal here is to find the cheap golfer that can make the cut and aide your roster in case one of your “Top 6” falter or miss the cut altogether. If you roster one of these suggested players and they are the lowest score on your lineup, it usually means your “Top 6” performed adequately.

Last Week Recap:

Chad Campbell – $11,600 | Missed Cut

William McGirt – $12,000 | Missed Cut

Jon Curran – $10,400 | Missed Cut

Chris Stroud – $11,700 |Missed Cut

Cameron Tringale – $10,600 |Finished 69th (+1)

2018 Quicken Loans National

This event is played at the TPC Potomac this year. The course is a Par 70 that is 7,107 yards in length with bentgrass greens. This is the second consecutive year this event has been played at this course, so we can only use 2017 as “course history”.

Chad Campbell – $11,700 FantasyDraft | $6,600 DK | $7,700 FD

Chad burned us pretty bad last week as one of my Punt Plays. I have used him many times in my write up in the past and last week doesn’t scare me enough to not look his way again. He is the only one of this week’s Punts that didn’t compete here last year so zero course history. Chad ranks 6th overall in total strokes gained. SIXTH. He has 4 stats that rank inside the top 19 such as 19th in SG: :SG, 17th in SG: BS, 12th in SG: T2G, and 6th overall in SG: APP.

Robert Garrigus – $12,000 FantasyDraft | $6,700 DK | $7,700 FD

Robbie G finished 29th here last year. As stated above, that was the only recent year this event was played on this course. He ranks 16th overall in total strokes gained. He has great recent form, if you don’t pay attention to his horrid 67th in SG: SG and 88th in SG: ARG anyway. 4 of his other stats rank all inside the top 9! 9th in SG: T2G and SG: OTT, 6th in SG: APP, and FIRST overall in SG: BS.

Geoff Ogilvy – $11,100 FantasyDraft | $6,700 DK | $7,200 FD

Ogilvy finished way up in 13th place here last year. Ogilvy is this week’s Mr. Consistent. He doesn’t have any recent form stats that blow me away enough to highlight any of them, but he also doesn’t have any stats that are horrible. He is average, and average could be enough to make the cut and hit value. He ranks 33rd overall in total strokes gained.

Ricky Barnes – $10,500 FantasyDraft | $7,100 DK | Not Listed

Barnes was able to finish 17th here last year at this same course. Barnes comes in at 35th overall in total strokes gained. He also has crazy highs and crazy lows. But at near minimum salary, it’s worth the “Punt”. His SG: BS and SG: OTT are abysmal and his SG: SG and SG: ARG are both top 6 overall.

Jason Gore – $11,000 FantasyDraft | $6,600 DK | $7,000 FD

Tied with Ogilvy, Gore also finished in 13th place at this course last year. Gore clocks in at 21st overall in total strokes gained. 4 stats crack the top 12 such as 12th SG: APP, 6th SG: T2G, 5th SG: OTT, and 4th overall in SG: BS (just don’t pay any attention to his bottom of the barrel numbers in SG: SG, SG: ARG, and SG: P).

Stat Key

SG – Strokes Gained

SG: TOT – Total

SG: T2G – Tee to Green

SG: BS – Ball Striking

SG: SG – Short Game

SG: OTT – Off the Tee

SG: APP – Approach

SG: ARG – Around the Green

SG: P – Putting

Trevis Waters

Trevis has had a FantasyDraft account (MrFantasyGuru) even before the official launch of the site. He has also had well over a decade of fantasy sports experience and is a published fantasy sports writer with 3 books he hopes you don’t buy as they are now incredibly outdated. As a jack of all trades, he spends the wee hours of the morning teaching kids in China how to speak English, the afternoon working on all of the podcasts and free fantasy content you can find at ACKarmaSports.com, and the evenings filming for his movie review YouTube channel. Trevis is also the owner of Jasper the Dog, his lab/greyhound mix who became YouTube famous (and sponsored) for picking the March Madness bracket each of the past 4 years. You can find him on Twitter here @DFSKarmaTrevis

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