We got 6 of 7 of our recommended players to the weekend at the Memorial and considering Dustin Johnson and others were shooting 106 in the first round it wasn't a bad week at all.
However, just our boom or bust play Na was able to really cash in for us, and it's time to get some guys in contention for us at this week's 3M Open.
To say this field is weaker would be a gross understatement, with Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka dominating the board, and it's the former that gets the nod from Fast Eddie.
DJ was awful last week, and he wasn't alone, but let's not forget that on his previous start before Memorial he won. Also, no player in the game has as short a memory as DJ has:
It's a high price, but it's time to swallow the price-tag and let DJ do his thing in a field he can potentially dominate.
Next up are two guys in the mid 8k range - Doc Redman and Erik Van Rooyen.
Redman has been in excellent form since the restart, with three top-25 finishes, until he entirely forgot how to putt last week at the Memorial...
But those greens were scary quick at Muirfield, and he should be far more at home at this birdie fest, and at $8,700 I'm expecting big things from the Good Doctor this week.
Erik Van Rooyen burnt us pretty good a couple of events ago, but he's still the 43rd top-ranked player in the world in a seriously poor field, and as Michael Scott once said:
At $8,800 you get a player who ranks sixth in Strokes Gained: Total, fifth in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and second in DraftKings points against this field over his last 50 rounds. The South African will show his steel this week.
At $8,400, it's hard to get past Luke List. TPC Twin Cities is a bombers paradise and List is one of the biggest hitters in the game. Since the restart, List has won on the Korn Ferry Tour and notched himself two top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour - including a top-10 last week at the Memorial. A core pick for all lineups at an affordable price.
The 7k range would be the 6k range on a typical week, and it's when things start to get very tricky. But two men in this range that look nicely priced are Ryan Armour and Kyle Stanley.
Armour may have missed the cut at the Workday Charity Open, but before that he recorded back to back top-6 finishes. The week off last week was probably for the best too, as anyone who completed four days at the Memorial Tournament probably needs a vacation after that brutal test!
Kyle Stanley may be the captain of 'Team Can't Putt', but he does hit plenty of greens, isn't afraid to win and is generally reliable. All traits I like in an event like this when dipping into the 7k range.
He missed the cut on his last start but still managed to gain strokes in every significant strokes gained category. That's a sign we are getting a player not far off his game at a vastly reduced price.
Last but not least; I am returning to the DUFF DADDY well.
Dufner is on a heater lately (by his standards anyway), making back to back cuts on his last two starts and check this out, over his previous eight rounds, Dufner is SECOND in this field for Strokes Gained: Approaching the Green.
Once Duff Daddy putts poorly and not atrociously, then he can defy his price!
One and Done Pick:
Alternate One and Done Pick:
Erik Van Rooyen
7 Best Value Draftkings Picks:
Dustin Johnson $11,500
Erik Van Rooyen $8,800
Doc Redman $8,700
Luke List $8,400
Ryan Armour $7,600
Kyle Stanley $7,300
Jason Dufner $6,900