The unofficial 5th Major kicks off this week as the tour heads to TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship. It's up there as one the most popular tournaments of the year and the allure of the 17th hole island green all adds to the hype of the Players. The field is stacked as usual and the daily fantasy contests are huge this week.
Once again we will be using GolfStats.com to compile our list of sleepers. We will be looking at their performance charts, past course history and key historical stats when playing on this course.
We have compiled the biggest contests of the week after our sleeper picks.
Top Tier Sleeper Pick
Molinari is one of those guys who always catches your eye when making lineups because he is so consistent but yet never seems to get you that big win or top 5 finish. That being said he is in excellent form making 5 straight cuts with 2 Top 20's and heads into one of his best tournaments. He has made 4 Top Tens at The Players and his last three times playing look like this - 6th, 7th, 6th.
Ownership Prediction - 10 to 15%
Projected Points - 85 at Draftkings
Value Sleeper Picks
Hadwin has quietly been on the most consistent players on tour this year. He is 13 for 13 in cuts made, has 3 Top Tens and 7 Top 25's. Not to mention right now in his past 24 rounds he is leading in around the green play and one of the best in tee to green stats. Needless to say the for is on fire and his course history is decent at TPC Sawgrass with two straight years making the cut finishing 30th and 39th. Could be a big tournament win coming for the best Canadian on tour.
Ownership Prediction - 10%
Projected Points - 70 at DraftKings
Heading into The Players with 6 straight cuts made, I am willing to take a shot on Simpson who has played hot and cold at this tournament in prior years. He's 4 for 8 in cuts mad but finished 16th last year and is in great form right now with 2 Top Tens in his last 5 tournaments. I think he is a nice value sleeper pick at medium to low risk at missing the cut.
Ownership Prediction - 6%
Projected Points - 65 at DraftKings
The Players Course History Pick
Yep I'm aboard the Tiger train this week and now is a good a time as any. The euphoria around his comeback has come to a screeching halt as he is starting to look a little like the Tiger we became use to with two back to back disappointing finishes. I am banking on low ownership and a bounce back performance from Tiger who is 15 for 17 in cuts mad at Sawgrass overall. He last won in 2013 which is not that long ago and he loves the Florida courses where he can stay away from the driver if need be. He can win this tourney if the putting of old shows up again this week.
Ownership Prediction - 13%
Projected Points - 89 at DraftKings
Best Fantasy Contests for the Players Championship
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The TPC Sawgrass Course
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