The final two tournaments of the playoffs are upon us.The BMW Championship at Conway Farms offers a great test to determine the 30 players who will have earned the right to tee it up at historic East Lake in Atlanta, Ga. Should be a very exciting week. For those fantasy players out there, I will try to continue to provide my take on who I think may be a good play for the coming week. If I had a crystal ball I’d be 100 percent correct all the time, but unfortunately, I can only opine and give you a very well educated guess. Guys I like this week are below:
- Justin Thomas– Currently he ranks 7th in scoring average on the PGA tour. Nothing to sneeze at, the kid can play. Where he really stands out is in the number of birdies he sends home to glory. He currently ranks 8th in that statistical area and 2nd in birdies on par 5 holes (Bubba Watson leads that category). His last two starts have been less than stellar. Given that, he’s had a week off to recharge and this is a no cut event. He’s playing to get into the big money dance to boot. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t put up some fantasy numbers this week. Current Draft Kings salary is $7600 which is a value.
- Justin Rose– We will keep to the Justin’s for the time being. Mr. Rose has been trending very well the last month. He currently ranks 9th in scoring on the tour. He ranks 4th in birdies and 5th in birdies on Par 5s. Sweetening the pot a bit, he’s also a former winner of this event. You will pay a premium for his consistency, but I still consider him a good value at $9800 this week. That cap number should allow you to round out the bottom of your lineup with some solid players.
- Harris English – Has had a sort of grind it out nondescript season. His scoring average is 18th on tour which is very respectable. This cat can go low with the best of them and he’s been playing well of late. He’s 32nd in the FedEx race on the outside looking in. I think this Georgia Bulldog will pull out all the stops for a chance to tee it up in Atlanta. Not sure he will win, but I like his chances of scoring on this long hitters track. Salary is favorable at $7400.
- Brooks Koepka– His play has been a bit unsettled of late. He’s played a lot the last year all over the world, so it’s only natural for these dips. He is a long hitting force and a birdie machine when he’s going well. Hopefully the extra rest and the week off will do him wonders as he heads into this home stretch. This could be his breakout week and he’s my flier pick this week. Just hoping I’m reading the grain right. Koepka at $8200 I a solid value, just outside that premium range.
Good luck this week. We should see some fireworks for sure in this non-cut tournament. Another guy I like is Hunter Mahan, just because of the streak he has going. Never missed a playoff event and he’s been playing well the last several events. I’m not completely sold, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he made some noise this weekend.