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Playing the Tips

Expert Picks: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES

by Josh Culp
Updated On: October 16, 2019, 10:22 am ET

Welcome to Playing the Tips! 

Each week this will be the one-stop resource to soak in all the picks from our fantasy staffers at Rotoworld.com. 

Page 1 is going to look at Daily Fantasy Sports picks (FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings).

Page 2 will have a look at One-and-Done options as well as PGATOUR.com's fantasy game. 

Don't forget to set your lineups early this week. Lineups will lock at 7:00 pm ET on WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 
 

Josh Culp

@futureoffantasy

FanDuel

Hideki Matsuyama (11,100): Eased into his course debut last year with rounds of 71-74 before closing with a fury, 66-69, which was good for a T18 finish. He's won two WGC events so the no-cut nature of the event should be comfortable for him. 

Rafa Cabrera Bello (10,100): Nothing but good memories at this week's course with finishes of T11 and T3 in two trips. It's been steady play that's got the job done as only two of his eight rounds have been sub-70 at Nine Bridges. 

Sergio Garcia (9,800): Won the KLM Open and finished T7 back home since the last time we saw him in a PGA TOUR event. I'd say he's playing alright. 

Viktor Hovland (10,800): As steady as they come since turning pro. Enters with top 20s in eight straight worldwide starts. 

Kevin Tway (7,900): Trending with top 30s in three of his last four starts. 

Gary Woodland (10,200): He raves about the course and backed it up with a runner-up finish last year. 

 

DraftKings

Gary Woodland (9,400) - Paired his first major championship with the birth of his twins. An easy recipe fora slump but some time offf should have helped him recharge the batteries for the upcoming stretch where he's trying to impress Captain Woods for the Presidents Cup pick.  

Kevin Tway (7,300) - Finding some form with a trio of top 30s in his last four lead-up starts. 

Harold Varner III (7,100) - Can use his length to overpower this course when it allows. That should translate to fantasy scoring as long as he stays out of the hazards. 

Phil Mickelson (7,300) - He's conceded the fact that he's not making the Presidents Cup team. Perhaps that weight lifted with break him out of the slump he's in. I like his chances to pile up birdies. 

Wyndham Clark (6,300) - Has the power to put him in position to score but also has the short game to take on the tricky greens at Nine Bridges. 

Justin Thomas (11,700) - Won here two years ago and did so by feasting on calm conditions and then holding on during the final three days when heavy winds swept over the island. 

 

Yahoo DFS

Sergio Garcia (37): Getting his first look at Nine Bridges, it should be a natural fit for this elite ball-striker. Let's just hope he doesn't get too frustrated with the tricky greens. 

Joaquin Niemann (37): Slowed his pace since winning the Greenbrier but he's still trying to cement his spot on the International Presidents Cups squad. 

Joel Dahmen (26): Gained 4+ strokes over the field in two of his last three rounds played in Vegas. Could be on the verger of something big. 

Kevin Tway (26): The big hitter was out of form before his first visit to Nine Bridges and hungover for a maiden Napa win last year. I think the course will have his full attention this year and he arrives with top 30s in three of his last four starts. 

Rafa Cabrera Bello (34): The Spaniard has finished T11 and T3 in two trips to Nine Bridges. 

Gary Woodland (40): I like his chances to pop over the next two weeks as he tries to make a final push for the Presidents Cup team. 

Josh Culp
Josh Culp joined Rotoworld in 2014. The DFS enthusiast from Iowa State can be found on Twitter @futureoffantasy.