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Playing the Tips

Expert Picks: Farmers

by Josh Culp
Updated On: January 23, 2019, 12:00 pm 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. 
 

Daily Fantasy Sports [DFS]

I will be giving out selections for one team for each DFS site, per week. 
 

These lineups will be entered into a large-entry Guaranteed Prize Pool. That means we need to take a risk or two, in order to separate ourselves from the field. 

The idea is to provide you a list of names to consider. I would not recommend copying these teams, golfer for golfer. Duplicate teams are no fun and don't help anyone. 

FanDuel Picks:

Sungjae Im ($9,000): Not sure if has the length to win here but he certainly has the tools to post a top 20. 

Xander Schauffele ($10,000): The local boy is 0-for-3 here but this time he arrives with two wins in his last four worldwide starts. 

 

Adam Scott ($9,300): Going to the arm-lock putting this week, that certainly can't hurt but could potential help a lot. The most notable case was Webb Simpson over the last few years. 

 

Justin Rose ($12,000): Many are worried about the club changes but he was just fine last week and Torrey Pines should be a better fit for him as he grinds out a tough course as good as anyone. 

 

Gary Woodland ($10,600): Has a trio of top 5s since the new season started. He's 9-for-9 here at the Farmers. 

 

Bronson Burgoon ($8,700): We've loaded up at the top and Burgoon checks in as the salary saver.  He ranks 19th in this field when it comes to fantasy scoring on bentgrass and/or poa greens so I am willing to take a flyer. 

 

DraftKings Picks:
 

Jon Rahm ($11,400): We get a discount of $200 versus last week. That's obviously due to the strength of this field but Rahm loves Torrey Pines so I am fine going back to the well and spending up. 

 

Hideki Matsuyama ($8,00): It a bit of a slump but he was red hot toward the end of last season. I think he'll get things figured out sooner rather than later. 

 

Luke List ($7,700): The California resident has the length to tackle Torrey Pines South. Should feast on Torrey North's par 5s, as well. 
 

Beau Hossler ($7,400): The Cali native has finishes of WIN and RUNNER-UP on his Junior Worlds resume at Torrey South. Has shown glimmers of great play in a few pro starts also. 

 

Emiliano Grillo ($8,100): Also a winner here during his Junior days. Has improved upon each pro visit (MC-->T33-->T12). 

 

Joaquin Niemann ($7,300): Notice the trend for these value plays? Niemann also has past success at Torrey South, even though it'll be his Farmers debut. Niemann won the 2015 and 2016 Junior World Championships here at Torrey South. He's a ball-striking machine.  
 

Yahoo Picks:
 

Charles Howell III ($36): It's still winter time so it's still CH3 time. He is a perfect 16-for-16 at this event with EIGHT top 10s. 

 

Emiliano Grillo ($32): Had some success at Torrey South as a Junior. Finished T12 here last year. 

 

Luke List ($31): Also finished T12 here last year. Having lived in Cali for more than 5 years now, he's getting comfortable in the climate and on these grasses. 
 

Jordan Spieth ($38): He shook off the rust at the Sony and you know he's been grinding ever since. Getting a big discount here because of his decrease in play last year. 

 

Hideki Matsuyama ($35): He was on fire in late summer and early fall. He's gone cold recently but I wouldn't expect that slump to last. Has a pair of top 20s here. 

 

Beau Hossler ($28): Bombs it off the tee and grew up in Cali. He should be comfortable on these grasses. He proved that with a WIN and RUNNER-UP during the Junior World Championships. 

 

 

 

Josh Culp

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