The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs continue this week with the second of three tournaments. The field is narrowed down to the top 70 players in the standings. Webb Simpson (currently 3rd) has withdrawn to get rest for next week’s TOUR Championship. Even with Webb’s absence, there are still plenty of elite options to consider, including Dustin Johnson, fresh off an unbelievable performance at TPC Boston. So if you want DJ, you’ll likely look to a 6K range player with a high ceiling. Specifically, I considered a handful of stats (and players) when selecting my PGA DFS 2020 BMW Championship Sleepers.
Obviously, the term “SLEEPER” can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In this case, it’s the lower cost players that stand out in key statistical areas, specifically the DraftKings 6K range.
Selecting a 6K player will obviously put you in a position to be able to afford a top player with a hefty price tag. Considering the loaded field, you’ll also likely be taking a shot on a player that is carrying a low-ownership percentage.
So, this is no time for “fore-play” at The Wife Hates Sports, but instead time to pick sleepers for the 2020 BMW Championship. I ran a few models on Fantasy National featuring my favorite statistical categories (covering the last 36 rounds for all 70 players originally in the field). All ranks included below are based off my favorite model.
Here are my top 6K sleepers on DraftKings for the week:
PGA DFS 2020 BMW Championship Sleepers: 6K Range Players to Consider on DraftKings
Joel Dahmen ($6,500 – 21 of 70 in model)
Dahmen is 60th in the OWGR. That’s 41 spots better than where he ended 2019. He sits 41st in the FedEx Cup Standings, which means it’ll take a strong performance to crack the Top 30 and make the TOUR Championship next week. Statistically speaking, he’s 7th in Opportunities Gained and 12th in Proximity. Better yet, he’s 4th in Proximity in moderately windy conditions, which we are likely to see in Chicago for a good portion of the tournament. He’s honestly no worse than 38th (of 70) over any category I researched for the last 36 rounds. Dahmen also adds a T10 finish at the PGA Championship and a T20 at the WGC – St. Jude, showing that he has recently performed well on both challenging courses and in no cut events. He was also T24 at the BMW last year. There’s a lot to like at this price.
Brendan Steele ($6,600 – 16 of 70 in model)
Like Joel Dahmen, Steele finds himself on the outside looking in, sitting 45th in the FedEx Cup Standings. He’ll need a solid tournament to earn a spot in Atlanta. He’s made the BMW in four of the last five years, so he has the experience of being in this position. Steele has also performed well recently on tough courses with strong fields, most notably a T22 at the PGA and a T13 at the Memorial. He sits 21st in Driving Distance, meaning the lengthy Par 70 will be manageable. Finally, Steele is 14th in the field in SG: Approach, 9th in Opportunities Gained and 7th in Proximity (in windier conditions).
Talor Gooch ($6,600 – 25 of 70 in model)
Gooch’s recent form had me on the fence a bit, to be honest. He has a T18 at both the Northern Trust and the 3M Open, plus a T25 at Wyndham. That’s strong, but at what many consider the tougher venues – the PGA and Memorial – he missed the cut each time. He didn’t play at the WGC no cut event, so I’m banking on him posting a few strong rounds to climb the leaderboard. He’ll need it considering he currently sits 52nd in the standings. Statistically speaking, Gooch is 14th in SG: Putting and in the top 30 in Birdies or Better Gained (last 36 rounds). He’s also Top 30 in SG: Approach and Top 20 in Opportunities Gained. Where he lacks in distance off the tee, he has performed much better in Good Drives Gained and Greens in Regulation. On paper, I prefer his recent form compared to a few others I considered.
Last Week’s Picks: 2020 Northern Trust (by DraftKings 6K Sleepers)
- Jason Kokrak – T13
- Corey Conners – T25
- Richy Werenski – 68
- Lucas Glover – MC
- Others Considered: (Sebastian Munoz – T18, Kevin Streelman – T61, and Sam Ryder – MC)
Considering the smaller field, I limited my list to just three in the 6K range. Besides, I’ll be focusing more of my underdog attention on the 7K range.
Who do you have as your favorite sleepers for the PGA DFS 2020 BMW Championship? Chime in with your favorite plays below. Either that or stop by to praise or poke fun at mine.
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