The three-tournament FedEx Cup Playoffs are here, with TPC Boston entering the rotation for this year’s Northern Trust event. This is a deep field featuring 124 of the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings (Brooks Koepka withdrew today due to injury). As a result, there is talent to be found in the 6K range on DraftKings, but it’ll still take a Herculean effort to win the tournament. Seeking high-ceiling options, I considered a few key stats when selecting my PGA DFS Northern Trust 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 easily afford a big ticket player like Bryson or JT. 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 Northern Trust. I ran a model on Fantasy National featuring my favorite categories (all covering the last 36 rounds for players in the field). All stat ranks included below are based off that model.
Here are my top 6K sleepers for the week:
PGA DFS Northern Trust Sleepers: Top 6K Range Options on DraftKings
Jason Kokrak ($6,800)
Kokrak seems to be regaining his form at the right time. A T15 finish last week is his best result since a 3rd place finish at the Charles Schwab back in June. He’s 14th in the field in Driving Distance, 13th in Opportunities Gained and 26th in Proximity. He has also performed much better on Bentgrass greens. To top it all off, Kokrak has performed well at TPC Boston, with a T8 finish in 2016, a T16 in 2014 and a T24 back in 2018 (when this was the Dell Technologies Championship). A finish like that would yield some positive numbers compared to the price tag he carries with him.
Corey Conners ($6,900)
For Conners, three straight strong performances feel like an eternity ago considering his missed cuts at both the PGA and the Wyndham. Still, Conners has gained strokes on approach in 8 of his last 9 tournaments. Overall, he’s 16th in the field in SG: Approach (last 36 rounds), 20th in Proximity and 10th in strokes gained on Par 5’s. Where Conners often falters is on the greens, but it is worth noting that he has been better on Bent greens as opposed to others. Not great, but better. Sitting 56th in the FedEx Cup standings, he has the BMW within reach if he can post a solid performance. You can’t tell me that’s not added motivation.
Lucas Glover ($6,900)
Glover has gained strokes on approach in 9 of his last 10 tournaments. He has alternated gaining strokes putting and is due for a positive return on the greens. Recent returns on bent greens have been better, too. On top of that, Glover is 11th in the field in SG: Approach and 15th in Proximity. He lacks a bit in driving distance (74th) but still manages to produce on the Par 5’s (37th in SG: Par 5). He has missed three straight cuts, which will likely keep his ownership way down. However, in the five post-restart tournaments prior, he landed in the top 25 four times. It just feels like he’s due for a strong performance. It’s also worth noting that he had a T30 finish at TPC Boston in 2017.
Richy Werenski ($6,500)
Still a relative unknown to the casual fan, Werenski has enjoyed a strong stretch that includes a win at the Barracuda Championship. He performs best on Bentgrass greens (11th in the field over the last 36 rounds). Overall, he’s strong in SG: Putting on all surfaces. He also cracks the top 20 in SG: Approach and ranks high on both Par 5’s and in Proximity. Where he lacks in driving distance (84th), he still has delivered in a number of other key areas. In addition to his win at the Barracuda, he has a T3 finish at the 3M Open since the restart. Recent form and consistency is the driving force, especially at this cost.
Others I considered: Sebastian Munoz, Kevin Streelman and Sam Ryder
Last Week’s Picks: Wyndham Championship (DraftKings 6K Range)
- Talor Gooch – T25 – had the lead during the weekend
- Sebastian Munoz – T74 – hot start, but cooled off drastically
- Pat Perez – WD – at least he still has his sense of humor
- Brice Garnett – MC – didn’t miss by much
Note: This was based off one model – a second I had loved Gooch, as well as Hubbard, Henley and Hoge
In all honesty, I was nowhere near taking Jim Herman last week. It just goes to show you that any player can get hot at any time. That’s why sleepers are so important.
Who do you have as your favorite sleepers for the 2020 Northern Trust? Chime in with your favorite plays below. Either that or stop by to praise or poke fun at mine.
Best of luck and as always, thank you for visiting The Wife Hates Sports!