Adam Long was my one and done pick last week and while his final round 75 (and eventual fifth place finish) still smarts a bit, it’s time to move on to the next tournament. This week, the PGA TOUR travels to Jackson, MS and the Sanderson Farms Championship. This venue has yielded a lot of first-time winners. That fact and a limited number of top 50 players in the world make for an interesting event where sleepers should definitely be considered. Yes, it’s time for my list of PGA DFS Sanderson Farms 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 6K range on DraftKings.
So, this is no time for fore-play at The Wife Hates Sports, but instead the time to focus on a list of PGA DFS Sanderson Farms sleepers. Perhaps a surprise finish is in the cards for each.
I ran three models on Fantasy National featuring my favorite stats (all covering the last 36 rounds for players in the field). Based off that data, here are my top 6K range sleepers on DraftKings this week:
PGA DFS Sanderson Farms Sleepers: Top 6K Range Picks on DraftKings
Adam Schenk ($6,700)
Schenk checks a lot of boxes this week. He has solid course history, making three straight cuts, including a T7 finish two years back. Schenk is also the top 6K range player on my two favorite models (15th overall in one, 10th in the other). He cracks the top 25 in Good Drives Gained (a Fantasy National stat that combines whether a player hits the fairway or hits a GIR while missing the fairway) and is also is 8th in strokes gained on the Par 5’s. The four Par 5’s will be key here and one example of that is Cameron Champ finishing -12 on the Par 5’s during his win here a few years back. Schenk also has solid form gaining strokes putting on Bermuda greens (16th), while also cracking the top 20 in Proximity from 200-plus yards. This is statistically a common approach distance here.
Scott Stallings ($6,600)
Stallings sits just outside the top ten in SG: Approach over the last 36 rounds and is 11th in Proximity from 200-plus yards, a key stat considering past statistics at this venue. His putting numbers are decent and steadily better when you compare SG: Putting on all courses to Bermuda and fast greens, which this course has. Stallings is also 18th in the field in Birdies or Better Gained, a key stat considering where players have finished in recent seasons. You’ll need to make a lot of birdies to compete. Finally, Stallings has made the cut at this event in four of the last five seasons, including a T28 last year.
Davis Riley ($6,700)
The limited data on the Korn Ferry multi-winner promotes his game. Riley is 18th in Good Drives Gained and 2nd in Driving Distance. He is also 4th in Birdies or Better Gained. The key will be his putting. Riley ranks low in the key putting categories and while putting is typically not a focus, the stats say it should be here. Past winners have gained a lot on the greens. Anyone who plays the game knows you can ride a hot putter or it can crush you. Players can get hot putting. That will be the key for Riley this week. Oh, it is also worth noting that he played here last season and made the cut, finishing T39.
Troy Merritt ($6,900)
The models aren’t as consistent on Merritt as they are on Stallings and Schenk. I picked Merritt for a few reasons. For one, he has had some success at this tournament, finishing T11 during the 2017 season. He also made the cut at the brutal U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Translation: Merritt is recently battle tested. Merritt has also been great on the greens (last 36 rounds), including 10th in SG: Putting and 7th in SG: Putting on fast greens. He also cracks the top 20 in Proximity and sits 28th in Good Drives Gained. The numbers tell a solid story and Merritt could make a run.
Previous Sleeper Picks: 2020 Corales Puntacana (DraftKings 6K Range)
- Grayson Murray – MC
- Graham DeLaet – MC (by one shot, with a 64 in Round 2)
- Brandon Hagy – MC
- Ryan Brehm – T33
Not my best week last week. It happens.
As for this week, who do you have as your favorite PGA DFS Sanderson Farms Sleepers on DraftKings? 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!
All stats and data via PGATour.com and Fantasy National