Sergio returned to glory last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Now, the 2020-21 PGA TOUR season turns to Las Vegas and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. A number of big names return to the spotlight, which makes it all the more important to find some diamonds in the rough (a.k.a. 6K range names on DraftKings). Yes, it’s time for my list of PGA DFS 2020 Shriners Sleepers.
Oh, and 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 2020 Shriners sleepers. Perhaps a surprise finish is in the cards for each.
After all, last week I had Scott Stallings in my list of sleepers and he nearly cracked the top five.
I ran three models on Fantasy National featuring my favorite stats (most covering the last 36 rounds for the entire field). Based off that data, here are my top 6K range sleepers on DraftKings this week:
PGA DFS 2020 Shriners Sleepers: Top 6K Range Picks on DraftKings
Henrik Norlander ($6,900)
Norlander is 7th in Good Drives Gained over the last 36 rounds and cracks the top 25 in SG: Approach over the same span. He is also 23rd in Birdies or Better Gained, a necessity considering the way the scores typically finish on this course. To top it off, he’s 10th in Scrambling. His T4 finish last week shows that he has the recent form to compete.
Scott Stallings ($6,800)
I used Stallings last week and he posted a T6 finish. This isn’t quite a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” territory, but I chose to use him again for a number of reasons. He is 15th in SG: Approach over the last 36 rounds and also 14th in Strokes Gained on Par 3’s. Three of the Par 3’s on this course are among the toughest to play in the tournament. He has struggled on Bermuda greens (116th in last 36 rounds), but sits 45th in SG: Putting over the last 36 rounds, so the recent effort on the greens has improved.
Chesson Hadley ($6,700)
Hadley has the right combination of stats in this instance. His recent form at the Shriners is on par considering his last three finishes: T18, T7 and T4. That translates to 3rd in the field in total strokes gained at TPC Summerlin over the last 12 rounds. His putting numbers are better than most in this range (52nd in SG: Putting over the last 36 rounds and 47th on Bermuda greens). He is also 28th in Good Drives Gained and reasonable in SG: Approach (60th), Opportunities Gained (41st) and Birdies or Better Gained (51st). A T14 finish at the Safeway Open shows he has solid recent form, too.
Jason Dufner ($6,400)
We don’t talk about “Dufnering” much anymore, but the veteran still has some solid performances in him. He is 6th in the field in SG: Approach (last 36 rounds) and also 6th in Opportunities Gained, so he puts himself in position to make birdies. Dufner is also 13th in strokes gained on the Par 3’s, which is intriguing considering how difficult the shorter holes play as compared to the rest of the course. Also, a T29 finish at the Safeway Open shows he has some recent form, too.
Tyler Duncan ($6,700)
Duncan finished T34 at the U.S. Open and that was a much more difficult venue. If on his game, Duncan could shine here, although he has missed his last two cuts at TPC Summerlin. Despite that, he is 5th in Good Drives Gained (last 36 rounds) and 19th in SG: Approach. He has lost strokes putting in six of his last eight tournaments, but a solid week in that department could lead to big things.
Last Week’s Sleeper Picks: 2020 Sanderson Farms (By DraftKings 6K Range)
- Adam Schenk – T32
- Scott Stallings – T6
- Davis Riley – MC
- Troy Merritt – MC
As for this week, who do you have as your favorite PGA DFS 2020 Shriners 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