PGA DFS Picks: Top Values for the Houston Open (2024)

The Masters is right around the corner, but before the PGA Tour makes the stroll down Magnolia Lane, there is plenty more golf to play. It is time to continue our PGA DFS picks series by, you guessed it, making our Houston Open DFS picks.

The PGA Tour packs its bags and heads to Houston for the Texas Children’s Houston Open set to tee off this week. While not a marquee event, this still brings in some of the big names — including the world’s best in Scottie Scheffler. The run that he is on is creeping into historic territory, and from a betting perspective, his odds continue to plummet. This presents an interesting dynamic in the DFS world as to how we want to go about building our lineups around him.

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PGA DFS Picks: Top Values for the Houston Open DFS Picks

PGA DFS: Houston Open Tournament Preview

Memorial Park Golf Course once again is the host for the four straight year. This means there is some insight into this par-70 layout that measures just under 7,500 yards. The first thing that stands out is this course is no pushover, so we immediately know being able to scramble and avoid damage is a recipe for success. The layouts force a lot of longer iron shots, so being able to gain on the approach, particularly from 200-plus, is key. The greens are still Bermuda, but putting isn’t something to think about too much here. I’m mostly concerned about having a well-rounded golfer who isn’t just suited for the traditional birdie fest.

In terms of the field, Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark and Sahith Theegala lead off the pricing. From there it’s a standard decline of PGA Tour regulars down to some guys either not in form or looking to make an impact as a relative newcomer. As we already talked about, the presence of Scheffler has a huge impact on the rest of the lineup and how we construct around him. Let’s dive into the value plays and golfers worth paying down for at this week’s Houston Open.

PGA DFS Picks: Top Values

Joel Dahmen

DFS Salary – Houston Open DFS Picks
DraftKings: $7,100

One guy who caught my eye as I scrolled down the pricing this week was Joel Dahmen and his Peter Malnati-like bucket hat. Fashion aside, Dahmen’s ball-striking numbers jumped off the page as he is crushing with the irons and making cuts consistently. The problem is his putter, which is ice cold and honestly shows no signs of flipping. The classic “what will flip first, the elite ball striking or the terrible putting?” is the decision we need to make with Dahmen.

Scott Stallings

DFS Salary – Houston Open DFS Picks
DraftKings: $6,600
$ 8,900

Scott Stallings came out of nowhere to put up a quality result last week. The 12th at Valspar came off four straight missed cuts, so he needed the turnaround.

His putting improved, and his irons also made a jump, which is always the catalyst for success. Another positive was that his around-the-green and off-tee games had already been solid, so it could be a sign that his game is coming together.

Stallings is sub-$7,000 on DraftKings and under $9,000 on FanDuel, both of which are reasonable. We know he still has some upside, and given the limited options in some of these ranges, there is a case to be made for targeting him. He, like most of the players in this range, offers some salary relief if you choose to target Scheffler and another top-end option.

Bud Cauley

DFS Salary – Houston Open DFS Picks
DraftKings: $6,200

We get into the extremely cheap price range with our final guy here in Bud Cauley. Cauley had a multiyear absence due to injury, but he is back and making the most of it.

Since his return, he has made two of three cuts, and his ball striking has been more than up to expectations. Unfortunately, his putter let him down in Phoenix and at Valspar, which is the worry again here.

He is $6,200 on DraftKings and now has three events under his belt, so he is starting to get some reps. His price could rise with few more quality starts, and I am willing to use Cauley in this spot as a last man into a lot of different builds.

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*Ben Rasa (aka Jazzraz)* has been involved with sports and numbers for quite some time dabbling in the poker world , sports wagering and of course finding a home in the DFS world. While he enjoys playing NFL, NCAAF and NBA he has found his best advantage on the links with PGA and the Euro Tour. Jazzraz focuses on GPPs and uses a analytical approach to try and find pricing inefficiencies as well as trying to go against the grain to find those under owned lesser know players that can make the difference in giant field tournaments. You can contact Ben by emailing [email protected].

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