Connect with us

against the grain

Fantasy Golf Sleepers & GPP Picks for The 2022 PGA Championship DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups This Week

Jason Rouslin

Published

on

The second major is here with one of the strongest fields in golf featuring 96 of the top 100 players. They are set to tee it up this week in Tusla, Oklahoma at the PGA Championship 2022. With so many quality options to choose from, it should leave plenty of opportunities to roster low-owned golfers in search of the $1 million PGA DFS prize offered to first. This article will cover a few low-owned golfers for lineups this week, as well as provide a review of previous millionaire makers. Let’s get to the best PGA Championship 2022 fantasy golf picks this week.

Two months of Awesemo+ Platinum FREE
when you make your first deposit and play on Monkey Knife Fight

Contrarian Fantasy Golf Picks: The PGA Championship 2022

Check out the entire field’s PGA DFS ownership projections before making your predictions and fantasy golf picks this week on DraftKings and FanDuel.

PGA DFS DraftKings Millionaire Maker Review

For a full review, including lineups, stats on each lineup and more, click here to view the Google sheet! For now, here is the synopsis of the 12 previous millionaire makers.

DraftKings Milly Maker PGA DFS Lineup Fantasy Golf Picks The Masters

Awesemo’s Fantasy Golf Ownership: Top 10

(As of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday)

PGA CHampionship 2022 Top 10 PGA DFS ownership projections

Click here for the full field and the most up-to-date projections

PGA DFS Favorites: $9,000 and Above

  • 13 golfers

With 13 high-quality choices to choose from, it is no surprise that ownership is spread relatively thinly. Five of the 13 will likely be owned at or over 20% and they are Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay. Hideki Matsuyama is coming off a week where he looked healthy and had a chance at a win heading into the back nine on Sunday and will likely get very close to 20% as well.

With a slight dip, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are both likely to be owned around 15% this week. Viktor Hovland and Cameron Smith are also projected between 10-15%. That leaves just two golfers above $9,000 that are likely to be owned under 10%.

Top Contrarian Fantasy Golf Picks

The two contrarian names up top that are likely to be owned under 10% this week are Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa. They are seemingly going in two different directions in their careers, as Morikawa has won two of his eight majors, whereas Koepka has not been in the winner’s circle in a major since the 2019 PGA Championship. Lately, it is more of the same as well, as Koepka missed the cut at The Masters and has not been in the top five of a stroke play event since the WM Phoenix Open back in February. On the other hand, Morikawa finished in fifth at The Masters and had a chance late Sunday at the RBC Heritage to post a number, but a debacle on the 17th hole on Sunday pushed him all the way out of the top 20. Still, his form is much better than that of Koepka’s.

Tail Awesemo's Sports Betting Picks Today!

PGA DFS Mid-Range ($8,900-$7,500)

  • 11 golfers

With such a deep field and 156 golfers, it is no surprise to see fewer names in this price range. The 11 names here pose some of the biggest questions of the week. Only three of the 11 right now are projected with over 10% ownership, while Corey Conners and Will Zalatoris trend close to that number. The three that are solidly over 10% owned this week are Joaquin Niemann, Shane Lowry and Max Homa. That leaves six players, all of which are likely to be owned under 10% this week. They are:

  • Sam Burns
  • Daniel Berger
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Tiger Woods
  • Louis Oosthuizen

Latest PGA DFS Content


Top Contrarian Fantasy Golf Picks

Hatton is the only one of those six golfers without injury concerns heading into the week. Burns has missed each of his two cuts since announcing his lingering back issues after winning the Valspar Championship. Berger withdrew from the Mexico Championship, again sitting out with back problems. Oosthuizen has not seen hitting a golf ball since withdrawing from The Masters before the start of the second round. DeChambeau says he is not even 50% yet and may not even play, while Tiger is going to play, but is still dealing with leg problems stemming from his car crash.

In my opinion, Tiger is the most fascinating subject of all. If he is continually getting stronger, his ability to contend in majors will return, there is no debating that. Maybe there is, but you will not convince me otherwise. The ownership will follow once that all happensand being before the crowd on it could prove to be fruitful this week.

PGA DFS Value Plays ($7,400 and Below)

  • 130 +golfers

This week DraftKings decided to load the upper $7,000 range, rather than bombard the $8,000 range with more golfers than normal. That leaves quite a number of golfers that are likely to be owned at or over 10%, including:

Check out today's FREE DFS tool of the day
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Adam Scott
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Tony Finau
  • Cameron Young
  • Seamus Power
  • Alex Noren
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Sebastian Munoz
  • Aaron Wise

Plenty of names are expected to get between 5-10%, including:

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Jason Day
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Marc Leishman
  • Billy Horschel
  • Gary Woodland
  • Russell Henley
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Maverick McNealy
  • Tom Hoge
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout
  • Harold Varner III
  • Cameron Champ
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Keith Mitchell
  • J.J. Spaun
  • Davis Riley
  • K-H Lee
  • Adam Hadwin

That leaves several golfers that are projected with less than 5% ownership. Some of those names are:

  • Webb Simpson
  • Talor Gooch
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Bubba Watson
  • Sepp Straka
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Patrick Reed
  • Justin Rose
  • Luke List
  • Erik Van Rooyen
  • Robert MacIntyre
  • Brian Harman
  • Ian Poulter
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Kevin Na
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Lucas Herbert
  • Joel Dahmen
  • Mito Pereira
  • Sam Horsfield
  • Mackenzie Hughes
  • Anirban Lahiri

Among those golfers and almost every golfer in the field, Mito Pereira is the best value according to Awesemo’s PGA DFS Projections, with a projected score of 47.5 points. Be sure to check out how all of the Awesemo experts are ranking these golfers in the Pro Plays Tool.

Thanks for reading to the end of this article! If you appreciate this free content and want to see more of it every day, you can help us out by sharing this article on social media! Yahoo! PGA DFS rankings will be posted at least a day in advance of any tournament. Looking for more Yahoo! PGA DFS picks and PGA DFS picks for this week? The PGA DFS projections for DraftKings, the FanDuel DFS PGA showdown projections for this week and the DraftKings PGA DFS ownership projections are made and used by Alex Baker, the No. 1 DFS player in the world.

Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now four years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of two boys, James & Myles. A dog and more specifically Lab lover (Bella), he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, at Disney World, on a hike, or somewhere in between. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing [email protected].

Sign up to Receive Expert DFS Advice & Exclusive Offers From Stokastic

Subscriber Counter

We respect your email privacy

More PGA