This week, we gear up for another star-packed field for round two at Muirfield Country Club in Dublin, OH.
If the Workday Charity Open taught us anything last week, it was that elite ball strikers are who you should be putting your money on this week. If not for an errant drive by Justin Thomas in the 3rd playoff hole last Sunday, he might be looking for a repeat this week. He'll be the favorite heading into the tournament on Thursday. Let's take a look at some favorable odds, as well as a couple of long shots to take a chance on.
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Justin Thomas +1200
Thomas was three shots up with three holes to play last week in the Workday Charity Open, but a late push by Colin Morikawa and a bogey-par-bogey finish was enough to push the duo to a playoff where Thomas ultimately fell. Thomas should be right near the top of the leader board again this week. His ball striking and form are top notch right now which is what Muifield requires to be in contention. Thomas is a good bet to be in contention on Sunday.
Viktor Hovland +2200
Hovland started last week strong, but ultimately fizzled out after a number of missed putts. Hovland has all the tools to score well at a course like Muirfield this week, but it all rides on the flat stick when it comes to his finish. If he can work out some of the putting issues that plagued him last week, he should have a great shot at being at the top of the leader board when Sunday comes to a close. At +2200 on Fanduel's Sport Book, he could be a money maker this week.
Patrick Cantlay +1200
The 2019 Memorial Champ posted a T7 finish last week in the Workday Charity Open. He knows the course well, and his form the last three times he's been here has been impeccable. As long as he can keep the driver in play this week, he will be in a good spot.
Ian Poulter +8000
A T5 finish in last week's Workday, the odds makers didn't give him much of a bump coming into the Memorial this week. Poulter put together a solid four days in last week's tournament and could be a sneaky underdog play this week considering his recent form and his finish last week. If not for Thomas and Morikawa running away from the field last week, he would have been right in the mix late on Sunday.
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Jason Day +5000
Day, a previous winner of this tournament, had one of his worst career showings at Muirfield last week, missing the cut for the first time in his last eight appearances at the course. He had won or finished in the top 10 the last seven times he had played their. His course history is too hard to ignore this week, even with his hiccup at the Workday Charity Open last week. I look for Day to refocus and bounce back this week looking for some redemption.
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Last week we bet big on the Pack and Aaron Rodgers going off on the Rams D, and oh boy did it ever pay off.
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Aaron Rodgers soared high above his over/under for yards, while easily slicing and dicing up the Los Angeles defenders. Aaron Donald was just below his usual, healthy, game-wrecking self, and it definitely makes you think this one would've been closer had he been 100%. It also has to make you wonder what's wrong with the Seattle Seahawks. How have they managed to waste Russell Wilson this badly? At least, they have their eyes on a bright future for him. Yikes.
The Bills came through in a big way against the Baltimore Ravens, but not how anyone had predicted. Defense was the name of the game when anyone with an All-22 subscription was calling for a shootout of epic proportions. Sure, I lost on a couple special overs that had this game getting into the sixties, but Josh Allen still brought me to the promised land of profits.
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on DFS sites, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL DFS games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games, or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. Let's take a look at players we like in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.
Sunday's NFL Playoff action featured six teams who don't like each other at all.
All these games were played between teams who had played each other at least once during the regular season. If you thought those games in the regular season were intense, Sunday's playoff matchups upped the stakes even more.
The Chicago Bears even replicated a dubious feat from their regular season matchup, as one of their wide receiver Anthony Miller was ejected after throwing a punch at C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The New Orleans cornerback also got into the head of Chicago wide receiver Javon Wims in the November matchup, causing Wims to get ejected in that game after he threw a punch at Gardner-Johnson.