PGA DFS Core Plays: Valero Texas Open
Published: Mar 31, 2021
Fantasy Alarm is taking a different approach to help our subscribers build successful DFS lineups. I will be giving you my personal core plays for this weekend's tournament. These players listed below are my three favorite top tier, middle tier and value tier players for both DraftKings and Fanduel. They will be at the core of all my lineups for this weekend's American Express and then I'll use my playbook to fill out the remaining spots in my lineup.
Make sure you read my full DFS PGA Playbook for the Valero Texas Open before using these core plays. You can also take a look at my Weekly Tournament Projections at any time.
The PGA Tour heads to the Lone Star state for the Valero Texas Open. As I’ve mentioned in my earlier pieces, this is a weird week to judge because of the timing on the PGA Tour schedule. Anytime you’ve got an event before a major, it’s going to be a weak field and the few stars that are playing primarily use it as a tune up for the following week.
Personally I’m going to once again focus most of my attention on GPPs because of the field. We’ve got a lot of potential land mines to avoid this weekend. I don’t think you have to completely avoid cash games because there are some decent options across the board but I’ll play less than I typically would.
There is not a lot at the top of the price sheet that I love so I think you should go more balanced with your lineups this weekend. I’ll likely start my lineups with either Scheffler or Ancer and move to the middle with a Kirk or Burns and round it out with a Nesmith or Chappell. I would use Chappell only in tournament lineups. I did not put Michael Gligic (finished 4th last week) into my playbook but if you are dying to go really hardcore stars and scrubs this week, you could pair him with like Eckroat to fit an extra 10K player into your lineup.
This new format of core plays I think is way more valuable to our subscribers because it lends more to teaching than just copy and pasting. A set of these players will be in each one of my lineups this weekend and then a mix of players from my playbook will fill out the rest.
If you have any more questions, you can leave them in the chat or hit me up on twitter @Drew_Phelps83. Good Luck!