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Playing the Tips

Expert Picks: The American Express

by Josh Culp
Updated On: January 15, 2020, 1:02 pm ET

Welcome to Playing the Tips! 

Each week this will be the one-stop resource to soak in all the picks from our fantasy staffers at Rotoworld.com. 

Page 1 is going to look at Daily Fantasy Sports picks (FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings).

Page 2 will have a look at One-and-Done options as well as PGATOUR.com's fantasy game. 


Josh Culp



Russell Knox (8,100) - Starting things off with a steady striker, Knox was 3rd in SG Approach last week at the Sony. 

Matthew Wolff ($9,000) - A bit overpriced for his expected output but Wolff is a Cali native and has the top-heavy finish appeal that we like for GPPs. 

J.T. Poston ($8,500) - Finished T7 here last year with four sub-70 rounds and is warmed up after a couple of starts in Hawaii. 

Brian Harman ($8,600) - Mentioned him in the DFS Dish yesterday. He's playing great golf right now and never shies away from a good birdie-fest shootout. 

Chez Reavie ($8,000) - Getting back to desert golf, Reavie should be in his comfort zone this week. It's showed with four straight top 40s at this event. 

Andrew Putnam ($7,800) - Roared out of the gate last week but stumbled over the weekend. The Pepperdine product will look to get back on track on the West Coast where he was born and raised. 

Total salary: 50,000



Paul Casey ($11,400): Making his second start at this event (with the current course setup). He opened 67-69-71 in 2017 before fading to 75 on Sunday. This Scottsdale resident should be comfortable on the overseeded turf this week.  

Russell Knox (9,500): Finished T29 here in 2018 and T18 last year. 

Charles Howell III (10,500): He's been better than the field average in 15-of-16 rounds played on the current set of courses. 

J.T. Poston (9,800): Finished T7 here last year and now he arrives as a PGA TOUR winner. 

Bud Cauley (8700): Missed the cut last week and also missed the cut here last year. That should leave him under-owned but his three previous starts at the Amex were all top 15s. 

Andrew Putnam (9600): The Washington native is one of the best putters on TOUR which comes in handy on a week like this where birdies are flying off the shelf. 


Yahoo DFS

Scott Piercy (34): This Vegas resident is comfortable on a desert track. He finished T6 here in 2018. 

Chez Reavie (39): Sluggish in Hawaii but he's finished T17, T12, T36, and T28 over his last four starts at the Amex. 

Nate Lashley (39): Sticking with the Desert Dog theme, Lashley has Arizona ties and has played very well here in a small sample. 

Russell Knox (35): Finished T18 here last year despite an opening 73. 

Talor Gooch (20): He's the min-priced value play that allows me to overpay for some of the names above. 

Brian Harman (33): Finished top 20 in his first three tries at the current course rota before missing the cut last year. I like his chances to jump back into contention. 

Josh Culp

Josh Culp joined NBC Sports Edge in 2014. The DFS enthusiast from Iowa State can be found on Twitter @futureoffantasy.