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PGA DFS: The CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024

by IBT Media Staff

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson returns to TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, for another exciting week on the PGA Tour. Known for its wide-open layout and emphasis on long-hitting, this tournament offers a prime opportunity for bombers to excel. As players prepare to tackle the course, PGA DFS enthusiasts face their own set of challenges when assembling competitive lineups for this week’s tournament.

Here’s what to consider as we navigate the DFS landscape for the CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024.

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PGA DFS: The CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024

Course Breakdown

  • TPC Craig Ranch
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Par 71
  • 7,414 Yards
  • Zoysia Fairways
  • Bentgrass Greens

This tournament provides an ideal playground for long hitters, with wide fairways and large, receptive greens. The focus for success at TPC Craig Ranch is on long approach shots, par-5 scoring and capitalizing on birdie opportunities. The course layout is straightforward, favoring a power game over finesse.

Weather could play a significant role, with thunderstorms in the forecast throughout the week. These conditions will likely keep the course soft and slow, benefiting players who can adapt to changing conditions and adjust their approach to the greens.

With the course playing soft and receptive, expect low scores. The projected winning score is around -24, with the cut anticipated at -4. Previous winners, like Jason Day and K.H. Lee, showcase the ability to rack up birdies and capitalize on par-5 opportunities. Consistency and a strong approach game are key to success at this event.

Stats to Build Around:

  • Shots Gained Tee-to-Green
  • Driving Distance
  • Shots Gained Approach
  • Shots Gained Approach 200+ Yards
  • Shots Gained Approach 175-200 Yards
  • Shots Gained Par-5s
  • Birdie-or-Better Rate
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Shots Gained Par-4s (400-450 Yards)
  • Opportunities Gained

PGA DFS Strategy

Given the soft conditions and relatively forgiving layout, focus on players with strong driving distance and birdie-making abilities. Use a larger player pool and consider avoiding chalky picks to diversify your lineup. Since the course lacks tricky features, current form and long-game proficiency are crucial indicators.

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024 PGA DFS Plays

(Prices courtesy of DraftKings)

High-Tier Plays ($9,000 & Above)

  • Si Woo Kim ($9,800)
  • Sungjae Im ($9,700)
  • Adam Scott ($9,600)
  • Byeong-Hun An ($9,300)

High-Tier Fades ($9,000 & Above)

  • Jordan Spieth ($10,900)
  • Alex Noren ($9,500)
  • Tom Hoge ($9,100)

Mid-Tier Plays ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Keith Mitchell ($8,800)
  • Aaron Rai ($8,000)
  • Jake Knapp ($8,000)
  • Andrew Novak ($7,400)
  • Matti Schmid ($7,200)
  • Bud Cauley ($7,200)

Mid-Tier Fades ($7,000-$8,900)

  • Tom Kim ($9,000)
  • Thomas Detry ($8,700)
  • Adam Schenk ($8,500)
  • Maverick McNealy ($8,200)
  • Peter Kuest ($7,500)

Low-Tier Plays ($7,000 & Below)

  • Sami Valimaki ($7,000)
  • Ryan Moore ($6,800)
  • Rico Hoey ($6,700)
  • Patton Kizzire ($6,600)
  • Kevin Dougherty ($6,400)
  • Kelly Kraft ($6,200)

Low-Tier Fades ($7,000 & Below)

  • Ben Martin ($7,000)
  • J.J. Spaun ($7,000)
  • Chandler Phillips ($6,900)
  • Joel Dahmen ($6,700)
  • Joe Highsmith ($6,400)

Check out all of our content for The CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024

Good luck this week! Thanks for checking out our PGA DFS picks for The CJ Cup Byron Nelson 2024, and be sure to check out our golf crew live every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EST on the 19th Hole

*Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher – USA TODAY Sports*

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