PGA DFS has definitely been a challenge for me. I know nothing about golf but I am determined to learn about it so I can be competitive.
For the CareerBuilder Challenge, I didn't go too in depth with research on the courses since there were 3 of them. My main goal was to narrow down the golfers who I thought would be most consistent while taking price into consideration.
My DraftKings lineup did fine, but I wanted to focus on my Fantasy Aces lineups for this tournament. I made one "Classic" lineup and one "SalaryPro" lineup. If you aren't familiar with SalaryPro, click here for further explanation under Contest Formats.
My Classic lineup and results:
SalaryPro lineup and results:
The Beginner Only 50/50 at the top is the only beginner contest I entered. I used that same lineup in 2 other small money 50/50s and the freeroll. Although I did place 1st in the beginner contest, placing 3rd, 2nd, and 6th in the others were pretty good finishes as well.
SalaryPro adds another element to lineup construction. Instead of rostering Patrick Reed, I cut him for Ryan Palmer to save money and have the salary I saved calculated and added to my point total (which was only 18 this week). My 4th place finish here was impressive in the sense that the 1st place lineup maxed their bonus points at 60, and to tie for 1st place I only needed 14 more points.
If you look at where I placed this weekend, overall you may think, "she's not a beginner." Believe me when I tell you that I am, and it's taken a lot of determination on my part which is yielding results.
Can a beginner play with "non-beginners"? YES!