Andrew Johnston Is an Intriguing Low-Priced DFS Option
Aug 9, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Andrew Johnston on the 13th tee during a practice round for the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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The Info: Andrew Johnston
DFS Pricing: $6,900 DraftKings, $7,900 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, T-54, T-42
Odds: +25,000 to win, +2000 top-10 finish, +900 top-20 finish
Best Odds Value: +2000 top-10 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 8:02 a.m. (Thursday); 1:47 p.m. (Friday)
Beef is playing stateside for the first time this year. After a quiet 2017, he’s regained his form in Europe, picking up four top-12 finishes overseas in 2018. When the game is on point, his irons are pretty good, and he’s long and accurate enough with the driver to compete. The short game has held him back in his limited experience on the PGA Tour, though. I won’t have any action on him this week, but I could see him making a cut and helping out at the bottom of a DFS roster.
Here’s how Johnston ranks in the U.S. Open field in several key metrics. For many more, be sure to check out the FantasyLabs PGA Models.
- Long-Term Adjusted Round Score: T-83rd
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-101st
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 81st
- Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
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