Brooks Koepka’s Length Will Come in Handy at Shinnecock

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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports. Captioned: Brooks Koepka

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The Info: Brooks Koepka

DFS Pricing: $9,000 DraftKings, $11,500 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, T-4, T-18, T-13, Won

Odds: +2000 to win, +200 top-10 finish, +110 top-20 finish, -700 to make cut, +400 to miss cut

Best Odds Value: +400 to miss cut

Best Matchup Value: Brooks Koepka (-125) over Jordan Spieth

Tee Times: 7:40 a.m. (Thursday); 1:25 p.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Last year’s U.S. Open victor, Koepka has missed most the PGA season with a wrist injury. He seems to be just fine now, making all three cuts in May – he hadn’t played before that since January – and finishing runner-up two weeks ago at the Fort Worth Invitational. His 67.2 Recent Adjusted Round Score is the fourth-best mark in the field, and he’s one of the longer players on tour. His to-win odds of +1800 are too rich for my blood given the surrounding talent at that range, but his mid-tier salary in DFS is quite intriguing. I’ll also be looking for better odds on top-10 and -25 finishes.

The Metrics

Here’s how Koepka 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-16th
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: 4th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-12th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A

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