May 11, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Chesson Hadley plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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The Info: Chesson Hadley
DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $9,300 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Odds: +15,000 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -225 to make cut, +160 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +500 top-20 finish
Best Matchup Value: N/A
Tee Times: 7:07 a.m. (Thursday); 12:52 p.m. (Friday)
Finally, time to profess my love for Hadley. Over the past 75 weeks, he is one of three players in this field to have gained strokes on par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. The other two players that are sitting there with him? Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson. Hadley can do it all. He owns a 303.3-yard Long-Term Driving Distance, and he’s hit 61.7% of the fairways in the process (past 75 weeks). Of the 34 players in the FantasyLabs database who own a LT DD of at least 300 yards, only 13 of them have hit at least 60% of fairways; Hadley is one of them. Not to mention he’s also hitting 69.4% of Greens in Regulation within the same time frame. Furthermore, his -1.0 average adjusted strokes on par-4s is the 10th-best mark in the field. Hadley is also sharp on the green, ranking sixth in Strokes Gained: Putting over his past 12 rounds. If you can’t tell, Hadley will be a DFS staple for me and someone I back in the betting markets.
Here’s how Hadley 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-59th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-15th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 28th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: T-28th
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 4th
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