For analysis of the top 85 golfers in the field, check out this page. “Best odds value” and “Best matchup value” listed below are determined by a proprietary model built by Colin Davy. It factors in the course, plus a variety of weighted metrics.
The Info: Jason Dufner
DFS Pricing: $7,000 DraftKings, $8,500 FanDuel
U.S. Open History (2013-2017): T-4, MC, T-18, T-8, MC
Odds: +12,500 to win, +1000 top-10 finish, +500 top-20 finish, -250 to make cut, +175 to miss cut
Best Odds Value: +175 to miss cut
Best Matchup Value: Peter Uihlein (-120) over Jason Dufner
Tee Times: 2:09 p.m. (Thursday); 8:24 a.m. (Friday)
While Dufner secured a fifth-place finish at The Players, he hasn’t done much outside of that. His recent form is very worrisome, as he’s either missed the cut or finished 42nd or worse in seven of his past eight tournaments. I think you could safely avoid Dufner in DFS and in the betting markets without the fear of missing out.
Here’s how Dufner 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-39th
- Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-60th
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 59th
- Long-Term Driving Distance: 72nd
- Strokes Gained: Approach: 51st
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