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: Russell Henley

DFS Pricing: $7,100 DraftKings, $8,600 FanDuel

U.S. Open History (2013-2017): MC, T-60, MC, N/A, T-27

Odds: +20,000 to win, +1200 top-10 finish, +550 top-20 finish

Best Odds Value: +550 top-20 finish

Best Matchup Value: Russell Henley (-110) over Gary Woodland

Tee Times: 12:52 p.m. (Thursday); 7:07 a.m. (Friday)

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The Outlook

Henley hasn’t been in the top 25 at the U.S. Open since finishing 16th as the low amateur back in 2010. He has the tendency to pop up in random spots in the PGA Tour season given his solid all-around play: He’s very much a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none type of player. There are better longshot values on the board in this loaded field, but he’s a fine dart throw in DFS, especially in something like the DraftKings Milly Maker, which requires low-owned guys that can sneak into the top 10. He’s been close to that at points in nearly all four majors.


The Metrics

Here’s how Henley 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-33rd
  • Recent Adjusted Round Score: T-55th
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 66th
  • Long-Term Driving Distance: T-65th
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 27th

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