Gaming Golf: The Northern Trust

Gaming Golf: The Northern Trust

This article is part of our Gaming Golf series.

Jeff Erickson, Scott Jenstad and Jeff Ritter of Morning Read preview the playoff opener – The Northern Trust in Jersey City, New Jersey – from both a DFS and betting perspective.

Topics discussed include: 

  • The field - perhaps the best of the season!
  • The course - the revamped track cuts down on player complaints, but is still really challenging, especially approaching the greens.
  • A stacked top tier - is it possible Jon Rahm will be lowered-rostered because of his $11.5K price on DraftKings?
  • The $9K tier - particularly those in the low end of that range: Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger, Scottie Scheffler and Hideki Matsuyama.
  • Sungjae Im - $7.8K is a nice price.
  • Jeff Ritter loves Paul Casey, who checks in at $8.7K and is also his One-and-Done pick.
  • Scott's One-and-Done pick: Jordan Spieth (over Dustin Johnson).
  • Jeff Erickson's One-and-Done pick: Patrick Cantlay (over Dustin Johnson).

Enjoy the show!

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Scott Jenstad plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: OaktownSJ, DraftKings: Jenstad.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Scott Jenstad
Scott Jenstad is a veteran of both NFBC and CDM fantasy games. He has won five NFBC Main Event league titles and finished twice in the Top 10 Overall. Scott is a hardcore fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenstad.
Jeff Ritter
Jeff Ritter is Morning Read's editorial director. He spent more than a decade at Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine, and he has covered 25+ major championships. Jeff helped launch SI Golf Plus Digital, Golf Magazine's first original, weekly e-magazine, and served as its top editor. He also launched Golf's "Films" division, the magazine's first long-form video storytelling franchise, and his debut documentary received an Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting. His writing has earned first-place awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, the MIN Magazine Awards, and the Golf Writers Association of America, among others. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. A native Michigander, he remains a diehard Wolverine fan and will defend Jim Harbaugh until the bitter end.
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