The PGA Tour’s unofficial fifth major takes place this week at TPC Sawgrass. THE PLAYERS Championship is a stacked field event, showcasing the game’s best. For DFS purposes, there is some soft pricing on DraftKings this week leaving the possibility to roster a couple studs with decent lower priced golfers, as seen in the fantasy golf rankings below. There are quite a few solid value plays that could pay off big on Sunday.
Check out the breakdown of Taylor’s (@Sgrignoli3) rankings formula, course stats for TPC Sawgrass, and this week’s top 30 PAS Power Rankings.
Rankings model breakdown
The “Course Stats Rank” incorporates a wide range of player statistics, each individually weighted. This range includes the past 4, 8, 12, 24, 50 and 100 rounds played.
This week’s weighted course statistics for The PLAYERS Championship include:
- Strokes Gained: Tee to Green
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Bogey Avoidance
- Strokes Gained: Around the Green
- Strokes Gained: Par 4s
“Current Form Rank” is derived from the average number of Strokes Gained: Total per tournament played this season.
“Course History Rank” is derived from the average number of Strokes Gained: Total per year played at this event/course. *Several players may not have course history so their course history weight percentage has been shifted to current form.
The “Prestige Rank” column was back-tested and has consistently shown positive results. “Prestige Rank” is derived from a combination of current Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and Vegas odds to win the week’s event.
The “PAS Power Index” is generated by calculating and combining the categories mentioned above: course stats (weighted at 45%), current form (weighted at 25%), course history (weighted at 5%) and prestige rank (weighted at 25%).
Top 30 PAS Power Rankings
**Disclaimer: FantasyNational.com is used as source for all data and player statistics. If there happens to be a numerical error, blame them not us. Also, European Tour statistics are NOT included in the rankings calculations.