How to Select / Optimize a Lineup in Fantasy Golf
When building a lineup for any DFS sport, the goal is to put together a roster which will score the most possible points, all while staying under the salary cap.
While the goal is clear, there is no one size fits all approach towards doing so. For all of the various approaches, the ultimate goal is to come up with an optimal lineup.
So what are some of the ways you can make that happen?
There are a number of different strategy components that can be employed, but we can boil down the various approaches to three main camps: doing your own research, using an optimizer or advice, or a hybrid of both.
For those who like to do their own research, here are some of the main points you can dig into each and every week.
- Form: Golfers current form. How well have they played in recent events.
- History: Golfer history at current tournament. Have they played here before? How did the do?
- Points: Average fantasy points scored by a golfer for the tour season to date.
- Odds: Current odds for the event. Who is favored to win? Which golfers are favorites to finish in the Top 10?
- Odds vs. Salary: Odds in relation to salary, which helps you spot potential value plays and those who may be overpriced.
For an even more advanced approach to optimizing a golf lineup, there are a number of stats you can dig into. If you like to keep it simple, you can do so, just know that there are a whole host of additional numbers to look at if you like going down the rabbit hole.
Another way to go about things is to use an optimizer or advice site as the basis for how you build out your lineup. There are numerous resources out there on the internet. Some of them are free, while others are of the paid variety.
This is an option worth exploring, just know that there are plenty of other users who do this as well. As such, it’s not uncommon to see a number of ‘optimal’ lineups on the leaderboard which are exactly the same.
Last but not least, you can use the hybrid approach. Find some key stats or pieces of intel which you find most important and dig into them. Complement your own research with a trusted resource or two that helps you to confirm your own suspicions or helps you to change perspective towards something you may have missed.
Finding the optimal weekly lineup isn’t easy, but that’s also a great deal of the fun and excitement of DFS Golf.