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FanDuel PGA DFS Picks for Genesis Invitational

FanDuel DFS picks for the 2021 Genesis Invitational at The Riviera Country Club.
FanDuel DFS picks for the 2021 Genesis Invitational at The Riviera Country Club. | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

With the Genesis Invitational quickly approaching on Thursday, we have already taken a look at the odds, but now we can examine some players to consider from various tiers from a DFS angle for your FanDuel lineup.

Dustin Johnson ($12,100):
There is good reason Dustin Johnson is the favorite heading into this event. He has absolutely dominated at Riviera. Over his last 12 starts here, Johnson has eight top-10 finishes and six top-five finishes, which includes a win in 2017 at this event. Johnson is also coming in playing fantastic golf. He won his last start, the Saudi Open on the European Tour, and also placed T-11 and won in his last two events in America. Additionally, Johnson ranks No. 1 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Approach The Green, No. 2 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 3 in SG: Total.

Jordan Spieth ($10,500):
Don't look now, but Jordan Spieth may be on his way back after a couple of years of struggles. He comes into this event off a T-4 and T-3 finish in his last two tournaments, respectively. While he hasn't played well the last two years at this event, that lines up with his past struggles. He did, however, land a ninth-place finish in this event in 2018. If Spieth truly has his groove back, this could be the week he graces the top of the leaderboard, not just the top-five.

Abraham Ancer ($9,500):
While Abraham Ancer has never missed a cut in his three starts in this event, he hasn't exactly finished atop the leaderboard either. However, at a below-average price, he presents some potential value given his current form. In Ancer's last six starts, beginning with The Masters, he has only finished worse than T-17 one time, but also has a T-5 finish in his last event, The American Express. So while his course history might not be encouraging, if he can keep this consistency going, he's got a great shot of playing above his price tag here.

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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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