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Fantasy Golf Picks for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club

David Kaestle
Fantasy Golf Picks for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club
Fantasy Golf Picks for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

After a thrilling finish last week at the BMW Championship that saw Jon Rahm take the win over Dustin Johnson by draining a 60-footer during the playoff, this week we head to East Lake Golf Club to name a winner of the FedExCup and a $15 million first place prize at the Tour Championship.

Things work a little differently this week in terms of scoring. It will be the same normal stroke format, but the starting point of each player will differ based on their spot in last week's event.

The starting points for each of the 30 golfers participating will be as follows: Dustin Johnson (-10), Jon Rahm (-8), Justin Thomas (-7), Webb Simpson (-6), Collin Morikawa (-5), 6th-10th (-4), 11th-15th (-3), 16th-20th (-2), 21st-25th (-1), 26th-30th (E).

With that in mind, let's take a look at some golfers to look out for when putting together your fantasy team this week.

Dustin Johnson:
Johnson didn't come away with the title last week, he was one out-of-this-world putt from Jon Rahm away from doing just that. Not to mention even with that second-place finish, Johnson has been arguably the hottest golfer on tour the last month or two. In Johnson's last six appearances, excluding the 3M Open where he withdrew due to injury, he has two wins, four top-2 finishes and a T-12. By the time this tournament tees off, it will be over a month since Johnson didn't finish first or second in a tournament. He's starting this event with a two-stroke lead on the field, so avoid mistakes will be his main focus, which is great for Johnson's outlook.

Justin Thomas:
Dustin Johnson might be the hottest golfer on tour right now, but if you look at who has been the hottest across the entire season, there is little doubt that Justin Thomas is the answer. Thomas has three wins and nine top-10 finishes on the season. He ranks No. 1 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Approach The Green and SG: Tee-To-Green, and is No. 4 in SG: Total. If he can get his putter hot again, Thomas could be the most dangerous threat in this field.

Xander Schauffele:
Xander Schauffele might not have the hardware to prove it, but like Thomas and Johnson he has been performing well incredibly consistently of late. He comes into the Tour Championship on the heels of seven straight top-25 finishes, which includes two top-10 finishes. Schauffele ranks No. 7 on tour in SG: Off-The-Tee, SG: Tee-To-Green and SG: Total. Additionally, he was the runner up at this event last year. When you pair his success here with his form coming in, Schauffele presents an enticing option.

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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.