The Power Fade: 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship
The Approach to fading big names for the 2023 Sanderson Farms Championship
What’s going on TJ Nation! Ann Arbor's Own Good Ol' AK Allen Klutts here bringing you another edition of the Power Fade: The Fades 8K and Above You Need to Smash Your DraftKings GPP's!
Fresh off the heels of the American's weak, bleak, and meek performance in Rome, we return to traditional tournament golf this week in Mississippi and the Sanderson Farms Championship.
The Country Club of Jackson is the textbook definition of a bomb and gauge effort. With little to no penalty for being in the rough, it will be full send with the big stick for everyone in the field. Expect low scores for the week on this 7,400 yard par 72 track. Our winning score this week should range from -17 to -20.
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Without further adieu, let's take a look at who will not be the "cock of the walk" in Jackson this week and our Power Fades for the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Ludvig Aberg ($10,900)
Fresh off a victorious Ryder Cup, the young Swede Ludvig Aberg is our first Power Fade of the week at $10,900.
Why The Fade Works:
I am not breaking any news here by saying that Aberg is probably the most talented player in this field. However, in a weak field such as the Sanderson Farms, we have to nitpick even the smallest deficiencies.
Aberg ranks 53rd in Bogey Avoidance this week. Jackson CC plays as a birdie fest, and we have to avoid the squares on the scorecard. A $10,900 price tag on DraftKings leaves little room for error. If Aberg has a decent finish, for example Top 15, he probably ends up being a good fade because he will not have paid off his price tag.
Real Life factors have to take effect at some point as well. Even a youngster such as Aberg had to exude a bundle of energy during an emotional European Ryder Cup Victory. There is no doubt the Euros partied hard after the win. Consequently with the tight turnaround, even the young lad of the team has to be tired and may not have his best game as he lands in Jackson for this week's event. Aberg is being priced like he has his A game, but anything less simply won't do at the salary on DraftKings.
Emiliano Grillo ($10,100)
Our second Power Fade of the week is someone who constantly breaks our hearts in DFS world. I am of course referring to Emiliano Grillo.
Why The Fade Works:
Grillo rolls into Jackson as the highest ranked player in the OWGR. That in and of itself shows how weak this field is. While Grillo has decent course history, his stats do not lineup and we have major bust potential for the Argentine.
Grillo hits a trifecta of troubling stats this week. Ranking 68th in Strokes Gained Ball Striking, 61st in Opportunities Gained, and 57th in Greens in Regulation Gained. If Grillo was at his usual $7,200-$7,700 DraftKings price tag, this wouldn't be so concerning. Now we are starting teams with Grillo and with such a high variance event this week, fading above 10k makes for a smart strategy.
Even if Grillo repeats his 13th place finish from last year, odds are he isn't paying off his price tag, making him a solid Power Fade for the week.
That's it folks for this week's edition of the Power Fade. We will be returning to you next week as we head to Vegas for the Shriners Children's Open.
Until then Be Bold, Be Brave, and Let's Ride the Power Fade!
"There is no doubt the Euros partied hard after the win. Consequently with the tight turnaround, even the young lad of the team has to be tired and may not have his best game as he lands in Jackson for this week's event. Aberg is being priced like he has his A game, but anything less simply won't do at the salary on DraftKings".
Meet the Author:
A long time Tour Junkies fan and Nut Hut Member, Allen has always been an enthusiastic PGA DFS player and is looking to bring that passion to his writing. A frequent participant on the Wednesday Night Live Stage Chat, who DB once compared to Norm from the TV show "Cheers" for always kicking off the live stage segment, Allen lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and two year old son.
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