DraftKings Pivot Plays for the Valspar Championship 2021
We've scoured the DraftKings GPP ownership projections looking for the names that are setting up to be extremely popular in GPP tournaments. More importantly, I'm going to tell you about 2 other players with as much upside at significantly less projected ownership. Ownership leverage and equal or greater upside from the players we're pivoting away from is the name of the game every week for the Pivot Point article.
Popular DraftKings GPP Plays & Pivots
Viktor Hovland $10,500 10%
Once again, Hovland will be making his debut this week at another famous PGA TOUR track in Innisbrook (Copperhead).
This course has long favored the game’s best ball strikers and has become known as one of the tougher tracks year in and year out. The course will demand accuracy off the tee and on approach. If you're wayward with either, you'll need to be a great scrambler to contend this week.
There are few players in this field with the ball striking ability that Viktor Hovland has displayed since joining the PGA TOUR full time back in 2020. Hovland has shown his game can stand up against the toughest tracks in his short career as he ranks 1st in this field in difficult scoring relative to par in the last 24 rounds. Hovland was an automatic play at two times his ownership just weeks ago, but a couple of non top 5 events later and he is a forgotten man. Don’t get too cute and over think this one.
Justin Rose $8,800 12%
Welcome back Rosie! You've been missed chap. Rose jumped back into the spotlight with a first round 65 at the Masters a few weeks ago. He also held the 36 hole lead but wasn’t sharp enough over the weekend to hold off a flaming hot Matsuyama.
Fast forward two weeks later and he shows up in New Orleans with partner Henrik Stenson and picks up right where he left off finishing T11 (five shots off Leishman and Smith).
I was able to watch a good bit of the Zurich Classic this past weekend and what the scoreboard didn’t show was how good Rosie’s game looked. The T11 was a whole lot of Rose and almost zero Stenson. Rose isn’t back to his once upon a time elite status yet, but he does have a new found sense of confidence that will be a huge factor this week at Innisbrook. In seven trips previously, Rose has six made cuts and five of those are top 15 finishes.
Written by: Tim Gaymon (THG803)