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Wyndham Championship Fantasy Predictions & Expert Golf Picks

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Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler needs a good showing at the Wyndham Championship to be eligible for the FedEx Cup Playoffs

The Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-15 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup.

Here's what our best Wyndham Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:

Webb Simpson ($10,600)

Webb does just about everything well, and he's a Sedgefield stud, so he's the betting favorite this week. The 2011 Wyndham champion finished T3 here last year, solo second the year before that, T2 in 2018, and solo 3rd in 2017. That's an average finish of 2.5 the last four years. We like that trend. We also like Webb's greenside wizardry — he's 7th in SG: Around-the-Green and 15th in SG: Putting.

Rickie Fowler ($8,600)

Fowler has never missed the FedExCup playoffs, but that streak is in jeopardy; he currently stands 130th in FedExCup points and needs a good showing in Greensboro. We're rooting for Rickie's revival, and a clutch outing this week and another playoff appearance would help that cause. There have been signs of life, including a T8 at the PGA and a T11 at the Memorial, and he shot a final-round 65 at the Open to salvage his week there. The short game has been stellar — he's 13th in SG: Around-the-Green.

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Brandt Snedeker ($7,900)

Sneds is the American Pharoah of course horses this week. He's won the Wyndham twice and shot the 10th 59 in PGA Tour history here in 2018 on his way to victory. That was his last win, though, and it's been a struggle for him since then, as he's fought health issues and a balky driver while falling to 137th in the World Ranking. A couple of recent top 20s, including a T19 at the Open Championship, offer hope, and you can't ignore the course history.

Ryan Moore ($7,500)

Moore's another player who needs a good showing to squeeze into the playoffs; he's currently 142nd in FedExCup points. But he's a past winner here (2009), so a good showing is certainly possible. Moore's game is a little boring — he drives it short and into the fairway (4th in Driving Accuracy) — but it was good enough to get him a T2 at the John Deere a month ago.

Rory Sabbatini ($7,300)

The Other Rory was last seen blazing to a final-round 61 in Tokyo to earn a silver medal and narrowly miss out on gold. Of course, before that, he had missed six cuts in his previous eight starts. We'll go with the notion that he found something halfway around the world, where he beat 58 mostly world-class players and lost to only one.

Jim Herman ($6,900)

Herman is your defending champion, and it might surprise you to know that last year's Wyndham triumph was his third career win, so he's not a total flash in the pan. He had to birdie three of his final four holes in last year's Friday round just to make the cut, then shot 61-63 to hold off Billy Horschel by a shot. This year has been a struggle, but he has made his last five cuts, with four top-30 finishes.