This week, the PGA Tour will head to Norton, Massachusetts where the players will battle it out at TPC Boston for the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The field will consist of the top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings, some of who will feel more pressure as they try to make it to next week’s BMW Championship in which only the top 70 will compete. TPC Boston was originally designed by Arnold Palmer in 2002 but was later re-designed by Gil Hanse and Brad Faxon in 2007, a project that earned the title “Best Private Remodel of 2007” by Golf Digest. Although the course plays fairly long as a 7,342 yard, Par 71, it will be susceptible to low scores as seen in previous years. It is positioned on both woodlands and wetlands and is characterized by generous fairways, rough that is typically a non-issue, and bent-grass greens. TPC Boston has hosted this event since it came into existence in 2003, so the players will be very familiar with this venue unlike others played throughout the year. Last year’s winner, Justin Thomas finished at -17, three shots clear of Jordan Spieth. This should be another great FedEx Cup playoff event and a chance for many players to climb the standings with the Tour Championship quickly approaching.

When selecting our picks for the Dell Technologies Championship, we focused on certain players’ tendencies and statistics that we believe will provide the best chance to win at TPC Boston. Some of these key stats include, but are not limited to: Strokes Gained: Approach, Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, Driving Distance, and Birdie or Better %. TPC Boston is known to be a bomber’s playground due to the wide fairways and many cross bunkers that can be carried by the long hitters, therefore we have selected Driving Distance and Strokes Gained: Off the Tee to be pivotal for a player’s success. Additionally, as the rough will not be near as penalizing as in weeks prior, it will take plenty of birdies to win the tournament, which is why we are also focusing on Strokes Gained: Approach and Birdie or Better %. For many of these reasons, we have selected players from each salary tier that you should consider when making your DraftKings lineup.

Top Tier ($11,600 – $9,000)

Justin Thomas ($11,400) – As last year’s winner at TPC Boston, Justin Thomas is a definitely someone to keep an eye on this week. He is coming off a T-8 finish at The Northern Trust and it is clear that he has all of the tools necessary to defend this week. Thomas ranks 3rd in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green, 2nd in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, 10th in Driving Distance and 6th in Birdie Average. He has finished inside the top 10 in his previous three starts and we like for him to be in contention again this week.

Rory McIlroy ($10,600) – After sitting out last week to rest, Rory McIlroy will make his return at the Dell Technologies Championship where he has seen plenty of success. He won this event in 2012 and 2016 to go along with a T-5 finish in 2014. Although he didn’t play up to his potential at the PGA Championship, he posted 6th and 2nd place finishes in the weeks prior. McIlroy ranks 1st in Driving Distance, 14th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, and 6th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green. Due to his length off the tee, he will have less club than most players into many of the greens and should be a serious threat this week.

Middle Tier ($9,000 – $7,500)

Patrick Cantlay ($9,000) – It would be extremely difficult not to include Patrick Cantlay in the lineup again this week. With a top 15 finish in four of his last five starts, Cantlay is beginning to peak at the right time, not to mention he finished T-13 in his TPC Boston debut last year. He is coming off of a T-8 finish at The Northern Trust and ranks 11th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, 5th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, and 8th in Strokes Gained: Total. We believe that he will continue his solid play and has what it takes to win his second tournament of the year.

Tony Finau ($8,800) – There is no denying that Tony Finau should be considered when making your lineup this week. Finau ranks 3rd in Driving Distance, 12th in Strokes Gained: Total, 11th in Birdie or Better %, and 18th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green. Not only is he coming off of a second place finish last week, he is still trying to play his way onto the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. Look for Finau to have a breakthrough week and get his first win of the season.

Tommy Fleetwood ($8,500) – Making his debut at TPC Boston, Tommy Fleetwood is coming off of a T-20 finish at the Northern Trust and has finished in the top 20 in four of his last five starts. He ranks 12th in Strokes Gained: Off the Tee, 9th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, 24th in Driving Distance, and 8th in Birdie or Better %. Fleetwood has been as consistent as any player this year with ten top 10 finishes and we believe he will add another this week.

Low Tier/Sleepers ($7,500 – $6,400)

Kevin Na ($7,400) – With his last two finishes being a T-15 at The Northern Trust and a T-19 at the PGA Championship, Kevin Na will look to replicate his performance last year at TPC Boston where he finished T-6. He has made 17/21 cuts to go along with 4 top 10’s on the season. Na ranks 7th in Strokes Gained: Around the Green, 22nd in Strokes Gained: Putting, and 32nd in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green. At this price, Kevin Na makes a great candidate for a low tier/sleeper pick, especially with the way he has been playing recently.

Keegan Bradley ($7,200) – The second low tier/sleeper pick we like this week is Keegan Bradley. Although he hasn’t performed as well as he has in previous seasons, he is beginning to string together some solid rounds. Bradley hasn’t recorded a top 10 in his last six starts at TPC Boston, however, he does have four top 25’s. On the season, Keegan Bradley ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green, 7th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, and 35th in Strokes Gained: Total. As a New England native, we like the chances of him posting a top 25 finish at the Dell Technologies Championship.