Each week in this column you’ll find my favorite pivot plays in DraftKings tournaments. This isn’t to say to eat some of the chalk, sometimes the popular plays tend to be popular for good reason, and you should use some of those players in your lineups. Remember, never pivot off a good play to a bad play just because they’re projected to be lower owned. That’s moronic. A shrinking of a lower-owned play or two, however, can grant you a lot of leverage in what a mostly coin flip situations.

Kevin Na, $9,200

No one wants to play last week’s winner, huh? More Na for me then. Na’s made the cut in nine of his past 10 starts at this event, which makes sense, because it lines up perfectly for what he does best: Short irons and putting. He’s not the most consistent player in the field, but there are only so may courses where short smackers can contend, and this is definitely one of them. This will all come down to Na’s driving. Can he be consistent enough to beat the field in fairways and keep himself out of trouble? If he can, no reason why he won’t be on the leaderboard by Sunday again.

Gary Woodland, $7,700
Francesco Molinari, $7,000

It’s one thing to be early on an expensive player, like, say, Rickie Fowler. Sure, Rickie could be good, but you need him to well at $9,300 and his salary means you can’t play another one of the studs. With Woodland and Molinari, the price is right to gamble that the extended break corrected their woes, and you get to cash on players that would over $10,000 if we knew they were fine.

Woodland’s hip issue in the fall made Simon the worst players on tour. It was even more pronounced because, outside of Mayakoba, he played in stacked fields against the world’s best. If the time off healed the hip, these courses are perfect for his game. Molinari actually has looked good since filling out an absentee ballot on most of 2020. He owns two top-15 finishes at PGA West in his past four starts and actually flashed a bit of his old skills in his last weighed event in Houston, gaining in each strokes gained categories en route to a T15. And a T15 this week, at $7,000, is more than enough for that price point.

John Huh, $7,200

The man of many questions marks has been sneaky good since rejoining the tour at the Shiners in the fall. He’s posted three top-20s in four starts, hasn’t missed a cut, and continues getting it done by hitting all the fairways and greens in regulation. He’s second in good drives gained over the past 24 rounds, gained birdies on the field in his past six starts, and has played into Sunday in five of his six starts at the American Express, including a T3 in 2018.