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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Joaquin Niemann
Jon Rahm was the most expensive player in the annual RotoWire staff golf league over Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa in a format that gives a guide for season-long leagues.
Greg Vara explains why it could be worth wagering on Webb Simpson to win, but holding off on selecting him in other formats.
Ryan Pohle will be counting on Corey Conners as he attempts to peg back-to-back winners to kick off the new year.
Russell Henley, a former champion in this event, lands a spot among Len Hochberg's golfers to go after in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Jordan Spieth will tee it up in this event for the first time in four years, and Greg Vara recommends giving him a look, both at the betting window and in DFS contests.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Niemann started last season off with his first career win at the Greenbrier. He flashed in a couple other events last season, but left you wanting more. Niemann's iron play is very impressive, ranking inside the top 20 on Tour in SG: Approach and proximity to the hole. If the putting and short game can take a leap in his third season, a breakout campaign is certainly possible.
After earning over $1.2 million in just 12 starts as a non-member in 2018, Niemann had plenty of momentum heading into this past season, but as the new season began, Niemann lost his way. He posted a top-10 in the fall portion of the season, but it wasn't until late-June that he actually rediscovered his form from 2018. During a six-week stretch leading into the FedEx playoffs, Niemann carded three top-10s and an additional pair of top-25s. It was all that was needed to reaffirm that this kid is going to be pretty good. At this price, Niemann has a lot of value in salary cap leagues this season.
Priority Category No. 21 states that if a non-member in a season equals the number of points by the No. 125th-ranked golfer from the previous season, he gets a card for the next season. Niemann did that, so he has a card for 2018-19 and he potentially will have a significant impact. The still-not-20-year-old Chilean sensation played 13 tournaments, 12 as a pro after missing the cut at the Masters, and notched four top-10s and six top-25s. Only 36 guys had more top-10s, and Niemann had the same number as Rickie Fowler, Francesco Molinari, Brandt Snedeker and Ian Poulter, among others. Let's talk stats: Niemann ranked second in greens in regulation, 12th in strokes gained: off the tee, fifth in strokes gained: approach and 15th in both strokes gained: tee-to-green and total. That, gamers, is the real deal. He needs to work on his putting, which was middle of the road, and his scrambling, which was horrible. Niemann earned a little more than $1.2 million, which would've placed him 101st on the money list. But remember, he played only half a season. Double it and he'd have finished about 44th in earnings. And then if you think he can get better in his first full season on Tour, then maybe we're talking about top-30 and the Tour Championship for Niemann.
More Fantasy News
Sixth in SG: APP at Caves Valley
Niemann fired a six-under 66 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish 12-under and tied for 29th.
Eighth in SG: Putting at TPC Southwind
Niemann fired a three-under 67 on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to finish seven-under and tied for 17th.
Makes bogey on first playoff hole
T36 at TPC River Highlands
Niemann fired a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish four-under and tied for 36th.
T31 at Torrey Pines
Niemann closed with a two-over 73 on Sunday at the U.S. Open to finish four-over and tied for 31st.