Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas
26-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Although he finished seventh on the FedEx points list, Thomas was the leading money earner in 2017-18. Prior to the FedEx Cup, that held a lot more prestige, but considering the FedEx bonus is more than anyone earned on the course last season, it obviously has lost some luster. It is an important number for salary cap leagues, however, as Thomas enters this season with the highest price tag. Thomas won three times last season and five times the season prior. He's in the conversation of best golfer alive, and there's no reason to think he falls out of that conversation this season. As mentioned, though, the price tag is too high for salary cap purposes this season. In draft leagues he could go as high as No. 1, but shouldn't fall below third or fourth overall. Read Past Outlooks
Top-five in first start of season
September 29, 2019
Thomas posted a three-under 69 on Sunday at the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for fourth place.
Thomas was the pre-tournament favorite and did not disappoint for fantasy owners. He gave himself a chance heading into the weekend with an eight-under 64 in round two, but just couldn't quite make the putts to go up and contend with Cameron Champ. Thomas ranked 30th in SG: Putting and seventh in SG: Tee-to-green this week. He will not be in the field for the Shriners Open.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Thomas
Shriners Recap: Na Duels to Playoff Win
7 days ago
Len Hochberg wraps up the weekend's Shriners Open where Kevin Na took down Patrick Cantlay in a playoff for his third win in 16 months.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
12 days ago
Adam Scott will look to stay hot with his iron play as the UNLV product travels back to Vegas for the Shriners Open, landing among our targets in Yahoo contests this week.
Safeway Open Preview: Big Names Come to Wine Country
19 days ago
Greg Vara analyzes this week PGA Tour event in Napa as Justin Thomas headlines some big names in the field.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Safeway Open
19 days ago
Hideki Matsuyama has both course history and stats on his side this week, making him a golfer to target in the upcoming DFS contests on Yahoo.
FanDuel PGA: Safeway Open
20 days ago
Adam Scott closed last season on a tear, making him a good bet for success in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
There are several words that come to mind when thinking about Thomas' 2016-17 season. Awesome, incredible, impressive and don't forget surprising. Thomas has had the "potential" label for a few years now, but unlike most of his buddies, Thomas had yet to reach his potential. That began to change early in the 2016-17 season as he posted three wins before the month of February. As expected after that third win, the golf world went nuts and Thomas was inserted as the Masters favorite, the FedExCup favorite and a lock for the Hall of Fame. A funny thing happened after that third win though, Thomas' game left him for several months. He obviously found his game before the end of the season and that's why it was so impressive. It would have been easy to get complacent after three wins to start the season, but he battled through a slump that saw him miss three consecutive cuts at one point, to end the season on top of the golf world. With all of that said, there is simply too much talent on the PGA Tour for any one golfer to do what Thomas did last season, in two consecutive seasons.
Thomas' ascension to the top of the PGA Tour ranks has come fast and furious. As a rookie in 2015, Thomas was unable to find a victory or even a top-3 for that matter, but he was able to parlay seven top-10s in to over $2.2 million in earnings. Last season, Thomas won his second start and never looked back. When it was all done, Thomas added three more top-3s on his way to over $4 million in earnings. Thomas appears to be getting better and even though he set the bar pretty high last season, he should be able to improve upon his number this year. In draft leagues, Thomas should go in the 2nd-round.
Thomas has an opportunity to be an absolute stud on the PGA Tour. A part of an Alabama team that won a National Championship, Thomas won the third Web.com Tour Finals event, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, in a playoff for his first win of the year. Coupled with a second, third, fourth, and a fifth, it was an extremely solid year for Thomas, who finished fifth in total season money, will start the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season second on the Reshuffle List, and is in prime position to make a fall charge. Averaging 311.5 yards off the tee and ending the year third in scoring average, fantasy players will want to draft and start this guy early and often: he’s got the making of an absolute young gun.
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One seed can't hold lead
August 25, 2019
Thomas finished in a share of third place at the TOUR Championship after shooting a two-under 68 on Sunday.
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Gets 10th career PGA Tour win
August 18, 2019
Thomas was victorious at the BMW Championship by three shots after shooting a 25-under-par total.
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Continues strong iron play
August 11, 2019
Thomas finished in a share of 12th place after shooting a three-under 68 in the final round of the Northern Trust.
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Top-15 at TPC Southwind
July 30, 2019
Thomas shot a disappointing round of one-over 71 on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, forcing him to settle into a tie for 12th place.
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Fades after hot start on Sunday
July 21, 2019
Thomas grabbed a share of 11th place at the Open Championship after shooting a one-over 72 in the final round.
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