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Travelers Championship DFS Showdown picks for Round 3 at TPC River Highlands

We break down the best lineup strategy for the Third Round Showdown at the Travelers Championship.

Dustin Johnson tees off on the 18th during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

We head into the weekend at the Travelers Championship with another loaded field that is tight at the top of the leaderboard. TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, has been another fairly easy course for most of the best golfers to crack. Let’s go over some DFS Showdown picks on DraftKings for Saturday’s third round action. Set your lineup here.

Dustin Johnson ($9,100)

If there were ever a round for DJ to make his move, it would be Saturday. He had a hell of a second round on Friday to ensure making the cut at River Highlands, shooting a 6-under after barely getting over even on Day 1. Johnson looked a lot better off the tee and was making almost all of his putts around the green. This is the type of DJ that we see winning tournaments.

Jordan Spieth ($8,300)

Spieth is very much a volatile play in Showdown — this is showcased by his first two rounds. I’m fine risking it and taking a chance on the kid who shocked the world last year at TPC River Highlands. Spieth is live-or-die on the greens, so really he just needs to be OK off the tee and on approach. He needed a stroke to ensure making the cut on Friday and that sense of urgency is good to see. Let’s hope he doesn’t take that opportunity for granted and makes the best of Saturday.

Phil Mickelson ($7,900)

I think we all needed to see another strong round out of Lefty before deeming him fit to compete at this tournament. Well, not entirely, because he’s won here multiple times in his career. The thing is, we normally don’t see more than a round or two of consistent golf from Mickelson and now we’ve got two solid rounds to go off of. Phil is in contention, and at 50 years old, is looking to get another win at the Travelers.

Kevin Na ($7,200)

A few shots go Na’s way and he’s likely looking down at more golfers below him on the leaderboard. Clearly the time off after struggling at Colonial was good for Na, who has shot back-to-back 66s to get to 8-under on the tourney. A bogey on the Par 5 is what killed Na in Round 2, so really if he cleans that up, we’re looking at a sub-65 round. Approach was strong on Day 2, so I’m willing to take a flier on Na moving up the leaderboard as opposed to down on Saturday.