Fantasy Golf: AT&T Pebble Beach DFS

02-08-17

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Next week is now this week.

Tough week for fantasy and real golf because it won’t look like until Saturday!

Daily Fantasy Sports

 

DraftKings has plenty of ways to join the action weekly in a salary-cap-format game. Gamers pick six players on a budget of $50,000 and hope they make the cut and go low. Each week I’ll list the players who I think have the most value and give examples of potential lineups.

 

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Select six players who fit into the $50,000 salary cap maximum at DraftKings.com. Player values are established by DraftKings.

 

Last Week:

I’m betting I wasn’t the only one with the winner so T-16, T-34 and T-61 plus a pair of cuts on the number weren’t going to be enough. There’s no doubt that Matsuyama loves that track!

 

This Week:

Grabbing the winner this week will hardly be as “obvious” the Monterrey Peninsula will be soaked with rain and amateur golfers.

Bing Crosby’s clam bake has evolved into a punishing, brutal, made-for-tv train wreck that does nothing except torture gamers.

I’m going to balance some big experience with some grind with a sprinkle of course form and hot play thrown in.

 

My lineup this week: AT&T Pebble Beach

Another wonderfully top-heavy field makes for mish-mosh in the bottom third. Interesting that Spieth is the No. 1 choice and Jon Rahm is more expensive than Phil Mickelson!

 

Dustin Johnson ($11,800): Twice champion plays with Wayne Gretzky, his “father-in-law”. Proven weather player and proven winner on this track.

Phil Mickelson ($9,300): He’s $300 cheaper than Jon Rahm and has played here too many times to count. Just whisper in his ear that it’s the Scottish Open and we’re all good.

Jim Furyk ($7,500): Proper grinder that keeps the golf ball out of trouble and makes plenty of pars.

William McGirt ($7,500): Solid and consistent across the board and three courses under 7,000 yards will bring a smile to his face.      

Matt Jones ($7,000): He skipped the Australian summer to stay in the States and work on his game. Closed with 66 last Sunday in Phoenix.

Vaughn Taylor ($6,600): He’s 32-under (T-10, WIN) the last two years.

 

Plan B

You’re welcome to mix-n-match if the guys above don’t float the boat.

I steered clear of Snedeker but that doesn’t mean you should.

Spieth doesn’t show up if he doesn’t think can win but you never know how being the AT&T rep pulls him in different directions.

If you need a cut made, Roberto Castro has made 18 of his last 20.

Shane Lowry seems in decent form but should be a heavy buy at $7,000.

Patrick Cantlay will be popular in some circles as he’s played here once and hit the top 10.

 

Gut Shot(s)

One ping. One ping only.

 

Padraig Harrington ($6,800): He plays every year (10 straight) and a bit of weather isn’t going to bother him.

 

For more details or “why” and “why not” click here for my preview.

Good Luck!

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