Time to load up on one of the three favorites or find balance?
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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.
Select six players who fit into the $50,000 salary cap maximum at DraftKings.com. Player values are established by DraftKings.
I’m disappointed that I didn’t include the winner, Russell Henley, because his form the last three years on this track should have forced my hand.
Jon Rahm rallied nicely to hit the top 10 and Rickie Fowler’s 27 birdies should have netted more than just T-3.
Sadly my other course horses ran the wrong direction. Charles Howell, III (T-39), Cameron Tringale (MDF), Chris Stroud (MC) and Kyle Reifers (T-61) didn’t find their usual affection in Humble, sadly.
Gut-shot pick J.T. Poston, coming off of back-to-back career-best finishes on Tour, took 77 of them on Sunday to crash to T-55. I’m more interested in the first three rounds moving forward.
Masters week is fantasy Valhalla for gamers, new and old.
This is the week that everyone and their uncle, Bob probably, will scrape up a few quid and stick in a lineup.
For those of you looking to capitalize, you’re going to have to creative and lucky. The good news is that we’ve seen a couple of off-the-radar winners in the last five years so that angle isn’t completely out to lunch. Your picks maybe but that’s because you’re terribly unlucky…
I’m going to dabble this week with proven vets sprinkled in with some youth. My focus is getting all six through to the weekend when the “second tournament” takes place.
With heavy winds and cool temps Thursday and Friday, I’m going with power. The course is expecting one to two inches of rain on Wednesday and that’s not going to shorten it!
My lineup this week:
Jordan Spieth ($11,500): Yep, I’m overpaying and not looking back. If you’re into value, it’s McIlroy here for $900 cheaper.
Rickie Fowler ($9,300): He’s in every column this week so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Paul Casey ($7,800): I have no problem riding steady experience this week especially with dodgy weather. Top 10 finishes in his last two here.
Bill Haas ($7,200): His consistent form was validated finishing third at WGC-Match Play. He’s never MC in seven tries.
Marc Leishman ($7,100): Ok, what’s the punch line? He won last month and won his group at WGC-Match Play. His wife is healthy. He plays well in the wind.
Jason Dufner ($7,100): Nothing sexy in this group outside of the Spring Break crew at the top. Just meat and potatoes chopping down fairways and greens.
For those of you who need options or alternates
Check my preview above for others who may fit in different price ranges as I’ve weighed in a on a bunch of dudes in there.
One ping. One ping only.
Soren Kjeldsen ($6,500): Flashed nasty form at WGC-Match Play knocking out McIlroy heads up. McIlroy was four-under-par and lost. He hit the top 10 here last year and has the most GIR here recently.
Jhonattan Vegas ($6,700): Big boy ball-striker who has been playing excellently since his win last summer in Canada.