Daily Fantasy Golf Picks - AT&T Pebble Beach - DraftKings
This article is designed to help you win at the Weekly Golf game at DraftKings.
By now you've heard all the craze about DraftKings
right? Daily Fantasy Sports is exploding and we had a blast with Football this year here at Toolbox, but did you know that you can now enjoy rooting for your favorite golfers like never before? The gatherings at the water cooler has never been more fun! It's time for me (and you) to take the plunge into Daily Fantasy Golf! Let's do it together this year.
The concept is simple. Each golfer is assigned a Salary and you have to pick a 6 man squad under a salary cap.
The slick website does all the math for you so if you pick a team that is over the cap, it will alert you so you can remove the player and add in a cheaper option.
Let's get right to it, my VALUES, STEALS and OVERPRICED golfers are below.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #32
BEST VALUE: $9,600 - Ninth-most expensive player with dependable Pebble Beach track record. 2013: T16, 2012: T15, 2011: solo second. Inside the top five after two rounds of play each of the last two years. Coming off a T4 in last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Pat Perez [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #119
BEST VALUE: $9,200 -
Not historically great at Pebble Beach but typically makes the cut (9-for11 lifetime) and is playing very good right now. Four starts into 2014: T8, T58, T2, 11th.
Patrick Reed [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #15
BEST STEAL: $8,500 -
This year's Humana Challenge winner can be had for a sound price, just above the $8,333 average. Impressive but erratic 23-year-old player finished T7 in his Pebble Beach debut last year.
Jason Kokrak [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #111
BEST STEAL: $7,900 -
Seven total starts this season, two missed cuts but otherwise solid. Fall tournaments: T12, MC, T10. 2014 starts: T20, MC, T15. Missed cut last year at Pebble Beach after a T9 in his 2012 debut at the site.
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #42
OVERPRICED: $10,000 - Defending Pebble Beach champ has finished outside of the top 55 in his last three starts of 2014.
Nick Watney [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #93
OVERPRICED: $9,200 - Missed last year's cut at Pebble Beach, T40 in 2012. T59 this season at Torrey Pines, blew top-15 last week. Same price as Perez, who is playing much better.
My Team ($50,000 budget)
Hunter Mahan $9,600
Patrick Reed $8,500
Matt Every $8,200
Jason Kokrak $7,900
Russell Knox $7,900
Aaron Baddeley $7,900
Remaining salary: $0.00
If you don't have an account yet, click one of the contests below, open an account and try one of the beginner games. You'll be shocked at how fun and easy it is to pick your team and enjoy your weekend golf like never before!
The 3 games I recommend are below:
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FFToolbox Fantasy Golf Writer since 2011
Eric has been playing and covering all forms of fantasy sports since 2008.