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 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 TOP VALUES, STEALS and OVERPRICED golfers are below.
Keegan Bradley $9,800
Slightly underwhelming so far in 2014 but has been a top-20 machine. Finished solo seventh and T8 in his two starts at Doral. Same price as Phil Mickelson, but not as risky.
Matt Kuchar $9,400
Missed the cut at Riviera after starting the season with a pair of top-10s in Hawaii. Only managed a T35 at Doral last year but finished T8, solo fifth and T3 the three previous seasons.
Graeme McDowell $8,600
Finishes of 13th or better in three of the last four at Doral, including a career-best T3 last year. Disappointed last week at the Honda Classic but was stout in match play and at Pebble Beach.
Charl Schwartzel $8,200
Looked sharp at Riviera but missed last week's cut. He hasn't finished outside of the top 25 at Doral over the last four years while registering a pair of top-fives.
George Coetzee $5,900
Opened 2014 with three top-fives on the European Tour, playing a stroke play event for the first time this year in the states. Was challenging for a top-25 at Doral last season until shooting an 80 on Sunday. This tournament does not have a cut; nothing but upside at this price-- sixth cheapest this week.
Zach Johnson $10,100
Lots of experience at Doral but has finished outside of the top 30 four of the last five years. Began the year on fire but is coming off a first round defeat in match play and a T33 at the Honda.
Jason Day $10,000
Risky, all-or-nothing play. Hasn't finished inside the top 20 in three career Doral starts. Struggled at Pebble following a T2 at Torrey Pines, most recently won Match Play Challenge.
My Team ($50,000 budget)
Honda Classic Results
Total Fantasy Points: 372.5
Finished 75th out of 443 entries in the PGA $2K Par 5 game. Four of my six players placed 12th or better. Got some decent production out of my cheapest player, but Thompson's missed cut weighed down an otherwise solid lineup.
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:
For you high rollers out there:
I've been told that if you open a new account, there's a 100% match bonus on your first deposit (rewarded over game play) and you get a free entry into a contest that you can use whenever you want. Let's have some fun and enjoy some great golf this weekend! Let me know your username over at DK so I can follow you on the Leaderboard!
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