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Daily and weekly fantasy sports have become all the rage. Battling it out over an entire season is fun, but sites like DraftKings offer a quicker payoff and big payouts for winners! Not only do they offer daily action in the four major professional sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) as well as college basketball and football but also the PGA Tour.

Your DraftKings lineup is made up of six golfers you select from within the $50,000 salary cap. Each week DraftKings offers a wide selection of games to enter at a variety of price points. You can even get a feel for the game in a freeroll contest.
Before you put your cash on the line I'll offer my Top Values and Steals in this space every week, specifically geared to help build a winning DraftKings squad. I'll also give you my Overpriced golfers to avoid.
Values

Graeme McDowell $9,000
Only his third stroke play start of 2014: T7 at Pebble Beach, T46 at the Honda Classic, T9 at Doral. Also lost in the quarterfinals of match play. G-McD only placed T45 at Bay Hill last year but was the runner-up in 2012.

Kevin Na $9,000
Did not play Bay Hill last year but finished T4, T30, T2, T11 from 2009-12. Coming off a runner-up performance at Copperhead, also finished inside the top five at Pebble Beach back in February.
Steals

Will MacKenzie $8,700
First Bay Hill appearance since missing the cut in 2009 but has been a top-15 machine all season. Last six starts: T13, T7, T13, T52, T6, T4.

Ian Poulter $7,700
Disappointing in 2014 thus far but could have something for Bay Hill. Last three years at the site: T21, solo third, T12.

Retief Goosen $6,900
Inconsistent at Copperhead but matched the best score of tournament in the third round. T13 at Bay Hill last year, T4 back in 2010.

Overpriced

Zach Johnson $9,700
Johnson is playing pretty well at the moment but I don't like him at this price for this course. Only one top-30 at Bay Hill over the last four years.

Charles Howell III $9,400
Inconsistent play and so-so results at Bay Hill due to poor final rounds in recent years. Like Johnson, more dislike for the price than the player.

My Lineups for Bay Hill
Starting this week I'm going to employ three different lineup strategies and report back with their rate of success. Each week I'll test my picks with a top-heavy Studs and Scrubs lineup, a midlevel price range squad and a unit that blends two together.
Studs and Scrubs
Value Picks
Balanced
Adam Scott $10,400
Bubba Watson $10,300
Ian Poulter $7,700
Chesson Hadley $7,500
David Hearn $7,200
Retief Goosen $6,900
Graeme McDowell $9,000
Kevin Na $9,000
Will MacKenzie $8,700
Ryan Moore $8,300
Jamie Donaldson $8,000
Retief Goosen $6,900
Bubba Watson $10,300
Graeme McDowell $9,000
Will MacKenzie $8,700
Ian Poulter $7,700
David Hearn $7,200
Retief Goosen $6,900
PGA Daily Freeroll
PGA $250 Quarter Arcade
PGA $250 Quarter Arcade

Valspar Championship Results
Jordan Spieth $10,500 (65 points)
Harris English $10,000 (57.5)
Jim Furyk $8,900 (61.5)
Brooks Koepka $7,800 (19)
Fredrik Jacobson $7,400 (59)
Steven Bowditch $5,300 (22.5)

I took a huge swing with several cheap golfers to get Spieth and English into my lineup but both turned out to be disappointments anyway. I did strike a big value with Jacobson but my other budget plays went up in flames. My squad ended up 424th out of 1,007 entries in the PGA Daily Freeroll.

If you are creating a new account, DraftKings will double your cash on the first deposit and give you a free entry into a contest.

$2 Entry Fee: Chip Shot (free with first time deposit):

$12 Entry Fee: Approach:

$27 Entry Fee: Fairway: