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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.

My Top 30 Fantasy Golf picks for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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This Week's Picks

Values

[Three in my top-15 picks, outside the top-15 in DK salary]

Martin Kaymer $8,700 [My rank 11th, DK salary 17th]

Kaymer was pretty quiet at Firestone in his first five attempts until breaking out with a T9 last year. He's coming off a poor outing at the Open Championship but owns two wins in his last seven worldwide starts, THE PLAYERS and the U.S. Open.

Steve Stricker $8,400 [My rank 13th, DK salary T22nd]

Stricker last start this season was a T11 at the John Deere Classic. Firestone has been a solid venue for him over the years. Since 2009, he's finished inside the Top 15 every season, including a T2 in 2012.

Ryan Moore $8,000 [My rank 14th, DK salary T28th]

Moore has finished T5, T7 and T12 in his last three starts of the season. He placed T16 at Firestone back in 2010 and was in a four-way tie after two rounds the following year but struggled over the weekend to place T23. Moore was also very uneven during last year's T33.

Top Sub-$8,000 Options

Louis Oosthuizen $7,800 [My rank 27th]

Oosthuizen didn't play Firestone last year but finished solo fourth in 2012, midpack in 2011 and T9 in 2010. His last Top 35 came back in mid-May.

Webb Simpson $7,900 [My rank 28th]

Simpson was the leader in last year's Firestone debut after the first round but struggled in the middle two rounds. He recovered in the final frame to finish T14. Simpson owns two T3 finishes in his last five starts, but finished 30th or worse in the other three starts.

Marc Leishman $7,700 [My rank 29th]

Leishman's recent play makes him an interesting selection despite a T45 in his lone Firestone appearance from 2012. Over his last four starts of the season, Leishman has finished 11th or better three times, highlighted by a T5 at the Open Championship.

Victor Dubuisson $7,600 [My rank 30th]

Dubuisson is playing Firestone for the first time in his career and is coming off a T9 at the Open Championship, his best result since a T28 at the U.S. Open.

Overpriced

Matt Kuchar $10,200 [My rank 12th, DK salary fourth]

Kaymer was pretty quiet at Firestone in his first five attempts until breaking out with a T9 last year. He's coming off a poor outing at the Open Championship but owns two wins in his last seven worldwide starts, THE PLAYERS and the U.S. Open.

Luke Donald $9,300 [My rank 22nd, DK salary T9th]

If Donald was playing well he would be a great start at Firestone. Over the last three years, he's finished T2, T8 and T9. However, he's missed two of his last three cuts and hasn't recorded a T35 outside of the European Tour since mid-April.

My Lineups for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (all entered in PGA $500 Quarter Arcade)

Studs and Scrubs

Balanced

Value Picks

Rory McIlroy $11,000

Steve Stricker $8,400

Ryan Moore $8,000

Marc Leishman $7,700

Victor Dubuisson $7,600

Gary Woodland $7,300

Rickie Fowler $9,400

Jordan Spieth $9,000

Martin Kaymer $8,700

Ryan Moore $8,000

Victor Dubuisson $7,600

Gary Woodland $7,300

Martin Kaymer $8,700

Jason Day $8,500

Steve Stricker $8,400

Jason Dufner $8,300

Jimmy Walker $8,100

Ryan Moore $8,000

Back to three lineups this week. Woodland is my basement-priced guy this week. His only start at Firestone was in 2011 where he was T13 after two round. The big thing is that Woodland has only missed one cut this season and just needs to put up some decent points.

I have Day on my Value Picks group despite having other options to pick from that I had rated higher than him. However, I like the possible upside he offers over them if the thumb isn't an issue.

Moore is owned across the board because he's playing well right now, comes at a great price, and has flashed some ability at Firestone over the years.

RBC Canadian Open Results

Studs and Scrubs

Value Picks

Jim Furyk 113 points

Graeme McDowell 88.5

Bo Van Pelt 30.5

Carl Pettersson 26.5

Aaron Baddeley 28.5

Charlie Beljan 59.5

Brandt Snedeker 79 points

K.J. Choi 47.5

David Hearn 55

Bo Van Pelt 30.5

Carl Pettersson 26.5

Aaron Baddeley 28.5

1,030 / 1,880

346.5 points

1,675 / 1,880

267 points

Both squads had BVP, Pettersson and Baddeley missing the cut, thus being non-competitive. The Studs and Scrubs had Furyk's runner-up and McD's T9 but not much else going for it.

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