Fantasy Golf: 2018 Byron Nelson DraftKings Picks, Preview

Pat Mayo and Geoff Ulrich discuss their favorite 2018 Byron Nelson DraftKings values and favorite picks for the week. The guys preview the course, debate the best roster construction for the week and explain which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments. Plus, a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2018 Byron Nelson DraftKings Picks: Show Index

2:07 — Stats/Course
5:51 — Spieth
9:45 — 10K+ Range
11:45 — 9K Range
20:59 — Kevin Na
25:02 — 8K Range
32:02 — 7.5K-8K Range
40:51 — 7K-7.5K Range
48:03 — 6K Range


2018 Byron Nelson Details

Purse: $7.7 million
FedEx Cup points: 500
Defending champ: Billy Horschel
Course: Trinity Forest GC
Par: 71
Yardage: 7,380
Greens: Bermuda


2018 Byron Nelson Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 4s Gained
Strokes Gained: Ball Striking
Birdies or Better Gained
Par 5s Gained

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from FantasyNational.com


2018 Byron Nelson DraftKings Notes

Field: 144 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary Cap: $50,000


2018 Byron Nelson DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Jordan Spieth $11,900
Sergio Garcia $10,100

High-End Value

Billy Horschel $9,700
Brendan Grace $ 9,400
Marc Leishman $9,100

Second-Level Values

Rory Sabbatini $8,600
J.B. Holmes $8,300
Grayson Murray $8,200

Low-End Values

Joaquin Niemann $7,800
Keith Mitchell $7,800
Troy Merritt $7,600
Bill Haas $7,500
J.J. Spaun $7,400

Scrub Values

Kevin Na $7,200
Kevin Tway $7,200
Richy Werenski $7,100
Robert Garrigus $7,000
Andrew Putnam $6,900

Projected Popular Golfers

Marc Leishman
Jordan Spieth
Jimmy Walker
Martin Laird
Grayson Murray
Charles Howell III
Kevin Na
Beau Hossler

Pivot Players

Hideki Matsuyama
Billy Hoschel
Brandt Snedeker
Peter Uihlein
Russell Knox
Patrick Rodgers


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