Fantasy Golf: 2018 PLAYERS Championship DraftKings Picks, Preview

Pat Mayo, Ben Rasa and Mike Leone discuss their favorite PLAYERS Championship 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 PLAYERS Championship DraftKings Picks: Show Index

3:33 — Molinari
7:14 — Stats/Course
16:37 — 10K+ Range
11:29 — 9K Range
21:33 — 8K Range
34:28 — 7.5K-8.5K Range
44:01 — 7K-7.5K Range
1:03:33 — 6K Range
1:10:52 — Lineup Strategy/Bankroll


2018 PLAYERS Championship Details

Purse: $11.0 million
FedEx Cup points: 600
Defending champ: Si Woo Kim
Course: TPC Sawgrass
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,183
Greens: Bermuda


2018 PLAYERS Championship Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Ball Striking
Par 4s Gained
Strokes Gained: Around the Green
Par 5s Gained

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from FantasyNational.com


2018 PLAYERS Championship DraftKings Notes

Field: 144 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, May 10, at 7:10 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary Cap: $50,000

NOTE: Paul Casey ($8,900) has withdrawn with a back injury.


2018 PLAYERS Championship DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Rory McIlroy $11,600
Justin Thomas $10,800
Jon Rahm $9,300
Sergio Garcia $9,000

High-End Value

Henrik Stenson $8,800
Tiger Woods $8,600
Tommy Fleetwood $8,200
Kevin Kisner $8,000

Second-Level Values

Marc Leishman $7,700
Zach Johnson $7,500
Patrick Cantlay $7,500
Emiliano Grillo $7,500

Low-End Values

Luke List $7,400
Adam Scott $7,400
Byeong-Hun An $7,300
Adam Hadwin $7,300
Kevin Na $7,200

Scrub Values

Bill Haas $7,000
Steve Stricker $7,000
Austin Cook $6,900
Martin Kaymer $6,900
Andrew Landry $6,800
Rory Sabbatini $6,700

Projected Popular Golfers

Henrik Stenson
Emiliano Grillo
Tiger Woods
Justin Thomas
Webb Simpson
Justin Rose
Dustin Johnson
Patrick Cantlay

Pivot Players

Jason Day
Hideki Matsuyama
Phil MIckelson
Kevin Kisner
Marc Leishman
Brooks Koepka


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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is ThePME) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.