Fantasy Golf: 2018 US Open DraftKings Picks, Sleepers, Busts, Predictions

Pat MayoMike Leone ( and Ben Rasa ( debate their favorite 2018 US Open DraftKings Millionaire Maker values and picks for the week. The guys preview every price range, speculate on ownership for the $1,000,000 contest, and discuss the different ways to construct DraftKings lineups.

Plus, over 15 of the best minds from around the DFS golf community give out their top sleepers, fades, core players, ownership projections and winner for the 2018 US Open.

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2018 Masters DraftKings Picks: Show Index

0:40 Giveaways
2:15 Course/Field/Stats
6:06 Core Players
10:49 $12K-$9K Range
38:01 High Priced Busts
40:23 $9K-$7.5K Range
1:09:21 Highest Owned Players
1:12:49 $7.5-$7K Range
1:30:16 Sleepers
1:32:37 $6K Range
1:44:31 Picks To Win

2018 US Open Details

Purse: $12 million
FedEx Cup points: 600
Defending champ: Brooks Koepka
Course: Shinnecock Hills
Par: 70
Yardage: 7,440
Greens: Poa

2018 US Open Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Ball Striking (OTT + APP)
Par 4s Gained
Driving Distance Gained
Bogey Avoidance

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from

2018 US Open DraftKings Notes

Field: 156 players
Cut: Top 60 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, June 14 at 6:45 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000 NOTE: Emiliano Grillo ($7,100), Byeong-Hun An ($6,900), Scott Piercy ($6,900), Ted Potter Jr. ($6,500), Rikuya Hoshino ($6,300), and Ryan Evans ($6,200) claimed the final six spots in the field and have been added to the DraftKings player pool.

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2018 US Open DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Dustin Johnson $11,700
Justin Thomas $11,000

High-End Value

Justin Rose $9,900
Jon Rahm $9,500

Second-Level Values

Hideki Matsuyama $8,900
Patrick Reed $8,500
Branden Grace $8,400
Tommy Fleetwood $8,100

Low-End Values

Paul Casey $8,000
Alex Noren $7,900
Keegan Bradley $7,600
Luke List $7,200
Kyle Stanley $7,200

Scrub Values

Emiliano Grillo $7,100
Si WOO Kim $7,000
Byeong-Hun An $6,900
Brendan Steele $6,800
Russell Knox $6,800

Projected Popular Golfers

Dustin Johnson
Paul Casey
Justin Rose
Tommy Fleetwood
Charles Howell III
Tony Finau
Justin Thomas
Henrik Stenson

Pivot Players

Rory McIlroy
Hideki Matsuyama
Sergio Garcia
Patrick Reed
Charl Schwartzel
Cameron Smith

Low Owned , Low Priced Dart Throws (For MME)

Cameron Smith $7,500
Andrew Johnston $6,900
Trey Mullinax $6,800
Patrick Rodgers $6,700
Scott Stallings $6,600
Ted Potter Jr. $6,500
Sungjae Im $6,100

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