Fantasy Golf: 2018 Valspar Championship DraftKings Picks, Preview

Pat Mayo and Geoff Ulrich discuss their favorite Valspar 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, they look look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2018 Valspar Championship DraftKings Picks: Show Index

1:44 — $10K-Plus Players
10:28 — $9K Players
15:22 — $8K Players
28:59 — $7.5K-Plus Players
39:03 — $7.5K-And-Below Players

2018 Valspar Championship Details

Purse: $6.5 million
FedEx Cup points: 500
Defending champ: Adam Hadwin
Course: Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead)
Par: 71
Yardage: 7,340
Greens: Bermuda

2018 Valspar Championship Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Strokes Gained: Short Game
Par 3s Gained
Par 5s Gained

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from

2018 Valspar Championship DraftKings Notes

Field: 144 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, March 8, at 6:50 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

Kyle Stanley ($7,200) and Vaughn Taylor ($6,700) are listed in the DraftKings player pool but have withdrawn from the Valspar Championship.

2018 Valspar Championship DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Sergio Garcia $10,900
Justin Rose $10,000

High-End Value

Paul Casey $9,800
Ryan Moore $9,100

Second-Level Values

Adam Hadwin $8,800
Branden Grace $8,600
Webb Simpson $8,500
Cameron Smith $8,000

Low-End Values

Chez Reavie $7,900
Ross Fisher $7,600
Kevin Streelman $7,500
Charl Schwartzel $7,500
Brandt Snedker $7,500

Scrub Values

Chesson Hadley $7,400
Jon Huh $7,300
Chris Kirk $7,100
Ben Martin $6,900

Projected Popular Golfers

Henrik Stenson
Sergio Garcia
Jordan Spieth
Paul Casey
Webb Simpson
Adam Hadwin

Pivot Players

Rory McIlroy
Gary Woodland
Branden Grace
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Bill Haas

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