DFS Bets - Masters
April 4, 2018
By Austin Chen
The Masters is always the most anticipated tournament of the year. There are so many story lines and star power in the field but it all starts with Tiger Woods.
Augusta National is a par 72 that measures out to 7,435 yards. The putting surface is bent grass greens which measure around 6,500 square feet. There is no rough on the course but you will find plenty of trees, pine straws, 41 bunkers, and 6 water hazards. One myth I want to shoot down is poor putters can’t win here.
Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson have all won at Augusta recently. If anyone is playing the DraftKings millionaire, leave money on the table. Not just a $100 but a few at least so you can seperate yourself from the field.
SG: Tee To Green
SG: Approach The Green
Par 4 Scoring
Birdie Or Better %
Before we break down the rest of the golfers at the Masters, everyone should go check out the RotoQL PGA Lineup Optimizer as it is a must when building your daily fantasy golf teams regardless of contest size or site.
Golfers To Consider For The Masters
($9,000 and above on DraftKings)
Jordan Spieth (DK:$11,500, FD: $11,000)
Play Jordan Spieth was the one note I wrote down last year. It doesn’t matter what his form is like going in. There is something about him and the course. His price on FanDuel is a steal! He has met value 71% of the according to RotoQL projections and is highest projected scorer this week according to our model.
Other Golfers To Consider: Tiger Woods, Justin Rose
Dustin Johnson (DK:$11,400, FD: $12,000)
My have things changed in a year. He was the favorite heading into Augusta last year before his fall. As things are headed, it is crazy to think that he will have the lowest ownership among all the high salary golfers. DJ is 4th in SG: Tee To Green, 14th in SG: Putting, 14th in SG: Around The Green, and 1st in par 4 and 5 scoring.
Other Golfers To Consider: Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas
Jon Rahm (DK: $10,300, FD $11,300)
Despite the talent, Rahm has yet to break thru in a major. He has only 1 Top 25 in career majors. His price is simply to high for me to play on either DFS websites. The talent and stats are still there but his hot temper can get the best of him. Rahm currently sits outside the top 125 in SG: Approach The Green and Driving Accuracy.
Other Golfers To Consider: Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
($8,900 to $7,600 on DraftKings)
Sergio Garcia (DK:$8,500, FD: $11,300)
It is kind of strange that guy who won it last year has kind of been the afterthought this week. Sergio Garcia is 1st in SG: Approach The Green and SG: Tee To Green. He is also getting his fair share of birdies ranking 9th in birdie or better %. If Sergio can putt as well as he did last year, why can’t we have a repeat champion at Augusta?
Other Golfers To Consider: Paul Casey, Bubba Watson
Louis Oosthuizen (DK:$8,100, FD: $9,900)
Louis Oosthuizen always shows up on my GPP radar for majors. As he sang himself last year, he i s Mr. 2nd place finish. Guess what? 2nd place is always darn good for what his price is on DraftKings or Fanduel in majors. Oosthuizen has finished in the top 25 4 of the past 6 Masters. I think most players will rather may up a little more for Hideki Matsuyama or another top player on DraftKings.
Other Golfers To Consider: Alex Noren, Hideki Matsuyama
Ian Poulter (DK: $7,600, FD:$9,200)
Ian Poulter is red hot the last 2 weeks but I think he is set to collapse this week. He was already talking about feeling exhausted after the Sunday match play in Austin. After his late Sunday playoff win in Houston this week, is there anything left in the tank for 4 grueling days at Augusta? Even though he has been hot, Poulter is still only 159 SG: Putting and 183rd in Scrambling.
Other Golfers To Consider: Patrick Cantlay, Henrik Stenson
($7,500 and below on DraftKings)
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (DK:7,300, FD: $7,400)
Rafa Cabrera- Bello missed the cut last year but finished T17 the year before. His price is great for a world class ball striker. It is crazy how cheap he is on Fanduel considering how he is the 25th world ranked golfer right now. Before the MC last week, he finished in the top 30 5 events in a row.
Other Golfers To Consider: Kevin Chappell, Gary Woodland
Bryson Dechambeau (DK:$6,900, FD: $9,200)
The mad scientist finished T21 in his 1st try at the Masters back in 2016 as a amateur. He is 31st in SG: Approach The Green, 14th in SG: Tee To Green, and 11th in Birdie Or Better %. Putting has been an issue this week but he is much better on bentgrass than any other surface so far in his career.
Other Golfers To Consider: Xander Schauffele, Hao-Tong Li, Adam Hadwin
Tony Finau (DK: $7,100, FD: $9,900)
Augusta has not been kind to 1st timers, which is the case for Tony Finau this week. He is very cheap but extremely popular. There are other plays in the same price range that I will be going with instead of Finau this week. Around the green is where Finau is having the most trouble this year. This is where course knowledge would come in handy so maybe next year.
Other Golfers To Consider: Francesco Molinari, Brian Harman
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