PGA Golf Fantasy: AT&T Byron Nelson DraftKings Picks, Lineup, Rankings - 5/17/18
The 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson
AT&T Byron Nelson: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Trinity Forest Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We make our way to Texas for the fourth time for the AT&T Byron Nelson, and it’s time to put together a DraftKings lineup that has a chance to cashout. With a salary of $50,000 and six slots to fill, here goes. Last week our team finished with 293 fantasy points, and that’s without updating the Paul Casey pick due to him withdrawing at the last minute. I had an outside chance to win by head to head matchup if I updated the pick.
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Satoshi Kodaira, $7,700 - Satoshi Kodaira has no history at the Byron Nelson and just missed the cut in the Players Championship. But Kodaira did win the RBC Heritage and had a top-30 performance at the Masters, so it’s not all bad. When he’s made the cut the last three times, Kodaira has earned no less than 55.5 fantasy points. I’ll take a stab here based on the price.
Scott Piercy, $8,400 - Scott Piercy is another player who has struggled at times making the cut, but he’s been a great fantasy value when he plays on the last day, which includes 77 points in the RBC Heritage. Piercy has also finished 26th or better in four of his last six appearances at the AT&T Byron Nelson, which includes a fifth place finish back in 2013.
Rory Sabbatini, $8,600 - Rory Sabbatini has earned 60 or more fantasy points in each of his last six tournaments and s pretty much zero threat to miss a cut based on his current form. Sabbatini also won this tournament back in 2009 and has made the cut in 12 of 18 appearances. Hard not to like Sabbatini as a solid fantasy pick based on this price and his consistent history.
Sergio Garcia, $10,100 - After a couple of risky plays that hopefully pay off, I need a sure thing pick, and that’s Sergio Garcia. He’s a two-time winner at this event and has finished no worse than 20th each of the last four years. Garcia is also due for a breakout fantasy performance after some serious duds the last three weeks. The Spaniard should get things back on track this weekend.
Richy Werenski, $7,100 - Richy Werenski has been god awful in terms of making the cut this year, and he’s played only two rounds at the Byron Nelson. It’s usually all bad if trying to make Werenski a dark horse fantasy pick. However, he’s turned things around lately, with top-25 finishes in three of his last four events. Last week, Werenski got fantasy owners 85.5 points with just a $6,600 price tag. Here’s to another breakthrough performance at a cheap price.
Martin Laird, $7,900 - Martin Laird hasn’t had great showings at the Byron Nelson, but he’s finished 26th or better in five of his last eight events and has been kind to fantasy owners with 80-plus points in his last two starts. Laird has now earned 80.5 or more points in three of his last six events. This is another value play that could pay off in a big way given the lack of funds for my roster.
Remaining Salary: $200