PGA Golf Fantasy: US Open DraftKings Picks, Lineup, Rankings - 6/14/18
The 2018 US Open
US Open: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Shinnecock Hills Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
After earning money the last two weeks, our team for the FedEx St. Jude Classic completely bombed, as three of the six golfers failed to make the cut. Win some, lose some in this business. We now turn our attention to the U.S. Open and are focused on turning things completely around. Of course, for DraftKings, we have six sections and a $50,000 to spend.
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Louis Oosthuizen, $7,800 - Louis Oosthuizen has earned a combined 177.5 fantasy points in his last two events and has consistently been a good golfer this season with seven top-25 finishes in 11 events. Oosthuizen was also runner-up in the 2015 U.S. Open and has top-25 finishes in his last three appearances here. Oosthuizen is a nice value play at this price.
Patrick Reed, $8,500 - Patrick Reed has earned no less than 74 points in each of his last six events and hasn’t missed a cut since The Honda Classic back in February. Reed has also either won or finished runner-up in his last two major appearances, and finished 13th or better in five of his last seven major appearances. Reed is too good to pass up at this price.
Brooks Koepka, $9,000 - Brooks Koepka has been hit or miss fantasy wise in terms of top tier results, but he’s money in the majors where he has 10 straight top-25 finishes. Koepka is one of my top-two plays to win this weekend, and considering he’s much cheaper than some of the bigger names, he’s hard to pass up when it comes to my fantasy lineup.
Phil Mickelson, $8,600 - Phil Mickelson has a combined 176 fantasy points in his last two events and is playing some rather confident golf at the moment. Of course, Mickelson is one of the more experienced players when it comes to majors, and while he does have a string of recent missing the cut, he usually is a big stage player and has piled up countless top-10 finishes. In his form, Mickelson should have a solid performance this weekend.
Paul Casey, $8,000 - Paul Casey has a top-20 finish in three of his last four events and has earned 78.5 or more fantasy points during that stretch. Casey has never won a major, but he does have three top-10 finishes since 2016, and he’s finished 15th or better in five of his last six appearances. Casey is another strong pick that fits right into our budget.
Tommy Fleetwood, $8,100 - Tommy Fleetwood has earned 81 or more fantasy points in his last three events when you include his EURO play. Fleetwood has made the cut in 18 of his last 19 events overall, and he has an average finish of 15.5 place in two US Open appearances.
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