We are one day out from The Masters and everyone is refreshing their favorite wind tracking website by the minute. Although it may be difficult to project when the wind hits, the one thing we can project is that there are some nice contests being run on FantasyDraft this weekend. This will be our first weekend playing on FantasyDraft as the format is much more favorable than others. Sign up below with the link for DailyFantasyPress for 4% cash back in entry fees you play.
We wrote up a much more extensive course preview for Augusta that you can find here. With the pricing much tighter on FantasyDraft, you really need to think about roster construction. This can give us an edge over the casual player. We dug through the salaries and there are only 27 players on FantasyDraft that are considered a “bargain price” as compared to Draftkings pricing. It is much more difficult to roll out a stars and studs lineup minimizing mega chalk. If you want our comparison for pricing between the sites send us a message on twitter @dailyfntsypress and we can send it over.
Here are some picks that we like on FantasyDraft that we will be using to start our lineups:
Justin Rose (18,300) – Rose is one of those “bargain” plays when comparing the pricing between the sites. If you didn’t need a reason to already load up on Rose, this is an added benefit. Many of my lineups will start with Rose. A course horse with 11/11 made cuts and two straight top-10’s, $18,300 is just simply too cheap for Rose. I could see Rose rattling off another top-10 and possibly putting on the green jacket come Sunday. Ranking 11th in SG:T2G, 34th in Par 5 Scoring, checks the box as a course horse, Rose will be a staple in my lineups.
Rickie Fowler ($18,100) – Yes, he missed the cut here last year. He is a different golfer this year and just looks so confident out there. If you have followed us the past month you can probably tell that we have loved Rickie Fowler this year. And it has paid significant dividends. Rickie is 11th in SG: Tee to Green, 12th in SG: Approach the Green, 32nd in GIR, and 32nd in Par 5 Scoring. Bonus statistics: Rickie is 7th in Par 4 Scoring and 1st in Scrambling. We will be riding the Fowler wave this week.
Paul Casey ($16,600) – As compared to other sites, Casey is actually more expensive on FantasyDraft. This is just simply where he should be priced at and will not lead me off him. Casey has played Augusta well the last 2 years finishing 4th and 6th. He also comes into the Masters in great form with 6 straight made cuts. This Englishman is 18th in SG: Tee to Green, 5th in SG: Around the Green, 26th in SG: Approach the Green, 36th in GIR, and 8th in Scrambling. Casey hasn’t been rolling the rock that well. However, putting has the most variance as a statistic so if the putter can get hot this weekend Casey will going low.
Louis Oosthuizen (18,300) – Louis is coming into the Master’s with 4 Top 25 finishes in his last 5 years at Augusta. He gets a favorable tee time on Thursday morning and will get to play in less wind compared to the afternoon folks. Oosty ranks 18th in Strokes Gained: off the tee and 36th in Strokes Gained: around the green. He plays Augusta well and is coming in with great recent form this year.
Tyrrell Hatton ($15,600) – It can be intimidating to take a first timer at Augusta. However, we can make an exception. Hatton is an excellent golfer coming into the Masters in great form with 6 straight top 15s. In his limited PGA events this year, Hatton is 19th in SG: Tee to Green and 6th in SG: Approach the Green. As a bonus, Hatton is 1st in SG: Putting.
Other players to consider: Brandt Snedeker, Hudson Swafford, Pat Perez, Emilliano Grillo
Players to Avoid
Henrik Stenson, Jason Day, Bubba Watson