PGA Tour Fantasy Golf DraftKings Picks – Valero Texas Open
Lock of the week:
Brendan Steele $9,900 – Steele is a major steal in our cash and GPP lineups this week. He’s been extremely consistent this season having not missed a cut all year. Southern Texas is also the site of his first PGA Tour victory. He checks major stat categories that line up with success at TPC San Antonio. Steele gains strokes off the tee, approach, and scrambling.
Tony Finau $8,400 – Tony is in solid form right now, having played well in Texas a few weeks ago. With the last few weeks off, he’s also well rested. Finau a top scorer and birdie maker, plus, he’s the kind of bomber and SG: Off the tee guy who can really take advantage of this course with his length. His Vegas odds are exactly the same to win as Patrick Reed, and Reed’s $1300 more expensive on DraftKings. We love Finau in cash or GPP contests.
Luke List $7,600 – List missed the cut last week at The Heritage at a course that was NOT suited for him, but was in tremendous form prior. He was owned around 15 percent in most DraftKings GPPs and may go a little under utilized this week. List gains strokes off the tee and can take advantage of his length at San Antonio. Vegas has his odds to win equal to those of Ollie Schniederjans, who is $600 more expensive on DraftKings. Make sure List make your list among value plays this week.
JJ Spaun $7,800 – Spaun is a Web.com graduate, making a huge impact on the PGA Tour in his first season. He gains strokes off the tee and makes a ton of birdies. He’s only missed three cuts all year, and has played the longer tracks very well. We like JJ a lot in GPPs this week as we suspect he’ll be under 10 percent owned.
Best bargain basement option
JT Poston $6,900 – JT has only missed one cut all year, and that was back in January. He’s also logged three top 20’s in the last month. Poston is extremely accurate with a phenomenal short game. He’s not long, but he’s so deadly with the rest of the game that he makes up for it. JT checks the stat categories in Birdie or Better % and SG: Approach. Consider him a solid cut-making cash play for $6,900.
Player to avoid
Zach Johnson $9,300 – ZJ has good course history, but the course looks like it’s going to play slightly different than normal, being soft and wet this week. Length is going to be more of an issue here, and Zach just isn’t in the greatest ZJ form. He hasn’t had a good finish since Waste Management, which was the week of the Super Bowl. He’s not checking the recent stat categories, and given the price tag in a field where anyone can win, we’re not a fan of paying up for him.