This week’s fantasy golf picks include a wide variety of price points that you can use to cash in BIG!
Jimmy Walker- $24,000
Walker is the second most expensive golfer this week, but an easy choice as my top pick. His recent form is outstanding with a seventh place finish in the Farmers Insurance Open last week, a second place finish at the beginning of January in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and a win the following week at the Sony Open. What pushes Walker over the top is his dominant run of success at Pebble Beach. He is the reigning champion of this event, and since missing the cut in 2010 he has tied for ninth place finishes in 2011 and 2012 and a tied for third in 2013 firmly establishing that last year’s win was more than a fluke.
Chris Kirk- $17,300
When compiling my list of top golfers every week it is imperative that I look over Vegas Insider’s and Pinnacle Sports’ betting lines for discrepancies in pricing and betting odds. Kirk immediately stands out as a guy checking in at a discounted rate. Both Vegas Insider and Pinnacle Sports have Kirk ranked as the ninth most likely golfer to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, yet he’s 12th most expensive DFS option. Kirk hasn’t been lighting the world on fire this year, but there is something to be said about making the cut in all six events he’s played this year, with three top-25 finishes (one of which is a top-10), and 26 of 28 made cuts last year. He’ll rack up points from start to finish of the tourney, and with two wins on tour last year, there is no doubt he’s capable of sealing the deal if he’s in the mix for the win on Sunday.
Middle Tier Plays
Spencer Levin- $15,650
Levin bounced back from a pair of missed cuts at the Phoenix Open and Humana Challenge with his second best finish of the 2015 season tying for 11th in the Farmers Insurance Open. He’s made the cut in five of seven events this year with three top-25 finishes, one of which was a 10th place showing at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October. There is more to like about Levin that his play this year, too, his play in the last five years at Pebble Beach is noteworthy. He missed the cut last year, and didn’t play in the event in 2013, but he finished tied for 46th in 2010, tied for fourth in 2011, and tied for ninth in 2012.
Bryce Molder- $14,550
Recent form is likely to scare some DFS gamers away, but Molder is a monster at Pebble Beach. Since 2010 he’s made the cut in all five times playing in this event with a tied for 69th place finish looking like an extreme outlier from his other results that include a tied for 10th last year and in 2010, a tied for sixth in 2011, and a tied for 12th in 2013.
Alex Cejka- $10,850
With Walker tying up 24% of the $100,000 salary cap, a guy like Cejka is a worthwhile dice roll to allow for spending on the other touted golfers in this piece. The veteran of more than 25 years as a pro golfer has been all-or-nothing in eight events this year with five missed cuts and three top-25s. His results in the last five years playing at Pebble Beach actually mirror his 2015 results in the all-or-nothing sense with two missed cuts and two top-25s.