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2018 Masters DFS Golf Sleeper Picks

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We know this is posting very late, so we are going to assume that you know all about the layout of Augusta National, who won the Masters last year, blah blah blah.

Let’s get straight to the picks.

I believe in putting my money where my mouth is, so every one of these players below I have at least one share of, but more often than not I have multiple shares. I also like to work my way up, so I will start with the deepest of options.

Before I get into the specific picks, however one quick recommendation. Stay away from the bottom dozen picks or so. The pricing this week is pretty soft. There is absolutely no reason to scrape the bottom of the peanut jar this week.

Most of the bottom options were once great golfers but are legacy winners. They won the Masters previously and earned the right to play every year. But they are more likely to be wearing dark socks and sandals than donning a new green jacket. And those that are not legacy winners? If you like them, give me a call, I’ve got an electric hot dog washer I’d like to sell you.

2018 Masters DFS Golf Sleeper Picks

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Dylan Frittelli ($6700)

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I will start by mentioning that I might go as low as Chez Reavie at $6600 on DraftKings given that he was priced at $9200 not too long ago. But since I don’t have Reavie in a single lineup, let’s talk about Frittelli, whom I do.

Frittelli is making his first appearance at both the Masters and a PGA major. That alone is enough to deflate his price in this rich field but he is also coming off a missed cut last week in Houston. However, he made 14 straight cuts prior to last week. He is a very accurate iron player, which is a key to winning at Augusta.

Jimmy Walker ($6900)

Do not play Walker in your cash games. However, I love him in a GPP.

Lyme Disease cost him his 2017 season and he is not coming in with the greatest form. However, there have been some positive signs like his 8th place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach. And let’s not forget that he was the 2016 PGA Championship winner so he does have a major under his belt.

Walker also had a T-18 last year here at the Masters and is a perfect four-for-four in making the cut. I have multiple shares of Walker as I like him as my 6th golfer in a large GPP.

Bryson DeChambeau ($6900)

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Walker is definitely a high-risk, high-reward choice but no one might be more boom-or-bust than B-D-Champs.

He withdrew from the Honda Classic and attempted to play the Valspar only to WD after a first round 76. And just when you thought it might be time to write him off, he nearly wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

I am little concerned about DeChambeau’s short game. However, given his short career, he has a lot more experience at Augusta than others at this point including a Top 25 finish when he competed as an amateur.

Pat Perez ($6900)

Initially, I was going to pass on Perez as I always think of him as a “West Coast golfer”. But he’s playing some of the best golf of his career and is currently 21st in the OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings).

While he’s not exactly Jack Nicklaus at Augusta, he did finish T-18 at the Masters last year. I think he finishes in that range again. I went from nearly passing on him to now loading up on him.

Zach Johnson ($7000)

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Plain and simple, Johnson is extremely underpriced. I have him in a ton of lineups, despite the risk.

Should he miss the cut this week, that will be three years in a row of missed cuts at The Masters. On the positive side, he is a former Masters winner.

Throw in the fact that he is 10th in SG: Approaching the Green, and has six Top 25s this year, I think ZJ’s Masters missed cut streak ends this week.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat ($7100)

The phenom has quickly become a fan favorite with his flashy watches, flashy cars, and frankly, his flashy game. He is an extremely strong player with his irons, and is fearless on the greens. He’s been riding his hot flat stick to success all over the world.

I thought the Masters might put a little starch in his shirt, but then later this week I learned he competed here previously, a noteworthy T-15 in 2016. That is more indicative of his ceiling this week, but a Top 25 finish would not surprise me. At $7100, that’s well worth the cost.


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