2020 Masters PGA DFS Value Picks

by Mark Strausberg
2020 Masters PGA DFS Value Picks

Masters week is always a little different and that's why we are giving you something different--my 2020 Masters Debutantes DFS value picks.

I mentioned earlier this week that it has been over 40 years since Fuzzy Zoeller won at Augusta while playing it for the first time. It is one course that truly rewards experience. So I will say right off I don't think any of the players I will highlight below are going to win. However, you don't have to win to be roster-worthy. After all, at least five of the six spots on even the winning Milly Maker entry are not going to be winners!

But I am not just looking at producers. Colin Morikawa for example is a 2020 Masters debutante and I think he will do fine. However, "fine" is not enough given how DraftKings and FanDuel have priced him. If I'm including a 2020 Masters debutante on my roster, he needs to be someone who far outproduces his salary.

Like most weeks, I am playing on multiple sites--DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo!, and even RTSports! However, DraftKings is definitely my preferred site of choice, so I am including that price in parenthesis here next to the golfer's name. I also have ordered the golfers in descending order of salary for your convenience.

Enough jibber-jabber. Which 2020 Masters Debutantes should you select for your dance card?

2020 Masters PGA DFS Value Picks

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Matthew Wolf ($8500)

Morikawa will be joined by fellow classmate and debutante Wolff soon a major championship winner. Probably not this week, but the pedigree is there. Wolff nearly won both of the two majors he has played so far. (second at the U.S. Open, fourth at the PGA Championship).

I know, horseshoes and hand grenades. But in both of those events, he gained over seven strokes on approach. If he does the same this week, I promise you he will be in contention.

Furthermore, Wolff is sixth in driving distance, seventh on approach, and eighth in birdies. You are not going to get Wolff this cheap very often and I'd pounce now while you can.

Scott Scheffler ($7800)

There are pros who have been on tour 15 years who still haven't had a season like Scheffler's 2020 season. One of the biggest losses in my opinion due to the Coronavirus was us being denied seeing Scheffler in the US Open. He ended the 2020 season with an absolute flourish of six top 25 finishes to finish near the top of the FedEx Standings.

He's not as white-hot so far this early 2021 season, but he's not terrible either. He looked good in both the Houston Open and the ZOZO Championship with top 40 finishes in both.

His stats back it up. He's 38th in driving distance but an even more impressive 27th in driving accuracy. Those stats are great, but one of the key stats this week will be shots gained off the tee. Scheffler is 10th in shots gained off the tee this season. Fade Scheffler at your own peril.

Cameron Smith ($7300)

If nothing else, there's this....

Smith and Si Woo Kim are fairly close in price on FanDuel, which lead to a discussion I had with some others about whom I'd rather roster. Kim has the higher ceiling, but Smith has the far better floor. Smith has started the 2021 season well, with four straight top-40 finishes.

He's 42nd in par breakers and has become one of the better iron players once again. That iron play has helped him notch six top-25s in his last seven starts, including a T4 at two weeks ago at ZOZO Championship. There a few debutantes priced right above him like Abraham Ancer that might be popular GPP picks, but I'd rather go with the high floor, even in a GPP, that Smith brings.

We go from one Cameron to another.

Cameron Champ ($7100)

We know that those who can "hit bombs" (thank you Phil Mickelson) often perform well at the Masters. And few can hit the ball farther than Cameron Champ. He is currently fourth in Driving Distance. He's not as strong as Scheffler is in shots gained off the tee, but he is still a respectable 38th in that stat.

I'm also going to mention this now only because you might hear about it a lot this week. Cameron Champ is bi-racial. And as we know, that Woods fella is bi-racial as well. Woods finished in 41st place the first time he played Augusta. I would not be surprised to see Champ better that mark.

Jason Kokrak ($7000)

Kokrak is one of my favorite golfers. He does not take things too seriously, as we can see from his tweet from yesterday:

Want more proof? Go check out Kokrak's Twitter profile. His jovial nature can be seen even there. Or don't. But I will definitely be rooting for Jason Kokrak this week. If Kokrak doesn't do it this week, it will be because of his putting. His ball-striking resembles the Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnsons far more than the other players priced at this level.

Kokrak is fourth in birdies, 11th in par-5 scoring, 12th off the tee, and 14th in driving distance. If he can keep the flat stick churning as it has, he should easily outproduce his salary.

Sebastian Munoz ($6700)

If this wasn't the Masters, I would absolutely LOVE Munoz at this price and be heavily invested. Even so, I will still have a few shares of Munoz as I love the way he is playing right now. He has four Top 30s in a row so far this season. And he ended the 2020 season on an absolute heater with three Top 20 finishes.

Of all the players here, Munoz's might be the most out of whack. I would probably still roster him even if he was in the 7Ks. I don't see him finishing in the top 20, but at this price he might be one of the best values of all the 2020 Masters debutantes.

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