DraftKings 2016 Masters Pricing
Excitement is building ahead of the first major of the year. The 80th edition of the Masters will soon be getting underway at the Augusta National Golf Club. Naturally, this is a wonderful time for golf fans, with the Masters being one of the biggest highlights of the sporting calendar. For daily fantasy sports fans on DraftKings, the enjoyment is even better as the Masters represents a great opportunity for people to win some cash.
In order to be successful when playing PGA DFS, you need to make the right selections and do your research. Today, we’ll try and help you out by offering some info and opinions on the current player pricing available on DraftKings. With millions of dollars up for grabs on the industry-leading site, you’ll certainly want to do everything you can to have the best chances of winning.
Breaking Down Augusta
First of all, let’s consider the course itself and the history of this event. Augusta is quite a unique course, which helps to make the Masters a very special occasion. The course itself is relatively long and has a par of 72. There are plenty of tricky turns, high points and wide fairways throughout the various holes, but the most important element of the course in general is its length.
Augusta plays especially well for guys who can hit the ball huge distances. Having a good drive is really important here, so that’s worth bearing in mind when you make your fantasy selections. Another thing to consider is experience and history. Players who have done well on the course and understand its unique elements are more likely to succeed, so banking on newbies or inexperienced golfers could be a very risky strategy.
What Golfers Currently Look Like Values
Now let’s look at some players you should definitely be considering for inclusion in your fantasy rosters. The number one name on the list is Adam Scott. On DraftKings, Scott has a salary of $11,900. That’s $600 less than the most expensive player on DraftKings’ list: Rory McIlroy.
However, Scott has quite possibly been the very best player in the game in recent weeks, so we’re quite surprised that he isn’t ahead of McIlroy in the salary ratings. The Australian has been doing everything right lately, helping himself to a pair of wins at The Honda Classic and the WGC Cadillac Championship. Every aspect of his game has been world-class lately and he really seems primed to have a great time at this year’s Masters. This tournament can be won by the man who successfully negotiates the course’s tricky par 5 holes and right now, Scott is the best-ranked player on par 5s.
Our other top pick for this tournament is Rickie Fowler. The Californian is priced quite reasonably by DraftKings at $10,900, below the likes of Bubba Watson and Jason Day. Just like Scott, Fowler has been on fire so far in 2016. He very unfortunately missed out on a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, losing in the playoff to Hideki Matsuyama, but he still has managed to earn a victory this year at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Statistically, he’s performing at a higher level than ever before and has vastly improved his driving. It’s easy for critics to say that Rickie has never won a major, but he’s been very close multiple times. He can clearly handle big pressure situations and offers excellent value for your DFS roster, with a lot of upside potential.
Now let’s move on to some of the great value players that can help to fill out your roster. One example is Danny Willett. On DraftKings, the Englishman will cost just $8,000 and plenty of DFS fans will be looking to him as a great-priced selection. He won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February, nearly claimed a second victory at the WCG Cadillac Championship, and has been demonstrating some really solid play lately. His strong drives should entertain the spectators in attendance.
Meanwhile, Louis Oosthuizen could also be a man to add to your roster. The South African knows what it’s like to win a major and always ups his game for the big tournaments. He’s finished in the top 40 of every big championship he has ever entered and is known for keeping a cool head under pressure. He’s priced at $8,800 and could be a super value selection.
Another value option is Ryan Moore. Moore offers a lot of upside potential, being priced quite low at just $6,800. He’s had a very consistent run so far in 2016 with several top ten finishes. He’s also got decent history on this course, having made the cut two times in his younger years as an amateur and also earning a pair of top 15 finishes. Just last year at this very event he tied for 12th and he really offers a lot of value. A
Another bargain selection is Vaughn Taylor, who costs only $6,200 on DraftKings. The veteran recently earned his first PGA Tour win in over a decade at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. After earning a spot at the Masters, we can be sure that Taylor will do all he can to make the cut. He has good history in Augusta, with a T10 finish to his name, and could pull off a bit of a surprise this year.
Every time a golf major comes along, DFS experts can spot one or two players that simply being priced way too high for their actual ability. This time, the overpriced title is going to Henrik Stenson. The Swede is priced at $9,600 and we just can’t recommend him to DFS players. Stenson is a great player and currently ranks as the 7th best golfer on the planet, but Augusta is not the course for him.
He can drive with the best of them, but his putting leaves a lot to be desired. To succeed in the Masters, every aspect of a player’s game needs to be on point. It’s not impossible that Stenson could surprise everyone, but based on statistics and current form, coupled with the fact that he recently suffered a knee injury, we can’t see him doing too well.