AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am picks, sleepers for daily fantasy golf contests

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am picks, sleepers for daily fantasy golf contests

The PGA Tour and a bunch of celebrities make their manner out to iconic Pebble Seaside this week for the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am. This match is much like the CareerBuilder Problem in that the occasion is unfold out over three programs throughout the first three days after which the top-60 gamers make the lower and play host course Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks for the ultimate Sunday spherical. It’s necessary to notice that it’s the highest 60 that make the lower this week, not prime 70, so there’s more likely to be a decrease variety of 6/6 lineups in each day fantasy golf contests this week.

When it comes to problem, Pebble Seaside Golf Hyperlinks (Par 72; 6,800 yards) and Spyglass Hill (Par 72; 7,000 yards) are the harder of the three programs, whereas Monterey Peninsula (Par 71; 7,100 yards) sometimes performs the best of the bunch. None of those programs are very lengthy, with Pebble Seaside being particularly quick for a Par 72 course. This results in a fairly clear profile of what it takes to achieve success round right here: Hit the fairways and arrange your quick iron/wedge play. It’s no shock that glorious wedge gamers reminiscent of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Brandt Snedeker all have elite historical past at this occasion.

A significant component to control this week is the wind. All three programs are alongside the coast and uncovered to the weather. Proper now, Saturday is projected to be extraordinarily windy, and it might be value concentrating on gamers who play Spyglass on Saturday as a consequence of it being the one course that’s considerably protected against the wind by timber. I additionally need to try scrambling, because the tough and poa greens at Pebble can are usually difficult, so saving strokes at an occasion that tends to be a birdie-fest shall be essential come Sunday.

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DraftKings pricing this week is actually attention-grabbing, as there are some clearly mispriced gamers that may drive heavy possession towards sure golfers and a stars-and-scrubs roster development. With each participant assured three rounds and solely the highest 60 making the lower, I extremely suggest getting contrarian in tournaments by leaving some wage on the desk or taking some pictures at low-owned gamers within the $7,000-$eight,000 vary.

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AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am picks (Day by day Fantasy Golf)

Prime-Tier Targets

Dustin Johnson $11,700

For my part, Johnson has simply one of the best wedge sport on this planet, and I’ll closely goal him anytime we get to a course that require quick method pictures. DJ is a multi-time winner of this occasion and can play three rounds together with his typical celeb companion and father in-law Wayne Gretzky. He’s the most costly participant and can seemingly garner heavy possession, however he is unattainable to fade at an occasion the place he has such good historical past and that matches his sport completely.

Rory McIlroy $11,100

Oh boy, right here we go once more. I rode Rory week-in and week-out final season regardless of his nagging accidents, and it admittedly value me large time. McIlroy is now wholesome and already seems again to his greatest after some sturdy performances over in Europe, and I’m trying to go in heavy on him but once more in 2018. That is his first time enjoying this occasion, however I actually don’t have considerations about that in the case of elite degree gamers like Rory. I’m nonetheless below the impression that McIlroy at his greatest is best than anybody else at their greatest, and at a birdie-fest occasion like this, I would like all of the Rory I can get.
Match Pivots to Contemplate: Jordan Spieth

Mid-Tier Targets

Brenden Grace $9,100

Grace is a man to have a look at for pairing with one of many $10,000-and-over gamers. Like McIlroy, he doesn’t sometimes play this occasion, however in idea his sport ought to be a pleasant match for Pebble Seaside. Grace hits a ton of fairways and greens, which can play properly at Pebble’s programs, and he is a wonderful wind participant if the gusts begins whipping on the weekend. He must also be decrease owned than guys like Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay, and Paul Casey in the identical worth vary.

Matt Kuchar $eight,800

Within the mid-range for money video games it is all about Kuchar but once more. The man is simply Mr. Consistency and is in good kind coming off a powerful efficiency on the Waste Administration Open. Kuch doesn’t have a lot in manner after all historical past and missed the lower at this occasion final season, however his mixture of hitting fairways and quick iron play ought to set him as much as rebound this time round. A case may be made to fade him in tournaments, however for money video games there aren’t many gamers safer contemplating the worth.
Brandt Snedeker $eight,100

I’ve been driving Sneds for the previous few weeks with up and down outcomes, however I’m not leaping off now, as he simply appears to like Pebble Seaside. Snedeker isn’t lengthy off the tee however retains it in play and is without doubt one of the greatest quick iron and wedge gamers on tour. He has gained this occasion twice to go together with a couple of different sturdy finishes right here. He badly needs to qualify for the Masters in April and desires to begin racking off some top-10 finishes or get a win to get there. The $eight,100 price ticket can be interesting, as you’ll be able to simply pare him with one of many top-tier choices or a couple of different $eight,000-plus gamers.
Match Pivots to Contemplate: Patrick Reed, JB Holmes, Kevin Streelman

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Worth Targets

Rafa Cabrera-Bello $6,900

I discussed that DraftKings badly mispriced a couple of gamers, and Cabrera-Bello is well essentially the most egregious. There is no such thing as a universe the place Rafa ought to be priced below $7,000 in an occasion like this, I imply, he’s the No. 21 participant on this planet … sheesh. It’s a must to assume that his possession shall be upwards of 25-30 p.c, which is insane for a participant this low cost, however there’s simply an excessive amount of worth and expertise available right here with Rafa regardless of the heavy possession.
Russell Henley $6,600

The following stunning worth is Russel Henley at $6,600, which is simply $100 off minimal wage. Certain, he’s missed the previous two cuts, however he missed them each on the quantity so I’m not overly involved. He additionally doesn’t love poa greens, however I imply, come on, there isn’t any manner a man pretty much as good as Henley, who has top-10 upside, ought to be virtually stone-cold minimal worth. Give me a minimum of three rounds of Henley over anybody else on this worth vary 10 out of 10 occasions.

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