AT&T Byron Nelson Fantasy Sleeper Picks


The PGA Tour stays in Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship this week. The Byron Nelson is played at the Four Seasons Resort a par 70 that clocks in at 7,166 yards. As you might expect ball-striking is key and with wind and rain in the forecast accuracy and controlling your ball in the wind may be the biggest test this week.

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The salary cap this week seems a bit odd on DraftKings. There are a lot of big name, quality golfers you can grab very cheaply. Finding room for the expensive golfers like Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Jason Day this week seems very easy and manageable.

As I say, there are a number of golfers so I’ve just kept it down to five. And typically the fantasy sleeper picks are names that aren’t that recognizable, but again this week’s salary is pretty soft. So, I say take advantage of some of the quality golfers at a cheap price. This week they are technically sleeper picks.

Graham DeLaet– I may be pushing it a bit with Graham DeLaet considering he isn’t just a super cheap pick up, but I don’t know, he’s cheap enough. Plus, DeLaet is struggling this year so he fits.

While DeLaet isn’t having a great year by any means, he is improving. He has made the cut in three of his last four tournaments. Plus, he has found a home at the Byron Nelson.

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It’s a bit like the Waste Management Phoenix Open, it doesn’t matter what his form is he seems to play well there and here at the Byron Nelson. DeLaet has finished in the top ten the last two years.

Hunter Mahan– It may be a surprise, but Hunter Mahan hasn’t played here at the Byron Nelson since 2010. Plus, Mahan hasn’t had the best of success here. From 2010 to 2008 his best finish is a T-42.

I mention Mahan this week because you don’t usually get a discount on a quality golfer like Mahan at an event like this. If you want a golfer that will make the cut at a cheap price, Mahan is pretty much the perfect pick up.

Jason Dufner– Jason Dufner is trending in the right direction. Dufner is hitting 66% of fairways and greens and his Strokes Gained: Tee-To-Green is .708.

It isn’t the 1.100 he had last year that ranked 13th on Tour, or the .811 in 2013, or the 1.345 in 2012, but he is improving. Last week was an encouraging sign where he did finish in a tie for 43rd. Not a terrific performance, but something he can build off of.

Again, if you want a high floor golfer with the potential of bigger things, you might want to think about adding Dufner on your team as he looks like a safe bet considering the golfers that are around him.

Morgan Hoffmann– I’ve been riding on Morgan Hoffmann for awhile now and he has been hot ever since The Masters. He did have the hiccup, which was to be expected, at The PLAYERS aside from that though Hoffmann has been excellent.

This looks like another great week to pick up as Hoffmann is two-for-two here at the Byron Nelson with a T-16 last year and a 5th place finish in 2013.

Brian Harman– Brian Harman burned me two weeks ago at the Wells Fargo Championship. But, aside from that Harman has been playing very well the past four weeks.

Last week, he finished T-10 and the Byron Nelson fits his game this week as well. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go low again this week.

Last year, Harman finished tied for 29th and in 2013 he finished T-27.

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