Valspar Championship: 4 Potential DraftKings Cash Game Rosters

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4 DraftKings rosters for the Valspar Championship that minimize risk & maximize reward.

While Jordan Spieth (12,800) attempts to go back-to-back at Valspar, he will have to fend off a stronger field than he did last year.

The field at Valspar Championship is stronger than in past years. The Top 15 players in DraftKings pricing are all good bets. Danny Willet (10,800), Charl Schwartzel (10,200), Branden Grace (9,500), Graeme McDowell (9,200), and Webb Simpson (8,900), for example, will all be hanging around to compete this season.

While in the past weeks team managers have aimed to fit as many bombers in our DraftKings rosters as possible, things are going to be different at Innisbrook Resort. The stats for concern this week are Driving Accuracy, Approach from 125 to 150, Strokes Gained Tee-to-green, Strokes Gained Putting, and 3 Putt Avoidance.

It’s no surprise to those who play DraftKings weekly, that for cash games we are looking to make rosters that are full of safe players who will make the cut.

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Quick Note: A Cash Game is a head-to-head, double up, or 50/50 contest. These are the lowest risk contests, and a majority of your weekly fantasy sports allowance should be invested in these games.

The high priced core players that you want to build a cash roster around are Henrik Stenson (11,500) and Matt Kuchar (9,800). Both of their games set up well for this course, and they provide salary relief in comparison to Spieth.

The next tier of golfers that fit this courses profile are going to be crucial in your roster construction. I’m looking at Graeme McDowell (9,200), Kevin Na (9,100), and Webb Simpson (8,900) as potentials. You could even skip Stenson & Kuchar, and go with these 3 if you want to take a more balanced lineup approach.

The next drop-off is steep, and there aren’t many players here that you should feel comfortable with in a cash lineup.

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Someone I do feel comfortable using is Will Wilcox (6,800). I know it’s strange to feel comfortable playing someone who is missing half of his cuts, but the price is right, and he has made 3 of his last 4. I think he will benefit from being able to club down and focus on accuracy instead of distance. If Wilcox can begin to show even a glimpse of how he played last season, we could see him easily break the Top 20 of this tournament.

Colt Knost (6,700) is a cuts-made machine (10/10) and he should also benefit from a course that is tailored to a player who isn’t long off the tee. Knost is currently one of the most accurate drivers of the ball, and has been putting and scrambling well.

Zac Blair (6,200) is a great cheap pick that should be considered in all formats. His game is all about accuracy, and this weekend he won’t be at a disadvantage due to his lack of distance off the tee.

Given these considerations, here are four cash rosters that I would suggest:

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These are additional players that I might consider for a cash game roster.

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Harris English (9600)

Branden Grace (9,500)

Ryan Moore (9,300)

Gary Woodland (8,400)

Danny Lee (8,000)

Charles Howell III (7,900)

Chez Reavie (7,300)

Steve Stricker (7,200)

Francesco Molinari (6,900)

Daniel Summerhays (6,600)

Vaughn Taylor (6,500)

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I really can’t go too much deeper here, as the risk of a player missing the cut far outweighs the benefit of the salary savings. As always, enjoy the game and play at your own risk.