2017 Masters: Top 5 DraftKings Picks for Augusta

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Rickie Fowler — $9,300

He’s got to do better on Sundays if he wants to rival peers like Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth in the victory count, but as the PGA Tour’s leader in first round scoring, Fowler has still put together a strong season to this point. His solid results are reflected in his statistical prowess, making him a reliable fantasy option for the first major of the year.

With five consecutive top 20 finishes, Fowler will head into this week with a fair amount of momentum. Over that stretch, he’s picked up a trio of top fives, including a victory at the Honda Classic in February and a tie for third at the Shell Houston Open just last week. That bodes well for his chances at the Masters, where he’s gone five-for-six with a tie for fifth in 2014 and a tie for 12th in 2015. To top it off, he ranks third on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: approach-the-green and ninth in strokes gained: putting, and he tied for fourth in the field in greens in regulation in Houston last week.

At $9,300 in DraftKings, Fowler won’t come cheap, but you get what you pay for. Everything’s pointing to another good result for him this week, so invest with confidence.