Texas Open: Top 5 DraftKings Picks for TPC San Antonio

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Charley Hoffman is the defending champ at the Valero Texas Open, but look to others if you want the best fantasy value.

Fantasy managers have gotten used to dealing with stacked fields over the past couple of months, but this week’s Valero Texas Open will provide us with a different experience. The tournament occupies a somewhat awkward spot on the PGA Tour schedule, so most of golf’s elite stars are taking this week off.

We’re going to have to adjust our approach accordingly. In some cases, middle-tier players are now frontrunners, and the glut of players currently stuck in reshuffle hell means that those with course experience should be at an even bigger advantage than usual. This week’s fantasy picks are designed to exploit what we know about this event at every turn, focusing on players with strong track records as well as ones whose statistical profiles are a match.

With tricky greens and a tendency for the wind to blow, the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio usually provides a tough test. Charley Hoffman won last year’s event, but you won’t find him on this slideshow — instead, I’ve focused on more cost-effective options.

Without further ado, let’s get to it. Here are five solid bets for fantasy success at the Valero Texas Open. Each player’s DraftKings salary is listed next to his name.