AT&T Byron Nelson: Top 5 DraftKings fantasy picks

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Defending champion Sergio Garcia headlines a strong field at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson. Who will come out on top?

The Byron Nelson fantasy games beckon. With all the hustle and bustle of the Players Championship behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the AT&T Byron Nelson. Once a resident of the PGA Tour’s lower tier of events, the Nelson has begun to attract more and more big names over the past few years, and the result has almost always been compelling golf. TPC Four Seasons is already tricky course, and when the wind blows, things can get truly crazy.

This event uses the standard qualification criteria, meaning that some of our favorite reshuffle names are back in play. Generally speaking, this event is kinder to the more experienced players, but a relative newcomer could easily rise up and take it — that’s what Keegan Bradley and Brendon Todd did in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Another three years have gone by — can any of these guys lock up their PGA Tour status?

Either way, there are plenty of fantasy options to choose from this week. Without further ado, let’s get to my featured picks. These five names have a great chance to provide value this week, so be sure to mull them over when constructing your lineup. As always, each player’s DraftKings salary is listed next to his name.