Best PGA DFS Golf Lineup

Break up the PGA DFS chart and our AT&T Byron Nelson DraftKings picks with our top plays, top fades, and how to build a winning lineup.

A sophomore, the AT&T Byron Nelson will be staying at the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX this week, a week before the PGA Championship. With the tune-up factor in play, we’re looking at a strong field — much more so than 2021 — that should be fun to tackle for our DraftKings picks and build our PGA DFS roster.

After a bit of a cold spell, our lineup made money last week, albeit for a minimal return. Nate Lashley’s retirement and my now-faltering confidence in Tyler Duncan limited the lineup’s ceiling, but Max Homa (winner) and Cameron Young (T2) pushed the lineup significantly to make money in the DraftKings tournaments.

Let’s try not only to make money again, but to become even better. We go through the top plays and top fades in each price range before building our lineup.

DraftKings Picks for AT&T Byron Nelson PGA DFS Lineups: Top Plays

$10,000: Justin Thomas ($10,600) – It’s really baffling that Justin Thomas has been stopped from winning since THE PLAYERS last year. Simply put, he’s playing well enough to win and a birdie-fest might be the recipe for him. I’m not in love with the $10,000 range this week, but think if you go up there Thomas is the best play of the week. Also consider: Jordan Spieth ($10,100)

$9,000: Will Zalatoris ($9,400) – That was really down to Zatoris and Sam Burns, both of whom have a chance at an overall win this week. Since I hung my flag on the island of Willy Z, I drive with it. For a points bonanza that requires great distance and irons to take full advantage of, this seems like the time for Zatoris to shine and maybe claim his first win on the PGA Tour. Also consider: Hideki Matsuyama ($9,900), Sam Burns ($9,500), Joaquin Niemann ($9,300)

$8,000: Aaron Wise ($8,100) – Wise is another player I’m happy to fit into the recipe this week given what he’s doing. He’s been hitting the ball lately and the short game continues to be a concern. However, I don’t think he’s necessarily going to be penalized too much on pedestrian greens this week, which leads me to love the benefits that Wise presents with this type of pricing. Also consider: Talor Gooch ($8,600), Jhonattan Vegas ($8,400), Adam Hadwin ($8,000)

$7,000: Kurt Kitayama ($7,400) – After two straight top 15 results I don’t know how you look at Kitayama and you don’t like what you see. He drives the ball with tons and has been one of the best iron and approach players in this area lately. Winning on the greens too, I can’t believe this award and run to have it in almost every lineup. Also consider: Seamus Power ($7,900), Davis Riley ($7,700), Lanto Griffin ($7,700), KH Lee ($7,500), Luke List ($7,300), Matthew Wolff ($7,200), Patton Kizzire ($7,100), Patrick Rodgers ($7,000)

$6,000: Hudson Swafford ($6,700) – You may have forgotten, but Swafford has already won on the PGA Tour this year and taken home on The American Express. He’s been up and down since then but has four straight-missed cuts, including three top-40 finishes. To be honest, I’m trying to avoid the $6,000 range in this tournament as the value ranges from $7,000 to €9,000. If you need to dive down here, Swafford is a solid game with some upsides. Also consider: Wyndham Clark ($6,900), Doc Redman ($6,800), Austin Smotherman ($6,600),

DraftKings Picks for AT&T Byron Nelson PGA DFS Lineups: Top Fades

$10,000: Scottie Scheffler ($10,900) – Some might think this is becoming a habit, but I’m fading the top golfer on the board again this week. Yes, Scheffler has been scorching hot – but now he’s coming off a long layoff and the week before the next Major after winning The Masters. I don’t normally buy into the tune-up narrative, but I think it’s relevant here. Even if he’s playing decently, Thomas and his boys have more upside in the $9,000 range while saving a bit of cash for the rest of your lineup.

$9,000: Tommy Fleetwood ($9,000) – If you’re just looking at recent results, Fleetwood might tempt you. He’s been on a tear with the top 20 lately. However, he was average or worse on the approach which will be so crucial at TPC Craig Ranch as he gains a ton around and on the greens. I don’t like that style for a scoring fest this week as you have to be in good position so I’m in full overfade from Fleetwood.

$8,000: Adam Scott ($8,700) – Scott doesn’t necessarily play badly, having only missed the cut once this season on THE PLAYERS when he went wrong side in the brutal draw. However, the edge just isn’t there, as is the case with the guys around him in the $8k range. He’s only had one PGA Tour finish in the top 20 since November and doesn’t appear to be in great shape overall. As the most expensive player in this class, I’m passing it on this week.

$7,000: Matt Kuchar ($7,700) – Kuchar was my fade last week and I’m back at it, albeit for different reasons. He plays well enough and like a veteran, but his style of play doesn’t seem conducive to success in a birdie fest. Kuch should come out and not be a disaster by any means, but I just don’t see the advantage I’m making with many others in this space.

AT&T Byron Nelson: Best DraftKings Golf Lineup

  • Sam Burns ($9,500)
  • Will Zalatoris ($9,400)
  • Jonathan Vegas ($8,400)
  • Aaron Wise ($8,100)
  • Kurt Kitayama ($7,400)
  • Patton Kizzire ($7,100)

Tell me why this lineup doesn’t take first place?

I’m turning my back on the $10,000 range even though I really like Justin Thomas just for the value he offers and, just as importantly, because I don’t have to dip into a $6,000 range that I don’t like .

Burns is a stud – and one of BetSided’s Iain MacMillan’s all-time winner picks – who finished second here last year and may be even better now. Vegas is also trending strongly with three straight T18s or better and strong play that should suit this course.

The big one to watch is Kizzire, but he finished third at the AT&T Byron Nelson last year and with four T33s or better in his last five starts, he may be tempted to do so again. I like it as a cheap option to make the cut and compete well again in this place.

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John Verrall

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