Want to win a daily fantasy sports contest based on the Masters golf tournament, including that $2.2 million event at DraftKings? We aggregate some of the strategy floating out there in the fantasy universe:
Contests are going at several daily fantasy sites, starting on Thursday. (Go here for a synopsis of all the contests you can enter.) DraftKings, DraftDay and Victiv are all holding guaranteed prize pool tournaments based on the Masters.
Dustin Johnson, JB Holmes, Louis Oosthuizen and Jimmy Walker are considered good plays nearly across the board. Experts are staying away from big names like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Masters Golf Daily Fantasy Sports:
RotoGrinders’ latest lineup advice is fairly unconventional, with none of the true favorites appearing on the roster. Dustin Johnson is the highest profile player selected here. The others? Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen, JB Holmes, Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Russell Henley, and Morgan Hoffmann.
RotoExperts gives you some options, based on salary cap levels:
A-List: Adam Scott and Bubba Watson (Alternates: Henrik Stenson & Rory McIlroy)
B-List: Jason Day and Paul Casey, or Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth (Alternates: Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood and Jimmy Walker)
C-List: Patrick Reed and Branden Grace (Alternates: Miguel Angel Jimenez and Louis Oosthuizen)
DailyRoto doesn’t narrow it down a ton for you, giving you 18 possible plays:
High end: Jason Day, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson
Second level: Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Hideki Matsuyama
Mid-range: Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Bill Haas, Miguel Angel Jimenez
Scrubs: Branden Grace, Brendon Todd, Stephen Gallacher, Kevin Na, Vijay Singh
DFSR offers choices again by salary cap tier:
Tier 1: Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson
Tier 2: Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker
Tier 3: Lee Westwood, Billy Horschel, J.B. Holmes
Tier 4: Chris Kirk, Kevin Na
FantasyAlarm actually suggests Tiger Woods as a play, which goes against the grain. FA offers its best plays, based on the respective salaries at DraftKings:
Lee Westwood, Jimmy Walker, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker, Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Kevin Na, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Jose Maria Olazabal, J.B. Holmes.
More tier-based plays from FantasyWired:
Top tier: Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson
Mid tier: Jimmy Walker, Louis Oosthuizen, Billy Horschel, J.B. Holmes
Sleepers: Ryan Palmer, Russell Henley, Kevin Na, Vijay Singh