2018 AT&T Byron Nelson expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 AT&T Byron Nelson expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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This is going to be a difficult, awkward week for fantasy golf for a pair of reasons. The first is the AT&T Byron Nelson will be played at a new venue this week, with the Coore and Crenshaw design at Trinity Forest Golf Club taking over for TPC Four Seasons, at least for a few years.

The other reason is the Nelson has a very weak field. A half-dozen of the world top 50 are there, and Jordan Spieth leads the way. It seems like guys don't want to take on a new course, particularly one unique like this host. So that means we're digging deep to find values.

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2018 AT&T Byron Nelson rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Jordan Spieth -- Spieth is the stud of the field here, and his approach play is fantastic. His distance putting is great, which should work on bigger Coore and Crenshaw greens.


2. Marc Leishman -- Leishman hasn't played well in his last two starts, and they both came on Pete Dye tracks. He'll do much better on a golf course allowing more freedom of thought.

3. Jimmy Walker -- Walker is back. He's played great his last three times out, and his approach play is sublime. He's 15th on the PGA Tour in three-putt avoidance.

4. Adam Scott -- Big week for Scott. He has to remain in the world top 60 to avoid going through US Open qualifying. His strong approach game and Aussie background should help here.

5. Matt Kuchar -- Kuchar is one of the best players in the field, so he should get a nod here. However, he has enjoyed a very middling season to this point.

6. Charles Howell III -- CH3 has played some nice golf of late, and he has a good combo for his SG: Off the Tee ranking. Putting reasonably well this year.

7. Sergio Garcia -- I know Garcia isn't playing well right now, and that's probably got something to do with being a new dad. However, Garcia knows Ben Crenshaw really well, is a member at a design of his in Austin and probably will like this week.

8. Chez Reavie -- Reavie is one of the few highly-ranked SG:Approach players this week, and his three-putt avoidance is OK. Has potential to do really well here.

9. Billy Horschel -- Horschel sort of flies in the face of my formula this week, with his SG: Off the Tee leading the way, and his SG: Around the Greens being terrible. But he'll hit a lot of greens this week, and his putting is good enough.

10. Hideki Matsuyama -- I feel like I have to mention him here because of his potential great fit here. He nearly won at Kapalua a few years ago. But he's playing very poorly this season.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Adam Scott - $9,200
  2. Charles Howell III - $8,700
  3. Scott Piercy - $8,400
  4. Maverick McNealy - $8,100
  5. Russell Knox - $8,000
  6. James Hahn - $7,600

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