Best DFS Picks for the 2020 Masters
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Check out my top Masters DFS picks to help you decide who should make your final cut.
Dustin Johnson – $10,000
It’s borderline criminal that the #1-ranked player in the world who is playing absolutely lights-out is the fifth-highest priced golfer on DK.
Dustin Johnson's last 6 finishes:— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) November 8, 2020
Not much more needs to be said for the current groove DJ is in.
Now throw in a stretch of 6th-4th-10th-2nd during his last four trips to Augusta, and consider the soft conditions we can expect to see.
Frankly, $10k seems like a substantial discount for the value Dustin brings to the table.
Xander Schauffele – $9,800
A bloated ownership % is one reason not to include Xander Schauffele as one of your DFS picks for the Masters. With that being said, that’s about the only legitimate justification for not being infatuated with the “X-Man” in fantasy golf this week.
Performing favorably at the majors has come to be expected, and why not after rattling off 7 top-10s in his first 13 starts. Six of those are top-6 showings – one of which was a T2 at Augusta in 2019.
Hideki Matsuyama – $8,700
After making just seven birdies across the first two days in Houston, Hideki Matsuyama ripped off seven “tweeters” on Saturday and seven more on Sunday. Any concerns surrounding the status of Hideki’s game heading into the Masters were put to bed thanks to his T2 at the Houston Open (led the field in birdies).
Assessing Matsuyama’s stats in Space City, all facets of his game were clicking – including the all-important flat-stick (6th in putts per GIR, 10th in SG: putter). In other words, all signs are pointing toward a fruitful week.
Justin Rose – $7,700
Flying well under the radar, here’s one of my sleeper picks for the Masters who also makes a ton of sense on DK. 24 birdies and an eagle last time out (Zozo Championship) hints at Justin’s ability to roll the rock, but it’s Rose’s history at Augusta National that makes him a surefire play.
Not only has the Englishman reeled off five consecutive top-14s at the Masters, but he’s finished 25th or better in nine straight. Runner-up here in 2015 and 2017.
Kevin Kisner – $7,100
Born, raised, and living just 20 or so miles east of Augusta National, this southern gentleman is excited to get the 2020 Masters underway. After finishing 37th and 43rd in his first two appearances (2016, 2017), 28th in 2018 and 21st in 2019 allude to Kisner feeling more and more comfortable on this layout.
He might not be the longest guy, but he’s a fantastic putter and hits a ton of fairways. He’s also displayed a propensity for playing well under pressure and is armed with a consistent right-to-left shot shape.
Corey Conners – $6,600
Speaking of a guy who has no problems turning it over from right-to-left of the tee, locking Corey Conners in at $6,600 gives you all sorts of maneuverability with your Masters DFS picks.
The more I study this venue and the soft conditions they are expecting, the more of a premium I’m placing on ball-striking – namely SG: Off-the-Tee and SG: Approach.
Well, there was one player who ranked inside the top 13 in both of those statistics in 2019-20. His name wasn’t Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, or Dustin Johnson – it was Corey Conners.
My 2020 Masters DFS Lineup for GPPs
- Dustin Johnson $10,000
- Xander Schauffele $9,800
- Hideki Matsuyama $8,700
- Justin Rose $7,700
- Kevin Kisner $7,100
- Corey Conners $6,600
No matter how you slice it, $10,000 is too cheap for DJ. Xander Schauffele is a total gamer who is yet to let me down, and I loved what I saw out of Hideki Matsuyama last weekend in Houston.
Plugging in Justin Rose as a Masters DFS pick represents a ton of dependability, and inserting Kevin Kisner allows you to target a premier putter who loves hitting a draw.
Rounding out a Masters DFS lineup with Corey Conners lets you attach yourself to a superb ball-striker who is playing well as of late (8th at the Zozo Championship, 24th at the Houston Open).
More Masters Picks and Predictions for 2020
Making DFS picks for the Masters gives you a chance at an enormous sweat on Sunday. But what about making Masters predictions and placing bets on who wins the tournament?
It’s extremely important to know where to bet on the 2020 Masters. Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to attack the best props and ink in the rest of your picks.