Top DFS Picks for the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson

| May 11, 2021 8:59 am PDT

Six golfers are priced at $10k or higher on DraftKings for the AT&T Byron Nelson. Want to boost the chances of your roster being unique?

Pass on all six and head your lineup with a non-PGA Tour member who missed the cut last week. Grab a pair of guys in their 40s and latch onto a dude who missed 8 of 11 cuts. 

Follow those steps, and your AT&T Byron Nelson DFS picks probably won’t be duplicated.

Time to uncover these mystery men.

Will Zalatoris – $9,700

A missed cut at Quail Hollow is going to have many casual DFS’ers pumping the brakes on clicking on Zalatoris at TPC Craig Ranch. Do not fall into that trap.

Instead, take advantage of his ownership being a bit depressed.

Remember, TPC Craig Ranch is a brand-new venue in the PGA Tour rotation. While most in the field are seeing the track for the first time, Zalatoris gets to sleep in his own bed and compete at a golf course he knows well.

Marc Leishman – $9,200

Marc sputtered at the start of the Florida Swing missing cuts at Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass. However, his game has slowly but surely rounded back into form in the time that has passed.

Marc Leishman – Last Three Starts
Date Event Result
3/28 WGC-Match Play T28
4/11 Masters T5
4/25 Zurich Classic 1

One of my favorite DFS Picks for the AT&T Byron Nelson, Leishman finished 7th at the 2008 Korn Ferry Tour Championship held at TPC Craig Ranch.

Ryan Palmer – $9,100

Owner of the second-longest active streak of consecutive cuts made (15), Ryan Palmer has been quite dependable. He is landed 17th or better eight times this season and has racked up a trio of top-4 finishes.

In terms of fantasy golf on DraftKings, Palmer is extremely reliable thanks to ranking 14th in birdie average and 7th in eagles.

  • 15th in par-4 scoring average
  • 4th in par-5 scoring average

If Ryan can hold it together on the four par-3s, look for the 44-year-old Texas native to throw his hat in the ring.

Matt Kuchar – $8,200

Do not look now, but Matt Kuchar is quietly stringing together some really solid rounds. Since finishing 3rd at the Match Play in Austin, “Kuch” has added a T12 at the Valero Texas Open and a T18 at the RBC Heritage.

What especially caught my attention was Matt cracked the top-20 in Hilton Head despite losing close to two strokes around the greens. Normally a stout chipper and putter, the data points toward Kuchar’s ball-striking being much improved.

Assuming he can get the flat stick to cooperate, Matt figures to be one of the best AT&T Byron Nelson DFS picks.

Tom Hoge – $7,200

Other than being a product of nearby TCU, here is a tidbit about Tom Hoge that may pique your interest.

Hoge competed at second stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School at TPC Craig Ranch back in 2011. Not only did Tom get through, but he also finished 6th on the heels of being the only man in the field to shoot 70 or lower in all four rounds.

Hoge’s missed 5 of his last 10 cuts, but 4 of those made cuts have resulted in top-25 finishes. Including a couple of T12s in Pebble Beach and San Antonio.

J.J. Spaun – $6,600

J.J. Spaun got off the schneid this past week in a big way. As in J.J.’s T18 at the Wells Fargo Championship marked the first time he finished inside the top-50 since the season opener in Napa.

Some may think it was a fluke, but I happen to believe it is the precursor of what’s coming next.

Spaun led the field in putts per GIR and clocked in 4th in driving accuracy. He made the 7th-most birdies among the entire field.

Another top-20 at this price tag will go a long way for your lineup.

My 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson DFS Lineup for GPPs

  • Will Zalatoris – $9,700
  • Marc Leishman – $9,200
  • Ryan Palmer – $9,100
  • Matt Kuchar – $8,200
  • Tom Hoge – $7,200
  • J. Spaun – $6,600

What do you think about these DFS Picks for the AT&T Byron Nelson?

Zalatoris and Palmer give you some hometown flair; Leishman and Hoge give you positive tournament experience at this venue. Riding with Kuchar and Spaun attaches you to a couple of golfers who are amid playing their best golf of the season.

Ready to attack some of the other betting arenas this week on the PGA Tour?

Michael Wynn

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