Top DFS Picks for the 2022 Valero Texas Open

| March 29, 2022 6:09 am PDT

Two weeks ago, Sam Burns became my first top pick to win this season. Last week, Scottie Scheffler became the first member of my DFS lineup to score the victory. It’s a good thing Scheffler won because the rest of my DFS lineup didn’t make the Round of 16.

The PGA Tour returns to traditional stroke play with the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. This is the final tournament before the Masters, and everyone would love to build momentum for the season’s first major.

Let’s check out my 2022 Valero Texas Open DFS picks.

Corey Conners ($9,800)

Corey Conners comes into the Valero Texas Open with some momentum. Conners finished third in the WGC Match Play, marking his first top 10 of the season. He’ll look to make it back-to-back with a great performance at TPC San Antonio.

Conners has three starts in the tournament. He finished 26th in his first start, but check out his 2019 numbers.

  • First Round: 69 (-3)
  • Second Round: 67 (-5)
  • Third Round: 66 (-6)
  • Fourth Round: 66 (-6)

He had a wild final round that included ten birdies and four bogeys, but Conners defeated Charley Hoffman by two strokes to earn his first career PGA Tour victory. That performance is the primary reason Conners leads my DFS picks for the 2022 Valero Texas Open.

Conners should build on his third-place finish last week.

Chris Kirk ($9,400)

Before missing the cut in THE PLAYERS Championship, Chris Kirk was riding a hot streak with back-to-back finishes of seventh or better. The 36-year-old hasn’t won since 2015, but the Valero Texas Open could end that streak.

Kirk has been boom or bust at TPC San Antonio. He has a pair of missed cuts and a 48th-place finish. His other results are why he is among my Valero Texas Open fantasy picks.

  • 2015: -1 (8th)
  • 2016: -7 (13th)
  • 2018: -10 (8th)
  • 2021: -9 (6th)

He has been on the verge of winning the Valero Texas Open, but he always comes up a few shots short. The first round has been his weakness, as he hasn’t shot in the 60s in seven starts.

Because of that, it shouldn’t take long for us to see if he’ll contend for the win.

Kevin Streelman ($8,700)

Kevin Streelman had a rough start to the season, but he has turned the corner. Over the last month, he has three finishes of 22nd or better, including a seventh-place finish in the Valspar Championship.

Streelman earns a spot among my 2022 Valero Texas Open DFS picks because of his recent success in the tournament.

  • 2018: -10 (8th)
  • 2019: -14 (6th)

He rallied in the final round to score a top 10 finish in both years. His eight-under 64 in the final round of the 2019 tournament was the lowest round in that year’s tournament.

Unfortunately, he dealt with the same issue as Chris Kirk. Streelman shot a combined two-over in the first round in 2018 and 2019. He’ll have to fix that if he wants to be one of the top fantasy golf picks for the 2022 Valero Texas Open.

Charley Hoffman ($8,200) 

Charley Hoffman has hit a rough patch in his season. He hasn’t finished better than 65th in his last six starts. That might scare some off as a Valero Texas Open fantasy pick, but his history in the tournament tells a different story.

Hoffman scored a top-three finish in 2011 and 2013, but his best performance at TPC San Antonio came in 2016.

  • First Round: 66 (-6)
  • Second Round: 71 (-1)
  • Third Round: 70 (-2)
  • Fourth Round: 69 (-3)

Hoffman entered the final round two shots back, but a birdie on the last hole earned him a one-shot victory in the Valero Texas Open.

He has continued his successful play with back-to-back second-place finishes. There’s no doubt he should be a part of your fantasy golf picks for the 2022 Valero Texas Open.

I’m not the only believer in Hoffman this week, either. Anthony Haage has him as one of the best bets in his 2022 Valero Texas Open betting guide.

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Lucas Glover ($7,400) 

Lucas Glover hasn’t been terrible this season, but he only has one finish better than 30th. That was a fifth-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii, so he’s capable of competing for wins.

Last year, Glover picked up his first PGA Tour victory in ten years. A few months before, he did this in the Valero Texas Open.

  • First Round: 73 (+1)
  • Second Round: 67 (-5)
  • Third Round: 70 (-2)
  • Fourth Round: 66 (-6)

A poor first-round left behind too far back, but a final round 66 moved him into the top five. That was his second straight top 15 finish at TPC San Antonio. That’s why he is among my top DFS picks for the 2022 Valero Texas Open.

Glover could surprise some people with a great performance.

Brandt Snedeker ($6,300) 

We’ve talked about a few players having bad seasons, but Brandt Snedeker might top everyone. He has missed the cut in nine of his 13 starts, including his last five tournaments. I might be a little crazy for picking him, but I’m counting on a bounce-back performance at TPC San Antonio.

His first start in the Valero Texas Open was in 2011. He finished fourth that year, but it’s hard to value data from 11 years ago. Instead, let’s check out his performance from last season.

  • First Round: 72 (E)
  • Second Round: 67 (-5)
  • Third Round: 72 (E)
  • Fourth Round: 68 (-4)

A sixth-place finish marked his only top 10 of the 2020-21 season. DFS players would love to see him replicate that performance.

My DFS Lineup for the Valero Texas Open 

  • Corey Conners ($9,800)
  • Chris Kirk ($9,400)
  • Kevin Streelman ($8,700)
  • Charley Hoffman ($8,200)
  • Lucas Glover ($7,400)
  • Brandt Snedeker ($6,300)

My 2022 Valero Texas Open DFS picks don’t feature a heavy hitter. I took a more of a depth approach, with four golfers that can finish top 15 and potentially compete for the win.

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