2018 British Open: Fantasy golf consultant picks for Carnoustie

Need assistance with your fantasy-golf lineups for this week’s British Open during Carnoustie? Our fantasy-golf experts are here to help.

From picks to win to DraftKings bargains to players to avoid, here are some options for we to consider:

Geoff Shackelford

Projected champion: Rickie Fowler. Loves links golf, would like some breeze to make things engaging and has been here early to get ready, prepping with a T-4, 14-under opening during a Scottish Open. Putting has hold him behind in 2018, though removing here early will help, as will ostensible to be in a unequivocally good place following his Masters heartbreak.

Also like: Alex Noren, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka. No surprises here. Noren is one of a best in world, loves links golf and seems prepared to go. Tiger will be relegated to a lot of stingers and that creates him additional dangerous, while Johnson comes in sensitively prepared to revenge his U.S. Open weekend. Koepka can ribbon manacles off a tees here all week and behind adult his U.S. Open win.

Sleeper: Danny Willett. Game has been rounding into form with Sean Foley’s help. Injury free, he seems tighten to imitative a golfer who won a 2017 Masters. A T-19 during a Scottish and T-6 during a Irish Open advise he’s enjoying links courses again, too.

DraftKings bargain: Brandon Stone ($6,900). Last week’s Scottish Open leader during Gullane posted a final-round 60 and changed to No. 110 in a world. The South African, who stopped for a crater of coffee during a University of Texas, says he’s finally found something after most searching. He’s also unapproachable to have finally overcome his awful record on links courses.

Fade: Matt Kuchar. Missed cut during a Scottish has him struggling a year after personification a best 4 rounds of his life though winning.

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Brentley Romine

Projected champion: Rickie Fowler. The final dual winners during Carnoustie were first-time vital winners. No reason Fowler, a loyal partner of links, can’t continue that trend.

Also like: Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson and Zach Johnson. Fleetwood rallied to post a important finish final year during Birkdale and his display during Shinnecock final month shows he’s not fearful to go low in majors. Casey is only so unchanging and only seems like he has to win one of these soon. If Stenson’s bend is good, he has a ballstriking ability to win another Claret Jug. Johnson, during 80-1, competence be a best value in a field.

Sleeper: Sean Crocker. I’m going unequivocally deep. At 500-1, it’s value a shot to take a former USC standout to finish top-10. Might we supplement that we highlighted Austin Connelly and Chan Kim to any make sound final year – and they both did.

DraftKings bargain: Gary Woodland ($7,000) and Emiliano Grillo ($6,800). Have listened some gibberish about Woodland being a dim equine this week. Went with Grillo a year ago to play good and he didn’t, though he’ll enter this year’s Open personification most improved golf than final year.

Fade: Phil Mickelson. Not good during Carnoustie in dual trips. Might keep motorist out of a bag, that will assistance – only not adequate to aver a pick.

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Dan Kilbridge

Projected champion: Dustin Johnson. Two wins this deteriorate and it still feels like rather of a disappointment. He hasn’t finished worse than T-17 in a singular contest and kind of got screwed personification in that final organisation Saturday when conditions got out of palm during a U.S. Open. This is a week DJ adds vital No. 2.

Also like: Paul Casey. The British Open has been an aged man’s diversion of late (Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke) and a 40-year-old has finished T-17 or improved in 5 of 6 starts given winning a Valspar, including a T-2 his final time out during a Travelers.

Sleeper: Stewart Cink. Past champion with a span of top-5 finishes over a final month. Lack of stretch during age 45 won’t harm utterly as most with how quick a fairways are playing. We like his chances notwithstanding still being dissapoint that he attacked us of a biggest sports story of all time by violence a 59-year-old Tom Watson 9 years ago.

DraftKings bargain: Emiliano Grillo ($6,800). Finished T-12 in his British Open entrance in 2016 and has sensitively amassed 5 top-10 finishes this season, including during dual of a toughest courses on Tour in PGA National and Quail Hollow.

Fade: Jordan Spieth. The fortifying champ hasn’t had any extract during all given his Sunday assign during a Masters. He’s 40th(!) in a FedEx Cup rankings and needs to spin his deteriorate around in a hurry. we don’t consider this is a week he gets it going.

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Gerry Ahern

Projected champion: Justin Thomas. The World No. 2 has been a indication of coherence this season, notching dual wins on Tour and is roughly always in a hunt. A take during 20-1, notwithstanding prior links struggles, we like final year’s PGA champion to supplement his second vital win.

Also like: Francesco Molinari. The Italian has had a hottest dabble around and is entrance off a win during a Quicken Loans National and a T-2 during a John Deere Classic. Momentum.

Sleeper: Sergio Garcia. We haven’t listened most from a Spaniard given his T-9 during a WGC-Match Play. But he loves personification a British and if he can control himself off a tee and make a few putts he could be dangerous.

DraftKings bargain: Eddie Pepperell. The Brit was runnerup during final week’s Scottish Open. Won his initial European Tour eventuality during a Qatar Masters in February. A good value during $7,000.

Fade: Phil Mickelson. Expect a hangover from Lefty’s U.S. Open meltdown on a greens to continue during Carnoustie. He’s struggled here, blank cuts in 1999 and 2007.

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Kevin Casey

Projected champion: Jon Rahm. we indeed like his “as many drivers as possible” plan on a march where a severe is flattering soothing and undulated fairways don’t make laying behind a string to equivocate trouble. The Spaniard enters in superb form, too, with tip fives in his final dual starts. It’s time for a 23-year-old.

Also like: Justin Rose, Patrick Reed and Jason Day. Amazingly, Rose’s best Open finish stays his T-4 as a 17-year-old pledge in 1998. But he was T-12 during Carnoustie in 2007 and enters this week with tip 10s in his final 4 starts. Reed’s T-23 during Scottish Open had a lot some-more firepower than that finish showed and he takes unimaginable certainty into majors with 3 true tip 5s in a large ones. Probably not a best march fit here for Day, though see Merion for how he can understanding with that and he’s a large name personification good (T-12 in his final start, a win only dual months ago). That should be of merit, nonetheless he’s depressed underneath a radar.

Sleeper: Danny Willett. Yeah, I’ll right divided note this could totally blow adult in my face. But we can’t assistance though notice a new T19-T6 run from Willett (who also placed T-8 during a BMW PGA). He looks as good as he has in years and we know his firepower. Hey, it’s value a shot on a 2016 Masters champ.

DraftKings bargain: Jason Dufner ($6.900). This baked-out blueprint (demanding some correctness off a tee, neutralizing length somewhat) with greens that are surprisingly soothing (meaning a reduce round moody can work) sounds like a good fit for Dufner’s game. Dufner hasn’t played given a U.S. Open, though he finished T-25 there.

Fade: Jordan Spieth. The fortifying champ has emphasized this week about how he doesn’t need his best diversion to win. That doesn’t enthuse confidence. Just don’t consider a self-belief is there for a clever pretension defense.

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Alistair Tait

Projected champion: Alex Noren. The Swede warmed adult for Carnoustie by winning a French Open, and is in a form of his life after a good PGA Tour campaign. Oh, and a normal age of Open winners in a final 10 years is 36. Noren incited 36 final week.

Also like: Ian Poulter. Plays links golf good and has a runner-up on his record (2008).

Sleeper: Ryan Fox. Has had dual good weeks of links golf, so has good outward possibility of apropos second Kiwi winner.

DraftKings bargain: Charley Hoffman. At some indicate he has to play 4 plain rounds in a major. It could be this week.

Fade: Jordan Spieth. Don’t see a fortifying champion apropos initial actor given Padraig Harrington to repeat as champion. He’s had no form during all this season.

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