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Fantasy Golf Picks: The Valspar Championship

Justin Rose is a good fantasy pick for The Valspar Championship golf tournament

Justin Rose is a good fantasy pick for The Valspar Championship golf tournament

The Valspar Championship golf tournament is set for March 8-11 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.

Here's what our best Valspar Championship 2018 DFS lineup looks like:

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Justin Rose ($10,000)

The Valspar has attracted its best-ever field this year — Spieth, Rory, Sergio, Henrik, Tiger, among others. But at this price, Rose is the best bargain among the board’s top tier. The world’s fifth-ranked player, Rose has been on an absolute tear since a MC at the PGA in August: 11 top 10s worldwide, including three wins. And he has a solid history at the Valspar. 

Tony Finau ($9,400)

Last year, Finau had the best weekend round at the Valspar — a closing 64 to finish fifth. Tony’s a tee-to-green tiger (7th in SG:TTG) who’s done everything but win over the last seven months. Trust us: The wins will come, maybe starting this week. 

Matt Kuchar ($8,200)

We’re playing the odds here: Kooch is too good and too consistent to stay in the mini-slump he’s been in, relatively speaking. He fits the tight Copperhead track like a glove with four top 15s at the Valspar since 2009. He's yet to miss a cut this season despite a middling statistical profile. He’s due for a breakout.   

Luke List ($7,800)

Luke makes this week’s list because he was last seen going toe-to-toe with the world’s hottest player in a playoff loss at the Honda to Justin Thomas. It was List’s fifth top 20 of the young season and his fourth straight finish in the top 26. Last year’s T27 at the Valspar included an opening 68-69.

Jason Dufner ($7,800)

Duf just keeps showing up and cashing checks with that simple, grooved swing of his. He’s nine for his last nine at the Valspar, including a T11 last year and a T22 in 2016. Keep in mind that he’s also good for the occasional out-of-nowhere win, like at last year’s Memorial.  

Rory Sabbatini ($6,800)

After making a lot of unwelcome noise early in his career, the field’s other Rory has been quietly going about his business, with a couple of top 20s among his last four outings. He’s missed the weekend only once in his last six Valspars.