Brooks Koepka, Tony Romo are the headliners (for different reasons)
The AT&T Byron Nelson is set for May 9-12 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas. 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 AT&T Byron Nelson 2019 lineup looks like:
Brooks Koepka ($11,400)
It's not a major, so he might not win, but Koepka's by far the best player in a weak Nelson field, and he's using the event as a tune-up for his PGA Championship defense next week. Brooks has decided to show up at a few non-majors this season, with a win at the CJ Cup in October and a T2 at the Honda in March. Last stroke-play appearance was a T2 at The Masters. No course history to go on; he skipped last year's tournament debut at Trinity Forest. Third in Tour in eagles, and there's a drivable par-4 this week, so you do the math.
Scott Piercy ($8,400)
Piercy's 40th birthday in November ushered in some of the best play of his career. He has seven top-20 finishes this season, including a T3 at Harbour Town two weeks ago, where he shot four rounds under par. Tenth on Tour in GIR.
Ryan Palmer ($8,000)
Coming off a win at the Zurich, where he was paired with Jon Rahm, Palmer is a value play this week. He's fifth on Tour and the best in the field in Birdie Average (4.66), and he's 11th in GIR. His results are starting to catch up with his ball striking.
Russell Knox ($8,000)
Like other courses in Texas' windswept midsection, the breeze is the primary defense at Trinity Forest, and the Scotsman is among the Tour's better wind players. He's also 22nd in SG: Approach the Green, so the ball striking is there. Not many elite finishes, but not many missed cuts, either.
Scottie Scheffler ($7,900)
The Web.com regular has posted four straight top-seven finishes on that tour and locked up his PGA Tour card for next season with a playoff loss at the Nashville Golf Open over the weekend. A Dallas local who had a T20 at the Valero a few weeks ago, so he's feeling right at home this week.
Tony Romo ($6,000)
Why not take a flyer on this former Cowboy, playing on home turf on a sponsor's exemption? He's a member at Trinity Forest, so he'll be comfortable. He has no illusions about winning, but a relaxed Romo could play well. We're predicting that the king of pigskin prognostication will be around for the weekend.