Fantasy golf expert picks: 2018 Safeway Open

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Fantasy golf expert picks: 2018 Safeway Open

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Fantasy golf expert picks: 2018 Safeway Open

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

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

Brentley Romine

  • Projected champion: Patrick Cantlay. Won in Las Vegas last year and is closing in on the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He’ll need to putt better to win, but I think it happens this week.
  • Also like: Beau Hossler. Mark my words, Hossler will win this season. It might not come at Safeway, but he will have a stellar year and make it to the Tour Championship.
  • Sleeper: Denny McCarthy. I like Hunter Mahan, too, but McCarthy had an unbelievable Web.com Tour Finals and won’t have any reshuffle pressure on him this fall.
  • DraftKings bargain: J.J. Spaun ($6,800). Strong ballstriker had a great fall last season.
  • Fade: Patrick Rodgers. A lot of people like him this week. I’m not one of them. Also, don’t even think about going with Mark Mulder, A’s fans.

Kevin Casey

  • Projected champion: Emiliano Grillo. The 2015 winner here has followed up that performance with a pair of top 30s at the event. He recently posted a top 10 at TPC Boston, so his form is there when he wants it to be. Think he will pick up another win in a place where he has good memories.
  • Also like: Kevin Tway. He hasn’t missed a cut since early June but contending hasn’t followed. He’s clearly in a good place in his game and he’s due for a strong finish.
  • Sleeper: Lucas Glover. The former U.S. Open champ kept his PGA Tour card the hard way – through Web.com Tour Finals. He did so via a runner-up at the Web.com Tour Championship, which means he’s in excellent form. Glover should be rejuvenated, too, heading into the season opener.
  • DraftKings bargain: Michael Kim ($6,900). Not sure why, just have a feeling about Kim this week. His form has been poor since the PGA Championship, but feel this ultra-talented 25-year-old will find something in familiar grounds in California.
  • Fade: Phil Mickelson. Did you see his play at the Ryder Cup or the Tour Championship? Enough said.

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