Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 DFS Strategy
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 DFS Strategy

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Daily Fantasy Sports keep growing and growing. While it seems good old-fashioned season-long leagues among friends are still the focal point of fantasy play in the four major team sports, it's the opposite in golf: #DFS play dominates.

And it's a beautiful thing.

You know when you hit a bad shot, and take a mulligan, and life gets better?

That's kind of how daily fantasy golf works. How annoying is it to be woefully behind in your season-long league with months to go, only to be subjected to endless smack talk from your leaguemates?

That's one of the beauties of daily fantasy golf. You're always getting another chance, another fresh start. A new game starts every week with each new tournament. DraftKings has even taken things a few steps further, allowing you to put an awful start in the past with weekend games and even one-day games – the Showdown format – for the second, third and fourth rounds.

We love some daily golf. But we like it more when we do well.

Back to School

As with all fantasy sports, let's start with doing your homework. Watch golf, read about golf. And learn the rules of the major fantasy sports sites: DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft and now Yahoo.

A quick review of the basics: Players select six golfers who fit into a salary cap – you can't fit Dustin Johnson and five other elite golfers into your lineup – and every golfer has a dollar value. The golfers score points

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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