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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Cameron Smith
Talor Gooch is off to a good start, and he finds himself among Bryce Danielson's golfers to take a look at in this week's contests on Yahoo.
Cameron Smith should fit in just fine on this week's track, and that helps him land a spot among Len Hochberg's picks to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
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Patrick Cantlay led the TOUR Championship from start to finish and took home both the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize for first place.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Smith appears to have a lot of talent, but he's been unable to find much consistency in his five years on the PGA Tour. He did pick up his second career win this past season, but out side of that win, there wasn't much to get excited about. Still, the upside remains high and if he can find more consistency, like he did in 2018, he could be in for a big season. His cap number is fairly high though, so the only reason to take him in a salary cap format is if you believe that breakout is imminent.
Smith struggled out of the gate in his rookie in 2016, but he quickly turned it around the following season when he earned his first victory and over $2 million. He followed that up with an even better season in 2018 as he picked-up three 3rd-place finishes and over $3 million in earnings. It looked like he was trending upward heading into this past season, but something went wrong. Smith's production fell off dramatically this past season, but it's too early to panic. Smith is just 25 and he has loads of talent. He's a steal at this price in salary cap leagues and should be on a lot of roster this season.
Smith has had a bit of an odd journey to get to this point on the PGA Tour. He earned his card by playing well as a non-member in 2015, but his game left him the following season as a PGA Tour rookie. He found his game the following season when he earned over $2 million and expectations were high entering last season. He wasted no time living up to those expectations as he earned five top-6 finishes in his first 12 starts last season. Smith's game oddly left him though over a five-start stretch where he failed to make a single cut. He regained his form at the end of the season however as he picked-up consecutive 3rd-place finishes to start the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Smith should continue to improve this season and his price tag is in a decent spot for salary cap purposes.
Smith made the most of his limited status last year as he won the Zurich Classic in April, which secured his card for the upcoming season. The question with Smith, as with all younger golfers who win early is -will he get complacent or will he take his game to the next level. Early after his win, it looked like complacency was setting in, but he finished the season strong, which would indicate that he's ready to hit the ground running this season. The problem is, he set the bar pretty high last season and as such, he's not a great salary cap selection for the upcoming season.
The young Aussie took a step back in his second season on tour, but that's not uncommon. He did not have a top-10 in his 24 starts and finished 157th in points. It's entirely possible the 23-year-old contends for a playoff berth in 2016-17.
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Defeated in playoff
Poor decision on 72nd hole proves costly
Smith shot a final-round two-over 72 to finish in a share of fifth place at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Struggles with final round 74
Smith recorded a four-over 74 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to finish tied for 30th.
Wins Zurich Classic in playoff
Falls off after 62 in round one
Smith jumped into a tie for ninth place after shooting a five-under 66 in the final round of the RBC Heritage.