The 2017 Masters Sleeper Picks

Augusta Sleeper PicksOne of the most “Googled” terms this week will be 2017 Masters Sleeper Picks or Masters Longshots. If you're playing in any Top 2017 Masters Fantasy Golf Contests or are in an office Masters Fantasy Golf pool then Masters Sleeper Picks are a necessity!!

When professional golf handicappers or top fantasy golf players look for Sleepers they look at various criteria to help them choose the low cost sleepers that they can fit into their fantasy golf lineup so that they can build their team around the Favorites to win the Masters like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler or a Bubba Watson.

Below we break down some of the info that the pros look at for choosing Sleeper Picks and we even will give you a couple of our 2017 Masters Sleepers for you to consider.

2016 Huge Fantasy Golf Contest

2017 Masters Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

At the time of the writing, we aren’t yet aware of what the salary cap prices will be for the players below. We know from the World Golf Championships Dell Match Play and the Shell Houston Open how players have been priced and generally their numbers only go up incrementally if they do well. Using that info combined with the odds makers we have two Sleeper Picks for the 2017 Masters that you can use for your Fantasy Golf Contests.

Emiliano GrilloEmiliano Grillo (100-1 odds to win the 2017 Masters)
Grillo reminds me of Hideki Matsuyama last year and Jimmy Walker the year before. Daily Fantasy Golf sites always underpriced them in the 4 majors because they knew that guys like Spieth, Day, DJ and Rory would be the guys players looked to. Grillo has already won the WGC HSBC Champions and finished in 17th in his fist Masters appearance. He won't be the cheapest sleeper pick at FanDuel or DraftKings but he will make the cut and should easily place high enough to be a solid sleeper for your lineup.

Jim FurykJim Furyk (100-1 odds to win the 2017 Masters)
Furyk is a Masters Sleeper Pick depending on how he is playing leading up to Augusta. Furyk's track record is fine, aside from a few missed cuts he's finished top 25 numerous times. He is coming off an injury last year and finished 2016 strong and had an up and down 2017 PGA Tour season. He will be a low cost at all DFS golf sites but I would like to see him playing and making decent cuts leading up to the Masters Tournament. Furyk is always a contender in majors and will be a forgotten pick by most fantasy golf players.

Don't forget our Masters Tournament Preview to get more info for the 2017 Masters at Augusta.

More importantly - don't forget to check out the Top Masters Fantasy Golf Contests to play in a win some pretty big cash prizes!

FREE Fantasy Golf Contest

Things to Consider for 2017 Masters Sleeper Picks

Course History – It's Augusta! – The most famous course in the US and one of the most well known golf courses in the world. Most players have played there numerous times unless they are new invites to the Masters. That being said, there are some golfers that just have no luck at Augusta and some that always make the cut and play well. Look at the course history and see who loves playing there and who will have their plane ticket booked for Saturday.

Play the Hot Hand – Because so many players will already be familiar with playing Augusta, we love using golfers that are hot leading up to the Masters. Guys that are making cuts, finishing in Top 25’s and in the two weeks before the Masters are flirting with wins are great sleeper picks that aren’t necessarily going to be priced high when the rankings come out on Monday.

What are the Odds? – See what the odds makers at betting houses have to say about Odds for the 2017 Masters. The guys that set up fantasy golf salary cap numbers aren’t as smart as the professional odds makers so you will find some top golfers are given 40-1 to 80-1 odds but are a low salary cap number. It’s a good reference point when you like a certain player to see where the pros think he stacks up.

How's the Weather? – Normally the Masters has picture perfect weather but occasionally a hot spell dries up the course or the rains come through and change how the balls bounce. Knowing which PGA Tour Golfers have a good short game to take advantage of wet conditions, and which golfers are the long hitters that will take advantage of the dry conditions can help you build a lineup that suits how the weather will affect the 2016 Masters Tournament.

Why Do I Need Sleeper Picks for the 2017 Masters?

Masters LogoDepends on your needs – If you're betting on the Masters then you may want to take a flier on a longshot to see if it pays off. If you are playing fantasy golf for the Masters then you need Sleepers to set your lineup with some of the higher priced players. The top players are expensive and if you want two guys to build your team around then you are going to need 1 or 2 low price fantasy golfers to be able to fit everyone under the cap.