2018 Masters Sleeper Picks

Augusta Sleeper PicksOne of the most “Googled” terms this week will be 2018 Masters Sleeper Picks or Masters Longshots. If you're playing in any Top 2018 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 Dustin Johnson.

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 2018 Masters Sleepers for you to consider.

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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 Technologies Match Play and the 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 2018 Masters that you can use for your Fantasy Golf Contests.

Charley HoffmanCharley Hoffman (80-1 odds to win the 2018 Masters)
Hoffman is one of those guys that has been on the PGA Tour so long that you forget some of his better finishes in events. Hoffman doesn't win a lot but he has a few times at Augusta played at the top of the leaderboard on the Sunday and in 4 tries at the Masters he's never finished worse than 29th. As a longshot bet to win he could pay off but as a fantasy golf sleeper pick he should be a low enough salary cap cost to help you build a solid lineup.

Jimmy WalkerJimmy Walker (125-1 odds to win the 2018 Masters)
Walker used to be a big favorite fantasy sleeper of ours until he became really good and was too expensive to be a sleeper. Then he got sick and his game suffered. He seems back on track now and is starting to play some good golf once again. He has made all four of his cuts at Augusta and should bring you some good value back despite not playing really well this year.

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Things to Consider for 2018 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? – Here is a link to the Odds for the 2018 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 2018 Masters Tournament.

Why Do I Need Sleeper Picks for the 2018 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.