2017 US Open Sleepers and Longshots

US Open Sleeper PicksIt’s easy to pick the favorites to win the 2017 US Open, but the guys that make money with fantasy golf or betting on golf will look for the top sleeper picks for the US Open to really cash in!

With fantasy golf, sleeper picks and longshots are generally golfers that are found in the lower half of the salary cap list at some of the Top Fantasy Golf Sites. Players under the average price are what you want, although you could still look at guys over the average player price depending on your salary cap strategy.

If you are betting on golf, then you have both Sleeper picks and Longshots for the US Open. Sleepers are the guys that are in the 50-1 to 80-1 range that are good players, but the odds makers don’t really think they will win. Longshots are the guys that are at the bottom of the list - usually 100-1 longshots (and up). These are guys nobody thinks will win, but you still have the golf bettor that will take a chance on a couple of 100-1 longshots to see if they pay off.

The guys at Golfbanker.com offer fantasy golf sleeper picks for the US Open. Their 6 expert golf picks are generally good choices for the Biggest Fantasy Golf Contest Online and they've hit 3 outright winners in 2017 already.

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How do you use US Open Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf?

The answer to this question depends on your salary cap strategy.

Some fantasy golf players will take 3 "top players" and then find 3 "low priced guys" or sleepers to create their 6-golfer lineup. Other DFS fantasy players will focus on creating a lineup of players in the "average salary cap range" at your favorite fantasy golf site. The average golfer's salary is $8,333 here, so guys will set a lineup with 6 good PGA Tour golfers that all can make the cut with each having a legit chance of winning the US Open.

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When you do your research, find players that you think will play well at the US Open, and then when the salary cap numbers are published, see how many guys are lower cost “sleeper picks”. In doing so, your research isn’t skewed beforehand by seeing what the salaries are.

U.S. Open TrophyWhen I make my lineups (I usually create several entries for The BIGGEST Fantasy Golf Contest), I will use both strategies mentioned above so that I can try out different lineups. Some fantasy golf players will keep a core of 4 players in every lineup and then fill in the remaining spots. Regardless, first you need to have your sleeper picks chosen, then decide on which strategy you have the best shot of winning with.

2017 US Open Fantasy Golf Sleeper Picks

Alex NorenAlex Noren (100-1 odds to win the US Open)
Here is a good rule of thumb...if a golfer is ranked in the top 15 in the world and a 100-1 shot then he is good sleeper to look at! Sites undervalue guys like Noren and given his history of poor showing in US Open events (3 MC and a 51st place finish) you may want to look at him as more of a longshot pick. Either way I will be using him as a sleeper pick in my FanDuel lineups and so should you!

Daniel BergerDaniel Berger (75-1 odds to win the US Open)
Berger has quietly put together a solid year on the PGA Tour. It is far from spectacular but he is still in the Top 40 in the world golf rankings and last year finished in 37th at the US Open. He won't win the 2017 US Open but at a cheap salary cap price you get a player that can make the cut and could surprise where he finishes on the leaderboard.

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