DraftKings PGA Lineup: Players Championship 2017 Optimal Picks

The PGA Tour heads to TPC Sawgrass this week for the Players Championship. Though it's easily one of the best tournaments of the year due to the strength of the field--this is the first time all year Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will play the same tournament--it also makes for a lot of difficult to decisions when it comes to DraftKings and Daily Fantasy Golf.

Perhaps the most important of those decisions revolves around Johnson. The World No. 1 is playing at an unreal level right. After a three-tournament winning streak was disrupted by a back injury that forced him to miss a month, he returned last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, showed some early rust (he made the cut on the line) and fired a pair of 67's on the weekend to ultimately finish second. He's unstoppable right now, and fading him in DFS is an always-dangerous proposition. That said, he's the most expensive option--$800 more than anyone else even in a stacked field--and he's never finished better than 28th in eight starts at TPC Sawgrass, a course that limits the effect of his power off the tee. If you go with DJ, you not only have to find bargains elsewhere, but there's a lower floor with him than usual.

Ultimately, in a field so deep, Johnson is just the first of many intriguing lineup choices. There are so many good players, so much potential value and so few roster spots. It's going to be a fun week, and you can click through the gallery for my optimal DraftKings picks. You can also read here for my Top 10 power rankings, and here for some sleepers to watch. (Getty)

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