Fantasy Golf: 5 Golfers To Avoid At 2014 U.S. Open

5 Fantasy Golfers To Avoid At 2014 U.S. Open

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The U.S. Open will kickoff this week and fantasy fans everywhere will be looking through the field, but not every star is worth drafting this week. To help you pick your fantasy foursome, here are five fantasy golfers to avoid during the 2014 U.S. Open.

5. Ernie Els

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5. Ernie Els

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Els may be coming off a 19th place finish at Memorial, but it was the first time the veteran cracked the top-20 in 10 straight tournaments. The 44-year-old may have a prestigious resume, but he simply can't be a trusted fantasy option anymore.

4. Nick Watney

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4. Nick Watney

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Watney is in the middle of a miserable season. The veteran only has one top-25 finish (24th at Honda Classic) and he has missed the cut in three of the last four tournaments. He is in the middle of a serious slump right now and should be avoided like the plague this week.

3. Brandt Snedeker

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3. Brandt Snedeker

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Snedeker has been a shell of himself this season. He has just one top-10 finish and he hasn’t cracked the top-35 in five consecutive tournaments. Sneeds is simply not a reliable fantasy option right now and should be left alone this week in North Carolina.

2. Patrick Reed

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2. Patrick Reed

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Since winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in February, Reed has missed the cut three times and finished outside of the top-45 three times. He has utterly fallen apart and has become a fantasy afterthought.

1. Jason Day

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1. Jason Day

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Day has missed a lot of time this season due to a nagging thumb injury and he has only participated in two tournaments since the beginning of February. He may have finished 20th at the Masters and 37th at Memorial, but he will still be a risky play this week. Considering his likely price tag, it would be better to simply avoid Day this week and wait for him to get back into form.


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