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Daily Fantasy Golf: Honda Classic expert picks

As part of ESPN Fantasy's efforts to give daily gamers intel on whom to target in DFS, our fantasy golf experts are here to share the players they view as building blocks for this weekend's event. The panel for the Honda Classic features ESPN.com's Jason Sobel, Kevin Maguire, Bob Harig, Jonathan Coachman and Michael Collins, and FantasyGolfInsider's Roger Casey, Jeff Bergerson and Zach Turcotte.

Note: Golfer salaries listed are for DraftKings.

Jason Sobel -- Brooks Koepka ($10,500)

He finished eighth or better in three of his past four West Coast swing starts -- and now he gets to travel back east, where he plays much better. This is essentially a home game for Koepka, a bomber off the tee who should know how to handle PGA National's often severe winds. Some of the game's best young players have already won this year. Koepka will soon add his name to this list.

Kevin Maguire -- Rickie Fowler ($11,700)

As often happens at PGA National, wind could play a large role in the outcome this week at the Honda Classic. That's why Rickie Fowler, who will be looking to take back his No. 4 world ranking from friend Bubba Watson, should have a solid week. Fowler has embraced difficult weather conditions in the past and that will serve him well.

Bob Harig -- Rory McIlroy ($12,500)

McIlroy likes PGA National in even-numbered years. He won in 2012, lost in a playoff in 2014. That Sunday 75 at Riviera can't be sitting too well, either.

Jonathan Coachman -- Rory McIlroy ($12,500)

This one is very easy. Rory McIlroy was in position to win at Riviera. No one is more upset about his final round than him. Now he returns home to a place he loves to play and sleeps in his own bed for more than a couple of nights. That translates into a big win this week.

Matt Barrie -- Rory McIlroy ($12,500)

This might be the easiest pick of the season. After a surprising 75 on Sunday at Riviera, Rory Mcilroy heads to PGA National and a place he's played great of late, winning in 2012, and losing in a playoff in 2014. His game was obviously in a good spot last week, save for the final round. In addition, the hype around his 2016 Tour debut is over. It all adds up to a Rory win at the Bear Trap.

Michael Collins -- Rory McIlroy ($12,500)

After not being able to close the deal last week at the Northern Trust Open, McIlroy now comes to a feast-or- famine place for him the past four years. Win, withdraw, runner-up, missed cut is what he's done at PGA National, host course of the Honda Classic. Mathematicians would deduce that the pattern this year will produce a third-or-better finish. I'm not a mathematician, but I believe he can win this week.

Jeff Bergerson -- Rory McIlroy ($12,500)

When you are playing DFS golf, you are looking for players with a lot of upside. Last week, Rory's ownership was under 10 percent in most contests on DraftKings. The fact that he looked bad on Sunday and finished a disappointing T-20 may help keep his ownership down for the Honda Classic. He is the best player in the field this week, and before last week, he had three straight worldwide top-six finishes. If you can get a guy who can legitimately win the tournament and possibly get him at a lower ownership, I consider that a building block for my lineups.

Zach Turcotte -- Luke Donald ($8,600)

Sometimes knowing a little more about golfers and their backgrounds and histories can help when the numbers may not tell the whole story. In this case, Luke Donald is a must-start player for your cash game teams this week. Not only is he playing well this season, but PGA National just happens to be his home course, and he has managed to finish in the top 10 here in his last four starts. At $8,600, he does not have to do much to reach value for his price.

Roger Casey --Patrick Reed ($10,600)

While Patrick Reed may not be my favorite personality on the PGA Tour, he's definitely my favorite pick for all DFS formats. The big difference-maker for Reed is his accuracy off the tee, where he has gone from 171st in driving accuracy in 2015 to 38th this year, moving him all the way to 10th in total driving (distance plus accuracy). This jump makes a huge difference on a track like PGA National, where water and fairway bunkers frequently come into play off the tee, particularly with high sustained winds. Reed has already navigated this course well over the past three years, making the cut in each of his three starts here and carding a strong tie for seventh place last year. If his putter bounces back to the level of the past three seasons (top 50 in strokes gained: putting), Reed's floor and ceiling are very high this week.