Danny Lee
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Lee is a bit of a unicorn on the PGA Tour. Sure, there are plenty of guys that are streaky, but Lee takes his streaks to a whole different level. For Lee, it's just a matter of what he accomplishes while he's hot. In 2015, he turned his hot streaks into a win, a runner-up and two 3rd-place finishes on his way to nearly $4 million in earnings. Since then, he hasn't been able to accomplish nearly as much, but he's found a way to remain productive. Lee still has a lot of upside and even though he's ultra-streaky, his floor is still relatively high. He'll aggravate you more often than not, but when he gets hot, he's fun to watch. Read Past Outlooks
Strong Sunday run comes up one shot shy
November 11, 2018
Lee came just a shot away from forcing a playoff, but ultimately had to settle for a solo second place finish at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
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Lee was off and rolling with birdies on three of his first four holes on Sunday. After a birdie on the par-4 16th hole, he moved to six-under for the round, but more importantly just one shot behind 54-hole leader Matt Kuchar. Lee was unable to birdie either of the last two holes and Kuchar held steady for the win. The 28-year-old still has to feel good about this result, given it's his first top-five since June of 2017. Lee has now made eight consecutive cuts as well. He is not in the field for the RSM Classic next week.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Danny Lee
Mayakoba Golf Classic: Kuchar Gets Career Boost With Win
November 11th
Matt Kuchar’s victory at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, bumps him to No. 29 in the world and insures the fan favorite will be on the Tour for a while longer.
Golf Barometer: Garcia's Good Side
November 9th
Sergio Garcia is featured as a 'Riser' in this week's Barometer while holding a one-stroke lead 36 holes into the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge.
DraftKings PGA: Mayakoba Golf Classic
November 6th
Si Woo Kim has three top-25 finishes this fall and has played well in this event, making him a pick to click in this week's contests on DraftKings.
Yahoo DFS Golf: CIMB Classic
October 9th
Xander Schauffele fared well in Malaysia last year and finished last season on a roll, so earns a spot in this week's recommendations for contests on Yahoo.
Golf Draft Kit: 2018-19 Best Values
September 25th
Our Best Values rankings will help fantasy owners draft players who will significantly out-earn last year's money totals, like Jhonattan Vegas.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Five full seasons on the PGA Tour and it's still hard to tell how good he is. He struggled early in his career, which is not uncommon, but in his third full season the PGA Tour, he exploded for nearly $4 million in earnings. The past two seasons have been okay, but nothing like what he accomplished in that third season. A closer look at his results from last season might hold the key to Lee. Lee's year on the whole wasn't great, but for a stretch from May through July, where he did all of his damage. After that stretch though, he was awful, missing the cut in his final four starts. It seems clear that Lee is just extremely streaky, but it's also clear that his range is $1-2 million and not near $4 million.
Lee saw a large improvement from year-one to year-two, but he lost all of that momentum last season as he fell back to Earth. After a rookie season where he earned just under $800k, not much was expected of Lee in his second year, which is why it was so surprising to see him nearly crack the $4 million mark. Nearly as surprising was his performance last year, which saw him fall back to just under $1.5 million. With only three seasons to go off of, it's tough to tell who the real Danny Lee is. With that said, at his current price, he might be worth a look in salary cap leagues. In draft leagues, he should go near the 7th-round.
Lee did enough to retain his card last season, but it would be a stretch to call it a successful campaign. Lee missed the cut more often than he made the cut in 2014 and if not for a runner-up showing at the Puerto Rico Open, he would have finished well outside the top-125. Lee doesn't have much of a track record on the PGA Tour, so he may have some upside, but it hasn't shown yet, so he's not worth a look in salary cap leagues. He'll likely go undrafted as well.
Lee probably didn't want to spend the entire 2013 season on Web.com tour after playing for years on PGA Tour. But give him credit, he earned his way back onto the big stage.
Lee joins the PGA TOUR this season via his sixth-place finish on the Nationwide money list in 2011. Lee earned his spot on the money list by playing extremely consistent golf the entire year. He finished inside the Top 10 in half of his 18 events. He'll have to set his sights a little lower this year, but if he can turn those Top-10s into Top-25s on the PGA Tour this season, he'll find his way into the Top 125.
Lee had sporadic success on the PGA TOUR in 2009, but he'll again be at the mercy of sponsors as he'll not have a card for the 2010 season. As such, Lee is not a good pick for the upcoming season.
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Climbs into T33 in final round
October 15, 2018
Lee posted a six-under 66 on Sunday at the CIMB Classic to move up into a tie for 33rd place.
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T10 finish at Safeway Open
October 8, 2018
Lee carded a three-under 69 in the final round of the Safeway Open to finish in a tie for 10th place.
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Playing Safeway Open
October 2, 2018
Lee is in the field for the Safeway Open this week.
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Gains 24 spots in final round
August 20, 2018
Lee moved into a tie for 24th place after firing a six-under 64 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.
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Ties for sixth in Canada
July 29, 2018
Lee closed with a four-under 68 at the RBC Canadian Open to put himself in a tie for sixth place.
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