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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Anirban Lahiri
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Lahiri broke through during the 2016-2017 season when he picked up a pair of top-3s on his way to nearly $2 million in earnings. It was just his second full season on the PGA Tour which meant we didn't have enough history to guess where he was going. While he didn't take his game to the next level last season, he didn't take a step backward either. The lower cap number leaves him in a spot where it's reasonable to take a chance on him this season. The odd thing about Lahiri is, his putting was much better last season than the season prior. If he's able to maintain that level of putting this season, he should be near his 2016-2017 numbers again this season.
Lahiri made a huge jump from two seasons ago to last season as his earnings went from $835k to just under $2 million. The question surrounding Lahiri is – is this just the beginning or is this his ceiling? With only a couple years on the PGA Tour under his belt, it's tough to tell if he has more upside than he showed last season or if he's peaked. In cases like these, it's wise to take the safe route and simply wait and see what he does this year. With all of these questions, Lahiri's number is too much of an investment for the upcoming season.
Lahiri is no stranger to success on the golf course, but much of that success has come overseas. His first stint on the PGA Tour last season was fairly successful as he played well enough to retain his card for the upcoming season, but he failed to make much of a splash. It wasn't his play on Thursday-Friday that was the issue as he made the cut in 16 of 21 starts, but rather his play on the weekend which kept him from having a great season. With one full year on the PGA Tour under his belt, expect Lahiri to get his weekend issues figured out and for this season to be much better. With that in mind, Lahiri is a solid salary cap play this year and should go near the eighth or ninth round in a draft.
More Fantasy News
Withdraws with rib issue
T53 finish at Colonial
Lahiri dropped into a tie for 53rd place after shooting a three-over 73 in the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Rises into top-30 in final round
Lahiri fired a three-under 68 in the final round to move up into a tie for 30th place at the Valspar Championship.
Ties for 43rd at Waialae
Lahiri fired a four-under 66 in the final round of the Sony Open and finished in a tie for 43rd place.
T10 at Mayakoba Golf Classic
Lahiri shot a three-under 68 in the final round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic to finish in a tie for 10th place.