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Expert picks for the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Phil Mickelson usually does well at the St. Jude as he gears up for the U.S. Open. Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire

The PGA Tour heads to Memphis, Tennessee, this week for the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind.

Our ESPN and FantasyGolfInsider experts have picked the players they believe have the skills to succeed and provide big fantasy point totals.

Pick to win

Phil Mickelson

Lefty loves the TPC Southwind course, which next year becomes home to a WGC event. While it has served as a warm-up for him to the U.S. Open, Mickelson has played well at the venue, with two runner-up finishes and a tie for third in the past five years. He's also coming off a good performance at the Memorial, where he tied for 13th. -- Bob Harig

Henrik Stenson

People may overlook the fact that Stenson is in the field since he hasn't payed here since 2012. He did finish T-13 that year. The 15th ranked player in the world is having an extremely consistent season with only one missed cut in 8 starts and the other seven finishes all being inside the top 25. He comes in to this week off a T-13 finish at the Memorial so for me, two 13's in one write-up has to mean good luck!

DraftKings value picks

Chris Kirk

We go back to Kirk this week because TPC Southwind is a short course that favors ball-striking with Bermuda grass greens. His putting wasn't half bad last week, either, so as long as he can make the transition from bent to Bermuda without any setbacks, he should make for a popular cash play and someone who sees reduced popularity in GPPs since many will assume he'll be heavily selected in tournaments. -- Taras Pitra

Kevin Chappell

There will not be a very strong field at the St Jude this week, so we are really going to have to dig for value. Four missed cuts in his past five events might have you dismissing the idea of Chappell, but I think he makes for a solid GPP play. He is one of the more talented players in the field and at some point he will snap out of his funk. I am going to take the chance on him this week given his upside and the weaker field. -- Jeff Bergerson

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Aphibarnat is in the field on a sponsor exemption, which could be motivational if you're into narratives. He has only one missed cut this year across the world and has strong recent finishes: T-13 at Memorial and T-5 in the BMW PGA Championship across the pond (a stacked field event). His putter is very strong and he scores well on par-4s and par-5s. However, he has never played TPC Southwind before, but that could reduce his popularity in DFS contests, helping your lineup stand out. -- Adam Daly

FanDuel value picks

Ben Crane

It will be very challenging to find value below the average price this week. Fortunately, it looks like Crane is a standout for value at $9,100. It's a rarity for me to roster Crane due to his erratic play the past few seasons, but he comes into the week having made his past seven cuts with two finishes of 11th or better. He has a solid track record at St. Jude, having made the cut in seven of eight starts with five of those finishes being in the top 15. -- Zach Turcotte

Charl Schwartzel

Schwartzel rebounded with a 69 after an opening round of 77, but he still missed the cut in the Memorial Tournament. Prior to that, he finished T-2 at the Players Championship and T-9 at the Wells Fargo. A solo third-place finish in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where Schwartzel teamed up with fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen, would make three straight top-10s before last week's blip. His game is mostly on point and now he returns to TPC Southwind, where he finished T-2 last year. His $9,500 FanDuel salary remains on the low end for a golfer of his talent, so it would be wise to include him in some of your lineups. -- Erik Dantoft