2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf picks, rankings: Back Brian Harman, fade Xander Schauffele

The 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship begins Thursday at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. The tournament marks the start of the 2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs, with the golf world focused on a star-studded field. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings qualify for the first event of the playoffs, with the top 50 advancing to the BMW Championship. Then, the top 30 will move on to the TOUR Championship at East Lake, with the game’s biggest stars battling for a massive overall purse.

Scottie Scheffler (+650) is the betting favorite in the latest 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship odds, followed by Jon Rahm (+800) and Rory McIlroy (+800). Should you back one of the favorites this week, or can 2021 winner Tony Finau (+3000) provide strong value among your 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf picks? Before you consider your 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf picks or PGA Tour bets, you have to see the FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf rankings from SportsLine handicapper Eric Cohen.

Cohen is an avid golf bettor who correctly predicted the pre-tournament outright winner of the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic (Rickie Fowler +1400), 2023 PGA Championship (Brooks Koepka +2000), 2023 Honda Classic (Chris Kirk +3500), 2022 Open Championship (Cameron Smith +2200), 2022 U.S. Open (Matt Fitzpatrick +2500), and 2022 Phoenix Open (Scottie Scheffler’s first career victory at +2800).

He is a daily contributor to SportsLine’s YouTube Show “Early Edge in 5” and is a guest on “The Early Wedge” SportsLine YouTube golf show hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Last week on the show, he gave out Sungjae Im at +130 for a top-20 finish (Im finished tied for 14th place). Anyone who has followed Cohen’s predictions is way up on their golf picks.

Now, Cohen has ranked his top golfers for the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship. Cohen’s picks are only available at SportsLine.

2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship expert picks

One player Cohen loves this week is Brian Harman. In his last outing, Harman became a major champion for the first time with a runaway win at the Open Championship. Harman has also finished in the top 12 in four straight tournaments, including a tie for second place at the Travelers Championship. Course history is also on Harman’s side with a tie for third in 2022, and he has elite metrics this season. Harman leads the PGA Tour in scrambling (66.96%) and he is No. 2 in bogey avoidance (12.12%). Harman also ranks in the top 12 in sand save percentage, driving accuracy percentage, scrambling from the rough, putting inside 10 feet, and scoring average. Harman also has an active 196-hole streak without a three-putt.

On the flip side, the expert is fading Xander Schauffele at his current price. Schauffele has not won a tournament this season and he ranks outside the top 15 overall in the FedEx Cup standings despite lofty odds. Schauffele has also been outside the top 15 in five of his last six tournaments, and he has only finished inside the top 10 once at this tournament in Memphis. Schauffele is also outside the top 90 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained around-the-green, driving accuracy percentage, three-putt avoidance, and putting accuracy inside of 10 feet. See all of Cohen’s FedEx St. Jude Championship picks at SportsLine.

How to set 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf lineups

For this week, Cohen is backing several underdogs in his 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf picks, including one massive longshot who comes in at 90-1. Cohen notes that this player “has gained 30 shots on approach in his last five tournaments” and he is “a great value for DFS players this week.” See who it is, and get all of Cohen’s fantasy golf picks, at SportsLine.

Who wins the FedEx St. Jude Championship 2023, and who are the top players to target for your 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship fantasy golf picks? Visit SportsLine now to get Eric Cohen’s fantasy golf rankings, all from the fantasy expert with his finger on the pulse of the game, and find out.

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