Expert picks for the Players Championship

Henrik Stenson is one of our picks to contend for a win at the Players Championship this week. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo

The PGA Tour heads to TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, for the Players Championship.

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

Pick to win

Henrik Stenson

The 2009 Players champion has been on a nice run of late with three consecutive top-6 finishes. He's also done well on the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass. Perhaps his strongest asset? He leads the PGA Tour in fairways hit and greens in regulation, two very important statistics at Sawgrass. -- Bob Harig

Emiliano Grillo

He's trending in the right direction; T-3 in Houston, T-16 in Hilton Head, and T-9 this past week in Charlotte. Combine that with last year's solo 11th and I'd say he's a pretty good lock for a great finish. The other reason I like Emiliano is because last year he shot 75 on Sunday. That reeks of motivation for this week to get back in a position to finish much stronger. -- Michael Collins

DraftKings value picks

Brooks Koepka

The price is far too nice for Koepka, who made yet another cut last week. He also seems to have this place figured out as his finishing positions have gotten better in each appearance since his first missed cut at this course. He also hits all of our statistical metrics and seems to finally be over the rust from his wrist injury. Take advantage of his low price while you still can. -- Taras Pitra

Emiliano Grillo

With the strength of the field this week, it is very easy to find outstanding players and value in the lower price ranges. One of those players is Grillo, who has been playing outstanding golf lately (T-9 at the Wells Fargo, T-16 at the RBC Heritage and T-3 at the Houston Open). Last year at TPC Sawgrass, Grillo looked great and finished 11th. His game is the perfect fit for this course. His $7,500 price tag is extremely cheap and I like him for cash games and GPPs. -- Jeff Bergerson

Rafael Cabrera Bello

Pros: Accurate but short off the tee, approach star, strong on par-3s, finds the greens, T-4 here last year. Cons: Poor scrambling and putting numbers, can't stay away from three-putts, missed cut here in 2016. He has a lot of upside for his price, but with missed cuts in two of his last three starts, he's a GPP-only play for the week. -- Adam Daly

FanDuel value picks

Kyle Stanley

Coming off of a strong performance at Quail Hollow, Stanley enters the week as a potentially overlooked gem in an event where the favorites do not always come out on top. After a fourth-place finish here last season, Stanley finished the season strong in picking up a win. He's a top-10 player on the PGA Tour in both accuracy and in hitting greens in regulation, two keys to continued success at TPC Sawgrass. On the season, Stanley has missed just two cuts in 13 starts and has finished in the top 25 eight times. -- Zach Turcotte

Francesco Molinari

Molinari has been a steady cut maker this season while also showing top-25 upside along the way. Last week at the Wells Fargo Championship was no different where he finished T-16, which should give him a nice confidence boost for this week. The Italian's excellent tee-to-green game should once again separate him from the pack and he just needs to get his putter going if he is going to contend. He has top-10 finishes in his last three appearances in this event, so the difficult challenges of TPC Sawgrass do not pose much of a threat to him. Hopefully Molinari can continue his top-10 streak at this event and turn in a nice fantasy performance for $9,500. -- Erik Dantoft