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Webb Simpson heads to the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open looking to defend his title starting on Thursday, but should the defending champion be included in your PGA DFS lineups this week? With a 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open field that features the likes of Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler, Simpson will have his hands full if he wants to repeat as champion. Simpson earned a fourth-place finish at the Sony Open in January, and he enters the Waste Management Phoenix Open 2021 ranked ninth in scoring average (69.654). 

Simpson is listed at $10,100 on DraftKings and $11,300 on FanDuel, so rostering him means finding plenty of value elsewhere in the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA DFS player pool. Should Simpson be part of your PGA DFS strategy, or should you look elsewhere when finalizing your PGA DFS picks? Before you enter any PGA DFS tournaments or cash games for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, you'll want to see the top PGA DFS picks and daily Fantasy golf advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure.

McClure is a DFS pro with nearly $2 million in career winnings, and he's been red-hot on his PGA Tour picks this season. McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every tournament 10,000 times, taking factors like statistical trends, past results and current form into account. This allows him to find the best PGA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any PGA DFS player. 

In addition, McClure's model is up over $11,200 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. 

In the final standard PGA event of 2020, McClure nailed Viktor Hovland's win at +2500 in his best bets. That was one of many huge calls he made last year. After nailing Sergio Garcia (+5500) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship, McClure finished up over $6,200 yet again on his best bets. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure's best bets included Garcia winning outright. Those who followed that advice saw a massive +5500 return. 

He also finished profitable at the U.S. Open, nailing two of his best bets, including a +1100 top-five bet on Matthew Wolff. McClure hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 on his best bets. Those are just some of his recent big returns. In all, the advanced computer model has also nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend.

Now, McClure has set his sights on this week's event and revealed his optimal PGA DFS advice, strategy and player pool. Head to SportsLine now to see his top daily Fantasy golf picks for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Top 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA DFS picks

One of McClure's top PGA DFS picks for the Waste Management Phoenix Open 2021: Scottie Scheffler at $9,100 on DraftKings and $10,500 on FanDuel. Scheffler is quickly making a name for himself on the PGA Tour. The 24-year-old was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year last season after earning seven top-10 finishes, which included a fourth-place showing at the PGA Championship. 

Scheffler enters this week's event ranked inside the top 30 in a number of important statistical categories, which will help return solid value for your PGA DFS lineups at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open. He ranks 18th in driving accuracy percentage (70.19), 13th in strokes gained: off-the-tee (.596) and 26th in birdie average (4.50). Scheffler is a complete steal at this price point, and McClure recommends you lock him in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return this week at TPC Scottsdale.

McClure's optimal PGA DFS strategy also includes rostering Rory McIlroy at $10,600 on DraftKings and $11,700 on FanDuel.

McIlroy is a long ball hitter who averages 321.7 yards per drive this season, which ranks second on the PGA Tour. McIlroy's ability to drive the ball deep into the fairway allows him to use his short irons to approach the green. That lethal combination has helped him hit 67.5 percent of greens in regulation this season. McIlroy is averaging 4.85 birdies per round this season, and he ranks 12th on tour in scoring average (69.834). Lock him in your PGA DFS lineups and look for a big return at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

How to set your 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open PGA DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who's primed to blow up this week, giving you a huge return on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your PGA DFS contests or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.

So what are the top PGA DFS picks for the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open? And which undervalued golfer is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete player pool for FanDuel and DraftKings, all from the expert who's made nearly $2 million in daily Fantasy sports, to find out.