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Power Rankings: Waste Management Phoenix Open

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For the third week in a row, we have two events for fantasy players to consider. Our rankings for the European Tour event in Qatar can be seen here, while our players to watch in Phoenix are listed below. The PGA Tour remains heads to Arizona this week, as some of the game's best look to battle TPC Scottsdale - along with the boisterous crowds that will line its fairways.

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Kyle Stanley returns to defend the title he won last year, rallying past 54-hole leader Spencer Levin. Here are 10 names to keep an eye on this week at one of the season's loudest events:

1. Rickie Fowler: Impressive turnaround last week at Torrey, moving from T-154 into a tie for sixth by week's end. Only had one blemish across his final 54 holes, and will feed off the crowds this week in Arizona. Inside the top 30 each of the last three years, including a runner-up in 2010.

2. Nick Watney: On the heels of last week's tie for fourth, Watney heads to Phoenix where he has been inside the top 25 each of his last three appearances, including a tie for fifth in his most recent start two years ago.

3. Martin Kaymer: The German is making his PGA Tour season debut, but notched back-to-back top-10 finishes in Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Missed the cut in his only start here in 2010, but should fare significantly better this time around.

4. Brandt Snedeker: Followed up his third-place finish in Kapalua with a runner-up showing in San Diego. The reigning FedEx Cup champ seems locked in, especially on the greens, and has twice cracked the top 10 here since 2008.

5. Charles Howell III: Undeniably the hottest player in 2013 yet to hoist a trophy. Howell's tie for ninth at Torrey Pines was his third straight top-10 finish to start the season, and the Augusta, Ga. native seems focused on cracking the top 50 in the World Ranking in order to punch his ticket to The Masters. 

6. Jason Dufner: Like Kaymer, recorded a pair of top 10s already earlier this month in the Middle East. But after also playing in Kapalua, at what point will his ambitious travel schedule start to take a toll?

7. Phil Mickelson: The likely fan-favorite this week, and understandably so. Having studied at nearby Arizona State, Mickelson has won twice here in addition to seven other top-10 finishes.

8. Bubba Watson: While questions persist over his health after a last-minute WD at Farmers, Watson still has to be considered based on four top-30 finishes in six starts here, including last year's tie for fifth. He's never been over par in 22 career rounds at TPC Scottsdale.

9. Mark Wilson: The ultimate test of current form versus past performance. Wilson has missed two of three cuts this year, but his Phoenix record is strong: four top-20 finishes in five career starts, including a come-from-behind win here in 2011.

10. Bill Haas: Quietly recorded a top-10 finish last week at Torrey Pines and has made the cut here in three of his last four appearances, ending up inside the top 30 each time. Finished tied for ninth here in 2008 and was third heading into the final round in 2011 before fading with a final-round 76.