Wyndham Championship 2022 Fantasy golf picks, power rankings: Top PGA expert says back Corey Conners this week
Most of the PGA Tour’s top players are at rest this week, but many golfers have critical work to do at the 2022 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. The event tees off Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club, and the Wyndham Championship 2022 field includes just four of the world’s top 25 golfers. Several players have a chance to move into the top 125 (or fall out), and the top players will be moving on to the FedEx St. Jude Championship for next week’s playoff opener. Among the players on the bubble are 2011 Wyndham champ Webb Simpson (117th) and fan favorites Rickie Fowler (123rd) and Cameron Champ (130th). The top-ranked players in the field are Will Zalatoris (14th), Billy Horschel (15th), Sungjae Im (21st) and Shane Lowry (24th). Kevin Kisner, who won a PGA Tour record-tying six man playoff last season, is back to defend his title.
Five golfers are at 20-1 odds or shorter in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest 2022 Wyndham Championship odds, led by co-favorites Zalatoris (16-1), Lowry (16-1) and Im (16-1). Simpson, who has nine top-10 finishes in 13 tries at Sedgefield, is priced at 18-1, just ahead of Horschel (20-1) in the Wyndham Championship 2022 field.
Are the top-tier players like Zalatoris, Simpson and Lowry worth the price you would need to pay to have them anchor for your 2022 Wyndham Championship Fantasy golf picks? Or would stocking up on players at $9,000 or less like Harold Varner and 2016 Wyndham champion Si Woo Kim set you up better for success? Before you make any Fantasy golf rankings or place any bets on the 2022 Wyndham Championship, you need to see the Fantasy golf projections and picks from SportsLine fantasy expert Riley Gates.
Gates is a writer for 247Sports and has covered a range of sports for nearly six years. He has followed golf closely for much longer and has a profound knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports.
Before last week’s Rocket Mortgage Championship, Gates touted Cameron Champ as one of his bargain Fantasy golfers. Champ was priced at just $7,600 at DraftKings and came away with a top-20 finish. The expert also had Will Zalatoris (T-20) and Max Homa (T-24) as worthy options for your fantasy picks and backed Patrick Cantlay as an outright winner. The reigning FedEx Cup champ couldn’t keep up with winner Tony Finau and tied for second, but anyone who followed Gates’ advice likely had success with their Fantasy golf picks.
Gates nailed the Open Championship, going with champion Cameron Smith among his outright winners despite many experts writing off the Australian. And before last week’s 3M Open, the expert touted Emiliano Grillo as one of his top longshots and also backed Sungjae Im despite his terrible recent run.
Grillo was priced at just $7,600 on DraftKings, while Im was listed at 18-1 in Caesars Sportsbook’s odds. They finished in a tie for second, and Fantasy players who picked Grillo and bettors who backed Im for a solid finish cashed in huge.
Gates has been crushing his golf picks all season. For the John Deere Classic, Gates pegged 40-1 longshot J.T. Poston as a potential winner before his second tour win. At the Travelers, he was all over Sahith Theegala, who was priced at just $7,300 at DraftKings and finished as a runner-up.
Now, Gates has ranked his top golfers for the 2022 Wyndham Championship, and you’ll really want to see what he has to say. You can only see his fantasy golf rankings and Wyndham Championship picks at SportsLine.
2022 Wyndham Championship Fantasy golf expert picks
One player Gates is backing for fantasy players this week is Corey Conners, who is priced at $9,600 at DraftKings and 28-1 in the odds from Caesars. The 30-year-old is one of the highest-ranked players in the field at No. 31, and his recent performance will have a lot of players overlooking him. His last round was a 67 at St. Andrews to finish T-28, and he has 10 top-25 finishes in 21 events this season. Conners is 21st on tour in scoring average (70.01).
On the flip side, Gates doesn’t see any reason to back Henley, who is going for $9,800 at DraftKings and is 22-1 at Caesars. “I’m really not understanding the odds here, to be honest,” the expert says. Henley has just three top-10 finishes this season, and while one of those was last week, the other two were in November and January. He also blew a Sunday lead here in spectacular fashion last year, bogeying four holes on the back nine to fall short of the playoff. You can see who else to back here.
How to set your 2022 Wyndham Championship Fantasy golf rankings
For the 2022 Wyndham Championship, Gates is touting a player for fantasy rosters who is priced at around $7,500 at DraftKings. This golfer has rounded back into form after taking some time off. His recent struggles will scare many people away, but Gates is using that to his advantage for his Wyndham Championship Fantasy picks. You can find out who it is and see the rest of Gates’ Wyndham Championship fantasy golf picks at SportsLine.
Who wins the 2022 Wyndham Championship, and who are the top players to target for your Fantasy picks? Which overlooked players can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Riley Gates’ Fantasy golf rankings for the 2022 Wyndham Championship, all from the fantasy expert who has been on fire with his picks, and find out.