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Wyndham Championship 2022 Fantasy golf picks, rankings: Expert says back Corey Conners, fade Russell Henley

It will be the end of the line for many PGA Tour golfers when the 2022 Wyndham Championship wraps up Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club. The tournament, which tees off Thursday in Greensboro, N.C., is the final event of the PGA Tour regular season, and players need to break into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings to advance to next week’s St. Jude Championship. The weakened field as players rest for the postseason provides an opportunity for players on the bubble like Rickie Fowler (123rd) and Cameron Champ (130th). Will Zalatoris is 17th in the World Golf Ranking and is the highest-ranked player in the field, which features other rising young players like Davis Riley and Joohyung Kim. Billy Horschel (15th), Sungjae Im (21st) and Shane Lowry (24th) are the other world top 25 players in the Wyndham Championship 2022 field.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Zalatoris (16-1), Lowry (16-1) and Im (16-1) as the favorites in its latest 2022 Wyndham Championship odds. Horschel (20-1) and 2011 Wyndham champion Webb Simpson (20-1) are the only other contenders in the Wyndham Championship 2022 field priced at 20-1 or shorter. 

Should you bank on Zalatoris to be a solid anchor for your 2022 Wyndham Championship Fantasy golf picks? Could a player like Champ (60-1) or Fowler (125-1) find some last-minute magic and make a great value pick to set you up to win? 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 thing Gates knows this week is that Corey Conners (28-1) is going to break out of his funk. The expert has considered that his rough patch included two majors, and Conners’ most recent round was a 67 at the Open Championship, where he was T-28. The Canadian has finished in the top 25 in 10 of his 21 tournaments, and his power will give him an edge. He is sixth in strokes gained off the tee and seventh in greens in regulation, so he definitely has the skill to win. 

On the other hand, the expert is keeping away from Russell Henley, who is among the favorites at 25-1 but until last week had nothing worthwhile in months. Henley was the 54-hole leader at last year’s Wyndham, but he collapsed in epic fashion with four bogeys on the back nine to fall short of the playoff. His scores regressed each round, going from a 62 on Thursday to a 71 on Sunday. His T-10 at the Rocket Mortgage last week was his first top-25 finish since March. 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.

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