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2022 John Deere Classic golf picks, odds, Fantasy power rankings: PGA Tour predictions and best bets from top golf expert

Riley Gates has his finger on the pulse of Fantasy golf, and he just revealed his top players for the 2022 John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run
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A weak field means a chance for a young player or an overlooked veteran to break through for a PGA Tour victory this week at the 2022 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. The tournament tees off Thursday at TPC Deere Run, and many of the tour's top stars are getting ready for the Scottish Open and British Open over the next couple of weeks. That means players like Webb Simpson and Jason Day or an emerging star like Sahith Theegala could finally get the victory they have been seeking. 

Caesars Sportsbook lists Simpson as the 10-1 favorite in its latest 2022 John Deere Classic odds. Adam Hadwin is priced at 16-1, Theegala is 22-1 and Day is among other favorites at 28-1, while defending champion Lucas Glover is a 45-1 longshot.

Which players can you trust for your 2022 John Deere Classic fantasy golf picks? Before you bet this major championship or lock in your Fantasy golf lineups, you NEED to see the 2022 John Deere Classic Fantasy golf rankings from 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.

Gates has been crushing his golf picks all season. Before last week's Travelers Championship, he was all over Theegala, who was priced at just $7,300 at DraftKings and likely helped many Fantasy golf players cash in! The 24-year-old went to the final tee with a one-stroke lead over Xander Schauffele, but he carded double-bogey after a disastrous bunker shot, while Schauffle birdied to win by two. Still, Theegala's performance justified Gates' confidence and gave a boost to anyone who picked him.     

At the U.S. Open, Gates said Scheffler was well worth the high price to have him as the anchor for your Fantasy picks, and he was the second-highest fantasy scorer of the week behind winner Matt Fitzpatrick. At the Memorial, five of Gates' nine picks finished in the top 15, including his biggest sleeper pick, Brendan Steele -- priced at just $6,600 at DraftKings -- who posted a top-10 finish!  

And at the Wells Fargo, four of his top six players finished in the top five, including winner Max Homa, a 40-1 long shot. Anyone who has followed Gates is WAY UP!

Now, Gates has ranked his top players for the 2022 Travelers Championship and we can tell you the expert is backing Theegala to win. He isn't concerned about any lingering effects from last week's meltdown and expects the emerging young star to be hungry to atone.     

On the other hand, Gates is fading Hadwin, even though he finished in the top 10 at the U.S. Open his last time out. The expert thinks that could be an outlier, since he barely cracked the top 75 at the PGA, so the price is too high.

For this week's tournament at TPC Deere Run, Gates is backing a player who is priced at just over $7,000 at DraftKings! This golfer has looked very comfortable at Deere Run over the past several years, and he should continue his success there. He should be an excellent value pick this week. 

You ABSOLUTELY need to see who Gates is backing and check out his top picks before you bet the 2022 John Deere Classic or enter any John Deere Classic 2022 fantasy golf picks.

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