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2022 Wells Fargo Championship golf odds, Fantasy power rankings: Player predictions for your PGA Tour picks from golf expert

Riley Gates has his finger on the pulse of Fantasy golf, and he just revealed his top players for the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, which tees off Thursday at TPC Potomac
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The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship will be making a one-time stop at a new venue this week, with the event set to tee off Thursday at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Rory McIlroy will be back in action and trying to defend his Well Fargo championship after shooting 64 in his most recent round to finish as runner-up at the Masters. 

Caesars Sportsbook lists McIlroy as a strong 7-1 favorite in its latest 2022 Wells Fargo Championship odds. He is the only player priced lower than 20-1, with Corey Conners (20-1), Tony Finau (22-1) and Matt Fitzpatrick (22-1) among the other favorites from the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship field.      

Which players can you trust for your 2022 Wells Fargo Championship Fantasy golf picks? Before you bet this PGA Tour event or make any picks, you have to see the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship Fantasy golf rankings from Fantasy expert Riley Gates.

Gates is a writer for 247Sports and has covered a range of sports for nearly five 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.

At last week's Mexico Open, he NAILED the winner, backing Jon Rahm as his top choice despite the Spaniard's recent slump. The Fantasy expert knew the "softer field" would benefit the former world No. 1 and allow his talent to shine.

The result? The 27-year-old led wire-to-wire and finally closed the deal for his first victory since his U.S. Open triumph nearly a year ago. Rahm had at least a share of the lead seven other times heading into the final round over that span. He finished it off Sunday, and anyone who followed Gates' advice cashed in.   

He has been on a roll all season. At the Masters, eight of his 20 picks finished in the top eight, including winner Scottie Scheffler and runner-up McIlroy. In fact, the top four players on the final leaderboard were among his picks. 

At the Valspar Championship, seven of his picks finished in the top 12, and he was on the money at Phoenix, where his five top selections all ended up in the top 10. He also nailed his picks at the Sentry, with four of his top seven picks posting top-five finishes, and he duplicated that at the Hero World Challenge. Anyone who has followed Gates is way up.

Now, Gates has ranked his top players for the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, and you'll really want to see who he is backing. 

We can tell you that Gates is firmly behind McIlroy, who comes in with confidence after trying the Masters Sunday record in his last round. The expert typically doesn't like to back defending champions too strongly, but McIlroy's talent and track record in this event have Gates making an exception this week.     

On the other hand, Gates is not expecting Ancer to be among the best Fantasy options and doesn't even list him in the top 15. Ancer was 42nd at the Mexico Open after consecutive missed cuts, and while he made the quarterfinals at Match Play, he has been struggling in stroke play throughout 2022.  

For the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, the Fantasy expert is backing a long shot among his top 10 who comes in at around 50-1. This player has been crushing it off the tee and posting solid results, and he should be a strong piece for your Fantasy lineup. You ABSOLUTELY need to see whom Gates is backing and check out his top picks before you bet the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship or enter any Fantasy golf picks.

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