2022 BMW Championship Fantasy Golf Rankings, Expert Picks, Tips: Fade Justin Thomas in FedEx Cup Playoffs

One drastic cut begets another as the top 70 in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings try to advance to the final event starting Thursday with the 2022 BMW Championship. The PGA Tour’s top players will take on an unfamiliar course at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington Del. and will aim to finish the weekend in the top 30 of the standings. Will Zalatoris climbed to the top of those rankings by earning his first PGA Tour victory at the St. Jude Championship on Sunday. Another 2,000 points will go to the winner, and Sepp Straka proved last week that a huge move is possible. He lost in a playoff to Zalatoris, but moved from 35th to eighth in the standings. Top golfers like Masters champion Scotty Scheffler and fellow major winners Justin Thomas (PGA) and Matt Firtzpatrick (US Open) are also in the field at the 2022 BMW Championship. Add in the likes of Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth and the field is loaded with quality.

McIlroy is the 10-1 betting favorite at Caesars Sportsbook’s latest BMW Championship odds, with Rahm just behind at 12-1. Zalatoris, Scheffler and reigning FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay are in a 14-1 group with Thomas and Tony Finau. Fitzpatrick is rated 16-1 in the 2022 BMW Championship field, just ahead of Xander Schaufele (18-1).

Can Zalatoris follow up his win with another solid finish and be a great pick for your 2022 BMW Championship Fantasy golf pick? Or would a longer putt like Spieth (35-1) give you more flexibility and a better chance to win? Before making any Fantasy golf rankings or placing any bets on the 2022 BMW Championship, you should check out SportsLine fantasy golf expert Riley Gates’ fantasy golf projections.

Gates has been 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 deep knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the field and in fantasy sports.

Gates had another strong week in the FedEx St. election. Jude Championship last week, with all of his steals for the week making the weekend, and JT Poston ($7,300 on DraftKings) recording a top 20. He also backed up Tony Finau (T-5) and Sungjae Im (12th), so each, who followed had success with their Fantasy picks.

Gates has been on top this season. He won the Open, with champion Cameron Smith among his outright winners, despite many pundits writing the Australian off. For the John Deere Classic, Gates pegged 40-1 longshot Poston as a potential winner ahead of his second victory on the tour.

And in the Travelers, he was all-in against Sahith Theegala, who was only valued at $7,300 on DraftKings and finished as the runner-up. Anyone who has followed Gates’ advice has profited from their fantasy golf picks.

Now Gates ranks his top golfers for the 2022 BMW Championship, and you’ll really want to see what he has to say. You can only see his fantasy golf rankings and BMW Championship picks at SportsLine.

2022 BMW Championship Fantasy Golf Expert Pick

One player Gates isn’t hesitant to back this week is Finau, who is again priced under $10,000 on DraftKings despite the tear. The 32-year-old followed that up with back-to-back T-5s at St. Jude, including a 64 in the opening round. He has six top-five finishes this season and was in the top 15 in all three playoff events last year. Finau is in the top 40 in every hitting category except for the putt (97th), and his flat stick has been strong of late.

On the other hand, Gates fades Thomas despite being among the favorites and a two-time major winner. He won his second PGA Championship in May, but since then has just one top-10 finish (and two missed cuts). He has shot 70 or better in seven of his last 10 rounds, and his driving accuracy (171st on tour) could give him trouble at Wilmington. Thomas is 68th in stroke count, which isn’t bad, but he can struggle on those greens. You can see who else to support and fade here.

How to set your ranking for the 2022 BMW Championship Fantasy golf

For the 2022 BMW Championship, Gates is advertising a player for fantasy rosters priced at less than $7,000 on DraftKings. This golfer regularly shot rounds in the 60’s and is a huge deal for your BMW Championship Fantasy Golf. You can find out who he is and see the rest of Gates’ picks for the BMW Fantasy Golf Championship at SportsLine.

Who wins the 2022 BMW Championship and who are the best 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 BMW Championship, all from the fantasy expert who was fired up with his picks, and find out.

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