Fanciful picks RBC Heritage 2022, rankings, sleepers: the expert answers Collin Morikawa, fond Patrick Cantlay

Another strong field is expected to start Thursday when the PGA Tour hits Hilton Head Island, SC, for the 2022 RBC Heritage. Harbor Town Golf Links is a favorite among PGA Tour players, and five of the world’s top 10 golfers are heading to ‘Augusta to meet the challenge. Three of those players finished in the top 10 at last week’s Masters – Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas. Morikawa was fifth in Augusta, and Thomas was tied for eighth, and they are co-favorites 14-1 in the latest 2022 RBC Heritage odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Smith is tied for third in Augusta and is priced at 14-1, followed by Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay, both listed at 16-1.

Will Thomas earn his first win since the 2021 Players Championship and claim the prize for your 2022 RBC Heritage Fantasy Golf Picks? Would a hot player like Shane Lowry (25-1) or Corey Conners (28-1) put you in a better position to win? Before making any fantasy golf picks or betting on the 2022 RBC Heritage, be sure to check out the fantasy golf projections and rankings from SportsLine fantasy expert Riley Gates.

Gates is a staff writer for 247Sports and has covered a range of sports for nearly five years. He has been following golf closely for much longer and has an in-depth knowledge of the sport. He also knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports.

At last week’s Masters, eight of his 20 picks finished in the top eight, including winner Scottie Scheffler and runner-up Rory McIlroy. In fact, the top four golfers in the final standings were among his picks. He noted that Scheffler played the best of all and expected him to be a contender. And of course he was, winning his fourth tournament in less than two months.

Gates was also on the money on Shane Lowry, who quietly broke into a tie for third on Sunday. “Don’t think too much about it. He plays golf phenomenally, and that should continue,” the pundit said of the Irishman.

The golf pundit has been on a roll all season. At Valspar’s championship, seven of his picks finished in the top 12. He was in the money in Phoenix, where his top five picks all ended up in the top 10. And he 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 followed Gates is upstairs.

Now Gates has analyzed the RBC Heritage field and has just released his coveted fantasy golf rankings for this week’s event. You can only see his fantasy golf rankings and RBC Heritage picks on SportsLine.

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One player Gates is really high on this week is Morikawa, who was an almost automatic top 10. He’s been in the top 10 in six of his eight tournaments, including five top five finishes. He was a finalist twice. He should be rolling with a smile still on his face after closing out his final round 67 on Sunday in Augusta coming off the sand, just after Rory McIlroy did the same. He’s in the top 10 in several key categories, including driving accuracy, greens in regulation and scoring average (69.890), and he’s 31st in strokes gained.

On the other hand, the pundit fades Cantlay, who has four top-10 finishes this season but none in the past two months. The FedEx Cup champion finished tied for 39th in Augusta, where he shot a 79 in the third round, and he also had a 77 on players close to missing the cup. Gates thinks the 25-year-old will start to turn things around this week, but he doesn’t give him much thought and ranks Cantlay outside his top 10. He hits a fair amount of greens (81st on tour at 67, 5 percent in regulation), but he doesn’t come close, averaging 39 feet (164th).

How to Build Your 2022 RBC Heritage Fantasy Golf Ranking

For this week’s event in Harbor Town, the fantasy expert is betting on a major long shot that sits around 50-1. Gates says this golfer is starting to get back into shape this season and has already done well at Harbor Town. You can find out who it is and check out all of Gates’ top fantastic RBC Heritage golf picks on SportsLine.

Who wins the 2022 RBC Heritage at Hilton Head? Who are the best PGA Tour players to target for your Fantasy picks? And which underdogs can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Riley Gates’ fantasy golf rankings for the 2022 RBC Heritage, all from the fantasy expert who’s been on fire with his picks, and find out.

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