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2021 U.S. Open: Fantasy Picks, Best Bets to Fill out Your Lineups

Torrey Pines looks like it favors players with a power game. Who do our hosts like? Who are they fading?

It's U.S. Open week, and Torrey Pines is set up to play long and difficult. In other words, a macho golf course for a macho golf game. Gaming Golf's hosts reconvened to break down the field and select their favorite targets for DraftKings, straight tickets and one-and-done pools.

Rotowire's Scott Jenstad likes Rory McIlroy this week, as McIlroy has a recent win at the Wells Fargo and the power game to handle anything Torrey Pines has to offer. Morning Read's Jeff Ritter says that starting a lineup with either Brooks Koepka or Dustin Johnson feels safe, and odds are strong at least one of them will be in contention late Sunday afternoon. Rotowire's Jeff Erickson touts Collin Morikawa's all-around game and feels he's ready to win another major.

But sleepers can make fantasy players some money. Jenstad thinks Louis Oosthuizen and Paul Casey, both 50-1, are good plays. Ritter says Justin Rose has the pedigree -- including a win at both a U.S. Open and a Farmers Insurance Open -- plus the recent form to not only contend, but also win. He's at 60-1.

The one-and-done picks:

Erickson: Morikawa

Jenstad: Koepka

Ritter: Rose

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