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Is Heavy Favorite Bryson DeChambeau a Smart Bet at Rocket Mortgage?

DeChambeau is the defending champ, but it feels like a week for a long shot, including one newly promoted player from the Korn Ferry Tour with 100-1 odds.

This week the PGA Tour returns to Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Bryson DeChambeau is in the field and set to defend his title -- but is he a smart bet this week?

Rotowire's Jeff Erickson and Scott Jenstad join Morning Read's Jeff Ritter to discuss. The guys agree that DeChambeau is a deserving favorite, but that also makes it difficult to profit from him in daily fantasy leagues, and at 8-1 to win, those are also very small odds. In that same tier, Ritter and Jenstad both like Patrick Reed, who has been playing well and is generally not heavily rostered in fantasy leagues.

Moving down the board, Jenstad likes Sungjae Im, Gary Woodland and Keegan Bradley, while Ritter is all in on Kevin Kisner and Matthew Wolff.

For sleepers, Ritter likes Satoshi Kodaira, Sepp Straka (dubbed "The Austrian Matt Kuchar" for his ability to back-door top-10s) and Alex Noren. Jenstad is eyeing Joseph Bramlett and the recently promoted Mito Pereira, who earned his spot thanks to three wins on the Korn Ferry Tour. He's at 100-1 odds, and Jenstad quickly talks Ritter into placing a wager on him.

One and done picks:

Erickson: Sungjae Im
Ritter: Kevin Kisner
Jenstad: Patrick Reed 

Watch the video episode above, and hit the play button below to listen to the podcast. Look for more episodes of Gaming Golf coming soon to the Morning Read Podcast Network