Those who chose to roster Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson in their 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge lineups last week were rewarded with gaudy numbers. However, the Steelers were knocked out by the Browns in a 48-37 shootout, meaning no multiplier and a fresh set of 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge picks this week. Meanwhile, those who included Packers and Chiefs stars in their lineups while they were on bye will be rewarded with double points in the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs.
Packers running back Aaron Jones has scored 30 times in the past two seasons and now could be a popular replacement option for 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge lineups. However, the Rams ranked third against the run, so can you trust him with your NFL picks? Before setting any 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge lineups, be sure to see the picks and advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.
McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action in every game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
He absolutely crushed his DFS picks during the the 2019 NFL regular season, finishing as high as the top 1 percent of tournaments on DraftKings and returning as much as 40x return in some higher-stakes tournaments. He then continued his roll in the postseason, cashing on every single lineup he posted for the divisional round. Anyone who has been following him has seen some huge returns.
Now he's turned his attention to the 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge. Go here to see his full Divisional Round lineups.
Top NFL Playoff Challenge picks for the 2021 Divisional Round
One of McClure's top NFL Playoff Challenge picks for the 2021 Divisional Round: Saints running back Alvin Kamara. The four-time Pro Bowler led all NFL running backs in receptions (83), receiving yards (756), and total touchdowns (21) this season and is coming off a strong performance against a stout Bears defense. Kamara rushed 23 times for 99 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 17 yards in the 21-9 win over Chicago.
Kamara had five multi-touchdown games during the 2020 season, including his incredible six-touchdown performance on Christmas Day against the Vikings and a two-touchdown day to help salvage an otherwise ordinary performance against the Buccaneers in Week 1.
How to build 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge lineups
McClure is also targeting a pick that could go off for big numbers during the Divisional Round because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your NFL Playoff Challenge or going home with nothing. You can see who it is here.
So what is the optimal 2021 NFL Playoff Challenge lineups for the Divisional Round? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for the NFL Playoff Challenge this weekend from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.