NFL Playoff Challenge Fantasy Football Rankings: Start Tom Brady, Julio Jones in your divisional round pool
Mike McClure has won over $1 million playing Fantasy Football and gives his optimal divisional lineup
Before setting your NFL Playoff Challenge divisional round lineups, you need to see what Mike McClure has to say. McClure, who specializes in player projections and advanced statistical analysis, is a Daily Fantasy Football pro with more than $1 million in career winnings. He knows which players to target on a weekly basis and which matchups to exploit.
McClure is rolling into the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs with multiple winning tournament lineups in the books this season. His expertise and advice could be the difference between a winning Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge lineup or going home empty-handed.
Now, McClure has exhaustively studied the matchups, injuries and depth charts for the second round of the playoffs and locked in his optimal Fantasy Football lineup. He's sharing it over at SportsLine.
One player he absolutely loves this week: Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. While players like Antonio Brown and Michael Thomas will be popular options, McClure is all over Jones, who has seen double-digit targets four of the last five weeks.
Jones and the Falcons face the Eagles, who have given up plenty of production in recent games to receivers like Amari Cooper (3-66-1), Sterling Shepard (11-139-1), Tavarres King (2-70-2), Cooper Kupp (5-118-1), and Doug Baldwin (5-84).
And Jones is getting hot at the right time. He had nine catches for 94 yards and a TD on 10 targets against the Rams in the Wild Card round.
Lock Jones in as one of the top overall playoff pool options and watch the fantasy points roll in.
Brady, who led the league with 4,577 passing yards, gets a home game against a Titans secondary that is 25th in the league against the pass. The Titans gave up 264 yards and two touchdowns to Alex Smith in the first round of the playoffs.
Brady has four passing TDs total the last two weeks and comes into Saturday's game on two weeks' rest.
McClure is also fading a red-hot NFL team entirely, and what it is will surprise you. While everyone else chases this team's stars, you'll be moving up in your pool. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your NFL playoff pool or going home empty-handed.
So what is the optimal NFL Playoff Challenge tournament lineup for the divisional round of the playoffs? Visit SportsLine now to see Mike McClure's complete optimal Fantasy Football lineup for this weekend, and find out what red-hot team you need to fade that everyone else will foolishly be all over.
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