NBA DFS: Chris Paul and top picks for March 17 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups

Sunday's four-game main slate promises plenty of excitement for NBA DFS players, with each game featuring a total of 225 or higher. With high-scoring matchups likely translating to huge offensive outputs, you'll want to identify the players who present the best value before entering your NBA DFS lineups. That will help you afford more expensive, less risky options like Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns or Bulls guard Zach LaVine. With FanDuel hosting a $250K Sunday NBA Shot and DraftKings running a $300K Sunday Special that awards $100K to the winner, there are some difficult decisions for NBA DFS players to make. Before you enter these NBA DFS tournaments or any others for Sunday evening, you'll want to see the top NBA DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career. 

McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like statistical trends, matchups and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.

McClure is absolutely rolling through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple optimal lineups that have led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings.

For Sunday's slate, McClure is banking on Magic center Nikola Vucevic at $10,000 on FanDuel and $9,200 on DraftKings. Vucevic has been virtually unstoppable in recent outings, having recorded a double-double in 10 of his last 11 games. Now he gets an ideal matchup on Sunday against a Hawks squad that has struggled to guard him. In two meetings against the Hawks this season, Vucevic is averaging 24 points and 13 rebounds. Lock him in as one of the top overall plays on Sunday.

Another pick he's all over: Rockets guard Chris Paul at $8,100 on FanDuel and $6,700 on DraftKings. Paul enters Sunday's showdown against Minnesota having returned over 4x value on DraftKings in 15 of his last 17 outings, and now he gets an enticing matchup against the Timberwolves, who've given up an average of 129 points in their last nine games. He's a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in for Sunday's slate.

McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who has a dream matchup on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return 40, even 50 points on both sites, and he comes at a lower price than you would expect. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.  

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