NBA DFS: Trae Young and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Jan. 26, 2020

There are plenty of tough decisions to make when setting your NBA DFS strategy on Sunday. Should you roll with Devin Booker (26.7 points per game) and Ja Morant (17.4) when the Suns take on the Grizzlies at 6 p.m. ET? Or what about Kawhi Leonard (27.3 points per game) and Evan Fournier (19.2) when the Clippers play the Magic at 6 p.m. ET? Which NBA DFS stacks can differentiate your lineups?

Meanwhile, Brandon Ingram, Kemba Walker and Zion Williamson will be among the most intriguing daily Fantasy basketball picks on Sunday when the Celtics take on the Pelicans, but they're all among the most expensive options in the NBA DFS player pool. Before locking in your NBA DFS picks for any tournaments, cash games, or 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to check out the optimal NBA DFS strategy from Mike McClure, a daily Fantasy pro 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 matchups, statistical trends 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 rolled through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple lineups that led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings. He saw multiple huge cashes again early in the 2019-20 NBA season and got 2020 off to a blistering start with his optimal lineup returning at least 7x on DraftKings on three of the first five days of the new year. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. 

Now, he's turned his attention to the Sunday NBA schedule. Head to SportsLine now to see his optimal NBA DFS picks. Here are five of the most expensive players in Sunday's NBA DFS player pool. Get pricing and projections for every player at SportsLine:

  • Kawhi Leonard ($10,200 on FanDuel, $10,200 on DraftKings)
  • Damian Lillard ($9,700 on FanDuel, $10,400 on DraftKings)
  • Trae Young ($9,600 on FanDuel, $9,500 on DraftKings)
  • Hassan Whiteside ($9,300 on FanDuel, $8,300 on DraftKings)
  • Devin Booker ($8,800 on FanDuel, $8,100 on DraftKings)

McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday

For Sunday, McClure is high on Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard ($10,200 on FanDuel, $10,200 on DraftKings). Leonard went for a triple-double in Friday's victory over the Heat. Incredibly, Friday's performance marked Leonard's first career triple-double in 502 games.

Even with all the chatter about Leonard's load management in Los Angeles, the reigning NBA Finals MVP is averaging career-highs in scoring (27.3 points), rebounding (7.5) and assists (5.1) while sporting his best free-throw shooting percentage (89.3 percent). Leonard and the Clippers continue their road trip against the Magic on Sunday, a team he scored 32 points against 10 days ago.

Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy on Sunday also includes rostering Hawks point guard Trae Young ($9,600 on FanDuel, $9,500 on DraftKings). Young shook off a sore thigh to go for 26 points, 16 assists, two rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to Oklahoma City. Young's $1.60 worth of dimes reached a new season-best mark for the second straight game. 

The sophomore superstar is third in the NBA in scoring at 29.1 points per game and has dished out seven or more assists in his last 10 games, averaging 10.4 dimes during that stretch. Young and the Hawks face the Wizards on Sunday, a team ranked 22nd in the NBA defending his position.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday

McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return 50, even 60 points on DraftKings and FanDuel. 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 and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.

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