On Sunday night, the Houston Texans will travel to the Caesars Superdome for a matchup with the New Orleans Saints in the final game on the 2023 NFL preseason schedule. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud is expected to start for the Texans, while veteran Jameis Winston is expected to get the starting nod for New Orleans. Both quarterbacks should see plenty of action on Sunday night, but does that make them viable showdown lineup options from the NFL DFS player pool? Rookie Jake Haener should also see plenty of time for the Saints, while veteran Davis Mills should see some action for Houston.

Would they be better options when building your preseason NFL DFS lineups? Should you fade the quarterback position altogether with your NFL DFS picks and load up on running backs and wide receivers? Before locking in any NFL DFS lineups for Saints vs. Texans on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor.

Kaylor is a NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor, who cashed big all season in 2022, has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.

Kaylor hit on epic NFL DFS picks all season in 2022. He was all over Travis Kelce's four touchdown performance against the Raiders on Monday Night Football, Kirk Cousins' 460-yard, four TD performance on Thanksgiving Day, and T.J. Hockenson's 13 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15. 

In the season-opening Hall of Fame Game, Kaylor was all over Jets rookie running back Israel Abanikanda, who turned out to be the game's highest scoring player. Anyone who followed his picks is way up.

Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to Texans vs. Saints and just locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.

Top NFL preseason DFS picks for Saints vs. Texans

One of Kaylor's top NFL DFS picks for Sunday is Texans running back Mike Boone. Boone is fighting for a role behind Dameon Pierce and Devin Singletary and can solidify his place on the team's depth chart with a strong performance. Boone is a veteran of five NFL seasons and his status as one of the best special teams players in the league should give him a shot at sticking on Houston's final roster.

Through two preseason games, Boone has nine carries for 37 yards (4.1 yards per carry). With Pierce and Singletary locked in at the top of the Texans' running back depth chart and unlikely to see much (if any) action, Boone should have plenty of opportunity to leave his mark on the Houston coaching staff on Sunday night.

Kaylor is also targeting Saints rookie quarterback Jake Haener in his Sunday NFL DFS picks. The fourth round pick out of Fresno State doesn't have the prototypical NFL quarterback size, but he is scrappy and an above average athlete. With Derek Carr locked in as New Orleans' QB1, Haener should see extensive action on Sunday night.

In his two preseason appearances, Haener has completed 21 of 34 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He will likely have to share duties with veteran signal caller Jameis Winston, but Kaylor still expects another productive fantasy performance from Haener against the Texans on Sunday. See who else Kaylor likes right here.

How to set Saints vs. Texans NFL DFS lineups, player pools

Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued player who could explode for huge numbers on Sunday. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is, and the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks, at SportsLine

So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Texans vs. Saints, and which under-the-radar NFL DFS picks offer huge value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who won a prestigious millionaire maker tournament last season, and find out.