NFL DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel Week 5 daily fantasy football picks
Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal DraftKings and FanDuel lineups
For Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season, the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings is running a $4.25 million Fantasy Football Millionaire Maker. FanDuel is running a $2.2 million Sunday Million.
Before you enter a daily fantasy football lineup for Week 5 on DraftKings or FanDuel, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say.
McClure has more than $1 million in career DFS winnings and is off to a hot start this season, rostering multiple lineups that have already cashed in tournaments.
In Week 4, he was all over the Bills' defense lockdown performance against the Falcons. With a tough matchup against Atlanta, McClure was able to roster Buffalo at just $4,200 on FanDuel. The result? The Bills had one of the most impressive performances of the week, forcing three turnovers and holding the Falcons to a season-low 17 points. They were less than one percent owned.
Now, McClure has exhaustively studied matchups, injuries, and depth charts for Week 5 and has again locked in his optimal DFS lineup. And he's sharing it over at SportsLine.
One player he absolutely loves this week: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton. A clear-cut top target for an improving Jacoby Brissett, Hilton will get double-digit targets against a 49ers' defense that comes into this week ranked 22nd against the pass and has already given up big games to Jaron Brown (8-105), Sammy Watkins (6-106-2), and Robert Woods (6-108). Hilton went off for a 7-153-1 stat line two weeks ago against the Browns.
Hilton is a complete steal at $6,000, leaving you plenty of salary cap room to roster a huge name like Packers WR Jordy Nelson ($8,100 on DraftKings, $8,600 on FanDuel).
Nelson faces the Dallas Cowboys this week, who are ranked 20th against the pass and are giving up over 230 yards per game. SportsLine's projections are calling for an end zone visit for Nelson, who leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns with five. With so many questions surrounding the Packers' run game, look for Nelson to light it up in a rematch of January's divisional round game.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued quarterback he is stacking with a high-profile pass-catcher because of an enticing matchup on Sunday, and both absolutely need to be in your lineup. DFS stacks like these could be the difference between winning your tournaments and going home empty-handed.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal DFS lineup this week? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NFL Week 5 optimal tournament lineup from a professional DFS player who nailed the Bills' lockdown performance in Week 4 and has over $1 million in career winnings, and find out.
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