NFL DFS: Best Preseason Week 3 DraftKings and FanDuel Daily Fantasy Football picks for Sunday, August 26
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
NFL DFS players get another opportunity to cash in during the third week of the preseason with Sunday's two-game slate beginning at 4 p.m. ET, including Bengals-Bills and Cowboys-Cardinals. It can be challenging to predict how long stars will play and which backups will see the most action, so you'll want to be sure to check out the top NFL DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings and a predictive data engineer for SportsLine.
McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NFL DFS player.
McClure has had some spot-on preseason NFL DFS picks already. In Week 2, he was all over Giants running back Wayne Gallman, who had rushing and receiving touchdowns and went for 16.5 points on FanDuel. He also rostered Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who had 87 yards and a touchdown on four catches and piled up 16.7 points on FanDuel.
For the main NFL DFS slate on Sunday, every player on FanDuel costs $6,000 and every player on DraftKings is $5,500.
One thing we can tell you: McClure is banking on Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson.
After missing most of 2017 due to a wrist injury, Johnson has led the Cardinals in rushing in their first two preseason games and was impressive against the Saints last week. Johnson should again be the featured option and see plenty of touches. He's a top NFL DFS pick that needs to be in lineups on Sunday.
Another NFL DFS pick he loves: Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
The first round rookie out of Wyoming has impressed in his first two preseason games, throwing for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Lock him in on Sunday and look for big upside against the Bengals.
McClure is also targeting a receiver capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup on Sunday. He's projected to see extended time, so 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 NFL preseason DFS lineup on Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see full optimal NFL DFS lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.
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