NFL DFS: Best Week 6 DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks
Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal DraftKings and FanDuel lineups
For Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season, the daily fantasy sports site DraftKings is running a $4 million Fantasy Football Millionaire Maker. FanDuel is running a $2 million Sunday Million.
Before you enter a daily fantasy football lineup for Week 6 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, entering multiple lineups that have already cashed big in tournaments.
In Week 5, he was all over T.Y. Hilton's breakout performance against the 49ers. With concerns about the Colts' quarterback situation, McClure was able to roster Hilton at just $6,000 on DraftKings. The result? Hilton went wild, recording 177 yards on seven receptions (27.7 DK points). It was the second-highest total of his career and the second-best receiving performance in the entire league in Week 5.
Now, McClure has exhaustively studied matchups, injuries, and depth charts for Week 6 and has again locked in his optimal DFS lineup. And he's sharing it over at SportsLine.
One player he absolutely loves this week: Chargers TE Hunter Henry. McClure knows that with several of the top-tier tight ends dealing with injury, Henry is the perfect combination of salary cap relief and upside against the Raiders.
Henry has scored in back-to-back weeks and is coming off a season-high eight-target game. Now, he faces the Raiders in a likely shootout. The Raiders will get QB Derek Carr back this week and, on defense, they have given up plenty of production to tight ends, including a 4-75-1 stat line to rookie A.J. Derby two weeks ago.
SportsLine's projections agree. They're giving Henry the best chance of finding the end zone of any Chargers' pass-catcher on Sunday.
Henry is a complete steal at $4,100, leaving you plenty of salary cap room to roster a huge name like Steelers WR Antonio Brown ($9,300 on DraftKings, $9,200 on FanDuel).
Brown led the NFL in targets by far last week with 19, and continues to lead the league in that category for the season. He had 10 catches for 157 yards against the Jaguars last week even though his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, had five interceptions.
Now, Brown faces a Chiefs defense that gave up five touchdown passes to the Texans last week. He's a high-floor option who could absolutely explode, much like DeAndre Hopkins (three touchdowns) did against Kansas City. SportsLine's projections are calling for over 100 yards for Brown, whom McClure says is the top WR play of Week 6.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued receiver with multiple-touchdown upside who is being overlooked. Value picks 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 6 optimal tournament lineup from a professional DFS player who nailed T.Y. Hilton's 177-yard explosion in Week 5 and has over $1 million in career winnings, and find out.
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