The Dallas Cowboys rank seventh in the NFL in rushing yards, which is what many expected with an in-shape Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield. What most didn't expect was for backup Tony Pollard to outperform the highest-paid running back in NFL history. Pollard has more rushing yards on fewer attempts than Elliott, while also being more productive in the passing game. Who can you trust with your NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football?
On the other sideline is an Eagles team that also uses two backs effectively with Miles Sanders and rookie Kenneth Gainwell. Add in that Dak Prescott and Jalen Hurts are both mobile quarterbacks and rushing yards could come from many different players in the NFL DFS player pool. What should your NFL DFS strategy be? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy football picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a legendary professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. His methodology has led to enormous cashes on FanDuel and DraftKings. He took down two high-stakes tournaments on FanDuel in 2020 and recorded a pair top-10 finishes in tournaments with over 130,000 entrants on DraftKings. His lineups also finished inside the top 1 percent in more than a dozen other tournaments last season.
He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Cowboys vs. Eagles
One of McClure's top NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football is Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who had 190 passing yards, 82 rushing yards and a score on the ground in Week 2. That came after Hurts showed off his arm in Week 1 with 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Hurts has been one of the most efficient passers and rushers in the league. He's one of a handful of QBs who have yet to throw an interception, while also completing over 67 percent of his passes. On the ground, Hurts ranks second among QBs in rushing yards (144) while also leading the NFL with 8.5 yards per carry. The second-year quarterback had a career-high of 342 yards in his only start against Dallas last year, and he'll be salivating at facing the Cowboys' 31st-ranked passing defense.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper, who leads the NFL with 16 receptions to go along with 163 yards and two touchdowns. Cooper (ribs) was banged up in Week 2, but got in limited work last week and is expected to suit up in Week 3.
Cooper has torched the Eagles throughout his career, including going off for 121 yards in the teams' last meeting in Week 16 of 2020. The best game of his seven-year career also came against Philly in 2018, when he posted 217 yards on 10 grabs and a career-high of three touchdowns. Over his last six full games playing with Prescott, Cooper has averaged 8.8 receptions for 94 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Eagles vs. Cowboys
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday Night Football. 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 here.
So who is Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Monday Night Football? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2M in winnings, and find out.