NFL DFS, divisional round: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, lineups, strategy, stacks
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
The 2020 NFL Playoffs continue with the final two games of the divisional round on Sunday. With millions on the line in NFL DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, using the optimal NFL DFS strategy is key. The Texans and Chiefs go head-to-head in the first matchup of the day at 3:05 p.m. ET, and that game's total of 51.5 is the highest of the entire weekend.
Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce could make up one of the most popular NFL DFS stacks, but can you trust them against a Houston defense that received a major boost from the return of end J.J. Watt? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks and lineups on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, you should see the latest NFL DFS advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure. He's won almost $2 million in his career as a daily Fantasy pro, and his optimal NFL DFS lineups for the divisional round in the 2020 NFL Playoffs can help you build winning lineups and stacks that could pay off in a huge way.
McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who 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 NFL DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NFL DFS player.
McClure had eye-popping results during the 2018 NFL season, cashing in the top 5 percent of tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings multiple times. His optimal lineups cashed as high as the top 0.1 percent on FanDuel and as high as the top 1 percent on DraftKings.
He's rolling through 2019 as well, including a strong 3x return on DraftKings in the Week 3 main slate. On Sunday of Week 5, his optimal lineup finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments on DraftKings, with his four core players -- Deshaun Watson, Michael Thomas, Christian McCaffrey and Will Fuller -- combining for a whopping 196.34 points, enough to cash in tournaments by themselves. He followed that up by cashing his FanDuel and DraftKings lineups on Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football in Week 6 and then cashed everywhere on his SNF lineups yet again in Week 7.
He continued his roll with wins on both sites on the main slate, SNF and MNF in Week 8. He added 5x returns on his optimal lineups on both sites in Week 9 and cashed in main slate tournaments on both sites in Week 11. His Week 13 main slate lineups returned at least 10x on DraftKings and produced returns as high as 40x in higher-stakes tournaments. And in Week 15, all of his lineups cashed handily. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
Top NFL DFS picks for the divisional round
One of McClure's top NFL DFS picks for the divisional round is Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins at $7,400 on DraftKings and $8,100 on FanDuel. Hopkins turned in another spectacular season with 104 catches for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns.
He was targeted at least seven times and had at least five catches in every game he has played so far this season. Last week against the Bills, despite regularly drawing Buffalo All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White in coverage, Hopkins caught six-of-eight targets for 90 yards. On Sunday, fellow receiver Will Fuller (groin) will likely make his return, helping lure defensive attention away from Hopkins.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy for the divisional round includes rostering Packers receiver Davante Adams ($8,500 on FanDuel, $7,800 on DraftKings). He has been on a tear heading into the NFL Playoffs 2020, catching 27 passes on 42 targets for 312 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' final three games. With 83 receptions, 997 yards and five touchdowns this season in just 12 games, Adams tied for the second-most productive yardage total of his six-year career.
Adams excelled at Lambeau Field this season, recording 604 receiving yards. He also excelled later in the season, catching 37 passes for 417 yards and four TDs in December. Adams and the Packers play the Seahawks, who were just 26th in passing yards allowed at 4,223 yards (263.9 per game).
How to set your divisional round NFL DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers this weekend because of a dream matchup. The stars are aligning for him to go for 30, even 40 points on FanDuel and DraftKings. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for the divisional round? And which player could put up tournament-winning numbers? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.
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