NFL DFS for Championship Weekend: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, lineups, strategy
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
The NFL DFS player pool shrinks as Championship Weekend arrives, but there are still plenty of tough calls to make when locking in NFL DFS picks for Chiefs vs. Titans and Packers vs. 49ers. Should you bank on Tennessee running back Derrick Henry ($8,700 on DraftKings, $9,800 on FanDuel), or will the Titans be forced to abandon the run if they fall behind Kansas City in the 2020 AFC Championship Game?
And in the 2020 NFC Championship Game, should Aaron Rodgers ($6,100 on DraftKings, $8,000 on FanDuel) be part of your NFL DFS strategy as the Packers take on a San Francisco defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL against the pass (169.2 yards per game)? Before locking in any lineups, check out the optimal NFL DFS strategy from SportsLine's Mike McClure before making any NFL DFS picks. He's made almost $2 million in his daily Fantasy sports career.
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 rolled through the 2019 NFL season, 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 run 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. In Week 15, all of his lineups cashed handily, and then he continued his success in the divisional round, cashing on every lineup he posted on SportsLine. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
Top NFL DFS picks for Championship Weekend
One of McClure's top NFL DFS picks for Championship Weekend is Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce at $7,800 on FanDuel and $7,100 on DraftKings. The seventh-year pro out of Cincinnati was the most targeted tight end in the NFL this season, as Kansas City quarterbacks looked his way a whopping 136 times. That led to another stellar 97-1229-5 receiving line.
He showed no signs of slowing in the divisional round, turning 12 targets into 10 catches for 134 yards and three scores. It could've been more had he not tweaked his hamstring, a minor injury that's not expected to limit him against the Titans. He has a sky-high ceiling in the AFC Championship Game 2020 as he takes on a Tennessee defense that gave up the sixth-most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy for Championship Weekend includes rostering Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard at $5,100 on FanDuel and $4,400 on DraftKings.
Lazard comes at an extremely affordable price, which will allow you to load your roster with big-time playmakers. Plus, Lazard became one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets towards the end of the regular season. In fact, the second-year wide receiver was targeted a combined 17 times against the Vikings and Lions, and he's expected to see plenty of one-on-one coverage opposite Davante Adams on Sunday. Lazard has also played well on the road, having recorded a touchdown reception in two of his last three road games.
How to set your Championship Weekend NFL DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday 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 Championship Weekend? 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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