NFL DFS for Championship Weekend: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, lineups, stacks
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
There's plenty on the line in NFL DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings on Sunday, and fans everywhere are scouring the Championship Weekend NFL DFS player pool for value. The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans in the 2020 AFC Championship Game, while the San Francisco 49ers are at home against the Green Bay Packers in the 2020 NFC Championship Game.
Stars like Tyreek Hill, Derrick Henry, George Kittle and Aaron Rodgers could be among the most popular NFL DFS picks on Sunday. However, affording top talent and also means finding plenty of high-ceiling NFL DFS stacks, which can be difficult on a two-game slate. 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 quarterback Patrick Mahomes at $7,700 on DraftKings and $9,500 on FanDuel. The defending NFL MVP began the season with five consecutive 300-yard games, but was slowed by a knee injury in Week 7 that cost him two weeks.
However, he returned to throw for 446 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-32 loss to the Titans in Week 10 and now has a chance at redemption against Tennessee. Last week, Mahomes scorched the Texans for 321 yards and five touchdowns as the Chiefs overcame a 24-0 deficit to win 51-31. Kansas City has won seven games in a row and the offense is clicking after the big win against Houston last week. Mahomes has the highest upside of any quarterback in the daily Fantasy football pool for Sunday.
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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