NFL DFS players will have some tough calls to make on Monday Night Football when the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets kick if off at 8:15 p.m. ET. The much-celebrated Browns offense fell flat in last week's opener against the Titans, but players such as Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry still have big-time potential. The Jets, meanwhile, will be without quarterback Sam Darnold (illness) and could be missing running back Le'Veon Bell, who is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. Before studying both rosters and entering an NFL DFS tournament such as the $1M NFL Monday Million on FanDuel or the $1.25M Monday Night Showdown on DraftKings, be sure to see what daily Fantasy pro Mike McClure has to say. He's won almost $2 million in his career and his top Monday Night Football NFL DFS picks, lineups and advice can help you crush your selections on this single-game slate.
McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute 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 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. In Week 1 of the 2019 season, he was all over Seattle running back Chris Carson. The result: Carson matched his career high with six catches and scored twice, piling up over 20 points and almost 4x value on DraftKings. Anyone who followed McClure has seen some huge returns. Now, he's locked in his Monday Night Football DFS picks.
For Monday's Browns vs. Jets NFL DFS slate, we can tell you McClure is banking on Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield threw for 285 yards and a touchdown in the season opener, but also threw three interceptions and took five sacks. Tennessee had his number in that matchup, but his outlook is better against a New York defense that he was impressive against in his 2018 debut.
He completed 73.9 percent of his passes against the Jets in that 2018 matchup, his second-highest percentage of the season. The Jets also gave up the sixth-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2018 and allowed Josh Allen to score twice in Week 1 of this year, so look for Mayfield to bounce back and return huge value.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy for Monday Night Football includes rostering Jets running back Ty Montgomery, who could go off for big numbers if Bell doesn't play or is limited. Montgomery, the former wide receiver, is in position to hurt the Browns as a receiver out of the backfield. Cleveland gave up four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown to Titans running backs last week, and it gave up the fourth-most Fantasy points to running backs overall in Week 1.
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Monday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineup on Monday night? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for Browns vs. Jets from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.