Cam Newton stormed on the scene in 2011 and was one of the NFL's top dual-threat quarterbacks, leading the Panthers to Super Bowl 50 and the 2015 NFL MVP award. However, Newton's star has faded in recent years, and following his release from Carolina the veteran signed with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal to replace Tom Brady. Can you trust Newton as part of your NFL DFS picks when the Patriots take on the division-rival New York Jets on Monday Night Football?
Which Jets should you target on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? And which Patriots vs. Jets DFS stacks can differentiate your lineup? Before finalizing any daily Fantasy football picks for Week 9's Patriots vs. Jets Monday Night Football matchup, be sure to see the latest NFL DFS advice, core lineup picks and player rankings from SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.
McClure crushed his NFL DFS picks in 2019, finishing as high as the top 1 percent of tournaments on DraftKings and returning as much as 40x return in some higher-stakes tournaments. He then continued his roll in the postseason, cashing on every single lineup he posted for the divisional round. Anyone who followed him saw some huge returns.
In Week 8, McClure had Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in his player pool for both FanDuel and DraftKings: The result: Adams piled up a whopping three touchdowns catches, returning around 30 points on both sites. Anybody who had him in their daily Fantasy football lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to Monday Night Football and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Patriots vs. Jets
One of McClure's top NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football in Week 9 is Jets quarterback Joe Flacco. The 13-year veteran will likely start for the Jets after Sam Darnold reinjured his throwing shoulder. Flacco has passed for 397 yards and one touchdown with one interception in three games this season.
Flacco completed just over 50 percent of his passes in his two previous starts in 2020, which is serviceable for the 35-year-old former Delaware Blue Hen. The silver lining for the Jets on Monday Night Football comes in the form of both Breshad Perriman (concussion) and Jamison Crowder (groin) looking like they'll be available to join Denzel Mims in the New York receiving corps. If Flacco can remain upright and his trio of receivers are near 100 percent, Flacco could return plenty of value in your NFL DFS lineups.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes Patriots running back Damien Harris. The second-year pro out of Alabama is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but the Patriots have 17 players similarly listed and no indication was given that he would be unavailable.
Harris has gained 279 yards on 49 carries and scored one touchdown. His three-down capability is a plus for New England and will be a factor against a porous Jets defense that also allows 116.1 rushing yards per game.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Patriots vs. Jets
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Monday night because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see it here.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Patriots vs. Jets? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.