Four teams remain in the 2023 NFL playoffs, making it imperative to hit on the right picks from a smaller than usual NFL DFS player pool on conference championship weekend. Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles will host Brock Purdy and the 49ers for the 2023 NFC Championship Game, while Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2023 AFC Championship Game. With his lingering ankle injury, should Mahomes still be considered a must-start player in your NFL DFS lineups and NFL DFS stacks on Sunday? Should you build your Conference Championship Round NFL DFS picks around other star players like Miles Sanders, AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon, Travis Kelce, or Isiah Pacheco?
Before making any NFL DFS picks for the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine, who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor, who has been cashing big all season, has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.
Kaylor has been spot-on all season, hitting on epic NFL DFS picks like Jerry Jeudy (4-102-1), Stefon Diggs (12-148-3, 6-106-1, 7-92-1), Amari Cooper (7-101-1, 5-131-1), Nick Chubb (23-113-1, 23-101-2), CeeDee Lamb (8-87-1), Deebo Samuel (6-115-1) Cooper Kupp (14-122), Travis Kelce (7-25-4, 10-106), Davante Adams (3-124-2), Justin Fields (179-1-1, 82-1), Derrick Henry (132-2), Jimmy Garoppolo (228-4), Michael Pittman (7-61-1), Christian McCaffrey (26-108-1, 6-30), Kirk Cousins (460-4), Justin Jefferson (12-123-1), J.K. Dobbins (13-125), T.J. Hockenson (13-109-2), and Evan Engram (7-93-1). Anyone who has followed his picks is way up.
Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to the Conference Championship round matchups of 49ers vs. Eagles and Chiefs vs. Bengals and just locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks, lineups for Eagles vs. 49ers, Bengals vs. Chiefs
One of Kaylor's favorite DFS picks for conference championship weekend is Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. The 26-year-old is quickly becoming one of the most clutch performers in the NFL and will face a Kansas City pass defense that has been susceptible this season. In Cincinnati's 27-24 Week 13 win over the Chiefs, Burrow completed 25 of 31 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 126.6. He added 46 yards and a touchdown on the ground in that game and Kaylor is expecting similar results for Burrow in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
"Joe Burrow and the Bengals face a tough test going into Arrowhead Stadium with an AFC Championship on the line, but there may be no better player in the league when it comes to staying cool under pressure. The Chiefs' defense has been a liability at times this season, and they simply do not have the secondary to keep up with Burrows' weapons -- Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and Hayden Hurst -- for an entire game. Expect to see Burrow post big numbers on the road this weekend," Kaylor told SportsLine. You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks here.
How to build NFL DFS lineups for Eagles vs. 49ers, Bengals vs. Chiefs
Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued player who could explode for huge numbers on conference championship weekend. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is, and the rest of Kaylor's Conference Championship Round NFL DFS picks, at SportsLine.
So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Eagles vs. 49ers and Chiefs vs. Bengals? And which under-the-radar NFL DFS picks offer huge value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who already won a single-game millionaire maker tournament this season, and find out.