Monday Night Football featuring Ravens vs. Raiders wraps up the Week 1 NFL schedule. There will be plenty of firepower on the field, making for tough decisions for anyone entering NFL DFS lineups. Is Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, a stone-cold lock to be your MVP or Captain? Which NFL DFS stacks should you target on both teams? Can you trust Ravens running back Ty'Son Williams in his first NFL start? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Ravens vs. Raiders on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy football picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a predictive data engineer and pro DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action in every game, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
In Cowboys vs. Buccaneers on Thursday, McClure had Bucs receiver Antonio Brown as one of his top NFL DFS picks for both FanDuel and DraftKings: The result: Brown piled up five catches for 121 yards and a touchdown, leading to huge returns on both sites. Anybody who had him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Top NFL DFS picks for Raiders vs. Ravens
One of McClure's top NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football is Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Carr was a machine a season ago, amassing 27 touchdowns through the air and three more on the ground. He piled up over 4,100 yards passing and averaged 7.9 yards per attempt. He had 11 games in which he accounted for multiple scores.
Carr now has former Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake to rely on in the backfield. The team also drafted Bryan Edwards in the third round out of South Carolina. With plenty of new weapons and a game with a spread of barely a field goal, expect Carr to rack up plenty of stats on Monday Night Football.
Part of McClure's optimal NFL DFS strategy includes Ravens tight end Mark Andrews. No player at his position has scored more touchdowns since 2019 than Andrews' 17. He also ranks fourth in receiving yards and fifth in receptions among tight ends over the last two years, which is a major reason why Baltimore recently made him the third-highest paid tight end in the NFL.
Andrews should again heavily factor into Baltimore's game plan on Monday Night Football, especially since the team is missing two of its top four receivers, Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin. The Raiders ranked 26th in passing defense and 30th in scoring defense, so the Andrews could carve up their porous secondary. In Andrews' one previous game against the Raiders as a rookie in 2018, he had a 74-yard reception, which remains the longest of his career.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Ravens vs. Raiders
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday Night Football. 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 here.
So who is Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Ravens vs. Raiders? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2M in winnings, and find out.