Less than three weeks after losing as 13.5-point home favorites, the New Orleans Saints will meet up with the Atlanta Falcons again to wrap up the 2019 NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule at 8:20 p.m. ET. NFL DFS owners are trying to figure out if New Orleans, NFC South leaders, can bounce back. Devonta Freeman is expected back from a foot injury, but it will be interesting to see if the Falcons will be able to capitalize with Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) questionable since Julio Jones (ankle) is also questionable. So which NFL DFS stacks can you trust as the Saints take on the Falcons? And where can you find value in your Thanksgiving Day NFL DFS lineups? With big money on the line in NFL DFS tournaments and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to check out the optimal NFL DFS strategy and advice from DFS pro millionaire Mike McClure before making any NFL DFS picks.
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 had eye-popping results during 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.
He’s rolling through 2019 as well, 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 roll 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. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
We can tell you one of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Thursday night is Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan has thrown for at least 300 yards seven times this season and has six multi-touchdown games, including a two-touchdown performance in the win over New Orleans in Week 10.
Ryan has averaged 297 yards and 1.9 touchdowns in 22 career starts against the Saints and has been pretty middle-of-the-road this season. New Orleans ranks 15th in the NFL in pass defense and may be without Lattimore. That makes Ryan a solid value even if Jones is out or less than 100 percent, as Calvin Ridley gives them a star receiver who can take advantage of a mediocre Saints secondary.
He’s also rostering Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. Thomas has become the most prolific receiver in the NFL, leading the league in receptions (104) and yards (1,242).
He is coming off another big performance with 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown last week against the Panthers. It was his fifth consecutive 100-yard outing and his third touchdown in the last three games. Thomas had 13 catches for 152 yards in the loss to Atlanta in Week 10, and has had at least eight catches in every game but one this season. He’s simply the most trustworthy NFL DFS receiver in the league and he’s a must-roster on Thanksgiving night.
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers in Falcons vs. Saints 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 Saints vs. Falcons and the rest of Week 13? 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.