The 2019 NFL season continues on Sunday, when daily Fantasy football players will wade through a shallower NFL DFS player pool after three games took place on Thanksgiving. However, there are still plenty of juicy matchups like Chiefs vs. Raiders, which has a total of 51 and features stars like Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Josh Jacobs, and Derek Carr. But if you’re targeting big names and prime matchups, where can you find value to balance out your roster? And are there any trustworthy NFL DFS stacks that can help differentiate your lineup in NFL DFS tournaments and cash games on sites like FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings? Be sure to see the optimal NFL DFS strategy from SportsLine’s Mike McClure before you make your Week 13 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 Week 13 is Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette at $7,600 on FanDuel and $7,500 on DraftKings. The third-year pro from LSU has received plenty of opportunities this season and delivered impressive yardage figures. Fournette has gained 951 yards rushing on 206 carries and has 56 catches on 70 targets for another 391 yards.
Fournette has averaged 122 yards from scrimmage and topped 100 yards overall in six of his last eight games. And after recording just one touchdown on 18 touches inside the 10-yard line, Fournette turned in a pair of scores last week and looks poised to capitalize on goal-line opportunities. The Jaguars are just 1.5-point underdogs against the Buccaneers and the total is at 47.5, so game flow should favor Fournette on Sunday.
Part of McClure’s NFL DFS strategy also involves rostering Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans at $7,700 on FanDuel and $6,900 on DraftKings. Evans eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving for the sixth season in a row to start his career last week and now has 62 catches for 1,043 yards and seven touchdowns. And while consistency hasn’t always been there for the jumbo wide receiver, Evans has provided three of the biggest single-game wide receiver performances of the year already.
He had eight catches for 190 yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 against the Giants, 11 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans in Week 8, and 12 catches for 180 yards and a score against the Seahawks in Week 9. The Jaguars have already given up eye-popping stat lines to receivers like Sammy Watkins (8-198-3), Courtland Sutton (6-62-2), Alex Erickson (8-137) and A.J. Brown (4-135-1).
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers in Week 13 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 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.