The NFL season gets its unofficial start on Thursday with the 2019 Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m. ET between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons in Canton. NFL DFS players won’t have to wait until the regular season to get in on the action, with daily Fantasy sites hosting plenty of big-time tournaments like the NFL $100K Enshrinement Ceremony on DraftKings and the $50K Thursday NFL Preseason Snap on FanDuel. Both teams will dig deep on their depth charts for the first preseason matchup, so NFL DFS strategy could be a challenge without proven expert advice. Before locking in any NFL DFS lineups of your own for Broncos vs. Falcons, see what SportsLine’s Mike McClure has to say. He’s a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings and his top Hall of Fame Game NFL DFS picks and advice can help you make all right calls in this preseason opener. 

McClure 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 values and create optimal NFL DFS lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NFL DFS player. 

McClure absolutely rolled through 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 the top 1 percent on DraftKings. Anyone who followed him saw huge returns. Now he’s turned his attention to the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Game.

For Falcons vs. Broncos, we can tell you McClure is targeting Denver rookie quarterback Drew Lock. Broncos coach Vic Fangio has already announced that Joe Flacco will sit for the Broncos. Kevin Hogan is expected to start, but expect the Broncos to give Lock several series as they get their first live look at the second-round pick out of Missouri. 

In college, Lock proved that he can put up eye-popping numbers, like when he threw for an SEC single-season record 44 touchdowns in 2017. Expect him to see plenty of time and use his big arm to make a statement in his debut, leading to huge returns for NFL DFS players. 

McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy for the 2019 Hall of Fame Game also includes rostering Falcons running back Brian Hill, who was impressive late in 2018 with 16 carries for 145 yards over the last two weeks of the regular season. With Tevin Coleman now in San Francisco, Hill is looking to make his case for carries behind starter Devonta Freeman. The Falcons will likely hold Freeman out, or at least limit his reps on Thursday, opening the door for plenty of touches for Hill.

McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers during the 2019 Hall of Fame Game because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. 

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for the 2019 Hall of Fame Game? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for Falcons vs. Broncos from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.