The final week of the regular season brings another opportunity for NFL DFS players to cash in, with FanDuel running a $1.25M Sunday Million and DraftKings hosting a $2.75M Fantasy Football Millionaire, among many other tournaments. NFL DFS strategy is all about exploiting advantageous matchups, and there are several big names with juicy opportunities on Sunday. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is one of the potential top NFL DFS picks as he takes on the Lions, a defense that gives up 282.6 passing yards per game, which ranks dead last in the NFL.
Saints running back Alvin Kamara also has sky-high potential against a Carolina defense that ranks 31st in run defense (145.4). With so many players and matchups to consider, qualified Week 17 NFL DFS advice can go a long way. Before setting your NFL DFS strategy for Week 17, be sure to see what SportsLine’s Mike McClue has to say. He’s a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million and his top NFL DFS picks, stacks and advice can help you make all the right calls.
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. His Week 13 main slate lineups returned at least 10x on DraftKings and produced returns as high as 40x in higher-stakes tournaments. And in Week 15, all of his lineups cashed handily. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
Top NFL DFS picks for Week 17
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Week 17 is Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones at $8,500 on FanDuel and $8,500 on DraftKings. Jones has been a stud for NFL DFS owners who have rostered him in recent weeks. In fact, he has scored at least 29 points on DraftKings in two of his last three games. The veteran receiver has been targeted a whopping 43 times over his last three games and has 366 receiving yards and two touchdowns during that span. Now, he’ll look to exploit a Buccaneers defense that’s giving up 269.1 passing yards per contest, the fourth-worst mark in the NFL.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy for Week 17 also includes rostering Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas at $9,200 on FanDuel and $9,900 on DraftKings. Thomas has been extremely consistent for the Saints this season. In fact, he has recorded 10 or more receptions for 100-plus yards and a touchdown in four of his last five games. Now, Thomas gets a mouthwatering matchup against a Panthers defense that he torched for 101 yards and a score earlier this season. Lock him in as one of the top NFL DFS picks for Week 17 and look for a big return against Carolina.
How to set your Week 17 NFL DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers Sunday 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 17? 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.