Daily Fantasy football players have some tough calls to make on Wild Card Weekend as the league’s top stars face challenging matchups. Derrick Henry is the highest-priced running back in the Wild Card Weekend NFL DFS player pool at $9,300 on FanDuel and $8,200 on DraftKings, but he brings some risk as he takes on a New England defense that’s giving up just 95.5 rushing yards per game, the sixth-best mark in the NFL. Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who’s recorded 1,165 receiving yards and seven touchdowns this season, draws the Buffalo Bills and their second-ranked scoring defense, which is giving up just 16.2 points per game.
Are those players safe to put in NFL DFS lineups, or is there value elsewhere as cheaper players draw more favorable matchups? Before setting your NFL DFS strategy for Wild Card Weekend, be sure to see what 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 Wild Card Weekend
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Wild Card Weekend is Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf at $6,100 on DraftKings and $6,200 on FanDuel.
Metcalf is coming off a solid performance against the 49ers, finishing with six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. He’s now scored a touchdown in two of his last three outings and has been targeted at least six times in six of his last eight games. Now, the rookie wide receiver has a great chance to produce big NFL DFS numbers on Sunday against an Eagles defense that’s given up 24 passing touchdown this season.
Kamara has bursted onto the scene for NFL DFS owners over the past two weeks. After scoring just one rushing touchdown through the first 15 weeks of the season, Kamara has found the end zone four times over his last two games. On Sunday, Kamara gets a mouthwatering matchup against a Vikings defense that was torched for 154 yards and two touchdowns by Green Bay’s Aaron Jones on Dec. 23. Lock him in as a top NFL DFS pick for Wild Card Weekend and look for a big return against Minnesota.
How to set your Wild Card Weekend NFL DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers this weekend 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 Wild Card Weekend? 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.