College Football DFS for Championship Week: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy CFB picks, lineups, strategy
SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in career winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
- by CBS Sports Staff
- Dec 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm ET • 2 min read
The 2019 college football season has reached Championship Week and several of the sport’s top stars will be competing for conference titles this weekend and there will be hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line in college football DFS tournaments and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings. Clemson stars Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will look to punch their tickets to the College Football Playoff in the 2019 ACC Championship and they’re gonna have a chance to put up big numbers as 28.5-point favorites over Virginia. Meanwhile, LSU studs Joe Burrow, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase will look to lead the Tigers past Georgia in the 2019 SEC Championship. Those studs are sure to be popular options and college football DFS stacks for Championship Week college football DFS lineups. However, with plenty of firepower in the college football DFS player pool, you’ll definitely want to check out the optimal college football DFS strategy from DFS millionaire Mike McClure before you make your Championship Week college football daily fantasy picks.
McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of every game, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values and create optimal lineups for sites like DraftKings and FanDuel that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
Last week, McClure had LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase in FanDuel lineups as he caught seven passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Texas A&M. Anybody who has followed McClure has seen some huge returns. Now he’s turned his attention to Championship Week’s action.
In Championship Week, one of McClure’s top college football DFS picks is Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. The junior went over 4,000 rushing yards for his career last week with a stunning performance against the Michigan Wolverines. Dobbins rushed for 211 yards and four touchdowns and added 49 yards receiving as Ohio State throttled its rival 56-27.
Dobbins has scored multiple touchdowns in five consecutive games now and has eight 100-yard rushing games this year despite the fact that the Buckeyes are winning games by an average of 38.1 points per game. This week, Dobbins will take on Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game and he already put 221 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns on the Badgers when the two sides met on Oct. 26.
Part of his optimal CFB DFS strategy also includes rostering Lawrence, who has accounted for 37 total touchdowns this season. Lawrence was a preseason Heisman favorite but fell behind Jalen Hurts, Burrow and Justin Fields early in the year due to five interceptions in his first three games. However, Lawrence has thrown for 16 touchdowns without an interception in his last five games and has now gone 147 passes without throwing a pick. Lawrence will go up against a Virginia pass defense that has given up over 300 yards per game through the air in its last four games.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up big numbers because of a dream matchup during Championship Week. Picking him could be the difference between winning your college football DFS tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.