NFL DFS, 2020 Super Bowl: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, players for Chiefs vs. 49ers
SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
- by CBS Sports Staff
- Feb 2, 2020 at 1:24 pm ET • 3 min read
Winning big on Super Bowl Sunday means making perfect NFL DFS picks. And with $1 million to first place up for grabs in the $4M Super Bowl LIV Millionaire on DraftKings and FanDuel’s $3M Big Game Bowl, the stakes don’t get much higher. Which NFL DFS stacks should you target when the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers meet at Hard Rock Stadium? And which stars in the NFL DFS player pool will differentiate your lineup?
Should you target Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners’ passing game, or roll with Raheem Mostert and San Francisco’s three-headed rushing attack with your Chiefs vs. 49ers DFS picks? Before you enter any 2020 Super Bowl DFS tournaments or cash games, you’ll want to see the top NFL DFS strategy and lineups from SportsLine’s Mike McClure. He’s a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career and can help you enter optimal 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 rolled through the 2019 NFL season, 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 run 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. In Week 15, all of his lineups cashed handily, and then he continued his success in the divisional round, cashing on every lineup he posted on SportsLine. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he has turned his attention to the NFL DFS player pool for the 2020 Super Bowl and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them here.
Top NFL DFS picks for Super Bowl LIV
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for the 2020 Super Bowl is San Francisco wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. The 10-year veteran came over to San Francisco in a midseason trade with the Broncos and immediately provided the 49ers with more options for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. In 10 regular-season games since the trade, Sanders caught 36 of 53 targets for 502 yards and three touchdowns.
Sanders joins downfield threats Deebo Samuel (57-802-3) and George Kittle (85-1,053-4) to offer San Francisco a potent passing attack should the 49ers’ run game break down against the Chiefs. Sanders is one of the top Super Bowl 54 DFS picks to target in Sunday’s NFL DFS player pool.
Part of McClure’s optimal Super Bowl DFS strategy includes rostering Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill. The fourth-year pro missed four games with a dislocated sternum early in the season, but still finished with 58 catches for 860 yards and seven touchdowns.
Hill was targeted 20 times on passes more than 20 yards downfield in 2019 and averaged 2.70 yards per pass route run, the seventh-highest mark in the NFL. His 0.56 Fantasy points per pass route run was fifth-best in the league. With two weeks to prepare, you can guarantee that Chiefs coach Andy Reid will be looking to gain yardage in chunks, and Hill could be the biggest benefactor with 16 touchdowns catches of 30 yards or more in the last four seasons and 23 total touchdowns of 30-plus yards.
How to set your Super Bowl DFS lineups
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers in Chiefs vs. 49ers 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 Super Bowl 54? 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.
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