Newer faces in the NFL DFS player pool will be in the spotlight when the Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday Night Football. Injuries to running backs Marlon Mack (hand) and Jordan Wilkins (ankle) have opened the door for players like Jonathan Williams and Nyheim Hines to see more touches. And with receiver Will Fuller (hamstring) looking iffy, Keke Coutee could see a large role for Houston, possibly making him one of the NFL DFS picks worth investing in. Should those players be part of your optimal NFL DFS strategy for Texans vs. Colts? And which big names should your Thursday Night Football DFS lineups be built around? Before setting your Texans vs. Colts DFS picks and determining the top NFL DFS stacks for Thursday Night Football, listen to SportsLine’s Mike McClure. He’s a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million in his career and his top daily Fantasy football advice can help you crush the competition on sites like FanDuel or DraftKings.
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. Anybody who has been following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he has turned his attention to the Thursday Night Football NFL DFS player pool and the rest of Week 12 and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
We can tell you one of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Colts vs. Texans is wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. He was targeted 12 times in Houston’s loss against Baltimore last week, securing seven catches for 80 yards. The veteran receiver has now recorded at least seven catches in six straight games and has at least 80 yards receiving in three of his last four.
Now, Hopkins gets a mouthwatering matchup against a Colts defense that has struggled to guard him. In fact, Hopkins finished with nine catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in his last meeting against Indianapolis. Plus, the Colts just gave up eight catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns to Jaguars WR D.J. Chark last week. Lock Hopkins as part of your daily Fantasy football strategy for Thursday Night Football and look for a big return against Indianapolis.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett. He looked healthy last week, as he helped the Colts pick up the win over the Jaguars. Though Indy’s run game carried most of the load, Brissett threw for 148 yards, one passing touchdown and scored once on the ground, easing concerns about his recent MCL injury.
Now, Brissett draws a juicy matchup against the Texans, a team that ranks 24th in the NFL in FanDuel and DraftKings points given up to opposing quarterbacks. With no J.J. Watt (pectoral) rushing the passer and defensive backs Bradley Roby (hamstring) and Tashaun Gipson (back) both banged up, Brissett is well positioned to post slate-breaking numbers again, just like he did in Week 7 when he went off for 326 yards and four touchdowns against the Texans.
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Thursday Night Football 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 Colts vs. Texans and the rest of Week 12? 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.