NFL DFS, Week 7: Optimal DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy football picks, lineups, strategy


Several games feature over-unders of around 50 points this week, meaning you can expect plenty of fireworks when you enter your NFL DFS picks. Cardinals vs. Giants has an over-under of 49.5 points, Texas vs. Colts is going off at 48, Ravens vs. Seahawks is listed at 50.5, while Rams vs. Falcons has the highest total of the week at an eye-popping 54. Quarterbacks in those matchups like Kyler Murray, Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson could be among the most popular players to roster in the Week 7 NFL DFS player pool, but are they the best values? Or should you target other quarterbacks on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel? Before setting your NFL DFS strategy for Week 7, you’ll want to see what SportsLine’s Mike McClure has to say. He’s won almost $2 million in his career, and his NFL DFS advice and player pool can help you make all the right calls at every position in Week 7.

McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute 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 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 off to a red-hot start in 2019 as well, including a strong 3x return on DraftKings in Week 3 and a 2x return on Monday Night Football in Week 4. 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. Anyone who has been following him has seen huge returns.

Now, he has turned his attention to Week 7 of the NFL season and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks over at SportsLine.

We can tell you one of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Week 7 is Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins at $8,000 on FanDuel and $7,800 on DraftKings. Hopkins hasn’t put up the eye-popping numbers we’ve become accustomed to and, as a result, his price is down around $1,000 on both sites.

However, McClure’s model projects Hopkins as one of the NFL DFS value picks this week as the Texans take on the Colts, a team he torched with 14 catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns over two games last year. Expect Indy to shift more coverage to the red-hot Will Fuller, leaving Hopkins plenty of opportunities to return value this week.

Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy for Week 7 also involves rostering Rams wide receiver Robert Woods at $7,300 on FanDuel and $5,900 on DraftKings. 

Even though he’s still looking for his first touchdown of the season, Woods is still a central part of the Rams’ passing attack, entering Week 7 with 31 catches for 355 yards. The last time he faced a weak secondary, the Buccaneers, he exploded for a 13-164 line.

Woods will look to go off again this week against a Falcons defense that has been torched this season. The Falcons, already without safety Keanu Neal (Achilles), have given up the third-most Fantasy points to opposing receivers this year and could be without starting cornerback Desmond Trufant, who missed last week with a toe injury. Woods is in a mouthwatering spot to exploit a porous secondary in what should be a high-scoring matchup, so confidently lock him in as one of your top Week 7 NFL DFS picks.

McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers in Week 7 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 7? 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.