Even though four receivers went in the first round of this year’s draft, mid-to-late round wideouts have become fixtures in NFL DFS lineups. Fifth-rounder Puka Nacua leads all rookies in receptions and yards, while no first-year WR has more TD catches than third-round pick Tank Dell. While those two wide receivers won’t come cheaply as Week 13 NFL DFS picks, you could find a bargain in Indianapolis. Josh Downs, who was taken in the third round, was targeted 13 times in his last game ahead of a matchup versus the Titans. Downs first saw Tennessee in Week 5 and didn’t disappoint with six catches for 97 yards, coming through for NFL DFS stacks.
Only three teams allow more receptions per game to opposing wide receivers than Tennessee, so is Downs the rookie wideout to factor into your NFL DFS strategy for Sunday? Before locking in your NFL DFS picks for Week 13 on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, you need to see what Mike McClure has to say.
McClure is a legendary professional DFS player with more than $2 million in career winnings. He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends, and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine. His methodology has led to enormous cashes on FanDuel and DraftKings.
He took down two high-stakes tournaments on FanDuel in 2020 and recorded a pair of top-10 finishes in tournaments with over 130,000 entrants on DraftKings. His lineups also finished inside the top 1% in more than a dozen other tournaments. Last year, he won the DraftKings Millionaire Maker twice and the FanDuel Million once.
Top NFL DFS picks for Week 13
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Week 13 is 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey at $9,000 on DraftKings and $9,800 on FanDuel. After rushing for 114 yards and two scores last week, McCaffrey has created the highest of Fantasy floors over the last 20 games. During that span, he’s either scored a touchdown or gained 100-plus scrimmage yards every time he’s taken the field, including the postseason.
That includes 106 total yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, as San Francisco has a rematch with the Eagles on Sunday. That performance came despite the Niners having zero threat of a passing game and the Eagles loading the box to defend McCaffrey. Philly allowed 167 scrimmage yards to Buffalo’s RBs last week and 126 yards to Kansas City’s the prior week. Neither of those teams feature running backs as much as San Francisco does, so you can see why McClure is high on him for Sunday.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Colts running back Zack Moss at $4,600 on DraftKings and $5,600 on FanDuel. Jonathan Taylor had thumb surgery on Wednesday and is expected to be out two to three weeks, thrusting Moss back into a starting role. Moss was Indy’s top RB from Weeks 2 to 5 while Taylor was on IR and being eased back into the lineup. During that four-week period, Moss averaged 129.3 scrimmage yards, scored four touchdowns, and produced the fourth-most Fantasy points amongst running backs.
One of those games was against Tennessee in Week 5, in which Moss set or tied career-highs in rushing yards (165), scrimmage yards (195) and touchdowns (two). That game started the downfall of the Titans’ run defense, as they gave up just 70 rushing yards per game over their first four, but have allowed 134.1 rushing yards over their last seven games. Moss is well-rested after just 18 total touches over his last three games, so Indianapolis won’t hesitate to feed him against a suspect run defense. See the rest of McClure’s NFL DFS player pool right here.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Week 13
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with more than $2 million in winnings, and find out.