Tom Brady is considered one of the top quarterbacks of all-time, but the 43-year-old will try to recreate himself after leaving the Patriots to sign with the Buccaneers this offseason. For NFL DFS players, the move is significant because Brady will now be the distributor for a team that’s loaded at the skill positions, with Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette joining a group that already included Mike Evans (questionable), Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard and Ronald Jones. Should you target the Bucs with your Week 1 NFL DFS stacks?

There’s a deep and talented NFL DFS player pool for Week 1, but which players are NFL DFS bargains and which will sink your lineups? Before finalizing any NFL daily Fantasy picks for Week 1, be sure to check out the latest NFL DFS advice, stacks and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy guru Mike McClure, who has nearly $2 million in career DFS winnings.

He’s crushed his NFL DFS picks in 2019, finishing as high as the top 1 percent of tournaments on DraftKings and returning as much as 40x return in some higher-stakes tournaments. He then continued his roll in the postseason, cashing on every single lineup he posted for the divisional round. Anyone who followed him saw some huge returns.

Now, he has turned his attention to the Week 1 Sunday DFS player pool and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.

Top NFL DFS picks for Week 1

One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for the Sunday main slate in Week 1 is Patriots quarterback Cam Newton at $7,300 on FanDuel and $6,100 on DraftKings. The 2015 NFL MVP dealt with persistent shoulder issues in 2017 and 2018 and then missed 14 games with a foot injury a year ago. Those injuries took away his ability to drive the ball downfield and also limited his effectiveness as a runner.

However, he’s healthy entering 2020 and won a quarterback battle with Jarrett Stidham to take over as the starter in New England after Brady’s departure. Newton has a strong matchup on Sunday against a Dolphins defense that ranked dead last in the NFL in points allowed (494) and has plenty of upside as a runner if Josh McDaniels utilizes him as a goal-line threat.

Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering 49ers tight end George Kittle at $8,000 on FanDuel and $7,200 on DraftKings. The Iowa product has cemented his status as one of the league’s most talented tight ends with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo targeted him at least seven times in all but two games last year, so you can feel confident about him being a big part of the game plan on Sunday. 

McClure is featuring Kittle in his NFL DFS lineups on Sunday because of his juicy matchup against the Cardinals. Kittle put up a strong 6-79-1 receiving line against Arizona last season. That was no surprise because opposing tight ends feasted against this defense last year, as the Cardinals ranked last in the league in receiving yards given up (1,148) and touchdowns conceded (16) to the position.

How to set Week 1 DFS lineups 

McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineup on Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament picks for Week 1, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.


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