Entering Week 2, the Green Bay Packers rank last in points scored, while the Detroit Lions rank last in points allowed, so NFL DFS players will have plenty of decisions to make for their NFL DFS lineups. Can Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones and the rest of the Packers break out of the offensive slump on Monday Night Football? Is the struggling Packers’ offense a unit to exploit in your NFL DFS strategy?
One Lions player deserving of consideration is former Packers running back Jamaal Williams. With a revenge game on tap, is forming your NFL DFS stacks with Williams and quarterback Jared Goff a means to success in Packers vs. Lions DFS lineups? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Lions vs. Packers on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy football picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a predictive data engineer and pro DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action in every game, 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.
On Thursday, McClure was extremely high on Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke, putting him near the top of his exposure rankings on both sites. The result: Heinicke had 336 passing yards and two touchdowns, returning well over 20 points on FanDuel and DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Top NFL DFS picks for Packers vs. Lions
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football is Lions running back Jamaal Williams. He was one of the league’s best backup running backs and averaged 727 scrimmage yards and 4.5 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Seeking additional touches, Williams left one NFC North team for another this offseason, as he departed Green Bay to join Detroit.
Week 1 was a glimpse of how the Lions will use Williams, as he rushed for 54 yards and a score while catching eight passes for 56 yards. The eight catches tied a career-high and marked just the third time in Williams’ career that he had over 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards. He knows the Packers’ defensive tendencies as well as anyone, so he should be in line for a huge night against his former team.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, who had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in his last game against Detroit. Rodgers’ struggles last week also affected Adams, but he still led all Packers with 56 yards from scrimmage courtesy of five receptions.
The 28-year-old is on quite the run, as he’s finding the end zone more like a running back than a receiver. Counting the postseason, Adams has 22 touchdowns over his last 18 games as Rodgers’ primary option between the 20s and in the red zone. Adams also has more multi-touchdown games (six) than scoreless games (five) over that stretch. He should feast off a Lions defense that allowed the most passing touchdowns in the league last year.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Lions vs. Packers
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Monday Night Football. 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 Lions vs. Packers? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2M in winnings, and find out.