George Kittle has spent recent years jostling with Travis Kelce for the title of the NFL‘s top tight end, but he has underwhelmed in the NFL playoffs. While Kelce caught the game-winning touchdown against the Bills last week, Kittle has yet to find the end zone in his postseason career. He’s also averaging just 30.4 receiving yards over his five career postseason games, leaving daily Fantasy football players disappointed. However, he’s averaged 87.3 receiving yards with five TDs over his last eight games against the Rams, so he could be part of your NFL DFS lineups on Sunday in the 2022 NFC Championship Game.
Can Kittle break out of his postseason slump and become a major factor from the NFL DFS player pool? Are there other tight ends you should target with your NFL DFS strategy? Before making your NFL DFS picks for the championship round on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a legendary professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. 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 top-10 finishes in tournaments with over 130,000 entrants on DraftKings. His lineups also finished inside the top 1 percent in more than a dozen other tournaments last season.
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 NFL DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the 2022 AFC Championship Game and 2022 NFC Championship Game and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for 2022 NFL playoffs championship round
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for the championship round is Rams running back Cam Akers ($5,000 on DraftKings and $6,200 on FanDuel). Akers nearly became the goat in last week’s win over the Bucs as he fumbled twice, both coming in key situations. Still, he clearly has the faith of Sean McVay as Akers received 24 carries while backup Sony Michel had just one rushing attempt.
Akers produced 68 scrimmage yards against Tampa’s No. 3 run defense, which came a week after posting 95 versus the Cardinals. He also had four carries inside the 10-yard-line against the Bucs, so he’s operating as L.A.’s every-down running back, including in short-yardage situations. San Francisco escaped last week despite allowing 170 scrimmage yards to Packers running back Aaron Jones, so Akers should have every opportunity to become the latest back to exploit the Niners’ defense.
Another part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy includes rostering Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase ($6,700 on DraftKings and $8,000 on FanDuel). He tore up the league in his rookie season and hasn’t let up in the NFL playoffs 2022. He had 109 yards on five catches against the Tennessee Titans and 116 yards on nine catches against the Las Vegas Raiders so far in the 2022 NFL playoff bracket.
Against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game 2022, Chase will face a team he fried in Week 17. Chase racked up 266 receiving yards and three touchdowns in a dominant performance that led the Bengals to victory. While no one’s predicting that production again, Chase clearly has a favorable matchup to exploit once again.
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McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers this 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 the championship round in the 2022 NFL playoffs? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2 million in winnings, and find out.