Two NFL MVPs will square off on Sunday Night Football in what’s become a one-sided rivalry in recent years. Patrick Mahomes is 3-0 against Lamar Jackson, while the dynamic Ravens’ quarterback is 30-5 against all other teams. Mahomes has averaged nearly 380 passing yards per game against Baltimore, while Jackson has put up his typical dual-threat numbers of 170.3 passing yards and 65.3 rushing yards per game. However, the NFL DFS player pool goes far beyond the stud quarterbacks for Chiefs vs. Ravens.
Both teams possess elite tight ends in Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews, each of whom are routinely top NFL DFS picks. The running backs for both teams sometimes take backseats in their respective offenses, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ty’Son Williams are multi-dimensional weapons. So which of these skill position players should you build your NFL DFS strategy around? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Ravens vs. Chiefs 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.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Ravens vs. Chiefs slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Chiefs vs. Ravens
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Sunday night is Chiefs quarterback Mahomes. Throughout his career, Mahomes has put up video game numbers during the month of September. He has a mind-boggling 35 touchdown passes compared to zero interceptions during the month, while also rushing for two scores.
Week 1 was just a microcosm of Mahomes during September as he passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 18 yards and another score. The 2018 MVP has thrown 10 touchdowns compared to just one interception in his career against Baltimore, which looked vulnerable last week. Already without All-Pro CB Marcus Peters, the Ravens lost another cornerback in Week 1 as Derek Carr put up 435 yards through the air against Baltimore. Lock Mahomes in your NFL DFS lineups and look for a big return against the Ravens.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes stacking Mahomes with receiver Tyreek Hill, who posted a 11-197-1 stat line in Week 1. Hill is coming off another All-Pro season as he recorded 87 receptions for 1,276 yards and 15 touchdowns last year, while also adding another 123 yards and two scores on the ground.
Even when fully healthy, Baltimore has never been able to slow down Hill who has averaged 108 receiving yards per game against the Ravens. Dating back to last season, Hill has averaged 8.8 receptions and 138 yards per game over his last four contests. The Ravens still possess an elite rushing defense but that just means Kansas City will be fully devoted to its passing offense, which further benefits Hill on Sunday night.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Ravens vs. Chiefs
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday 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 Chiefs vs. Ravens? 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.