Thursday Night Football will feature its first divisional showdown this year as the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions. The teams have met more than 180 times, with the Packers leading the all-time series 105-75-7, but the Lions have won the last three times. Can you trust Lions quarterback Jared Goff and Packers quarterback Jordan Love in NFL DFS lineups on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings? Amon-Ra St. Brown is tied for ninth in the NFL in targets (28) and could be one of the popular NFL DFS picks.
Which Packers and Lions can you trust in your NFL DFS strategy and NFL DFS stacks? Before locking in any NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, strategy, and stacks from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
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 Thursday Night Football
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football is Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. The 23-year-old has at least six receptions in all three games this season, including nine receptions for 102 yards last week against the Falcons. He has back-to-back games with exactly 102 receiving yards and ranks seventh in receiving yards (275) this season.
St. Brown has been the unquestioned favorite target for Jared Goff to begin the season, as his 28 targets are six more than the next highest (Sam LaPorta, 22). St. Brown had 106 receptions for 1,161 yards and six touchdowns last season and is on pace to surpass his his receptions and yardage totals this year. The Lions receiver won’t be a cheap option for Thursday Night Football NFL DFS lineups, but it’s difficult to find someone with a higher floor.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Packers receiver Jayden Reed. The second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft leads the Packers in receiving yards (148) and is tied with Romeo Doubs for the most targets (20). Christian Watson, who was the Packers’ leading returning receiver this season, has missed the first three games with a hamstring injury, which has left Green Bay without a true No. 1 receiver. Reed has taken advantage of that opportunity early in his NFL career and is averaging 16.4 yards per catch.
Reed had three receptions for 63 yards last week against the Saints and has shown a quick rapport with quarterback Jordan Love. The Lions allowed the third-most passing yards in the NFL last season and the second-most yards per attempt (7.5 yards), so there should be opportunities for Green Bay receivers to make plays. See the rest of McClure’s NFL DFS player pool here.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Thursday Night Football
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Thursday 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 Thursday Night Football? 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 winningsand find out.