Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders hasn’t played a complete season since his rookie year, but he has been healthy and effective through seven games in 2022. He’ll look to continue running hard when the Eagles face the NFL’s worst rushing defense in the Houston Texans. Sanders needed just nine carries to run for 78 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh in Week 8, but can you count on that level of production once again for your Thursday Night Football NFL DFS lineups?
The Texans have a top running back of their own in the NFL DFS player pool, rookie Dameon Pierce. He is coming off his second-lowest rushing output of the season last week against Tennessee, but he’ll look to rebound for NFL DFS lineups against an Eagles defense that gave up 144 rushing yards last week to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before you make your NFL DFS picks for Eagles vs. Texans, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice and strategy from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a legendary professional DFS player with over $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 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.
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.
This year, he’s already won the DraftKings Millionaire Maker twice and the FanDuel Million once. Now, McClure has turned his attention to Eagles vs. Texans and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Eagles vs. Texans
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Thursday Night Football is Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts is coming off of his best performance of the season, where he threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns against the Steelers. This year, Hurts has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,799 yards, 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
Through seven games played, Hurts has been the third-best Fantasy quarterback and is on pace to catch his rushing totals from last season as well. This year, he has 303 rushing yards with six touchdowns. The Texans haven’t faced many dual-threat quarterbacks this season, but against Chicago in Week 8, Bears QB Justin Fields ran for 47 yards on eight carries.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown. Brown is coming off of his biggest game of the season, when he caught six passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns. For the year, he has caught 64 passes for 659 yards and five scores.
Brown leads the NFL in terms of his team’s targeted air yard percentage at 47.38. Over the past few weeks, he has surpassed teammate DeVonta Smith as the unequivocal top option in the Eagles’ passing game, and has done so in nearly 50 fewer total offensive snaps. Brown represents 31.4% of Philadelphia’s total targets in the air attack, and has dropped just two passes this season, making him one of the most reliable offensive options on the field. You can see the rest of McClure’s NFL DFS advice here.
How to make NFL DFS lineups for Texans vs. Eagles
McClure is also targeting another undervalued player who could 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, and the rest of McClure’s NFL DFS picks, at SportsLine.
Who is Mike McClure including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Eagles vs. Texans? And which under-the-radar player is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who has won millions with his daily Fantasy picks, and find out.