Before you set your DFS lineups for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup on DraftKings or FanDuel on Thursday, June 14, you need to hear what professional DFS player Mike McClure has to say. McClure is a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings, and he has crushed his DFS picks this season, cashing on multiple NBA, MLB and PGA Tour lineups in a big way.
He was able to do all that thanks to some spot-on picks.
Now, McClure is sharing his top World Cup DFS lineups for every match day. If you want to go big, these are the lineups you need to play.
For Thursday’s single-game slate involving Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, McClure loves Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin at $14 on FanDuel and $9,800 on DraftKings.
The 22-year-old midfielder enters the 2018 World Cup having enjoyed a sensational season with CSKA Moscow, scoring seven goals and six assists across all competitions. Golovin is a creative midfielder who can play a number of positions, and his versatility can lead to a huge performance against Saudi Arabia, who allowed at least two goals in their last three World Cup tune-up games. Take advantage of this matchup and watch the points roll in.
McClure is stacking Golovin with Russia striker Fedor Smolov at $15 on FanDuel and $13,300 on DraftKings.
Smolov is Russia’s top striker. At the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Smolov scored the second goal in Russia’s 2-0 win over New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament. He’s a threat in front of the goal, evident by his 63 goals in 99 appearances in all competitions for FC Krasnodar.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of producing big numbers who has a dream matchup on Thursday. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal DFS lineup on Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full World Cup optimal tournament lineups for Thursday’s opening match from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings.