NFL DFS players don’t need to wait until the regular season to cash in. DraftKings and FanDuel are holding plenty of tournaments for Thursday’s three-game preseason slate, which begins with a Super Bowl rematch between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots at 7:30 p.m. ET. With teams giving players you haven’t heard of extended action, you need to check out the top NFL DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He’s a predictive data engineer with almost $2 million in career DFS winnings.

McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NFL DFS player.

For Thursday’s NFL preseason action, where every player on FanDuel is priced at $6,000 and every player on DraftKings is $5,500, McClure loves Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer.

Kizer started 15 games for the Browns last year but was traded to Green Bay this offseason. That experience can certainly pay off in a battle for the No. 2 spot behind Aaron Rodgers. Kizer went 9 of 18 for 134 yards in last week’s 31-17 win over the Titans and is expected to again get major minutes against the Steelers on Thursday.

Another pick McClure loves on Thursday: Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine.

The second-year back out of Oklahoma showed flashes as a rookie with 175 carries for 603 yards and a touchdown. And after Derrius Guice’s season-ending ACL tear last week, the door is wide open for Perine. He’ll now battle with Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley to be the lead back in Washington.

Perine got more work than any other Redskins back in the preseason opener (7 carries, 31 yards). And Thompson is coming off a serious leg injury, so he may sit on Thursday or see limited action. Be sure to put Perine in your lineups because he’s a favorable bet to see double-digit touches and rack up solid preseason production for your NFL DFS lineup.

McClure is also targeting another wideout capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup 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 NFL preseason DFS lineup on Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see full optimal NFL DFS lineup for FanDuel and DraftKings from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.

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