The 2020 Rising Stars Challenge tips off NBA All-Star Weekend on Friday at 9 p.m. ET in Chicago at the United Center, and some of the best young talent in the NBA will be on display. Last season, Trae Young was one of the game’s best players with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. The Atlanta Hawks star will be a popular choice for NBA DFS lineups for the Rising Star Challenge on Friday given his experience in the game.
Like Young, Luka Doncic will be performing double-duty as both a Rising Stars Challenge participant and a starter in the NBA All-Star Game. Meanwhile, Zion Williamson is expected to play, and he’ll headline a talented group of newcomers in the Rising Stars Challenge DFS player pool. But with several young stars looking to prove themselves on such a national stage, it will be difficult to make your 2020 Rising Stars Challenge NBA DFS picks. So be sure to check out the optimal NBA DFS strategy and advice from Mike McClure, a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million.
McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
McClure rolled through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple lineups that led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings. He saw multiple huge cashes again early in the 2019-20 NBA season and got 2020 off to a blistering start with his optimal lineup returning at least 7x on DraftKings on three of the first five days of the new year. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he’s turned his attention to the 2020 Rising Stars Challenge. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for the 2020 Rising Stars Challenge
For the 2020 Rising Stars Challenge, McClure is banking on Grizzlies guard and Team USA member Ja Morant. The former Murray State star and No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft is averaging 17.6 points and 7.1 assists so far this season while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor.
And since the turn of the new year, Morant has been even more efficient offensively. In 20 games so far in 2020, Morant is shooting 53.2 percent from the floor and averaging 8.0 assists per game. Morant is dynamic with the ball in his hands and he’s a capable enough 3-point shooter (35.8 percent) to keep defenses honest, and that’s a pretty good formula for putting up big numbers in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for the Rising Stars Challenge 2020 includes rostering Thunder guard and Team World member Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Gilgeous-Alexander joined the Thunder this offseason along with Chris Paul as part of the trade that sent Paul George to the Clippers and he’s taken on an expanded role well this season.
The 21-year-old is playing 35.5 minutes per night and averaging 19.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Last year, Gilgeous-Alexander played nearly 20 minutes for Team World and put up 15 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals, so look for him to be an MVP candidate as an established presence for the global team in the 2020 Rising Stars Challenge.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for the Rising Stars Challenge 2020
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Friday. The stars are aligning for him to return 50, even 60 points on DraftKings and FanDuel. 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 NBA DFS lineup in the 2020 Rising Stars Challenge? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA DFS optimal tournament and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.