The Jacksonville Jaguars look to keep pace in the race for the top seed in the AFC Playoffs when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. Kickoff at EverBank Stadium is at 8:15 p.m. ET. The NFL DFS player pool will be missing star quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on season-ending Injured Reserve. Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the highest-priced player on the slate, and is sure to be in a high percentage of NFL DFS lineups. Should you build your MNF NFL DFS stacks around Lawrence and one of his top targets like Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, or Travis Etienne Jr.? Before making any NFL DFS picks for Bengals vs. Jaguars on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS lineup advice, strategy and player stacks from SportsLine NFL daily Fantasy expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL and DFS expert for SportsLine, who opened the 2022 NFL season by winning DraftKings' NFL Showdown Thursday Kickoff Millionaire contest. He edged out over 355,000 other entrants in the contest and also has multiple five-figure tournament wins on his DFS resume. Kaylor, who cashed big all season in 2022, has covered the NFL and college football for over a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, and his background as a former college and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks.
Kaylor hit on epic NFL DFS picks all season in 2022. He was all over Travis Kelce's four-touchdown performance against the Raiders on Monday Night Football, Kirk Cousins' 460-yard, four-TD performance on Thanksgiving Day, and T.J. Hockenson's 13 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15.
This year, Kaylor has been all over players like Justin Jefferson (11-159), D'Andre Swift (175-1), DeVonta Smith (4-132-1), T.J. Hockenson (7-66-2), D.J. Moore (8-230-3), David Montgomery (121-3), Ja'Marr Chase (12-141), Alvin Kamara (12-91, 76), Jordan Addison (7-123-2), Jahmyr Gibbs (152-1, 5-37), Javonte Williams (79, 3-31-1), Dak Prescott (331-4), CeeDee Lamb (12-116-1), and DK Metcalf (6-143-3) in single-game slates. Anyone who followed his picks cashed in big.
Now, Kaylor has turned his attention to the Week 13 Jaguars vs. Bengals matchup on Monday Night Football and just locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see his picks and analysis at SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Bengals vs. Jaguars on MNF
One of Kaylor's favorite NFL DFS picks for Monday Night Football is Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The former Clemson star is quickly becoming one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and has a very talented group of pass catchers at his disposal. Lawrence is averaging almost 250 passing yards per game in 2023, and faces a Bengals team on Monday night that ranks 27th in the NFL in passing defense.
"On paper, this is an outstanding fantasy matchup for Trevor Lawrence. The Bengals are one of the NFL's worst passing defenses, allowing just under 250 yards per game. With Travis Etienne Jr. banged up, I expect Jacksonville to lean heavily on its high-powered passing attack on Monday night. I anticipate close to 300 passing yards and multiple touchdown passes for Lawrence against the Bengals on MNF," Kaylor told SportsLine.
Part of Kaylor's MNF DFS strategy also includes rostering Jacksonville wide receiver Calvin Ridley. The former Alabama standout is on pace to go over 1,000 yards in his first season in a Jaguars uniform, despite sharing targets with Christian Kirk and Evan Engram. Ridley is coming off back-to-back strong performances, and Kaylor expects him to continue his run of high-level play on Monday night.
"Calvin Ridley has fit seamlessly into Jacksonville's offense, catching 47 passes for 663 yards and five touchdowns through 11 games. He has a knack for making explosive plays, and enters this game coming off two of his better performances of the season. Ridley has 12 catches for 192 yards and three touchdowns in Jacksonville's last two games, and I expect the former first round pick out of Alabama to have another similarly strong performance on MNF," Kaylor told SportsLine. You can see the rest of Kaylor's NFL DFS picks here.
How to build NFL DFS lineups for Jaguars vs. Bengals on MNF
Kaylor is also targeting another undervalued player who could explode for huge numbers for Monday 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 Kaylor's MNF DFS picks, at SportsLine.
So who is Jimmie Kaylor including in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Monday Night Football, and which under-the-radar NFL DFS picks offer sky-high value? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a DFS expert who already won a single-game millionaire maker tournament, and find out.