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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on April 21st

Tampa Bay’s passing attack has a few players you should look at rostering for Tuesday’s six-game slate of Madden simulations.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston throws the ball for an interception to end the game during overtime against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

You’ll get more NFL DFS than usual on Tuesday, as DraftKings has a six-game slate of games with kickoff times ranging from 12:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET. We break down the best DraftKings plays for the full six-game slate below. The six matchups include Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts vs. Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, and Tennessee Titans vs. Arizona Cardinals. You can enter your lineups here.


Jameis Winston ($6,300) vs. Cowboys

Winston has average the most passing yards per game (267.8) in the slate and is second to only Tom Brady in DKFP per game (19.9). He has two top-notch receivers and will face only one star cornerback in Byron Jones. Jones is good, but Mike Evans’ 95 catching in traffic could reduce his effectiveness.

Philip Rivers ($6,800) vs. Dolphins

Rivers is the cheapest starter in the second trio of games, but he has the most ideal matchup. He has a plethora of weapons, including Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry, Melvin Gordon, and Austin Ekeler. Miami has one of the worst defenses in the game, so Rivers could come finish with some big numbers against an underwhelming opponent.

Other options: Jared Goff ($6,200) vs. Indianapolis Colts, Tom Brady ($6,700) vs. Saints

Running back

Todd Gurley ($6,200) vs. Colts

Gurley gives you what Ezekiel Elliott gives you for $1,000 cheaper. Indianapolis should be spread thin because of the Rams’ dynamic receiving corps and its own underhelming secondary. That opens up space for Gurley to operate on the ground and through the air.

Nyheim Hines ($3,600) vs. Rams

Hines has been one of the most consistent RB2s put there. His 8.3 DKFP per contest trump Marlon Mack’s average of 3.4. The backup has outperformed the starter in every game but one. I like his PPR upside and would continue rolling with him as a favorable value pick.

James White ($5,800) vs. Saints

Julian Edelman might be the Patriots best pass catcher, but White isn’t far behind him. White actually averages more DKFP per contest (9.2) than Tom Brady’s favorite target. His ability to score points on the ground and through the air makes him an appealing play.

David Jonhson ($3,800) vs. Titans

Johnson provides PPR upside similar to White, but he’s been more productive while backing up Kenyan Drake. He’s racked up 13 receptions in four simulations. He’s the best value play at running back you can make in the later games.

Other option: Leonard Fournette ($5,900) vs. Browns, Alvin Kamara ($6,600) vs. Patriots

Wide receiver

Mike Evans ($7,400) vs. Cowboys

Evans has notched over 100 receiving yards in three of the four simulations he’s been a part of. His consistently gotten his fair share of targets and hung 10 receptions for 144 yards on Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals in his last appearance.

Chris Godwin ($5,400) vs. Cowboys

Evans is the second most productive wideout in the first string of games, but Godwin isn’t far behind. He and Evans have both reached double-digits in DKFP in three of their four games. Stacking Winston with his top receivers could prove to be an effective strategy to rack up points.

Keenan Allen ($7,500) vs. Dolphins

Allen an elite released and excels at a route runner at every level. Miami’s secondary doesn’t stack up very well against Allen. Xavien Howard headlines the Dolphins’ group of defensive backs and has an overall rating 10 points lower than Allen’s. I like the chances of Allen getting open frequently.

Phillip Dorsett ($3,300) vs. Saints

Dorsett has actually been New England’s most productive receiver. His 17.9 DKFP per game leads all wideouts in the back half of the slate. He hasn’t dipped below double-digits in fantasy points yet in a simulation, and his speed (95) gives him big play potential. He’s a bargain at this price and won’t be matched up against a top notch defensive back.

Other option: Robert Woods ($5,200) vs. Colts, Larry Fitzgerald ($6,200) vs. Titans

Tight End

Eric Ebron ($5,100) vs. Rams

This is Ebron’s opportunity to shine while T.Y. Hilton is covered by Jalen Ramsey. He’s a lot pricier than the next best option, but is well worth the cost when you consider how his team matches up against the Rams’ secondary.

Ben Watson ($4,200) vs. Saints

Watson has been flat out outrageous in simulations. His 23.4 DKFP per game leads all tight ends. He’s eclipsed 10 receptions and 140 receiving yards in two outings. He even tallied 7.4 DKFP in his worst game, so there’s not much to lose by rostering him.

Other option: Tyler Higbee ($4,800) vs. Colts, Mike Gesicki ($4,100) vs. Chargers

Defense/Special Teams

Rams D/ST ($3,200) vs. Colts

The Rams have one of the better secondaries and the best defensive lineman in the game with Aaron Donald up front. Indianapolis has a below average quarterback and a depleted receiving corps. It doesn’t take much to see that Los Angeles is set up for success here.

Chargers D/ST ($3,900) vs. Dolphins

The Chargers have one of the best secondaries in the game, and a pass rush led by Joey Bosa. Miami has a below average running game and will bank on the talents of Parker out wide. Los Angeles’ defense won’t be easy to score on because of its well-rounded nature.

Other option: Browns ($3,300) vs. Jaguars, Patriots ($3,700) vs. Saints