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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on April 29th

We break down the best picks at each position for the April 29th Madden slate here.

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

There are $3,000 up for grabs in Wednesday’s six-game slate of Madden simulations. The matchups include Giants vs. Dolphins, Raiders vs. Jets, Colts vs. Bears, Broncos vs. Steelers, Titans vs. Packers, and Cowboys vs. Vikings. We break down the best plays at each position below. You can enter your lineups here.


Daniel Jones, Giants ($5,600) vs. Dolphins

Jones has a 70 overall rating, but is outperforming in a big way. He heads into this classic slate with the third highest DKFP of all players. Most importantly, his Giants teammates are all healthy, which means he has a solid stable of above average weapons to throw to. Facing a bad Dolphins defense only helps matters.

Mitchell Trubisky, Bears ($5,900) vs. Colts

Trubisky has thrown for two touchdowns in five of the six sims he’s been a part of. He’s been up and down in pass yards, but has consistently put up strong rushing totals — averaging 48.7 rushing yards per game. His mobility and targets like Allen Robinson and Tarik Cohen make him a desirable target.

Other option: Drew Lock ($5,400) vs. Steelers

Running back

Nyheim Hines, Colts ($3,300) vs. Bears

Hines continues mixing and matching double digit performances in Madden simulations. He’s making more of an impact than Marlon Mack and is significantly less expensive. He’s not amazing running between the tackles, but his 93 speed makes him a threat of runs to the outside and when catching passes out of the backfield.

Le’Veon Bell, Jets ($6,600) vs. Raiders

Bell is New York’s best offensive weapon with an 88 overall rating. His 95 agility, 89 speed, 92 acceleration, and ability to contribute to the offense on the ground and through the air make him the best choice. He started slow in the Madden sims, but has improved his performance in recent weeks. He faces a bad Raiders defense, which opens up a chance for some upside to his performance.

Tarik Cohen, Bears ($4,300) vs. Colts

Cohen has slowed down some since his hot start, but he’s continued to outdo David Montgomery in a big way. The RB2 is averaging 9.2 DKFP per game. That makes a solid value play in the classic slate.

Saquon Barkley, Giants ($6,700) vs. Dolphins

All-purpose backs with a ton of touches are thriving, and Barkley is one of the best in the business. His backups have had little to no impact on the ground or through the air. I like Barkley’s will likely get more touches than any other offensive weapon, so it makes sense to go with him over the members of New York’s receiving corps.

Other options: Phillip Lindsay, Broncos ($6,200) vs. Steelers; Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($6,800) vs. Cowboys

Wide receiver

Darius Slayton, Giants ($3,600) vs. Dolphins

He’s a boom-or-bust playin these simulations. He has three performances of at least 19.2 points, and four performances in the single digits. He’s No. 2 on the depth chart, so the snaps will be there for him. Facing a bad Dolphins defense, there’s a lot of upside for a cheap price.

Robby Anderson, Jets ($6,200) vs. Raiders

Anderson is one of the fastest receivers in the game and has better hands than much of the rest of the slate. Few players are more dangerous deep threats than Anderson, and it only takes a few plays for him to accrue chunk yardage and scores through the air. He’s got some downside, but the upside is tremendous.

Zach Pascal, Colts ($3,000) vs. Bears

T.Y. Hilton has impressed of late, but Pascal has been plenty productive in his own right. The Bears defense is shaky enough that Pascal should get a beneficial matchup to justify value on this matchup.

Courtland Sutton, Broncos ($6,400) vs. Steelers

Sutton has been a breath of fresh air for the Broncos’ offense despite their underwhelming quarterback and receiving corps. He leads everybody in this matchup in DKFP per game, which has been a big reason Lock has found his own share of success. Sutton/Lock will be a popular pairing in DFS tonight, so you’ll need to decide if you want to ensure you get points others are getting, or go against the grain elsewhere for bigger upside with bigger downside.

Other options: DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($6,100) vs. Giants; Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers ($3,000) vs. Titans

Tight End

Ryan Griffin, Jets ($3,700) vs. Raiders

Griffin is a pretty meh tight end for the most part, but even with a 75 overall rating, he has emerged as a consistent presence in these sims. He scored double digit DKFP the first three weeks, and at least 8.4 DKFP three of the past four sims.

Vance McDonald, Steelers ($4,000) vs. Steelers

McDonald isn’t a star by any means, but he has steadily put out some solid performances. He’s been scoring in double digits most weeks, and broke out with a huge 45-DKFP performance against the Colts a couple weeks back. He’s a regular red zone target for Ben Roethlisberger, and if you’re looking to splurge elsewhere, he’s a nice value in the Captain slot.

Other option: Darren Waller, Raiders ($5,100) vs. Jets

Defense/Special Teams

Jets D/ST ($3,100) vs. Raiders
Giants D/ST ($3,400) vs. Dolphins