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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on May 14th

Several teams will play in difficult conditions Wednesday, but Lamar Jackson and the Ravens should benefit from clear skies against the Packers.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium.  Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

There’s another six-game Madden slate on tap for Wednesday, and some of the matchups on schedule have difficult weather conditions. There will be a snow game, and rain game, and a windy game. We break down ideal plays at each position, and you can set your lineup here.


Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($7,600) vs. Packers

Jackson is a lethal dual-threat option and has reached at least 21 DKFP in seven straight contests. He’s pricy, but consistently produces at a high level and has a high ceiling. Playing in standard conditions gives him an edge over other options.

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($6,800) vs. Saints

Garoppolo has thrown for more than 300 yards in two straight contests without depending on any one wideout. Any member of his receiving corps could go off. San Francisco’s running game can move the chains and give him easy touchdown passing opportunities in the red zone.

Other option: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins ($6,000) vs. Titans

Running back

Christian McCaffrey, Panthers ($8,000) vs. Steelers

McCaffrey can be hot and cold, but he’s playing in a snow game against Pittsburgh. I’m banking on the conditions effecting the performance of Cam Newton and the receivers. That means the Panthers could be more dependent on McCaffrey than usual.

Josh Jacobs, Raiders ($6,000) vs. Seahawks

Jacobs isn’t typically the most productive back, but he’s playing in a windy game Wednesday. Darren Waller is the Raiders’ best pass catcher, but Jacobs could benefit from a ground attack bolstered by the conditions. There might not be much success throwing the long ball.

Todd Gurley II, Rams ($6,300) vs. Chargers

The Rams and Chargers will be playing in the rain. I’m iffy on how that will affect the game, but things could get slippery. Gurley can run between the tackles and catch short passes out of the backfield, so he should be one of the safer picks you can make in this game.

Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($5,800) vs. Saints

Coleman will likely be highly rostered for good reason. San Francisco routinely gives him a ton of carries and he often responds by posting big stat lines. He’ll likely be one of the 49ers’ top performers. He’s cheaper than George Kittle and Garoppolo with similar upside.

Other options: Alvin Kamara, Saints ($6,600) vs. 49ers

Wide receiver

Marquise Brown, Ravens ($5,600) vs. Packers

We’re still waiting on a big game from Brown, whose 97 speed can make him a game changer. Jaire Alexander is a solid corner, but few players can compete against Brown’s burners.

Keenan Allen, Chargers ($7,400) vs. Rams

Allen will have to deal with the rain, but so will Jalen Ramsey. Allen’s route running has made him one of the most consistent wideouts we’ve seen. He’s still only dipped below double-digits in fantasy points once and is tied with Michael Thomas for most touchdown catches (10) in the slate.

DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($6,200) vs. Titans

Ryan Fitzpatrick spreads the ball around, but Parker is the head honcho. He’s a physical receiver who can go up and get it, and the Titans don’t have a defensive back to lock him down. A couple long balls to Parker could put you in the money.

Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($3,400) vs. 49ers

Ginn is one of the better value plays available at wide receiver. He’s the Saints’ speediest option out wide against a talented San Francisco secondary. Thomas misses more often than he hits and isn’t worth $8,300, so opting for a fast player with big-play ability is a safer bet

Other options: Mike Williams, Chargers ($4,500) vs. Rams

Tight End

George Kittle, 49ers ($6,100) vs. Saints

Kittle is $1,100 more expensive than the next best option but is worth it. He’s San Francisco’s best pass catcher and has eclipsed 15 DKFP seven times in Madden sims.

Mark Andrews, Ravens ($4,900) vs. Packers

Andrews is Baltimores top pass catcher with 49 receptions for 588 yards and four scores. His upside might not be as high as Kittle’s, but he has a high floor because of the Ravens’ subpar receiving corps.

Other option: Greg Olsen, Panthers ($5,600) vs. Steelers

Defense/Special Teams

Panthers D/ST ($2,700) vs. Steelers

Carolina has the highest scoring defense in the slate and will be playing in the snow against a Pittsburgh team that’s struggled to run the football.