DraftKings is kicking off the weekend with a six-game Madden slate on Saturday. We break down the best plays in the classic slate by position. You can enter your lineups here.
Stafford likes to spread the ball around and both his running backs are averaging less than 25 rushing yards per game. We saw New York get torched by Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins in its last outing. Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones could help Stafford have a big day through the air.
Dwayne Haskins, Washington ($5,500) vs. Falcons
Haskins is the cheapest starting quarterback in the slate and returns significant value from time to time. He totaled 29.24 DKFP in his last outing and helped put a lot of people in the money. While he might not reach that mark in a second straight game, low 20s is is realistic.
Other option: Mitchell Trubisky ($5,700) vs. Chiefs
Saquon Barkley, Giants ($6,500) vs. Cowboys
Barkley is less expansive than Alvin Kamara and Ezekiel Elliott somehow after eclipsing 23 DKFP in each of his last two sims. He has the highest DKFP average (19) at his position and makes plays on the ground and through the air.
Todd Gurley II, Rams ($6,200) vs. Saints
Gurley is second in DKFP per game (17) and offers some of the same versatility Barkley has. He’s coming off a 37-point performance by rushing for 99 yards and three scores. He’s a riskier play than Barkley because of his lack of consistency, but can light it up when he’s on.
Sanders is as cheap as they come but has been as productive as James Conner ($5,500). He doesn’t have much upside on the ground, but can get PPR points in space on passing plays.
Damien Williams, Chiefs ($5,800) vs. Bears
Williams has tallied double-digits in DKFP four four straight games and has scored three touchdowns in his last two games. He’s one of the better goal line poachers in the slate. He could very well end up with another multi-touchdown game by being in the right place at the right time.
Other options: Devonta Freeman, Falcons ($6,200) vs. Washington
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($7,300) vs. Bears
Hill has eclipsed 28 DKFP in three of his last four sims. His 99 speed can blow by basically any defense back, and Chicago doesn’t have a man who should come close to keeping up with him. He’s got the best quarterback in the game on his side and has a much better matchup than Michael Thomas, who will be covered by Jalen Ramsey.
Robby Anderson, Jets ($6,200) vs. Lions
Anderson can take the top off against Detroit with his 95 like he did against the Houston Texans in his last sim. His price tag is the 10th highest among WR1s in the slate but he ranks third in DKFP per game (15.4 at his position.
Julio Jones, Falcons ($8,000) vs. Washington
A top three wideout with a favorable matchup can be dangerous. Jones hasn’t had a big game in a while, but Washington’s top cornerback has a 79 overall rating. This is as good a time as any for Jones to blow the slate up.
Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($3,800) vs. Rams
Thomas will be matched up against an elite corner, so Ginn’s 92 speed could be a factor in this matchup. He’s reached double-digits in DKFP for two straight games.
Other options: Brandin Cooks, Rams ($5,100) vs. Saints; Kenny Golladay, Lions ($6,600) vs. Jets
Jordan Reed, Washington ($4,800) vs. Falcons
Reed leads Washington in receptions (42). He’a averaging 12.4 DKFP per game and should be a quality red zone target.
Evan Engram, Giants ($5,300) vs. Cowboys
Engram is the fastest tight end in the game and the highest rated pass catcher on the Giants. He can be a threat anywhere on the field because of his hands and ability to pick up yards after the catch while operating alongside Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and others.
Other option: Jimmy Graham, Packers ($4,200) vs. Steelers
Packers D/ST ($3,200) vs. Steelers
Green Bay doesn’t necessarily have an elite defense, but Pittsburgh hasn’t been very good offensively. The Steelers haven’t scored 20 points in four games.
Cowboys D/ST ($3,200) vs. Giants
The Cowboys have a strong defensive line and a Byron Jones holding down the secondary. They’re second to only the Jets in terms of DKFP per game.