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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on June 18th

Lamar Jackson could be in for a big day Thursday against the Lions’ porous defense.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

We have the advice for Thursday’s six-game Madden slate, as DraftKings will have its usual classic DFS contests running We break down a stud and value play at each position and a desirable defense below. You can enter your lineups here.



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

Jackson is a souped-up version of Josh Allen. He’s run for one less score than the Bills signal caller, but has run for more yards and nearly doubled his passing numbers. He’s run for a touchdown in more than half of his games and could air it out more than usual against the Lion secondary.


Josh Allen, Bills ($6,200) vs. Colts

Allen’s passing numbers might be terrible, but his rushing is off the charts this sim season. He’s rushed for over 1,000 and has tallied a ridiculous 14 touchdowns on the ground. His scrambling is almost always there, and he could get a boost in passing against the lowest rated defense in the slate.

Running back


Devonta Freeman, Falcons ($6,100) vs. Broncos

Freeman has the highest DKFP average (16.2), has scored the most touchdowns (15), and has the most receptions (83) at his position. That trifecta makes picking him seem like the obvious. I think Denver’s secondary will be more dangerous than its defensive line in this one.


Damien Williams, Chiefs ($5,800) vs. Steelers

Williams is among the touchdowns leaders in the slate among running backs with 14 scores and is also among the cream of the crop when it comes to PPR. He has 73 receptions this season. There’s not a lot separating the studs from the values in the slate, but Williams appears to be one of the best options south of $6,000.

Wide receiver


Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($7,800) vs. Steelers

Hill’s speed gives him mismatches against any team. Julio Jones’ matchup with the loaded Broncos isn’t desirable, and his numbers haven’t been eye popping this season against average defenses. That makes hill the choice with the highest upside.


Courtland Sutton, Broncos ($6,300) vs. Falcons

Sutton doesn’t have elite WR1 receptions numbers, but is the high man in receiving touchdowns (17). He goes up and gets the ball in traffic and has exploded for huge games against defenses better than Atlanta’s.

Tight End


Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($6,200) vs. Steelers

Kelce has more receptions than the top receiver in the slate, so there’s no reason to believe you can’t squeeze both of Kansas City’s best pass catchers in. He’s one of two tight ends in the slate with double-digit scores.


Ben Watson, Patriots ($4,200) vs. Jets

Watson has a DKFP average (15.2) even with Kelce’s but is much cheaper. Why he’s stayed below $5,000 with his high level of production, I’ll never know. He’s the kind of chalky play that should attract a ton of attention.

Defense/Special Teams

Patriots ($3,200) vs. Jets

The Jets don’t have a weak receiving corps and will be up against the best cornerback in the game. New England is only edged out in DKFP average by two other teams in the slate and has 55 sacks with 12 interceptions this season. The Broncos ($2,400) are worth a look as well, but the Patriots will face less talent.