We break down the top DFS picks for Tuesday’s six-game slate of Madden action below. DraftKings will have its usual all-day classic contest, and here are some studs, value plays, and a defense you should consider.
Deshaun Watson, Texans ($7,200) vs. Raiders
Watson has the highest DKFP average (22.2) in the slate and is up against one of the lowest rated secondaries in the slate. He has a top three receiver in DeAndre Hopkins at his disposal and can make things happen with his legs. I don’t see him going under 20 fantasy points for a third straight game. Getting as the third priciest option is a bargain.
Goff has a better all-around receiving corps than Watson against a poor pass defense as well. He’s rated a little lower for me because he doesn’t have the same dual-threat capabilities, but he could still light it up.
Leonard Fournette, Jaguars ($6,500) vs. Colts
Fournette has found consistency again and has reached double-digits in fantasy points in nine of his last 10 games. The Colts have the lowest scoring defense in the slate, so its likely that he or D.J. Chark Jr. will go off.
Bernard has really come into his own and is somehow a quality option now. He’s tallied more than 12 DKFP in four straight games. Not bad for an RB2, right? PPR has been huge for him as of late and I like his odds to keep things up. He won’t hurt you too much if you miss.
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($8,500) vs. Washington
Hill’s price has NEVER been this high. He capped out at $8,000 before this matchup against Washington, but I think he’s worth paying up for if you find quality cheap options or bank on hitting on a punt play. Speed is at a premium in these sims, and Hill has an abundance of it.
Albert Wilson, Dolphins ($3,600) vs. Rams
Wilson has notched five straight games of at least 10 DKFP and has cracked 25 fantasy points in two of those games. The Rams have a good secondary, but they can’t stop everybody. Slot receivers often benefit from softer coverage, so Wilson could be a quality variance play.
Darren Waller, Raiders ($5,200) vs. Texans
Derek Carr’s favorite target has elite speed and catching at his position and leads all pass catchers in receptions and DKFP per game. Waller can line up anywhere and could get more opportunities than usual against Houston’s poor secondary.
Griffin randomly goes on hot streaks from time to time and is in the midst of one now. He’s averaging more than 20 fantasy points over the course of his last four sims and has scored four touchdowns during that stretch. The Vikings have a dynamite defensive line, so expect one of Sam Darnold’s more productive pass catchers to get a reasonable amount of targets should the ground game fail.
Vikings D/ST ($2,900) vs. Jets
Le’Veon Bell has been far from consistent at running back and Minnesota has the kind of personnel that can apply a lot of pressure up front. Do you trust Darnold to hold up against an elite pass rush? Minnesota has recovered 22 fumbles and tallied 53 sacks. I’d bet on the highest scoring defense in the slate against this New York team.