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Madden Stream Picks: Top DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Targets, Values for April 20

Zach Thompson gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Tuesday’s three-game Madden Stream DraftKings slate, which starts at 6:00 p.m. ET.

After a thrilling finale to the 2021 Madden Bracket Tourney in which the No. 10-seeded Seahawks knocked off the No.1-seeded Bucs in overtime, the DraftKings Dream Stream is back with another jam-packed slate of six Madden 21 sims on Tuesday. The featured classic slate begins at 6:00 p.m. ET with a matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The primetime spotlight shines on the NFC North, where the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears at 8:00 p.m. ET, and we wrap up the night with a rematch of the “Hail Murray” game as the Arizona Cardinals host the Buffalo Bills.

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Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals, $6,900 — Of the three strong QB options on this slate, I prefer Allen not only because he’s the cheapest but also because he gets the best matchup against a beatable Cardinals defense. Allen ran for 115 yards against the Cardinals in their first Madden 21 meeting and posted 17.74 DKFP. In his 68 sims, he has 76 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns while averaging 158.7 passing yards and 65.2 rushing yards per contest. He has over 17 DKFP in seven of his past 10 games while averaging 19.5 DKFP per sim.

Other Option — Kyler Murray ($7,400)


Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, $6,200 — While he isn’t elite like he was in Madden 2020, Trubisky still offers that nice dual-threat production. In his three earlier Madden 21 meetings with the Packers, he has finished with 11.5, 13.9 and 25.7 DKFP. He has over 18 DKFP in eight of his past 10 but is more volatile than the three more expensive QBs. Despite his volatility, Trubisky is a solid QB value in this divisional contest.

Other Option — Justin Herbert ($5,800)

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Running Back


Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, $7,000 — Ekeler carried the Chargers to the Final Four of the Bracket Tourney and now gets this favorable matchup against the Jaguars. He has at least 20 DKFP in seven of his past 12 contests and showed an incredibly high ceiling with a legendary 46.5-DKFP performance against the Titans with over 100 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing in the same game. He had four touchdowns and 42.0 DKFP against the Packers in the tournament and brings a sky-high ceiling as a dual-threat out of the backfield.

Other Option — Aaron Jones ($7,600)


Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, $4,800 — The Bears use Cohen as their third-down back in a timeshare with David Montgomery ($3,600), but Cohen is usually the better fantasy option due to his big-play potential and his average of 3.0 receptions per game. He had 18.8 and 11.1 DKFP in his two most recent matchups with Green Bay.

Other Options — Chris Thompson ($6,200)

Wide Receiver


Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills at Arizona Cardinals, $6,800 — Diggs struggles with inconsistent volume, but when he does get the ball, he has produced. He had over 90 yards and over 18 DKFP in four straight sims before struggling in Buffalo’s loss to Washington. He’s averaging only 3.3 catches per sim but has turned that into 55.7 yards per sim and 35 touchdowns. His ceiling is too high to ignore despite his volatile workload.

Other Option — Devin Funchess ($6,500), Keenan Allen ($5,700)


Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers, $4,500 — As the Jaguars’ WR2 and primary slot option, Westbrook has a high ceiling and comes in on a four-game run of over 8.0 DKFP. He had five catches, 72 yards and 12.2 DKFP in his first matchup with the Chargers.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, $4,000 — MVS is a great value slot WR and has a high ceiling due to his 93 speed rating. He has multiple catches in six straight sims and is averaging 3.1 catches for 40.5 yards per sim overall.

Other Options — Allen Robinson II ($5,000), Joe Reed ($3,500)

Tight End


Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Chargers, $4,300 — Eifert has been one of the most reliable TEs in Madden 21 due to steady PPR production. He is averaging 4.5 catches per contest and is just six catches away from 300 total receptions. He had four catches for 47 yards and 8.7 DKFP against the Chargers in their first Madden 21 meeting.

Other Option — Hunter Henry ($3,900)


Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, $3,500 — Graham had 8.1, 7.4 and 15.5 DKFP in his three earlier games against the Packers, even without a touchdown. He has been a reliable volume target for Trubisky and comes at a great price.



Bills DST at Arizona Cardinals, $3,100 — The Bills’ secondary is one of the best in Madden 21, and Murray has had some turnover issues in these sims. The Bills have 57 takeaways and 126 sacks in 68 sims and held Kyler and Co. to just seven points in their first meeting, finishing with 10.0 DKFP. The Bills also come into this matchup with at least 8.0 DKFP in three of their past four sims.


Chargers DST at Jacksonville Jaguars, $2,800 — The Chargers have 63 takeaways in 71 sims along with 154 sacks. They bring big-play potential in this favorable spot against the Jaguars and had 12 DKFP in their first Madden 21 meeting with Jacksonville.

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