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Madden Stream Picks: Top DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Targets, Values for April 27

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.

The DraftKings Dream Stream is ready to spice up your Tuesday night with some fantasy football goodness from the three Madden 21 sims on the featured classic slate, which gets underway at 6:00 p.m. ET. The first matchup is an AFC South divisional clash between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans. In primetime at 8:00 p.m. ET, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Washington Football Team, and the Buffalo Bills head West to face the San Francisco 49ers in the nightcap, which starts at 10:00 p.m. ET. Each of the six teams offer some intriguing DFS options, so check out my favorite plays below.

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Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, $7,700 — Watson is head-and-shoulders above the rest of the QB options in play on this slate due to his consistent dual-threat production and very favorable matchup. In his 68 sims, Watson has thrown 97 touchdowns and added 27 more scores on the ground while averaging 198.5 passing yards and 71.0 rushing yards per sim. He had 20.48, 17.62 and 30.02 DKFP in his three previous games against the Jags and has over 20 DKFP in eight of his past nine.

Other Option — Josh Allen ($7,100)


Dwayne Haskins Jr., Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $5,300 — Since these Madden 21 sims use Week 1 ratings, Haskins is much better in these sims than he proved to be throughout the course of the season, while the Bucs’ secondary is much worse. Haskins threw for 316 yards, three touchdowns and 27.64 DKFP in his first Madden 21 sim against the Bucs and comes with a sneaky-high ceiling at barely over $5K. He allows you to stack stars throughout the rest of your roster while still bringing a decent ceiling himself.

Other Option — Gardner Minshew II ($5,400)

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Running Back


Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills, $7,500 — Mostert is a force in these sims as the 49ers’ workhorse RB. He has over 100 rushing yards in four straight and added 100 receiving yards in two of those contests to reach the rare double-bonus. He had over 43 DKFP in three straight sims and also had a monster game with 58.2 DKFP in his most recent matchup with the Bills. He ran for 237 yards and three touchdowns in that game and has that kind of an immensely high ceiling again in this rematch.

Other Options — Chris Thompson ($6,200)


Duke Johnson, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, $4,800 — Duke Johnson is the Texans’ third-down back and has multiple catches in six of his past seven games. He had four catches for 8.8 DKFP in his most recent matchup with the Jaguars after posting 9.9 DKFP and a touchdown in his first matchup against them. He has over 10 DKFP in four of his past seven games.

Other Option — LeSean McCoy ($5,000)

Wide Receiver


Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team, $6,300 — While Washington's defense has been solid overall, the defense has struggled with slot WRs, which sets up well for Godwin, who comes in red-hot. He has at least six catches in four straight sims and has at least 9.0 DKFP in each of his past seven games while averaging 17.1 DKFP during that run.

Other Option — DJ Chark Jr. ($6,700), Brandin Cooks ($5,600)


Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, $4,600 — Westbrook is the Jaguars’ WR2 and primary slot option and has been very productive, averaging 3.7 catches for 48.1 yards per sim. Since moving into those roles, he had 18.3 and 11.8 DKFP in his two meetings with the Texans, whose secondary has been a favorable matchup for WR throughout Madden 21.

Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team, $3,600 — Miller has a high ceiling at this bargain salary as the Bucs’ WR3. He only had one catch in his first meeting with Washington but has at least three catches in five of his past seven games and is averaging exactly 3.0 catches for 42.5 yards per game.

Other Options — Deebo Samuel ($5,500), Will Fuller V ($5,100), Kendrick Bourne ($4,400)

Tight End


Jeremy Sprinkle, Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $4,400 — Despite George Kittle ($5,200) having much better ratings, I prefer Sprinkle’s matchup and consistency at almost $1K cheaper. Sprinkle had 10 catches, 135 yards and 26.5 DKFP in his previous sim against the Bucs and is averaging 4.0 catches for 44.9 yards per game while scoring 25 touchdowns in 68 sims.

Other Option — George Kittle ($5,200)


Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, $4,100 — Eifert has been another steady, reliable TE and is also in a great matchup. He had at least four catches in each of his three earlier sims against the Texans, producing 13.1, 8.6 and 9.0 DKFP. His high PPR volume has helped him total 299 catches in his 67 sims, and he should blow past 300 in this matchup.



Washington Football Team DST vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $3,200 — This should be a prime sack spot for the Football Team’s elite pass rush against a stationary pocket passer. Washington’s defense has 150 sacks in 70 sims and has forced 48 turnovers, resulting in nine defensive touchdowns and an average of 6.0 DKFP per sim.


Jaguars DST at Houston Texans, $2,700 — If you’re going cheap at DST, go all the way to the bottom and grab Jacksonville, who actually has a decent matchup since Watson can be turnover-prone in these sims. The Jags have hit for 5.0 DKFP and 15.0 DKFP in their past five sims, so there is flier upside to consider.

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