DraftKings will have another three-game slate of Madden 20 sims Friday with kickoff times ranging from 1:00 p.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET. There will be a classic contest centered around the lineup, and we break down some ideal DFS strategies below. You can select play at DraftKings.
Matt Ryan ($7,500) vs. Los Angeles Rams
Ryan has thrown for more than 260 yards and two scores in each of his team’s two sim contests and is averaging more DKFP (21.7) per contest than any other player. He might have to throw to Julio Jones ($8,400) against Jalen Ramsey, but Austin Hooper ($6,100) and Calvin Ridley ($4,300) are also solid options.
Damien Williams ($5,500) vs. Tennessee Titans
Williams will be a factor in running game and passing game. He’s caught five passes through his first two sims while tallying 57 rushing yards. He’s yet to reach the end zone, but Tennessee doesn’t have a particularly talented defensive line or linebacker group.
Tarik Cohen ($4,700) vs. Denver Broncos
Cohen might’ve take a back seat to David Montgomery ($4,900) in the regular season, but not in Madden. He leads all running backs with 18.6 DKFP per contest and has reached double digits in each of the sims he’s been a part of. I like his price and would be on him keeping things going.
Other option: Todd Gurley ($5,900) vs. Rams
Ridley ($4,300) vs. Los Angeles Rams
Ridley has outpaced Jones in DKFP per game and has caught two touchdowns passes in two appearances. Atlanta’s offense has been productive through the air, and he should benefit from not being matched up with Ramsey. Ridley could be just as productive for half the price.
Tyreek Hill ($8,200) vs. Tennessee Titans
Hill is pricey, but I like his speed against Tennessee’s secondary. The Titans’ fastest defensive back has 93 speed, but their best corner back has 87 speed. Which one will match up against the fastest receiver in the game? Regardless of who it is, I think Hill can come out on top.
Travis Kelce ($6,300) vs. Tennessee Titans
Four of the six starting tight ends in this slate are averaging double digits in DKFP. If tight ends are doing that well, why not go with the highest rated option in the field? He’s less expensive than the priciest quarterback, running back, and wide receiver.
Other option: Tyler Higbee ($3,700) vs. Falcons
Chicago Bears D/ST ($3,900) vs. Denver Broncos
The Bears tallied 14 DKFP against Washington in their last game, and I think they have a chance to come up big against a worse quarterback. Lock has a 68 overall rating and should have a tough time against Khalil Mack and Chicago’s defensive line.
Other option: Chiefs ($3,600) vs. Titans