We’re getting in one more three-game slate of Madden simulations Friday before the weekend gets started. The Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and San Francisco 49ers will be featured. DraftKings will have a classic contest available and we break down some ideal DFS strategies below. You can select players at DraftKings.
Jameis Winston ($6,200) vs. Arizona Cardinals
Winston averages the most DKFP per game (18.4) among quarterbacks. He has two elite receivers at his disposal in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and should benefit from the nature of his teak’s vertical offense. Patrick Peterson can’t stop all of Tampa Bay’s passing alone.
Other options: Aaron Rodgers ($7,300) vs. 49ers
Tevin Coleman ($5,600) vs. Green Bay Packers
Coleman has continued to keep Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida at bay in the backfield. San Francisco is a run heavy team, and he has little competition. He has one 100-yard game under his belt so far and has also been a factor as a receiver out of the backfield.
Tarik Cohen ($3,900) vs. Atlanta Falcons
Johnson has nine receptions through two simulations while Kenyan Drake ($4,200) only has one. Both running backs have similar skill sets, but Johnson has been more involved in the passing game. Those PPR points count, so go with the guy who’s been getting them consistently over the starter in this case.
Other option: David Johnson ($3,700) vs. Buccaneers
Mike Evans ($7,300) vs. Arizona Cardinals
Evans will have a tough matchup against Peterson, but has the highest DKFP per game average (18.4) at his position. His catching in traffic (95) and the opportunities created in his team’s pass-heavy offense make him a desirable target.
Calvin Ridley ($4,600) vs. Chicago Bears
Ridley has scored two touchdowns through three simulations. He’s a little over half the price of Julio Jones, but has had similar production. He could very well be a better option than the slate’s most expensive wideout.
Other option: Davante Adams ($7,700) vs. 49ers
George Kittle ($6,700) vs. Green Bay Packers
Kittle is the most expensive tight end, and rightfully so. He hasn’t dipped under 50 receiving yards in a simulation and is the best pass catcher on the 49ers. The best tight end in the game is worth spending the big bucks on in most cases.
Other option: Jimmy Graham ($4,200) vs. 49ers
Atlanta Falcons D/ST ($3,200) vs. Chicago Bears
The Falcons have a solid cornerback in Desmond Trufant to match up against Allen Robinson. The only other consistent offensive weapon the Bears have is Tarik Cohen out of the backfield. Mitchell Trubisky’s legs could be a factor, but a completely healthy Atlanta defense could make him work hard to get results.
Other option: Green Bay Packers ($3,600) vs. 49ers