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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on April 24th

Leonard Fournette has been dominant, and he’s one of our top targets for Friday’s six-game Madden slate. We break down the best picks at each position here.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette breaks a tackle by Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

DraftKings is bringing back a six-game slate Friday after cutting the games down to three ahead of the first day of the 2020 NFL Draft. This time the Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, and Seattle Seahawks will be be featured. We break down the top picks at each position and you can set your lineup here.


Derek Carr ($6,600) vs. Jaguars

Carr is the top quarterback choice in the first trio of games. He’s leads the field in passing yards per game (294) and thrown eight touchdowns with just one interception through four simulations. The Jacksonville has some solid defensive linemen, but Carr has a good chance to pick apart its secondary.

Matt Ryan ($7,300) vs. Cowboys

Ryan has an elite target in Julio Jones, as well as Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper at his disposal. This trio might be the best pass catching group in the slate. Then there’s Devonta Freeman, who can also contribute out of the backfield. Ryan has a lot to work with and threw for 344 yards in his last outing. He has a good chance to throw the ball more than any other quarterback in the slate.

Other options: Dak Prescott ($6,700) vs. Falcons, Cam Newton ($6,400) vs. Dolphins

Running back

Leonard Fournette ($5,400) vs. Raiders

McCaffrey will be a popular play, but Fournette has had a similar level of production for much cheaper. Oakland’s run stoppers are below average, and Fournette has a 17.3 DKFP average.

Jalen Richard ($3,300) vs. Jaguars

Don’t expect a ton from Richard, but he has performed at a higher level than Josh Jacobs. He’s averaging more than three catches per game while Jacobs has yet to record a single catch. Those PPR points are big, so opt for the value play here.

Devonta Freeman ($5,700) vs. Cowboys

Freeman has been one of the more successful running backs we’ve seen when it comes to the passing game. He’s caught two touchdown passes and has a 10 reception game under his belt while also getting the lion’s share of the touches out of the backfield.

Tarik Cohen ($3,700) vs. Vikings

Don’t let a few duds stop you from rolling with Cohen. He’s been significantly better than the Bears’ starter, who has been a non-factor so far. Look for him to be a quality value play despite his RB2 status.

Other option: Ezekiel Elliott ($6,900) vs. Falcons

Wide receiver

Curtis Samuel ($4,500) vs. Dolphins

Samuel is coming off back-to-back 100-yard games and will be up against the lowest rated defense in the slate. His 95 speed can be a game changer. Not being covered by Xavien Howard should benefit him.

A.J. Green ($7,200) vs. Washington

We’re still waiting for a breakout game from Green, and this could be his chance. You’ll have to pay up to get him, but his skills are among the top at his position across the board. Washington has given up a ton of points so far, and Cincinnati is a passing team.

Julio Jones ($8,000) vs. Cowboys

Jones is the most expensive wideout in the slate but could be worth the price. He’ll be up against a solid cornerback in Byron Jones, but Mike Evans lit up Dallas not long ago. Jones is one of the top three receivers in the game an is a constant threat.

Adam Thielen ($6,100) vs. Bears

Thielen has the highest DKFP average (17.6) of the wideouts playing in Friday night’s last three games. He’s coming off two straight 100-yard games and has scored four touchdowns in five sims. His production speaks for itself, and he’s not too pricey.

Other option: DeVante Parker ($6,400) vs. Panthers

Tight End

Darren Waller ($5,000) vs. Jacksonville

Waller has continued to dominate. He’s one of the fastest tight ends around and is the Raiders’ most skilled pass catcher. His 20.8 DKFP per game makes him stand out from the rest of the pack.

Trey Burton ($4,400) vs. Vikings

Burton has scored a touchdown and eclipsed double-digits in DKFP in his last two games. He has good speed (86) and has an affordable price for his level of production.

Other option: Jordan Reed ($4,600) vs. Bengals

Defense/Special Teams

Panthers D/ST ($3,200) vs. Dolphins

Carolina has the best linebacker in the game and two quality cornerbacks to work with against a Miami team with limited weapons. The Panthers have a great matchup, and their price is a steal.

Bears D/ST ($2,200) vs. Vikings

Chicago might be one of the lowest rated defenses in the slate, but it has a top notch pass rusher in Kahlil Mack. If the Bears can get pressure on Kirk Cousins, he could make some mistakes and cough up the ball or throw a few picks. I like this pick because Stefon Diggs hasn’t been much of an asset.

Other option: Seahawks ($2,800) vs. Titans