DraftKings has been opening individual showdown contests for the Madden 20 simulations that have been taking place, but now it has made a classic option available for all the matchups in Tuesday’s three-game slate. We break down the best options at each position, and you can join the contest here.
Matt Ryan ($8,000) vs. Seattle Seahawks
Ryan has one of the best receivers in the game in Julio Jones and will face one of last year’s shaky secondaries. Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper also help make the case for why Ryan should be able to have a field day against a team without an elite defensive back.
Other options: Russell Wilson ($8,000); Kyler Murray ($5,700)
Kerryon Johnson ($6,500) vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Detroit Lions aren’t the best running the football, but Arizona only has one linebacker with a rating above 77. That player is Chandler Jones, and he specializes as a pass rusher. Johnson is the kind of versatile player who can make an impact on the ground and through the air.
Other option: Kenyan Drake ($5,900)
Julio Jones ($8,200) vs. Seattle Seahawks
Jones has 96 catching, excels while being contested, and has above average speed (92) and acceleration (91). Only one of the Seahawks’ defensive backs has a rating above 80. No members of their secondary even have 85 overall ratings. It should be difficult for them to contain Jones.
Allen Robinson ($7,000) vs. Washington
Robinson has significantly better catching (95) than the other members of the Chicago Bears’ receiving corps. The rest of his team’s wideouts have marks of 84 or lower. The ground game isn’t much of a factor in previous simulations, so that makes Robinson and Trey Burton the candidates most likely to make an impact through the air. Washington’s average secondary should have a tough time with Robinson.
Other option: Terry McLaurin ($6,000), Kenny Golladay ($6,300)
Austin Hooper ($6,000) vs. Seattle Seahawks
Hooper is yet another top notch weapon that has a good chance to flourish against Seattle. His 97 catching is better than Jones’. He has little competition for the top spot, as most of the rest of the tight ends pale in comparison to him.
Other option: Jordan Reed ($5,000)
Washington’s offense gave up a ton of points to the Carolina Panthers in its last simulation, and Chicago is more well rounded on the defensive end. Khalil Mack is the second best linebacker in the game, and Chicago’s defensive line and secondary are solid too. Dwayne Haskins and his teammates should have a tough time and will be hard-pressed to not turn the ball over.
Other option: Seattle Seahawks ($3,500)