There’s another six-game Madden slate on tap for Wednesday, and some of the matchups on schedule have difficult weather conditions. There will be a snow game, and rain game, and a windy game. We break down ideal plays at each position, and you can set your lineup here.
Jackson is a lethal dual-threat option and has reached at least 21 DKFP in seven straight contests. He’s pricy, but consistently produces at a high level and has a high ceiling. Playing in standard conditions gives him an edge over other options.
Garoppolo has thrown for more than 300 yards in two straight contests without depending on any one wideout. Any member of his receiving corps could go off. San Francisco’s running game can move the chains and give him easy touchdown passing opportunities in the red zone.
McCaffrey can be hot and cold, but he’s playing in a snow game against Pittsburgh. I’m banking on the conditions effecting the performance of Cam Newton and the receivers. That means the Panthers could be more dependent on McCaffrey than usual.
Jacobs isn’t typically the most productive back, but he’s playing in a windy game Wednesday. Darren Waller is the Raiders’ best pass catcher, but Jacobs could benefit from a ground attack bolstered by the conditions. There might not be much success throwing the long ball.
Todd Gurley II, Rams ($6,300) vs. Chargers
The Rams and Chargers will be playing in the rain. I’m iffy on how that will affect the game, but things could get slippery. Gurley can run between the tackles and catch short passes out of the backfield, so he should be one of the safer picks you can make in this game.
Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($5,800) vs. Saints
Coleman will likely be highly rostered for good reason. San Francisco routinely gives him a ton of carries and he often responds by posting big stat lines. He’ll likely be one of the 49ers’ top performers. He’s cheaper than George Kittle and Garoppolo with similar upside.
Other options: Alvin Kamara, Saints ($6,600) vs. 49ers
Marquise Brown, Ravens ($5,600) vs. Packers
We’re still waiting on a big game from Brown, whose 97 speed can make him a game changer. Jaire Alexander is a solid corner, but few players can compete against Brown’s burners.
Keenan Allen, Chargers ($7,400) vs. Rams
Allen will have to deal with the rain, but so will Jalen Ramsey. Allen’s route running has made him one of the most consistent wideouts we’ve seen. He’s still only dipped below double-digits in fantasy points once and is tied with Michael Thomas for most touchdown catches (10) in the slate.
DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($6,200) vs. Titans
Ryan Fitzpatrick spreads the ball around, but Parker is the head honcho. He’s a physical receiver who can go up and get it, and the Titans don’t have a defensive back to lock him down. A couple long balls to Parker could put you in the money.
Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($3,400) vs. 49ers
Ginn is one of the better value plays available at wide receiver. He’s the Saints’ speediest option out wide against a talented San Francisco secondary. Thomas misses more often than he hits and isn’t worth $8,300, so opting for a fast player with big-play ability is a safer bet
Other options: Mike Williams, Chargers ($4,500) vs. Rams
George Kittle, 49ers ($6,100) vs. Saints
Kittle is $1,100 more expensive than the next best option but is worth it. He’s San Francisco’s best pass catcher and has eclipsed 15 DKFP seven times in Madden sims.
Mark Andrews, Ravens ($4,900) vs. Packers
Andrews is Baltimores top pass catcher with 49 receptions for 588 yards and four scores. His upside might not be as high as Kittle’s, but he has a high floor because of the Ravens’ subpar receiving corps.
Other option: Greg Olsen, Panthers ($5,600) vs. Steelers
Panthers D/ST ($2,700) vs. Steelers
Carolina has the highest scoring defense in the slate and will be playing in the snow against a Pittsburgh team that’s struggled to run the football.