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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on May 18th

Jacoby Brissett has been a much better player in Madden sims than in real life. We think he can keep rolling in Monday’s six-game slate.

Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts on the field before facing the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 29, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images

DraftKings will have yet another six-game slate of Madden simulations on Monday. The Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions, New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens vs. Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears will all face off in the simulation. We break down the top plays at each position, and you can set your lineup here.


Jacoby Brissett, Colts ($5,700) vs. Bengals

The Bengals defense is one of the best to target in these simulations and we get a value play in Brissett facing them in Indianapolis. He has topped 25 DK points in three of his last four games and has 24 touchdowns to one interception over his last ten simulations. The matchup, price and his recent consistency make for a strong play.

Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($7,600) vs. Cowboys

Jackson’s matchup is tougher than many of the other quarterbacks going, but he’s put up better numbers than every quarterback on this slate. You can’t really stack him with a receiver, but his high upside and consistency make him the safest play going whenever he plays. He’s coming off a down game against the Rams tough defense, but should see a rebound back to normal today.

Running back

Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($5,900) vs. Bears

The 49ers rushing offense is great in real life and that has followed suit in Madden life as well. Coleman has been the main back, averaging 102.1 total yards per game, with ten touchdowns total and eight in his last nine games. The Bears have a tough defense but Coleman just put up 29.4 DK points on a tough Saints run defense and a 47.2 DK day against the Vikings three games ago.. Coleman also has some good reception numbers, with 13 in his last four matchups, boosting his floor.

Saquon Barkley ($6,600) at Raiders

Barkley hasn’t shown the consistency you’d hope for but he’s had decent upside games and usage. What intrigues me for this matchup is the Raiders poor defense. Their best defender on the line is defensive tackle Marice Hurst with a 79 rating while their best linebacker is Tahir Whitehead with a 76.

Wide Receiver

T.Y. Hilton, Colts ($6,800) vs. Bengals

Hilton has had some true floor games in these simulations, with his most recent coming in his last game when he caught two passes for 10 yards. But, his four games before that he hit 15.2, 38.9, 40.2 and 15.8 DraftKings points. This matchup is one of the best going on the slate, and Hilton makes a high-upside stack with Brissett.

Zach Pascal, Colts ($3,000) vs. Bengals

Pascal has 12 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown over his last two games. He’s only dipped below double-digit DK points twice in his last nine games and is just way too cheap in this strong matchup with the Bengals.

Darius Slayton, Giants ($3,500) at Raiders

The Raiders are one of the better matchups for passing games, which gives Slayton a chance to reach his upside at an extremely low price. Slayton is inconsistent, but for $3,500, he makes for a solid play. He’s caught 12 passes for 184 yards over the last two games while putting up seven touchdowns on the simulated season.

Tight End

Darren Waller, Raiders ($6,100) vs. Giants

Waller has 21 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns over his last four games. His upside isn’t great but his consistency is and the matchup with a poor Giants secondary can’t hurt.

Eric Ebron, Colts ($5,100) vs. Bengals

Staying with the Colts passing game theme, Ebron has been a consistent option, as he topped 12 DK points in eight of his last ten matchups. George Kittle is still the highest upside play, but the matchup with the Bears isn’t great, while Ebron and Waller have a good chance to give you useful numbers.

Defense/Special Teams

Minnesota Vikings ($2,800) vs. Cardinals

Through 14 games the Vikings have a whopping 15 fumble recoveries to go along with 22 sacks, three interceptions and three defensive touchdowns. Kyler Murray hasn’t been a turnover machine, but he hasn’t generated much offense, with 12 touchdowns in 13 games, behind a bad offensive line.