DraftKings will have a three-game slate of Madden simulations on Memorial Day. The Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints will all face off in the simulation. We break down the top plays at each position, and you can set your lineup here.
Drew Brees, Saints ($7,400) vs. Bucs
This game sets up well for Brees, who has had trouble of late, but did have a spike game with 35 DK points two games ago against the Falcons, a similarly poor pass defense to the Bucs. This game feels like it should be high scoring, but Brees’ recent struggles are concerning.
Baker Mayfield, Browns ($6,000) at Chiefs
Mayfield has topped 23 DK points in three of his last four matchups and if you lower that threshold to 19 DK points, he’s hit it four of the last five games. He’s also been great on the road, with 19 touchdowns to zero interceptions in eight games. Patrick Mahomes has good upside in this game as well, but his price is 2k more and Mayfield has had better upside of late.
Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($5,900) vs. Jets
Coleman has been the main back for the 49ers in these simulations, averaging 103.1 total yards per game, with 11 touchdowns through 16 matchups. He has two or more receptions in six of his last seven games, while also putting up 10 games over 12 DK points out of his last 12.
Damien Williams, Chiefs ($6,000) vs. Browns
Williams has been a stud in these simulations and gets a decent matchup against the Browns. He’s topped double-digit DK points in 11 of his last 12 matchups and has eight touchdowns in his last eight games.
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($7,700) vs. Browns
There are a trio of strong, high upside plays today, with Hill, Odell Beckham Jr. and Michael Thomas, all very much worth playing. Of course, their prices are tough to fit, but it isn’t impossible. Hill is my top choice in a good matchup, as he’s averaged the most DK points on the slate by supporting a decent floor and truly high upside. Over his last nine matchups he hasn’t fallen below 11 DK points and has hit 34.2, 33.3, 28.5, 29.1 and 32.1 DK points in that stretch as well.
Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs ($3,600) vs. Browns
If you’re looking at a Mahomes stack or just need a value play today, Demarcus Robinson might fit the bill. He’s coming off a 34.5 DK points game, but that is an outlier. The good news is that he’s topped double digit DK points in eight of his last 10 games, which is hard to find at such a low price.
Emmanuel Sanders, 49ers ($6,800) at Jets
Sanders gets a good matchup against the Jets and has been fairly consistent of late. He has five games over 11 DK points in his last six matchups and has averaged five receptions a game in that stretch.
David Njoku, Browns ($4,000) at Chiefs
Njoku has hauled in 5, 5, and 8 receptions in his last three games and has hit 103 and 116 receiving yards in his last two. His consistency isn’t going to knock your socks off, but his price and upside could make for a strong tournament play on Monday.
Jared Cook, Saints ($5,400) vs. Bucs
Paying up for George Kittle or Travis Kelce is fine, but Cook is a little cheaper and has similar upside. He’s averaging 5.7 receptions in seven games at home and the Buccaneers are a poor tight end defense.
New York Jets ($2,700) vs. 49ers
The Jets D/ST has hit 7 DK points or more in seven of their last ten matchups. They are also the cheapest D?ST on the slate and have ten sacks in their last four games. The 49ers, who should be the play here, have topped 8 DK points twice in 16 games and only have two games with multiple sacks.