There will be another six-game slate of simulated Madden games on Friday. DraftKings will have a classic contests going, and we break down ideal picks for the all-day slate below. You can set your lineup here.
Goff has a good chance to produce at a high level with his dynamic receiving corps against Cincinnati’s poor secondary. Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp should give Goff the upper hand. Todd Gurley will also give him a dangerous weapon out of the backfield.
Baker Mayfield, Browns ($6,000) vs. Jets
Mayfield has Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry out wide and will be up against a below average secondary. Beckham’s ability to catch in traffic paired with his speed and agility always makes him a threat to have a big game.
Kamara dominated early on wacky weather Wednesday on the ground and through the air in the snow. His diverse skill set and ability to break tackles helps him rack up yards after the catch and after contact. Jacksonville’s defensive line isn’t great, and neither is their linebacker group.
Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys ($7,100) vs. Bears
This isn’t a great slate for running backs, so many players could be forced to pay up for Elliott as the most expensive option. While he’ll be up against a defense led by Khalil Mack, He’s eclipsed 20 fantasy points in three straight games. Few players have his upside, and Leonard Fournette will be up against a formidable Saints defensive line.
Michael Thomas, Saints ($7,900) vs. Jaguars
Thomas has the highest DKFP average (18.5) in the slate and hasn’t dipped below double-digits in fantasy points in nine sims. He’ll face another underwhelming secondary. Jacksonville doesn’t have anybody who should be able to cover the best receiver in Madden.
Odell Beckham Jr., Browns ($7,100) vs. Jets
Beckham can go up and get the ball against basically anyone. Jamal Adams is a player to look out for on deep routes, but New York will also have to worry about Jarvis Landry. Beckham is one of the best at hauling in desperation throws toward the end of quarter and games. He can turn those into scores to get points in a hurry.
Cooper Kupp, Rams ($6,800) vs. Bengals
Kupp hasn’t performed like a WR1, but should get a boost against Cincinnati. He isn’t ridiculously fast, but has solid agility (94). His catching (95) is also a top six mark in Madden. Top receivers have typically performed well against the Bengals, and Kupp won’t break the bank.
Golladay is another less expensive WR1 with solid upside. While he does often compete with Marvin Jones Jr., his size and ability to catch in traffic gives him a higher ceiling. Golladay is one of the better jump ball threats in Madden when he gets targets.
Jared Cook, Saints ($5,200) vs. Jaguars
Cook has an impressive 95 receptions and has reached double-digits in fantasy points for four straight games. It’s hard to pass up on a player who gets a ton of targets while playing alongside the best receiver in the game. Drew Brees’ accuracy is also a reason to be high on Cook.
Tyler Higbee, Rams ($4,700) vs. Bengals
Higbee’s catching (95) is on par with Kupp’s. That’s the highest mark among tight ends in the slate, and he’s tied with Cook for most touchdowns (6).
Saints D/ST ($3,200) vs. Jaguars
Jacksonville’s top weapon is Leonard Fournette, but New Orleans has one of the best run-stopping defenses around. Marshon Lattimore is on par with D.J. Chark and has a chance to contain him to some degree on the outside.