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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on May 8th

Leonard Fournette has retained his affordable price while being one of the most productive and consistent running backs in Madden sims. He’s a must roster in Friday’s six-game slate.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There’s yet another six-game Madden slate set for Friday. DraftKings has a classic contest for the day’s contests to send you into the weekend. We break down the best plays at each position below. You can enter your lineups here.


Jacoby Brissett, Colts ($5,900) vs. Patriots

Don’t let New England’s defense deter you from playing Brissett. He’s been able to spread the ball around to pass catchers aside from T.Y. Hilton to Eric Ebron. He’s also able to use the speedy Nyheim Hines out of the backfield. Whether Brissett’s team is up 10 or down 10, he’s going to keep chucking the ball downfield. That’s what he’s done so far, at least.

Tom Brady, Patriots ($7,400) vs. Colts

Brady was a complete dud in his last game with 3.52 fantasy points, but don’t expect him to perform that poorly two times in a row. He’s one of the most decorated players in the game in terms of special skills in arcade mode and will face an underwhelming secondary. Brady has thrown for as many as six touchdowns in a sim, so his ceiling is crazy high.

Other option: Philip Rivers, Chargers ($7,000) vs. Panthers

Running back

Leonard Fournette, Jaguars ($5,900) vs. Bengals

Fournette will likely be rostered in a high percentage of lineups. He’s yet to dip below double-digits in DKFP. His price has somehow managed to drop after notching 25.4 DKFP in his last sim. You can’t beat this kind of production for under $6,000.

Nyheim Hines, Colts ($3,200) vs. Patriots

Hines is the arguably the best RB2 value play we’ve seen. He’s similar to players like Chris Thomson and Tarik Cohen, who have also been better than the starters on their respective teams. His 93 speed makes him a threat to take off whenever he gets around the edge on run and pass plays.

Miles Sanders, Eagles ($5,200) vs. Ravens

Sanders gets all the touches in Philly and has proven to be one of the more versatile backs around as well. His recorded at least three receptions in seven of the 10 sims he’s been a part of, so he’s effective even when he doesn’t get going on the ground.

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati ($3,600) vs. Jaguars

Bernard is a great candidate to poach a touchdown from Joe Mixon in goal line situations. He’s been just as good as Mixon but hasn’t even reached 60 rushing yards in a game. Bernard scored in his last game, and would need another against Jacksonville to return value.

Other options: James White, Patriots ($5,800) vs. Colts

Wide receiver

Curtis Samuel, Panthers ($4,700) vs. Chargers

Samuel is one of the speediest wideouts in the game. His 95 speed makes him a constant deep threat. He’s significantly cheaper than D.J. Moore ($6,700) and has been more productive as well.

Nelson Agholor, Eagles ($4,600) vs. Ravens

Agholor leads all wide receivers in receptions despite being the WR3. He’s tied with Zach Ertz when it comes to catches, which is big when you consider that Ertz is the top target with 93 catching.

D.J. Chark Jr., Jaguars ($5,800) vs. Bengals

Chark has reached double-digits in fantasy points in every game but one. He and Fournette have been Jacksonville’s top weapons. The Bengals doesn’t have great pass defense so look for him get at around his average of 14.7 DKFP.

Keenan Allen, Chargers ($7,500) vs. Panthers

This route-running extraordinaire has been consistent against even team he’s faced. He hasn’t dipped below double-digits in fantasy points yet. He’s also eclipsed 20 DKFP four times so far.

Other options: T.Y. Hilton, Colts ($7,100) vs. Patriots

Tight End

Eric Ebron, Colts ($5,200) vs. Patriots

Ebron is a target monster. He’s tallied at least four receptions in seven straight games and could benefit from Hilton matching up against Stephon Gilmore. An Ebron-Brissett stack could be a quality value play that pays off big time.

Noah Fant, Broncos ($3,600) vs. Bills

Fant has fallen off the face of the Earth, but still has big play ability. His speed (89) gives him upside comparable to Darren Waller, and the Broncos don’t have many consistent pass catchers.

Other option: Darren Waller, Raiders ($5,100) vs. Jets

Defense/Special Teams

Broncos D/ST ($2,600) vs. Bills

Denver has Von Miller at linebacker, Chris Harris Jr. at cornerback, and Justin Simmons at safety. The Bills haven’t played well offensively in these sims because of Josh Allen’s inaccuracy and their lack of a star receiver.

Chargers D/ST ($3,000) vs. Panthers

Los Angeles has stud pass rushers and defensive backs. Cam Newton has been one of the least productive quarterbacks in the slate. The Chargers can score big if Christian McCaffrey doesn’t carry the Panthers offense.