DraftKings will have yet another six-game slate of Madden simulations on Monday. Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers at Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints all go head-to-head today. We break down the top plays at each position, and you can set your lineup here.
Deshaun Watson, Texans ($7,200) at Dolphins
Watson hasn’t been putting up big passing numbers but his ability as a rusher keeps him as a high upside play every game. He averages 48 rushing yards per game and has four rushing touchdowns over his last three games. The Dolphins aren’t a formidable defense.
Drew Brees, Saints ($7,700) vs. Bengals
Brees has 25 touchdowns to two interceptions in New Orleans through 12 starts. In this matchup he gets a home game against a bad Bengals defense. Brees has topped 18 DK points in his last four games and should be able to keep that streak alive against the two-win Bengals.
Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($6,500) at Detroit
Coleman has 12 touchdowns in 12 games on the road in these simulations. He’s averaging 19.4 DK points on the road as well. He’s a true stud in Maddens sims and is always a must start for me at his price.
Damien Williams, Chiefs ($6,000) vs. Panthers
Williams is inconsistent on a Chiefs team with a lot of weapons in the passing game, but does have high upside in such a strong offense. The Panthers run defenses isn’t good and Williams has fared better at home than on the road this season.
DeAndre Hopkins, Texans ($8,200) at Dolphins
Will Fuller, Texans ($4,700) at Dolphins
Both Hopkins and Fuller have great upside but have been inconsistent. Hopkins has only topped six DK points once in his last four games while Fuller has been more consistent than usual, but not with big performances. Stacking these two with Watson is risky, but the upside is great in this matchup.
DeVante Parker, Dolphins ($5,900) vs. Texans
Albert Wilson, Dolphins($3,300) vs. Texans
I’m hoping for a shootout in Miami with two poor pass defenses. Both Parker and Wilson have shown nice upside, with Parker hitting a massive 44.8 DK points in Week 19 and Wilson hitting 30.9 and 27.5 DK points in his last two. Giving Ryan Fitzpatrick a go with these two isn’t a bad play either.
Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($3,900) vs. Bengals
Michael Thomas costs a bit much for his middling performances, but if you’ve got the money, he’s still one of the safest plays. Ginn Jr. on the other hand isn’t as safe, but does have decent numbers for his price. He’s topped 12 DK points in five of his last seven games and probably gives you enough room to get Brees and Thomas in a Saints stack.
Jared Cook, Saints ($5,500) vs. Bengals
Cook averages 17 DK points in 11 home games, averaging 6.6 receptions per game. He gets an easy matchup and is the safest play at tight end next to Travis Kelce.
Minnesota Vikings ($2,500) vs. Colts
The Vikings have 30 sacks and 14 turnovers in 12 home games. Jacoby Brissett hasn’t been putting up big numbers and shouldn’t send their DST into negative points.