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Top NFL Targets at each position for 6-game slate on June 17th

The rain shouldn’t affect Drew Brees’ pinpoint accuracy against the Panthers in Wednesday’s six-game slate.

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints during the second half during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

It’s time for another wacky weather Wednesday. The six-game DraftKings slate of Madden Madden sims will feature rain, wind, and snow as usual. We break down an ideal stud and value play at each position below. You can enter your lineups here.

These are the conditions you can expect for each game.

12p: MIN-CIN - snow
2p: LAR-NYG - snow
4p: NO-CAR - rain
6p: GB-LAC - rain
8p: HOU-TB - rain
10p: MIA-SF - wind

Quarterback

Stud

Drew Brees, Saints ($7,500) vs. Panthers

Brees is one of the best in the game when it comes to accuracy, so he shouldn’t be affected much by rain. He has the games best set of hands to throw too, and none of Carolina’s defensive backs can cover Michael Thomas one on one.

Value

Jameis Winston, Buccaneers ($6,200) vs. Texans

There are quite a few quality signal callers in this slate, but there’s no way to justify Winston being this cheap. He’s thrown for more yards than any other player in the slate, has one of the most well-rounded receiving corps, and is facing an abysmal Texans secondary.

Running back

Stud

Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($6,700) vs. Bengals

The Bengals are bad all around on defense, and Cook has the second highest DKFP average in the slate. Only two other running backs have scored more touchdowns than him. I like Minnesota to get out in front early and feed the ball to Cook late. He has plenty of rushing yards and only trails Saquon Barkley in receptions (60).

Value

Tevin Coleman, 49ers ($5,800) vs. Dolphins

Miami and Cincinnati’s defenses both average 3.3 DKFP per game. That’s tied for the lowest mark in the slate. Coleman is the centerpiece of the most run-focused team in the slate and leads all players in rushing yards (2,055). This pick is just common sense.

Wide receiver

Stud

DeAndre Hopkins, Texans ($7,800) vs. Buccaneers

Houston doesn’t have a reliable ground game to attack Tampa Bay’s strong defensive line. It does have Deshaun Watson throwing to Hopkins against a porous secondary though, which should work just fine. He should have better individual matchups than Michael Thomas and has the same level of production for a similar price.

Value

Mike Williams, Chargers ($4,300) vs. Packers

Williams’ price is down from $5,200 after notching 27.9 DKFP in his last contest. He leads receivers in DKFP average and isn’t even his team’s WR1. He’ll be chalk for the foreseeable future because of his sky high numbers.

Tight End

Stud

George Kittle, 49ers ($6,200) vs. Dolphins

Pitting the best tight end in the game against one of the worst defenses seems ideal — especially when he leads all pass catchers on his team in DKFP. San Francisco doesn’t try to stretch the field too often, which makes me favor Kittle’s production.

Value

Jared Cook, Saints ($5,000) vs. Panthers

Despite playing with the best tight end in the game, Cook leads all tight ends with 138 receptions. Only Kittle averages more DKFP per game.

Defense/Special Teams

Stud

Rams ($3,200) vs. Giants

The passing game doesn’t look promising for Daniel Jones against an elite Rams secondary in the snow. A lot of the burden could be placed on Barkley to produce against Aaron Donald and the gang. I like Los Angeles odds to force some turnovers.

Value

Vikings ($2,800) vs. Bengals

The highest scoring defense in the slate in the snow against Cincinnati? This matchup is enticing for more than one reason. Minnesota has a fearsome defensive line and the Bengals have almost no ground game.