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Patrick Mahomes, KC at WAS ($8,000)
Mahomes is the only QB option over $6,400 on the slate, so he’s the stud by default, but that doesn’t mean he’s not worth rostering in a great matchup against Washington. Mahomes’ 19.5 DKFP average leads the slate at his position, and he’s the clear-cut highest upside play at any position.
Jacoby Brissett, IND vs. JAX ($5,800)
Brissett’s shown a very high ceiling in certain sims, exceeding 30 DKFP in five sims, including his last outing. A matchup against the Jags should help Brissett to one of his stronger sims, even if he doesn’t quite hit the 30 mark.
Other value options: Dwayne Haskins ($5,600)
Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. NYJ ($6,800)
Cook is one of four every-down RB targets on the slate, leading the position at 17.2 DKFP per sim. He’s the highest ceiling play of the bunch, coming off a 203-yard, three touchdown outing two sims ago, scoring 44.4 DKFP. Cook’s consistently a 20-DKFP threat, making him worth the small salary separation from his competition.
Nyheim Hines, IND vs. JAX ($3,200)
Hines has been a better play than Marlon Mack ($4,700) on an every slate basis. His role in the receiving game is a nice contribution, but what it really does is keep Hines on the field, which turns into rushing attempts. He averages 8.7 DKFP, but brings 20-DKFP upside on any slate. The matchup against the Jags could help him rip off a long score.
Other value options: Chris Thompson ($4,000)
T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. JAX ($7,000)
Tyreek Hill ($8,500) jumps out right away, but I see him and Hilton as pretty even plays, so give me the $1,500 discount. Hilton averages 17.1 DKFP, and is coming off his fourth 30-DKFP contest. Hilton has massive upside against the Jags, as does Hill against Washington. If you can roster both, more power to you, but Hilton is my favorite target.
D.J. Chark, JAX at IND ($5,800)
Chark isn’t a cheap value, but he’s significantly underpriced for one of the most dominant WR1 play in the Madden sims. Chark’s averaging 16.2 DKFP, exceeding 20 DKFP eight times, and 30 DKFP three times. The matchup isn’t perfect against the Colts, but game script suggests Jacksonville could be playing from behind, and Chark is the obvious downfield option.
Other value options: DeMarcus Robinson ($4,500), Paul Richardson ($4,400), Trey Quinn ($3,400), Chester Rogers ($3,200)
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Travis Kelce, KC at WAS ($6,500)
If you save some money off Hill by playing the likes of Hilton and Chark, maybe you still have enough salary to stack Mahomes with Kelce. Kelce’s been an extremely consistent option, but is a bit overpriced. Any of the top TE plays are fine targets if they fit your build better.
Ryan Griffin, NYJ at MIN ($3,400)
Paying down for Griffin is my favorite move at TE. He’s been active in the Jets’ offense since the sims began and is absolutely red-hot in recent outings. He’s scored double-digit DKFP in four straight (five of six), including a 21-DKFP effort against the Dolphins, and a sim-high 34.6 DKFP against the Eagles.
Other value options: Kyle Rudolph ($3,200)
Vikings DST vs. NYJ ($2,900)
The Vikings have been the most productive DST play in the Madden sims, averaging 7.3 DKFP. At home against a below average Jets offense should be a strong spot for an already thriving unit.
Jets DST at MIN ($2,100)
Just go to the other side of the matchup if you want to pay down. The Vikings are a run first offense, making them less dangerous to go off for a huge game. Jamal Adams may be on the move in real life, but right now he’s one of the most dominant forces in Madden, forcing turnovers out of the Jets’ secondary.
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