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This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Saints. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Drew Brees
QB2: Teddy Bridgewater
QB3: Taysom Hill
RB1: Alvin Kamara
RB2: Latavius Murray
RB3: Zach Line
RB4: Dwayne Washington
RB5: Ricky Ortiz
WR1: Michael Thomas
WR2: Ted Ginn Jr.
WR3: Tre’Quan Smith
WR4: Austin Carr
WR5: Keith Kirkwood
WR6: Deonte Harris
WR7: Lil’Jordan Humphrey
WR8: Krishawn Hogan
TE1: Jared Cook
TE2: Josh Hill
TE3: Garrett Griffin
TE4: Jason Vander Laan
TE5: Zach Wood
K1: Wil Lutz
Madden Stream Results
Saints beat the Texans in first ever DraftKings’ Madden Stream — 3/28/20
There wasn’t a ton of drama in the game as the Saints won pretty comfortably by a final score of 26-14. One thing to take notice for future contests, it looks like the games will be lower-scoring than what we typically see from NFL games due to the nature of the sims having six-minute quarters. Unexpectedly, the top fantasy producer in this game was Jared Cook ($7,800). He hauled in a pair of touchdowns and scored 28.4 DKFP. On the other side of the game, almost all of the Texans’ production came from DeAndre Hopkins ($10,000). He had over 100 yards and 26 DKFP in the loss.
Alvin Kamara and the Saints take down the Seahawks in Overtime — 4/5/20
The Saints went into Seattle and knocked off the Seahawks, 19-13, after trailing for most of the game. Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,600; 18 DKFP) had six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown that gave the Saints the lead before the Seahawks kicked a field goal to force overtime. On the first possession of overtime, Ginn had another pivotal catch setting up Alvin Kamara ($9,600; 14.3 DKFP), who capped the drive with a rushing touchdown and had two catches for eight yards to go with 55 yards rushing. Seattle’s touchdown came on a pass from Russell Wilson ($10,800; 14.72 DKFP) to Will Dissly ($7,400; 17.9 DKFP). While the game wasn’t high scoring, it was a close and entertaining contest.
Vikings make easy work of Saints in Madden simulation — 4/13/20
You would be forgiven for not coming into Monday with a lot of confidence in Minnesota’s defensive capabilities. In fact, you wouldn’t be alone in feeling that way. The Vikings’ DST ($4,400; 16.0 DKFP) carried just an 8.4% ownership in this evening’s Showdown slate against New Orleans; however, those courageous enough to roster the unit enjoyed some massive success. Minnesota was dominant in its 21-7 victory, with its defense leading the charge. The Vikings’ DST forced three turnovers in total, returning one of the three for a first half touchdown. Even in a simulation, it’s not often you see the Saints held to just seven points at home.
Eagles shock Saints on a walk-off Hail Mary to win Madden simulation — 4/15/20
The Eagles essentially trailed for the entire simulation, as Drew Brees ($11,200; 20.96 DKFP) tossed three touchdowns, and it felt like the game was wrapped up. Two of those scored went to Michael Thomas ($10,800; 23 DKFP), and the first went to third-string TE Garrett Griffin ($1,000; 7.5 DKFP), who was practically unowned. Griffin was in the winning lineup, though, which also consisted of Carson Wentz ($10,400; 24.76 DKFP) and Zach Ertz ($8,200; 31 DKFP). Wentz threw three touchdowns, and the second one by Ertz was a 53-yard game-winner as the clock expired. Ertz’s sixth reception on his second score of the sim helped him hit exactly 100 yards, going for 46.5 DKFP in the captain slot.
Saints air attack downs Patriots in Tuesday’s simulated game — 4/21/20
Drew Brees ($11,800; 21.92 DKFP), Michael Thomas ($10,800; 25.6 DKFP) and Jared Cook ($7,800; 22 DKFP) combined for a crushing passing assault Tuesday as the Saints bested the Patriots, 24-17, in a simulated game. The Patriots had a few chances to tie it late, but poor clock management did them in. Brees threw for 248 yards and three TDs, two of which went to Cook. Thomas caught the third, capping off his six-reception, 106-yard evening. The Patriots barely got any offense going, and when they did, it went through James White ($8,400; 25.1 DKFP), who tallied 101 rushing yards, a rushing TD and 20 receiving yards on four catches.
Packers defeat Saints in Madden simulation — 4/23/20
After basically disappearing from a matchup against New England on Sunday, Tre’Quan Smith ($5,200; 20.6 DKFP) clearly came to play this afternoon against Green Bay. It wasn’t enough to get his squad the victory, as the Packers emerged with a 24-17 win, but Smith’s performance was impressive all the same. Smith racked up 101 receiving yards on seven receptions – the first time in these simulations that the wideout has reached the bonus. As for Green Bay, they were led by Davante Adams ($9,400; 14.6 DKFP) and Aaron Jones ($8,000; 13.4 DKFP), with each one scoring a touchdown in the stream.
Saints comeback to defeat Chiefs in Madden simulation — 4/30/20
Well, that was fun. Rarely have we seen two teams simultaneously exceed 30 points within the same simulation, but leave it to New Orleans and Kansas City to each light up the scoreboard. The Saints would eventually take this contest 34-33, yet there were huge fantasy performances on both sides. Michael Thomas ($10,600; 37.7 DKFP) was unstoppable, racking up 10 catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. In fact, the All-Pro wideout now has eight TDs in his past five streams. Drew Brees ($11,400; 32.4 DKFP) was also great, throwing for 360 yards and four scores. As for the Chiefs, Tyreek Hill ($9,800) was the star, producing an eye-popping 151 yards on just five receptions.
Patriots smother Packers in Madden simulation — 5/2/20
Ginn ($5,200; 19.5 DKFP) turned in a nice value performance. He only had three catches, but two of them went for scores as the Saints downed the Titans by a final score of 28-20. Even though he had two scores, Ginn wasn’t even the best value receiver from New Orleans. At a cheaper price, Tre’Quan Smith ($4,600; 21.5 DKFP) outscored Ginn on six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. With big games from cheap New Orleans’ receivers, Drew Brees ($11,400; 23.06 DKFP) inevitably had a big game. In addition to the three touchdown passes, he had 279 passing yards.
Saints get massive plays through the air to defeat Steelers in Madden sim — 5/6/20
Drew Brees ($11,800; 27.92 DKFP) hit both Michael Thomas ($11,000; 25.1 DKFP) and Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,400; 16.5 DKFP) for 75 yard touchdowns in the sim, accounting for the majority of all of their stats. Brees finished just over the 300-yard bonus with 323 yards through the air, along with three touchdowns — the third went to Alvin Kamara ($8,800; 21.5 DKF), who also rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown. Thomas with a 4-122-1 line, which produced 37.65 DKFP in the captain spot of the winning lineup. James Washington ($6,200; 15.2 DKFP) led Pittsburgh with 4-52-1.
Rams stifled by Saints’ defense — 5/9/20
The Saturday games didn’t have the most exciting finishes. Following up a low-scoring game between the Packers and Steelers, we got more of the same in this game as the Saints came away with a 20-10 win over the Rams. Without much scoring, kicker Will Lutz ($4,000; 11 DKFP) ended up being a top value play since he made a pair of long field goals. The only other notable game came from Michael Thomas ($10,600; 16.2 DKFP). The stud wide receiver had six catches for 42 yards and hauled in a touchdown.
Saints make easy work of Raiders in Madden simulation — 5/11/20
Alvin Kamara’s ($9,400; 20.6 DKFP) track record in these Madden simulations has been rather odd. Despite being one of the highest-rated running backs in the game, Kamara’s struggled to find success running the football. In fact, coming into Monday’s slate, the 24-year-old’s lone 100-yard rushing performance came more than a month ago, back before the switch to Arcade Mode and eight-minute quarters. Well, that strange streak ended this evening in New Orleans’ 24-14 victory over Oakland. Kamara was the contest’s high-scorer, collecting 103 yards on the ground with a touchdown. Jared Cook ($7,600; 17.8 DKFP) also found the end zone on one of his seven receptions.
Tevin Coleman and the 49ers stomp the Saints in soggy San Francisco — 5/13/20
To start off a full day of bad weather games in our Madden simulations, the 49ers dominated the time of possession and cruised to a 27-14 win over the visiting Saints, who looked lost without their dome. Coleman ($7,600; 29.4 DKFP) was the workhorse, piling up 153 yards and a touchdown on well over 20 carries and adding three catches for 21 more yards. Jimmy Garoppolo ($10,600; 14.88 DKFP) threw the other two touchdowns for San Francisco connecting with Kendrick Bourne ($3,800; 11.3 DKFP), who was a great value play once again. Although the Saint struggled, Michael Thomas ($10,800; 23.2 DKFP) saved his fantasy day with two touchdowns in the second half.
Saints make easy work of Cowboys in Madden simulation — 5/15/20
We haven’t see Alvin Kamara ($8,600; 23.4 DKFP) perform like Alvin Kamara many times throughout these streams, but we finally saw a vintage version of the explosive RB in New Orleans’ 26-16 victory over Dallas. While Kamara couldn’t quite reach the 100-yard bonus, the 24-year-old racked up four catches, 134 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown to produce his highest DKFP output since DraftKings started these simulations. Kamara’s teammate Michael Thomas ($10,600; 23.9 DKFP) was also quite good in the winning effort, registering seven catches for 132 yards. The Cowboys simply couldn’t contain the Saints’ top two offensive weapons.
Saints’ star trio shines in simulated victory — 5/19/20
Just like during the regular season, Drew Brees ($10,800; 35.46 DKFP), Michael Thomas ($11,200; 26.3 DKFP) and Alvin Kamara ($9,200; 23.1 DKFP) dominated as the Saints’ offense proved too much for the Falcons in Tuesday’s 35-21 simulated game. Brees threw for 314 yards and five TDs, two of which were caught by Kamara. Thomas caught a third as he scampered to 115 yards on six catches. Another way this game mirrored real life? Matt Ryan ($9,800; 21.64 DKFP) was good, but not good enough to overcome inferior surrounding talent and some questionable play calls. Matty Ice finished with 291 yards, two TDs and a completed two-point conversion.
Le’Veon Bell and the Jets ground the Saints, 16-7– 5/23/20
The Jets effectively shut down the Saints’ vaunted offense, holding Drew Brees ($11,000; 11.68 DKFP) and company to just seven points. Brees threw his only touchdown to Michael Thomas ($10,400; 14.8 DKFP), while Jared Cook ($8,000; 14.1 DKFP) caught nine passes for 51 yards. The Jets didn’t do much better on offense, scoring just one touchdown which came on a long run from Bell ($9,200; 24.4 DKFP) just after halftime. Bell finished with 133 rushing yards and a couple of receptions along with the score, and K Sam Ficken ($3,600; 11 DKFP) kicked three FGs which proved to be the difference. The Jets’ DST ($3,000; 7.0 DKFP) was also a solid value option.
Breshad Perriman wins game in OT after being held off the stat sheet in regulation– 5/25/20
Perriman ($5,000; 11.9) DKFP was one of the more popular plays in this contest, so the masses that rostered him could not have pleased with his zero catches at the end of the fourth quarter. Luckily, there was overtime and he was able to change the narrative. On the Bucs’ game-winning drive, Perriman caught his first two passes of the game, the second of which went for a touchdown and ended the game. In terms of fantasy production, the hero for fantasy contests was O.J. Howard ($7,200; 37.6 DKFP). The tight end hauled in eight catches for 146 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. He wasn’t the only tight end to have a big game. In the loss, Saints’ tight end Jared Cook ($8,400; 18.8 DKFP) had a game-high 10 receptions.
Ted Ginn Jr. catches in a pair of touchdowns in snowy Cleveland — 5/27/20
Both the Browns and Saints struggled to score in the snow game, but the 21-17 low-scoring win for the Saints didn’t mean there weren’t good fantasy performances. Ginn ($5,000; 19.6 DKFP) was the player of the game, hauling in three catches for 46 and scoring two of the Saints’ three touchdowns. This game also had three players go for over 100 receiving yards. Odell Beckham Jr. ($10,200; 18.4), Jared Cook ($7,200; 19.3 DKFP) and Michael Thomas ($10,800; 17.8 DKFP) all hit the bonus in this one. David Njoku ($6,400; 18 DKFP) was another solid fantasy performer with 70 yards and a touchdown.
JJaguars upset Saints in Madden simulation– 5/29/20
We all know the old saying: If you’re only going to make three catches in a DraftKings’ Madden simulation, you’d better make them count. Well, it would appear that D.J. Chark ($8,800; 18.4 DKFP) took that sentiment to heart in Jacksonville’s 24-17 victory over New Orleans on Friday evening. The LSU product was limited to just three receptions for 27 yards by the Saints’ secondary. However, two of those three opportunities ended in a touchdown. It was also an efficient night for Gardner Minshew ($10,600; 18.4 DKFP) and Leonard Fournette ($8,400; 15.0 DKFP), as each was part of the winning build.
Matt Prater’s big day leads Lions to double OT win over Saints in Madden sim– 6/4/20
The Lions got just two touchdowns in their 26-23 double OT victory at the Super Dome. Kenny Golladay ($8,800; 24.1 DKFP) and Marvin Jones ($7,000; 24.3 DKFP) had great games, each reaching the end zone, but the rest of the points came off the leg of Prater ($4,200; 17 DKFP). Prater hit all four of his field goals, including from over 50 yards, and both his extra points. Jared Cook ($6,800; 29.7 DKFP) led the way for the Saints with a 10-107-1 line, good for 44.55 DKFP as CPT of the winning lineup.
Saints get two touchdowns from Ted Ginn Jr. to defeat the Dolphins– 6/7/20
The Saints were able to get the 24-10 win in Miami despite a disappointing showing by WR1 Michael Thomas ($10,800; 4.5 DKFP) thanks to a pair of scores from WR2 Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,400; 22.9 DKFP). Ginn had just his two touchdowns catches for 89 yards while Alvin Kamara ($9,600; 20.1 DKFP) actually did most of the heavy lifting, running for 117 yards and adding two catches for 34 yards, but he wasn’t able to add a touchdown to complete his monster game. In the loss, DeVante Parker ($9,200; 20.0 DKFP) had another big game, which could have been even better if he hadn’t been stopped at the one-yard line on the final play of the game.