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Madden Stream Picks: Top DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Targets, Values for April 28

Zach Thompson gives his top studs and value plays at each position for Wednesday’s three-game Madden Stream DraftKings slate, which starts at 6:00 p.m. ET.

It’s another wild weather Wednesday on the DraftKings Dream Stream with six games throughout the afternoon and evening, which will all be impacted by adverse weather conditions. The featured classic slate kicks off at 6:00 p.m. ET with a snow game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. At 8:00 p.m. ET, the Miami Dolphins host the New Orleans Saints in a South Beach rainstorm, and we close out the night with another snow game between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those six teams in action present some solid DFS options, so check out my favorite plays below.

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Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers, $6,700 — Especially in weather games, having a QB who can add rushing production is critical, and Trubisky is the best dual-threat on this slate. He is averaging a solid 64.3 rushing yards per sim and has scored 18 rushing touchdowns to go with his 83 passing scores in 69 games. He had one of those rushing scores and 17.96 DKFP in his first matchup with the Steelers in Madden 21 and has over 19 DKFP in four of his past seven sims coming into the rematch.

Other Option — Aaron Rodgers ($7,300)


Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins vs. New Orleans Saints, $6,000 — Tua doesn’t run nearly as much as Trubisky does, but he does bring a little rushing potential and a strong enough arm to deal with the rainstorm in Miami. He had an impressive 24.96 DKFP in his first Madden 21 sim against the Saints with four of his 102 passing touchdowns. He’s averaging a solid 224.3 passing yards per sim and has over 16 DKFP in seven of his past nine contests.

Other Option — Ben Roethlisberger ($6,300)

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Running Back


Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, $7,400 — Jones should have a field day against the Raiders’ struggling run defense, and he has shown an extremely high ceiling. He has also been very consistent with a touchdown and over 12 DKFP in eight straight sims. He has 66 total touchdowns in 72 games and has averaged 61.9 rushing yards, 3.1 receptions and 22.8 receiving yards per sim.

Other Options — Alvin Kamara ($7,200), Matt Breida ($6,800)


Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears, $5,300 — Samuels is my favorite of the three third-down backs in timeshares on this slate. He had nine catches, 96 yards and 24.6 DKFP against the Saints in his most recent sim and has posted over 9.0 DKFP in five of his past eight. He is almost always reliable for multiple catches and has found the end zone seven times over his 69 contests.

Other Options — Tarik Cohen ($5,000), Jalen Richard ($4,500)

Wide Receiver


JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears, $6,400 — JuJu is the Steelers’ WR1 and works primarily out of the slot, which will put him in a favorable spot due to the weather in this game and due to his matchup since he will likely avoid CB Kyle Fuller. He had seven catches and 15 DKFP in his first game against the Bears and comes into this rematch on a nice roll, having scored a touchdown in four straight sims while averaging 22.1 DKFP.

Other Option — Michael Thomas ($7,200) Davante Adams ($6,800)


Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, $4,700 — Valdes-Scantling is another slot WR who gets a boost on this weather-impacted slate. He is averaging 3.3 catches for 42.8 yards per sim and has scored 23 touchdowns in 70 contests. He has a high ceiling with his 93 speed rating and is a solid play under $5K.

Allen Robinson II, Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers, $4,400 — Robinson’s recent struggles have caused his price to drop to this very affordable level, but he still comes with loads of upside as the Bears’ WR1 and Trubisky’s top target. Despite his low production lately, he has averaged 3.5 catches for 54.3 yards per sim.

Other Options — DeVante Parker ($5,600), Tyrell Williams ($4,800), Jakeem Grant ($3,300)

Tight End


Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints at Miami Dolphins, $5,100 — Cook has been one of the top TEs in Madden 21, averaging 5.1 catches for 53.0 yards per sim and scoring 19 touchdowns in 76 contests. He comes in on a run of five straight sims with at least five catches and double-digit DKFP, highlighted by 25.3 DKFP against the Bucs. The rain may force Drew Brees ($6,400) to rely more on Cook over the middle of the field.

Other Option — Eric Ebron ($5,300)


Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders at Green Bay Packers, $4,800 — Waller is one of the few Raiders options to consider and has averaged 4.5 catches for 54.9 yards per sim. He can be a little inconsistent due to spotty QB play, but when the Raiders get rolling, it’s usually because he’s the focal point.

Other Option — Marcedes Lewis ($4,000)



Steelers DST vs. Chicago Bears, $3,100 — While Trubisky’s running ability makes him an attractive play, it also opens the door for big plays for the Steelers’ defense since he has had fumble trouble. Pittsburgh has forced 59 turnovers in 69 sims, piled up 141 sacks and scored 11 touchdowns. The Steelers are one of the top DSTs in Madden 21 and are in a great matchup on this slate.


Dolphins DST vs. New Orleans Saints, $2,700 — Miami will try to take advantage of Brees playing in the rain. The Dolphins have shown a strong pass rush with multiple sacks in four straight sims and 132 sacks in their 72 games overall. They don’t have as high a ceiling as the Steelers but are the best pivot play.

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