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Madden Stream Picks: Top DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Targets, Values for May 29

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

On Saturday night, the DraftKings Dream Stream will start on Week 3 of the Madden simulated season which began last Monday. The featured classic slate starts at 6:00 p.m. ET with the Cardinals visiting the Jaguars, giving us two straight nights with Kyler Murray ($7,700) on the main slate. At 8:00 p.m. ET, the Chicago Bears roll into the ’Land to face the Cleveland Browns in primetime, and the Washington Football Team visits the Buffalo Bills in the nightcap, which kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET.

You can keep up with the standings as the season continues and check out the depth charts for each team. If you’re looking for gameplay details for these sims along with the upcoming schedule, head over to the Madden Streams Information Page.



Quarterback

Stud

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars, $7,700 — Kyler led his Cards to a 30-24 win over the Eagles with 31.04 DKFP and had 27.42 DKFP Friday night in an overtime win against the Vikings to improve to 2-0. Murray has totaled 89 passing touchdowns, 32 rushing touchdowns and over 14,000 passing yards in his 78 sims. He’s averaging over 180 passing yards and over 65 rushing yards per contest and even reached over 100 rushing yards Friday night against Minnesota. He has a very high ceiling due to his dual-threat ability and also has a favorable matchup against the Jaguars.

Other Option — Baker Mayfield ($7,300)

Value

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, $7,100 — Trubisky has been the second-most productive QB on this slate but has the fourth-highest salary. He posted 25.72 and 35.7 DKFP in the Bears’ first two games of the season, giving him over 25 DKFP in four of his past five contests overall and picking up his average to 20.8 DKFP per sim. Trubisky has at least 19.9 DKFP in seven of his past eight sims and hasn’t had any bust games lately. In his last matchup with the Browns, Trubisky had 24.5 DKFP, and he definitely brings a high ceiling is more affordable than Murray or Mayfield.

Other Option — Gardner Minshew II ($6,100)


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Running Back

Stud

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills, $7,000 — McKissic has thrived as Washington’s third-down back and RB1 in these Madden 21 sims, producing a robust 15.6 DKFP on 54.1 rushing yards, 29.1 receiving yards and 4.2 catches per contest. McKissic has double-digit DKFP in 17 of his past 18 sims including each of his past seven straight sims. McKissic had 170 rushing yards and 27.4 DKFP in Washington’s Week 2 win over the Giants and will look to carry over that success against the Bills, who he had 17.0, 13.2 and 14.1 DKFP against in three previous meetings.

Other Option — Chris Thompson ($7,100)

Value

Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, $4,300 — Cohen had a touchdown and 15.5 DKFP in the Bears’ Week 2 loss to the Bengals and has averaged 8.9 DKFP on 2.9 catches and 22.0 yards per sim in his 81 sims as the Bears’ third-down RB. Cohen has big-play potential due to his 92 speed rating and makes a solid cheap play to allow you to spend up in other spots.

Other Options — Devin Singletary ($6,200), Kareem Hunt ($5,000)


Wide Receiver

Stud

Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears, $7,200 — OBJ had six catches for 173 yards, two touchdowns and 38.3 DKFP in his first Madden 21 matchup with the Bears, and he brings that kind of super-high ceiling with plenty of big-play potential as the Browns’ WR1 in this rematch. Beckham has over 15 DKFP in five straight, averaging 23.3 DKFP over that stretch, and has been one of the best WRs in Madden 21.

Other Option — DJ Chark Jr. ($6,400), Steven Sims Jr. ($5,300)

Value

Allen Robinson II, Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, $5,200 — Robinson has found the end zone in each of the first two games this season for the Bears, posting 13.6 and 21.8 DKFP. He’s the WR1 and usually gets a good workload, averaging 3.5 catches per sim and has over 11 DKFP in five of his past six contests.

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars, $4,200 — The Cardinals rely on Fitzgerald as their WR2, and even though the veteran doesn’t have much big-play potential, he does have solid PPR production in most matchups. He has at least 6.0 DKFP in six straight sims, highlighted by two touchdowns and 25.7 DKFP against the Browns. Friday night, he had a touchdown and 9.5 DKFP against the Vikings and has found the end zone in both his games this season.

Other Options — Dede Westbrook ($4,600), Jarvis Landry ($4,500), Ted Ginn Jr. ($4,000)


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Tight End

Stud

Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals, $4,700 — None of the elite TEs are on this slate, but Eifert has been fairly reliable for the Jags in his 79 sims in Madden 21. He has averaged 4.4 catches for 41.3 yards per sim and has at least four catches in five straight appearances dating back to before the season started. He is coming off a weird no-show against the Broncos in Week 2 but should be ready for a bounce-back performance.

Other Option — Jeremy Sprinkle ($4,800)

Value

Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, $3,700 — Graham has started the season strong with six catches and 9.0 DFFP against the Rams followed by seven catches and 13.4 DKFP against the Bengals. Given the Browns’ struggles to stop opposing TEs, he’s a great sub-$4K play to consider either at TE or even at FLEX.

Other Option — Austin Hooper ($4,500)


DST

Stud

Washington Football Team DST at Buffalo Bills, $3,000 — Washington’s defense is built on one of the best pass-rushing units in all of Madden 21 that has piled up 174 sacks in 82 sims while forcing 61 turnovers and scoring 13 touchdowns. They had 13, 19 and 6 DKFP in their three earlier meetings with the Bills, and they should be able to take advantage of the tendency of Josh Allen ($7,200) to turn the ball over when trying to do too much.

Value

Browns DST vs. Chicago Bears, $2,700 — The Browns have given up plenty of big games to their opponents in Madden 21, but they also have a tendency to make some big plays themselves. In 79 sims, they have 34 takeaways and three defensive touchdowns, but they do have a solid pass-rush that has totaled 136 sacks and is led by X-factor Superstar Myles Garrett. They had four sacks and 7.0 DKFP in their first Madden 21 meeting with the Bears.

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