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Madden Stream Picks: Top DraftKings Fantasy Football DFS Targets, Values for June 27

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

Even with real-life NFL football a few months away, you can get your fantasy football fix this Sunday on the DraftKings Dream Stream as the Madden simulated season continues. The second half of the six-game schedule makes up the featured three-game classic contest, which begins at 6:00 p.m. ET with a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals. At 8:00 p.m. ET, the primetime contest is a divisional matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans, who are both near the top of the AFC South. The late-night Sunday Night Football contest kicking off at 10 p.m. ET is an AFC East contest between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.

As you build your lineups, be sure to consider 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

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, $7,400 — Allen has averaged 19.5 DKFP per sim over his 90 Madden 21 sims and has posted at least 17 DKFP in five straight sims. He had an impressive 35.02 DKFP vs. the Chiefs and brings a high ceiling with his dual-threat ability even in this tough matchup vs. the Patriots. Allen posted 17.82 DKFP in his most recent matchup vs. New England, and he has the highest ceiling of the higher-priced QBs on the slate.

Other Options — Cam Newton ($6,500)

Value

Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, $5,900 — The Jags are on the main classic slate for the second night in a row, and Minshew makes a lot of sense as the cheapest starting QB on the slate. He has a great matchup vs. the Titans, who he has gone up against five times in Madden 21. He has over 19 DKFP in each of those previous matchups, posting 24.44, 19.6, 21.72, 28.88 and 21.12 DKFP. He also put up over 14 DKFP in six of his seven most recent sims, so he comes into this favorable spot with momentum and enough upside to be a great pivot on this slate.

Other Option — Ryan Tannehill ($6,000)


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Running Back

Stud

Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals, $8,100 — Mostert has been one of the best RBs in Madden 21 and has dominated during this Madden season. He started the season with four straight sims over 25 DKFP and has bounced back with over 20 DKFP in each of his three most recent sims after a down stretch midseason. He had 97 rushing yards and 15.7 DKFP in his first Madden 21 matchup vs. the Bengals, who have been a great matchup for opposing star RBs.

Other Options — Derrick Henry ($8,200), Chris Thompson ($6,300)

Value

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers, $5,300 — Bernard has been very involved as a receiver out of the backfield for the Bengals and had multiple catches in nine straight sims before being held catchless in his most recent sim. He is averaging a solid 10.2 DKFP on 17.1 rushing yards and 28.3 receiving yards on four catches per contest in Madden 21 and should bounce back vs. the 49ers, who have a top-notch secondary that often forces more passes to go to opposing RBs.

Other Option — James White ($3,900)


Wide Receiver

Stud

A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, $5,500 — In their previous Madden 21 matchups, the Jaguars have done a surprisingly decent job slowing down Derrick Henry ($8,200), but they haven’t had many answers for Brown, who has finished with either four catches or a touchdown in each of their previous meetings while averaging 11.8 DKFP. He has also been rolling lately with double-digit DKFP in five of his seven most recent sims, highlighted by 26.6 DKFP vs. the Saints and 37.4 DKFP vs. the Bills.

Other Options — Julian Edelman ($5,700), DJ Chark Jr. ($5,300)

Value

Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, $4,700 — Working out of the slot has been a great spot for Westbrook in these sims, and he has averaged 3.7 catches for 47.5 yards per sim with 26 touchdowns in 90 contests. He had a touchdown in each of his three most recent matchups vs. the Titans and 10 catches for 148 yards and 27.8 DKFP in their first Madden 21 meeting with the current depth charts. He has over 11 DKFP in three straight sims and is coming off of 26.7 DKFP vs. the Rams, so he should be able to stay hot in this favorable spot Sunday night.

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers, $4,400 — Another productive slot option has been Boyd, who averages 3.7 catches for 43.0 yards per sim. He has finished with more than 11 DKFP in four of his past six contests and is almost a lock for multiple catches, especially if the 49ers match up their top CBs on the Bengals’ top WRs on the outside.

Other Options — Deebo Samuel ($4,800), Corey Davis ($4,600), Adam Humphries ($3,600)


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Tight End

Stud

Devin Asiasi, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, $4,600 — The Bills have one of the best secondaries in all of Madden 21, and that has often forced opponents to rely more on their TEs when facing Buffalo. Asiasi had two touchdowns and 25.2 DKFP in their most recent matchup after hauling in four catches in their first two Madden 21 meetings. With such regular work and such a high ceiling, Asiasi makes a ton of sense at this price based on the matchup and his role as the Patriots TE1.

Other Option — George Kittle ($5,800)

Value

C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers, $4,200 — The 49ers’ secondary also forces other teams to focus on their TE more, so Uzomah should be in for plenty of work, as well. He has averaged 4.1 catches for 42 yards per sim in his 88 Madden 21 contests and has five catches or more in four of his six most recent sims.

Other Options — Tyler Eifert ($4,300), Lee Smith ($3,700)


DST

Stud

Patriots DST at Buffalo Bills, $3,200 — The Patriots have been one of the best DST plays in Madden 21 with 93 takeaways in 92 sims, along with 17 defensive touchdowns and 157 sacks. The Bills have also been turnover-prone when Allen tries to do too much. In their past three meetings, the Patriots DST has produced 1, 13 and 9 DKFP. New England also has posted double-digit DKFP in three of its past six sims coming into this contest.

Value

49ers DST at Cincinnati Bengals, $2,900 — The 49ers are stacked with stars and highly rated players all across their DST, but they haven’t come up with as many big plays as the Patriots. Since they usually limit their opponents’ scoring, they’re a low-risk play, and they do come with upside since they have 194 sacks to go with their 42 takeaways in 89 sims. They finished with a solid 13 DKFP in their first contest vs. the Bengals.

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