This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Patriots. 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: Tom Brady
QB2: Jarrett Stidham
QB3: Cody Kessler
RB1: James White
RB2: Sony Michel
RB3: Rex Burkhead
RB4: Brandon Bolden
RB5: Damien Harris
RB6: Jakob Johnson
RB7: James Develin
WR1: Julian Edelman
WR2: Mohamed Sanu
WR3: Phillip Dorsett II
WR4: N’Keal Harry
WR5: Jakobi Meyers
WR6: Gunner Olszewski
WR7: Matthew Slater
TE1: Benjamin Watson
TE2: Ryan Izzo
TE3: Matt LaCosse
TE4: Joe Cardona
K1: Stephen Gostkowski
Madden Stream ResultsPhillip Dorsett and Tom Brady lead the Patriots to a 21-6 win in Madden Stream — 3/29/20
The Patriots had three former players return to lead them past the Ravens on Sunday afternoon’s Madden Stream. New Buccaneer Brady ($10,400 in single-game Showdown; 17.48 DKFP) threw a pair of first-half touchdowns to Philip Dorsett ($5,000; 33.3 DKFP), who recently signed with the Seahawks. Ben Watson ($4,600; 14.4 DKFP), who retired, finished with five catches for 94 yards The Patriots’ DST ($3,400; 14 DKFP) put the clamps on Lamar Jackson ($12,000; 3.72 DKFP) and sealed the win with a third interception at the end of the fourth quarter. Jackson was a disappointing captain’s pick for over 50% of the entries in the free contest., and Dorsett was the right captain’s pick with six catches for 123 yards and his two touchdowns.
Patriots slide by Dolphins in double-OT — 4/3/20
New England and Miami met on the Madden virtual gridiron, and it was a real battle that went down to the bitter end. Ultimately the Patriots won, 19-13, in double overtime on a Mohamed Sanu ($7,800) touchdown. Sanu finished with 14.3 DKFP. The star of the show was TE Ben Watson ($5,800), who went for 142 yards on a whopping 10 receptions, good for 27.2 DKFP. The winning sim lineup featured Watson as the captain, with Tom Brady ($11,000), Julian Edelman ($10,400), Patrick Laird ($1,000), Devante Parker ($10,000) and James White ($8,600).
Late field goal by Stephen Gostkowski erases questionable coaching — 4/11/20
Bill Belichick was not on his game in the last Madden sim of Saturday night although it didn’t end up mattering. Down by one with the ball close to midfield and time winding down, the Patriots ran the ball with James White ($8,400; 8.8 DKFP), resulting in a minimal gain. Oddly, New England then let the clock run down to 11 seconds before calling a timeout and attempting a 54-yard field goal on second down. Luckily, Gostkowski ($3,800) came through, putting New England on top. It was his second made field goal from over 50 yards, giving him 14 DKFP. The Cowboys got the ball back and Dak Prescott ($10,600; 17.82 DKFP) attempted to run the ball as time expired.
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.
Tom Brady tosses four more touchdowns in one-sided win over Chiefs — 4/25/20
The 31-17 final score doesn’t really show how easily the Patriots beat the Chiefs. New England got off to an early lead and never relented as Kansas City’s offense once again faltered in a simulated game, dropping their record to 2-4. Brady ($11,800) had another big game for the Pats. He had four touchdowns, 353 yards and 33.12 DKFP in the victory. His primary target was Phillip Dorsett ($4,600), who has been one the best fantasy producers at the wide receiver position. He scored a game-high 33.3 DKFP and needs to be considered a good play until his salary rises.
Patriots smother Packers in Madden simulation — 4/27/20
For a contest that featured both Tom Brady ($11,600; 6.2 DKFP) and Aaron Rodgers ($11,400; 13.7 DKDP), tonight’s simulation between New England and Green Bay was pretty low-scoring. The visitors ended up winning the game by a final tally of 20-15, but the biggest play of the evening came from the Patriots’ DST ($4,400; 14.0 DKFP). Down 9-3 in the third quarter, Devin McCourty picked off Rodgers and took it back to the house for six. Without question, it changed the course of this stream. James White ($8,200; 16.0 DKFP) would then score a late touchdown to cement the victory. The RB finished with 70 scrimmage yards.
49ers hold on to beat Patriots in Madden simulation– 4/30/20
In a simulation that lacked offensive firepower, two mid-tier wide receivers were likely the difference between DFS success and failure. San Francisco survived a fourth quarter threat from New England to take this one by a score of 17-10, but the real story was the play of Deebo Samuel ($5,600; 26.7 DKFP). The rookie wideout is suddenly on quite a roll, as he registered his second-straight 100-yard receiving performance. However, unlike his showing against Houston, this one came with a touchdown. For the Patriots, Samuel’s stat was almost mirrored by Mohamed Sanu ($5,800; 21.4 DKFP), who finished the loss with six receptions for 94 yards and his own TD.
Patriots rally past the Seahawks and hold on for a 25-23 win– 5/3/20
In a fun afternoon simulation, the Patriots fell behind early and held on late to improve to 7-2 in their sims by knocking off the Seahawks. Seattle jumped out early on two touchdowns from DK Metcalf ($6,200; 36.2 DKFP), who finished with just five catches but 162 yards. New England answered with two touchdowns from Mohamed Sanu ($5,600; 18.7 DKFP) and took an eight-point lead in the last few minutes of the game after a score by Julian Edelman ($9,600; 16.5 DKFP). The Seahawks answered with a strike to Will Dissly ($7,600; 21.5 DKFP), but Dont’a Hightower knocked away the two-point conversion that would have tied the game. Both Russell Wilson ($11,600; 26.4 DKFP) and Tom Brady ($11,000; 23.22 DKFP) had strong production as well.
Eagles fly past Patriots in low scoring Madden sim– 5/6/20
Here’s something you don’t see everyday — the top 171 lineups in the PHI/NE Showdown slate combined for zero touchdowns. That’s how strange this 13-10 Eagles’ victory was. Zach Ertz ($8,400; 24.3 DKFP) was the key piece in the captain spot, going for 36.45 DKFP on a 7-143-0 line. Nelson Agholor ($5,200; 12.6 DKFP) was also a major factor on offense, gaining 86 yards on five touches. James White ($7,800; 11.4 DKFP) led the way for the Pats, catching six passes, although he gained just 13 yards, and rushing for another 41 yards.
Colts pull off miraculous comeback versus Patriots in Madden simulation — 5/9/20
This simulation was insane. Coming into the fourth quarter, Indianapolis found itself trailing New England by a seemingly insurmountable margin. It was 21-3 and the Colts had barely moved the ball all night long. Yet, by the time the final whistle blew, Jacoby Brissett ($10,400; 33.5 DKFP) had led his teammates to a stunning 25-21 victory. So, what happened? Well, to keep things brief, T.Y Hilton ($10,200; 43.2 DKFP) decided to take over. The veteran wideout scored a pair of touchdowns in the final eight minutes, including a beautiful catch on a 50-yard bomb from Brissett with fewer than one minute left in regulation. Hilton finished with eight catches for 182 yards.
Patriots squeeze past Browns in Madden simulation — 5/10/20
Did we not switch to Arcade Mode more than a month ago? Did we revert back to six-minute quarters when no one was looking? Whatever the case may be, we all just witnessed an absolute snooze fest between New England and Cleveland. In fact, we didn’t get our first touchdown of the game until the dying seconds of overtime. In any case, the Patriots were the ones to walk away with a 12-9 victory. Ben Watson ($6,400; 15.8 DKFP) was the highest scoring fantasy asset, but really only because someone technically had to be. The veteran tight end would finish with eight catches for 78 yards. It was not pretty.
White Out! James White runs past Broncos in Patriots’ 31-10 win — 5/14/20
The Denver defense didn’t have any answer for White ($8,400; 36.5 DKFP), who ran wild against the Broncos piling up a sim-season-high 166 yards on the ground with a pair of touchdowns while adding three catches for 19 yards as well. The Patriots also got a big game from Ben Watson ($7,800; 21.3 DKFP), who didn’t find the end zone but did get 113 yards on his seven catches. Tom Brady ($11,200; 18.6 DKFP) did throw the two non-White scores to Julian Edelman ($10,200; 17.6) and Mohamed Sanu ($7,000; 18.5 DKFP). The Broncos lone touchdown came early in the game on a catch by Tim Patrick ($3,400; 11.8 DKFP), who was a nice salary saver.
Falcons dramatically defeat Patriots in Madden simulation– 5/17/20
Best Madden simulation ever? In a rematch of one of the most famous Super Bowls of all time, it was Atlanta coming out on top over New England in dramatic fashion. With the contest tied at 31-31 with just four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Devonta Freeman ($8,400; 42.8 DKFP) ripped off a 75-yard game-winning touchdown to give the Falcons a 38-31 victory. The even crazier part? It was Freeman’s second TD run of over 65 yards on the slate. The running back would eventually finish with 181 total yards on the ground to go along with three scores. It was enough to overcome a fantastic Tom Brady ($11,400; 30.9 DKFP) performance, with the veteran tossing four touchdowns of his own.
Patriots romp Jags in Tuesday simulation– 5/19/20
Sony Michel ($2,800; 20.7 DKFP) rushed for two TDs as New England cruised to an easy 31-17 win over the Jaguars on Tuesday. Michel was the second-highest scoring DFS option, which, combined with his dirt-cheap salary, made him easily the best play of the night. He totaled 87 yards, all on the ground. Julian Edelman ($10,400; 20.9 DKFP) also scored twice, both through the air, and led the game in DKFP. The Jags were led by their mustachioed QB, Gardner Minshew ($9,800; 19.12 DKFP), who threw for 303 yards and a TD.
Patriots squeeze past Rams in Madden simulation– 5/21/20
In terms of pure ironic hilarity, there hasn’t been a team I’ve enjoyed watching more in these streams than New England. I’m not just talking about the presence of a departed Tom Brady ($11,200; 14.3 DKFP), either. Time after time, the two most effective skill-position players for the Patriots are two men who never accomplished anything in real-life for the team: Ben Watson ($6,400; 21.9 DKFP) and Mohamed Sanu ($6,200; 19.4 DKFP). This was the case once again in a 20-18 victory over Los Angeles. Watson hit the bonus with eight receptions for 109 yards, while it was Sanu who found the end zone for his seventh touchdown in his last nine games. It’s all really weird.
James White runs over Cardinals in 30-24 win– 5/24/20
White ($8,600) has been an absolute force as of late for the Patriots and Sunday’s win over the Cardinals was no different. Logging his fourth game with over 100 rushing yards, White went for 142 and his seventh touchdown of the sim season as well as three receptions for 10 yards. His 27.2 DKFP total marked the third time in his past five games he went over the 20 fantasy points, giving him an average of 23 DKFP over that span. With the game going to overtime, however, it was Sony Michel ($2,800) who ran in for the game-winner, which was just his fourth of the season. Christian Kirk ($6,400) put together a solid game for the Cardinals in the loss, scoring a touchdown on one of his three receptions and collecting 106 receiving yards.
Patriots come back late to beat Buccaneers in Madden simulation– 5/28/20
It’s hard to know which trends to trust in these Madden simulations. Certain players have performed better since the switch to eight-minute quarters, but it’s still difficult to tell what’s real and what’s a blip on the radar. Well, following tonight’s performance, I’m ready to believe in Julian Edelman ($9,800; 31.8 DKFP). After beginning these streams incredibly slowly, the veteran has been much improved as of late and Edelman again took center stage in New England’s 25-24 victory over Tampa Bay. The wideout caught the game-winning touchdown with six seconds left in the fourth, his 10th reception of the evening. It was also Tom Brady’s ($11,200; 30.6 DKFP) third TD, as the QB showed out with 341 passing yards.
Mike Williams provides spark, but Chargers fall to Pats — 5/30/20
Despite a big game from Williams ($9,600), the Chargers fell to the Patriots, 24-13, in Saturday’s first Madden sim. Williams, who was in the Captain’s slot on all five winning lineups in the Showdown contest, finished with seven receptions for 129 yards, which was good for 34.35 DKFP out of the Captain’s spot or 22.90 DKFP in non-Captain roles. Phillip Dorsett II ($4,600; 19 DKFP) hauled in four receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown from QB Tom Brady ($11,400; 18.56 DKFP), who threw for 264 yards through the air with two passing touchdowns in the win. James White ($8,000; 18,80 DKFP) also had a well-rounded game, rushing for 70 yards on the ground with one rushing TD while also catching four passes for 18 yards through the air.