With real-life sports still in the midst of an extended time out, DraftKings continues to provide some great sports simulations to fill the void. With six Madden Streams each day, there are eight free daily contests, with a single-game Showdown for each game in addition to a pair of classic contests, one including all six games and one focusing on the late three games. Each simulation is played out via an online Madden Stream using Madden 2020 with rosters and ratings from the end of the 2019-20 season. In this format, you can enjoy watching the game stream on the DK Live app (download here) or right here in this post. Follow along to watch your fantasy team pile up fantasy points.
Tuesday is another color-rush Tuesday in the Madden Streams with six games lined up on the runway. At 12 p.m. ET, the Chargers visit the Bills to get the day started. At 2 p.m. ET, the Dolphins welcome in the Eagles in another AFC East hosted matchup before we head to the South for a matchup between the Browns and the Texans in Houston. The Jaguars will host the Patriots at 6 p.m. ET before a nice NFC South matchup between the Falcons and the Saints takes center stage in primetime. The late game at 10 p.m. ET and the last game on the slate for this Tuesday is the Rams heading up the West Coast to take on the Seahawks in Seattle.
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StudDeshaun Watson, HOU vs. CLE, $6,900 — Watson has been very good in most of his streams lately despite the team’s disappointing results. He has posted over 24 DKFP in four of his past five sims, raising his average to 22.2 DKFP per sim. He has been getting it done as a dual threat adding over 100 yards on the ground against the Chiefs and a rushing touchdown against the Jaguars. He gets a solid mid-slate matchup against the Browns and brings a very high ceiling for a QB under $7K. Other Options — Drew Brees ($7,700), Tom Brady ($7,300)
ValueGardner Minshew II, JAX vs. NE, $5,400 — Minshew and the Jags just lost to the Texans and now they’ll have to host the Patriots. Minshew mania has been alive and well in these sims, and he is likely to get past 3,000 passing yards in this sim since he starts the day with 2,904 yards. He threw and ran for a touchdown in Houston and ended up with a solid 21.18 DKFP. He has over 15 DKFP in three of his past four contests and could throw more than usual if the Patriots get on the scoreboard early.
Other Options — Philip Rivers ($6,600), Baker Mayfield ($6,000)
StudMiles Sanders, PHI at MIA, $6,300 — Sanders went off for a Madden sim record performance against the Cardinals, scoring four touchdowns. He has 189 yards and two scores on the ground and added four catches for 88 yards and two more touchdowns. His massive 57.8 DKFP raised his overall average to 18.5 DKFP, but he is much more than just a one-hit wonder. The rookie RB has been a solid producer throughout these sims and gets all the work in the Philadelphia backfield. He has double-digit DKFP in eight of his past 10 contests with over 20 DKFP in half of those contests. When you add in that he gets a great matchup against Miami, Sanders is definitely my favorite top-tier RB. Other Options — Alvin Kamara ($6,400), Leonard Fournette ($5,700)
ValueJames White, NE at JAX, $5,500 — White can do damage in so many different ways out of the Patriots’ backfield. He racked up 166 rushing yards against the Broncos two sims ago on his way to 36.5 DKFP. In his next sim, he only had 53 yards on the ground but hauled in five passes for 51 yards and a touchdown to produce 21.4 DKFP. He has been a big part of New England’s offense, especially since quarters expanded, so look for him to be a solid mid-range play against the Jags, especially if the Pats open up an early lead.
Other Options — Austin Ekeler ($4,100), C.J. Prosise ($3,200)
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StudDeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. CLE, $8,300 — Hopkins has been a force in these sims and has either been the top WR1 or very close to it. He has already scored 14 touchdowns in 14 sims with 11 in his past eight games. He has at least one touchdown in each of those eight contests and has put up at least 14.9 DKFP in six of them. He should again be a popular target for Watson against a beatable Browns’ secondary, making the two of them a high-priced but high-potential stack as they host Cleveland. Other Options — Michael Thomas ($8,500), Odell Beckham Jr. ($7,400)
ValueMike Williams, LAC at BUF, $5,100 — Williams has been very good in these sims too, although not quite to Hopkins’ level. He has actually averaged 18.6 DKFP per sim since his 20.2 DKFP on his player card doesn’t account for a catchless sim against the Bengals. He has been locked in since that game, though, with a touchdown in three straight contests and at least 14 DKFP in four of his past six. Williams has a dozen touchdowns on the season which is close to Hopkins’ territory and definitely worth a look since he’s so much more affordable than “Nuk”.
Calvin Ridley, ATL at NO, $4,500 — The Falcons-Saints game could turn into a high-scoring one in the dome, and Ridley could be a big part of Atlanta’s production. He has found the end zone in each of his past two games and has posted over 12 DKFP in each of his past three sims. Ridley has an 82 overall rating and a 93 speed rating, which are very good numbers for a WR2, so he could be poised for another solid showing if the game gets high-scoring.
Other Options — D.J. Chark Jr. ($6,300), Phillip Dorsett II ($3,900)
StudZach Ertz, PHI at MIA, $6,200 — Ertz is really the only elite TE on this slate. He had a quiet game against the Cardinals with only 8.5 DKFP when Sanders did all the heavy-lifting, but prior to that game, Ertz had over 11 DKFP in seven straight, including three games over 20 DKFP. He is a beast with a 90 overall rating, 93 catching rating and 92 spectacular catching rating, so he can definitely go off against the Dolphins if he’s the focus of Philly’s gameplan. Other Options — Jared Cook ($5,700), Austin Hooper ($5,200)
ValueBen Watson, NE at JAX, $4,300 — Watson only has a 79 overall rating, but the propensity of virtual Brady to pinpoint the TE spot and a great group of routes to run have resulted in the now-retired TE being a Madden sim hero. Watson had just two catches in his most recent sim but did get into the end zone and still managed to finish with 12.6 DKFP. He has at least 11 DKFP in nine of his past 11 games and absolutely went off against the Texans for 176 yards, two touchdowns and 44.6 DKFP, showing off his high ceiling at such a minimal investment.
Other Options — Will Dissly ($3,900), Darren Fells ($3,300)
StudEagles DST at MIA, $2,900 — The Eagles’ defense hasn’t forced many turnovers in their 14 sims but they have been able to get pressure on the QB, piling up 31 sacks including six in their most recent sim against Arizona. They finished that game with 10 DKFP for their first double-digit DKFP game of the sim season. They’ll get another great matchup against Miami, so look for them to continue to pick up sacks and holding their opponent to a low total score.
ValueSeahawks DST vs. LAR, $2,400 — Seattle’s defense is a nice option to consider with a solid secondary and an elite option to build around in Bobby Wagner. He’s not quite Luke Kuechly at MLB with his 99 overall rating, but Wagner isn’t far behind with a 98 overall rating and a similar propensity for forcing fumbles. The Seahawks have recovered 14 fumbles in 14 sims and averaged 4.9 DKFP per sim.
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