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Best lineup strategy for Rams vs. Panthers Madden simulation Showdown

We break down the best lineup strategy for Tuesday’s Rams-Panthers Madden 20 simulation.

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey stands on the field during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game Tuesday, and DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the matchup. We broke down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers ($18,600)

McCaffrey’s 99 overall rating is the highest mark in the game for running backs, and his ranking is well deserved. His speed (92) and acceleration (93) are top 10 at his position, and his catching (82) holds the top spot. McCaffrey makes a difference all over the field. With Cam Newton having to face Aaron Donald on the defensive line and Jalen Ramsey on his top receiver, it seems like McCaffrey is the safest bet for offensive production.

Todd Gurley, RB, Rams ($12,600)

Gurley is no McCaffrey, but he does bring similar skills to the table. His 65 catching is a major downgrade from what the Panthers’ star has to offer, but 91 ratings in speed and acceleration make him a threat whenever he touches the ball. While Los Angeles talented receiving corps has options like Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks, and Robert Woods, Gurley has no competition in the backfield. Lack of depth at the position should help him and McCaffrey put up big numbers.

Flex Men

Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers ($6,200)

D.J. Moore will likely face Ramsey, and that means Samuel could benefit from a desirable matchup. He’s the fastest member of Carolina’s receiving corps with 95 speed and also has 93 acceleration. There’s a better chance of him beating the other members of the Rams secondary than Moore beating the second highest rated cornerback in the game.

Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams ($7,200)

Higbee has some of the best hands in the league. His 95 catching ranks fourth among tight ends in the game and is even with Kupp. If James Bradberry matches up well with Kupp, Jared Goff could turn to his second best pass catcher.