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Best lineup strategy for Colts vs. Titans Madden simulation Showdown

Derrick Henry and T.Y. Hilton headline the list of best captain candidates for Showdown contests centered around Tuesday’s Colts-Titans Madden simulation.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs the ball during the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game Tuesday. It will be the second simulated game of the day, and DraftKings will have a DFS contest available for the matchup. We broke down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans ($16,200)

Henry’s 87 strength is second only to Marshawn Lynch’s mark of 88 among running backs, and that paired with 91 speed is a dangerous combination. His powerful running makes him a threat to break a ton of tackles against any opponent, as he’s especially dangerous in short yardage and goal line situations. He might not be an asset in the passing game, but his can reach his top speed quickly and can blow through contact. His 88 trucking and 90 break tackle ratings speak for his physicality.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts ($13,500)

Hilton is undoubtedly Indianapolis’ most dynamic offensive weapon. His ratings for speed, acceleration, agility, and catching are at at least 91. His elusiveness is also second to only Tyreek Hill — the game’s fastest player. If Hilton gets in open space, it’ll be hard to stop him. His 93 stamina will help him stand the test of time and remain dangerous throughout the game.

Flex Men

Eric Ebron, TE, Colts ($7,200)

Ebron and Jack Doyle ($5,400) could both be assets at tight end, but Ebron sits above the depth chart and has better route running. Doyle does have the better hands, but Ebron has a better chance at getting yards after the catch. Ebron is the safer pick, but consider Doyle as a cheaper value play.

A.J. Brown, WR, Titans ($7,800)

Brown has the more big-play potential than every Tennessee player who isn’t Henry. He has a narrow edge over Adam Humphries in overall rating with slightly worse catching. His speed, acceleration, elusiveness, and jukes are tops among the Titans receiving corps though. Tennessee is mostly a running team, so having a player with tools to be creative in space when they pass should be a priority.