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Best lineup strategy for Bears vs. Broncos Madden simulation Showdown

Mitchell Trubisky’s mobility and superior targets passing game make him the top captain’s pick for Friday’s Bears-Broncos Madden sim.

 Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky against the Washington Redskins at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

DraftKings is headed into the weekend with more NFL DFS, and Friday’s first Madden sim will be between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest that’s available for the game, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Mitchell Tribusky, QB, Bears ($15,000)

Trubisky will be up against a talented defense, but he has more to work with than Drew Lock. Allen Robinson is the best receiver in the matchup, and Tarik Cohen provides aid as pass catcher out of the backfield. Trubisky is also the more mobile quarterback and ran for a score in his last outing.

Bears Defense/Special Teams ($7,800)

The Bears didn’t perform as well as expected in their last matchup again Washington, but I don’t think they’ll be a dud again. The members of Denver’s receiving corps aren’t much to look at — aside from Courtland Sutton ($15,600). Phillip Lindsay ($12,600) doesn’t provide much value in the passing game. Khalil Mack and the rest of Chicago’s defense have a good chance to get after Lock and give you could value. The remaining salary could free up the funds to stack coveted skill position players.

Flex Men

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears ($3,400)

Running backs that are receiving threats are valuable given the scoring format, as every reception is a point. David Montgomery ($7,600) doesn’t have that skill. We’ve seen backup running backs trump starters in a good share of sims so far. Because of that, I’m not opposed to passing up on Montgomery entirely for Cohen.

Noah Fant, TE, Broncos ($7,000)

If you don’t feel like going with the pricier Sutton, consider going with Fant instead. He’s the Broncos’ second best pass catcher and has great speed (89) for his position. He should be one of Lock’s more reliable options.