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Best lineup strategy for Chiefs vs. Titans Madden simulation Showdown

Damien Williams is a sleeper captain’s pick for Friday’s Chiefs-Titans Madden sim on DraftKings. We break down the ideal Showdown strategy for the contest.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Damien Williams celebrates after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

One of Friday’s three Madden 20 sims will be an AFC title game rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. DraftKings will have a DFS contest for the matchup, and we break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy, which you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs ($12,300)

Not many players will have significant impact on the outcome of this game, and that makes every choice important. The second most popular captain’s pick behind Mahomes will probably be Travis Kelce ($14,700) or Tyreek Hill ($15,300), but Williams might be the better option. He’s cheaper, will probably get more touches, and will be a factor on the ground and through the air. Stacking the heavy hitters in flex spots might be the road less traveled, but it could pay off big time.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($16,800)

Mahomes is the obvious choice. He’s the cover athlete, has the best rating for a quarterback in the game, and has a host of top-notch weapons at his disposal. He can put up big numbers, but there’s also a ton of risk associated because of his price. If he’s a dud, he’ll ruin the rest of your lineup. He also limits your flexibility elsewhere in your lineup, so your team might look identical to a lot of others.

Flex Men

Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs ($6,600)

Watkins could perform better than either Hill or Kelce, so consider subbing one of the stars out for the third option in the passing game. No one player will eat up all the targets, and Watkins has as good a chance as anybody to have a big game.

Dion Lewis, RB, Titans ($2,000)

Running the ball up the gut hasn’t been an effective offensive method so far, and that’s what Derrick Henry ($8,800) does. If he’s stifled by Kansas City early, we could see an all-purpose back like Lewis get more touches. He’s a major discount that could get some easy points by hauling in a few catches.