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Best lineup strategy for Steelers vs. Colts Madden simulation Showdown

We break down the best Showdown strategies for Tuesday’s Steeler-Colts Madden simulation.

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a touchdown pass to James Conner #30 during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game Friday, and DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers ($16,200)

Roethlisberger is the highest rated quarterback in this matchup by a wide margin and has the ability to shed tacklers and make strong throws while the Colts defense is decent, but nothing that should be a big problem for Roethlisberger.

Flex Men

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers ($9,400)

Smith-Schuster gets a good matchup with the Colts average secondary and has one of the better “catch in traffic” ratings on the slate. His quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is also one of the highest rated QBs going today and has good medium and short accuracy ratings while having traits called “Last Ditch” and “Anchored Extender,” which help him extend plays and let Smith-Schuster get deep for bigger plays.

Pittsburgh Steelers, D/ST ($5,600)

The Steelers are strong across the board defensively and get to face one of the worst rated starting Madden quarterbacks in Jacoby Brissett. Brissett has been mostly bad in these simulations and besides keeping me from wanting many Colts receivers in my lineup, it has me going with the Steelers D/ST as a strong play.

Zach Pascal, WR, Colts ($5,200)

T.Y. Hilton hasn’t been that good with Brissett throwing him the ball in these simulations which has me looking at their No. 2 receiver who will get worse coverage while getting the same number of snaps as Hilton.