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Best lineup strategy for Browns vs. Raiders Madden simulation Showdown

The Browns’ starting receivers should be a force to be reckoned with in Wednesday’s Browns-Raiders simulation. Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry headline or list of captain’s candidates for the matchup.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.  with Jarvis Landry against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday’s second Madden 20 simulation will be between the Cleveland Browns and the formerly Oakland Raiders. As usual DraftKings will have an NFL DFS contest for the game. We break down the best Showdown lineup strategy for the matchup, and you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns ($15,200)

Beckham Jr. has more DKFP per game (18.1) than any other Brown and has the highest rating (90) among wideouts. He won’t face a defensive back with an overall above 83. His speed (94), acceleration (94), and agility (98) should be a nightmare for lesser cornerbacks and safeties.

Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns ($11,400)

Landry’s overall (84) might not be as high as Beckham’s, but he’ll also benefit from facing a subpar secondary. He’s outperformed Beckham already and could do so again. He won’t cost nearly as much to roster, but has comparable upside.

Flex Men

Darren Waller, TE, Raiders ($7,200)

Waller has the second most DKFP per game (21.9) in this contest but his the eight most expensive player. Banking on Tyrell Williams ($8,800) after he scored just 2.1 fantasy points in his last outing isn’t appealing, and Josh Jacobs ($8,200) is only averaging 2.4 fantasy points per game. Waller has been the most consistent weapon for the Raiders and has the best catching (94 on the team). He gives you the best value of all Oakland players.

Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns ($3,200)

Hunt is much less pricey than Nick Chubb ($9,600). Chubb only has 14 more rushing yards than the backup and one more touchdown through three sims. But Hunt has made a pair of catches while Chubb hasn’t. Saving your salary for a player with the same production and more versatility makes sense here.