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Best lineup strategy for Ravens vs. 49ers Madden simulation Showdown

The Ravens and 49ers square off in a fun Madden sim to close out Sunday. We break down strategy for DraftKings DFS.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Kendrick Bourne in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wrap up DraftKings’ Sunday Madden simulation slate at 8 p.m. ET. DK will have a Showdown DFS contest for the matchup, and we break down the ideal lineup strategy. You can set your lineup here.

Captain’s Picks

Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens ($17,100)

Jackson has all the tools to dominate in this game. He’s has the fourth highest speed rating (96) in the game and is the fastest quarterback by a wide margin. His acceleration (96) only trails Tyreek Hill and Marquise Goodwin. His lethal athleticism with the fact that he has a quality tight end in Mark Andrews and the speedy Marquise Brown on the outside makes it hard to put anybody else in the captain slot. His ability to rack up yardage through the air or on the ground and reach the end zone makes him the best choice.

Kendrick Bourne, WR, 49ers ($3,600)

If you really want to save on your Captain, consider Bourne. In two games he’s been a regular target for Jimmy Garoppolo, finding the end zone both weeks. He’s third on the Madden depth chart behind Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel, but he’s finding plenty of opportunities.

Flex Men

Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers ($10,600)

You could swap Jimmy G and Bourne if you want, but this is looking like the QB/WR stack to go with. After a single digit Week 1, he’s improved each of the past two weeks. He might not be as exciting as Lamar Jackson, but any QB has a decent ceiling and a relatively high floor in DFS.

Seth Roberts, WR, Ravens ($3,400)

If you’re looking to pinch some pennies to go big on the rest of your roster, Roberts is on a decent run with a touchdown each of the past two games. It’s boosted his average, and while he’s a low ceiling play, he’s looking like a red zone presence in the Madden sims.