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Best lineup strategy for Bears vs. Steelers Madden simulation Showdown

The Bears and Steelers square off to open up draft week Madden simulations. We break down some of the DFS value to consider.

Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears hands the ball to teammate Tarik Cohen against the Minnesota Vikings during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh will kick off DraftKings’ Monday Madden simulation slate at 1 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

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears ($4,500)

How about we go deep down the sleeper list right off the bat? Cohen is the second highest scoring player in this matchup. He’s listed as a running back but is effectively a wide receiver for PPR purposes. He has reached double digits all three games thus far and is playing better than his 78 overall rating might otherwise suggest.

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears ($15,600)

This is an all-or-nothing pick. Trubisky has a 73 overall rating, but is the highest scoring DFS sim player in this matchup. If you think he can keep it up, make him your captain. If not, ignore him and consider one of our flex options below.

Flex Men

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers ($9,600)

He’s the second highest rated receiver (86) in this contest behind Allen Robinson (89), but has outscored him by a couple points per game. Kyle Fuller (86) could give him some trouble, but the Bears defense in spite of decent ratings faces their toughest matchup to date.

Steelers D/ST ($5,600)

The Bears defense is rated higher than the Steelers defense, but the Bears offense is rated a good deal lower than the Steelers offense. Pittsburgh struggled last week against the Ravens dynamic offense, but against the Chargers and Jets they had prolific performances. I suspect we might see the same against a shaky Bears offense.