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Best lineup strategy for Giants vs. Lions Madden simulation Showdown

Marvin Jones has been a pleasant surprise through four Madden simulations. We think he’s a top captain candidate for Wednesday’s Giants-Lions

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones catches a pass in the fourth quarter against Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants and Detroit Lions play in a Madden simulation Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Lions ($11,400)

Jones has been ridiculous in Madden simulations. Although he’s second on the depth chart behind Kenny Golladay, he’s caught six touchdowns in four games. He also averages the most DKFP per contest (18.1). He caught four touchdowns in his last outing and hasn’t dipped below double-digits in fantasy points yet.

Daniel Jones, QB, Giants ($15,600)

Even though Jones only has an overall rating of 70, he’s averaging 18.0 DKFP per contest. His short throw accuracy (85) is strong and the Lions’ secondary is weak aside from Darius Slay. New York has an assortment of talented wideouts who could tear Detroit’s defensive backs apart.

Flex Men

J.D. McKissic, RB, Lions ($2,600)

Kerryon Johnson has taken a backseat to McKissic so far. The RB2 has consistently performed better than the starter on the ground and through the air. Playing McKissic over Johnson will likely save you a ton of cash and give you more production.

Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions ($9,600)

Golladay has been hot and cold. He’s been underwhelming in two simulations, but he’s also gone over 90 receiving yards in two contests. Matthew Stafford is sure to throw the ball plenty due to Detroit’s limited rushing attack though, so rostering the team’s highest rated pass catcher makes sense.