The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams will face off in a Thursday Madden sim at. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS centered around the contest here contest. You can set your lineup on DraftKings before kickoff.
Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers ($14,700)
Chris Godwin came up with a goose egg in his last appearance. That’s right. He didn’t record a single reception while Evans exploded with seven receptions for 99 yards and a score. While Evans could be more challenged by Jalen Ramsey in this matchup, he’s basically notched 100 receiving yards in four of the five simulations he’s been a part of.
Jared Goff, QB, Rams ($15,000)
Typically I’d go with a consistent producer like Jameis Winston, but I don’t trust his 75 awareness against the best defense he’s faced so far. Ramsey is a step up from Byron Jones, and Los Angeles also has a pass rush led by the best defensive lineman in the game (Aaron Donald). He’ll be under some pressure I think he has a good chance to cough up a pick or two. Goff has a plethora of capable pass catchers who can torch Tampa Bay’s defensive backs.
Dare Ogunbowale, RB, Buccaneers ($1,400)
Despite being an RB3, Ogunbowale has outplayed both the players ahead of him on the depth chart consistently. He’s getting solid volume in terms of carries and is also dominating through the air. He’s been involved early for his team through multiple sims and might be the best value play in this contest.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams ($9,400)
The Buccaneers’ top cornerback has a 76 rating. Kupp, who has 95 catching, has a good chance to dominate this matchup if enough balls are thrown his way. Other receivers could also benefit from this, but Kupp is the top dog. Consider swapping him out for the cheaper Robert Woods ($8,000) though.