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Best lineup strategy for Vikings vs. Bears Madden simulation Showdown

Adam Thielen has outshined Stefon Diggs so far. We think he’ll continue to do so in Friday’s Vikings-Bears Madden simulation.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen catches a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports

Friday’s Madden sim between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears will be the featured matchup of the night with $5,000 up for grabs in a Showdown DFS contest. Kickoff will be at 8:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal lineup strategy for the game below. You can set your lineup on DraftKings before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears ($15,300)

Trubisky has thrown for two touchdowns in four if the five sims he’s been a part of. While his passing yardage hasn’t been off the charts, he’s averaging more than 50 rushing yards per game. His mobility and targets like Allen Robinson and Tarik Cohen make him a desirable target.

Adam Thielen, TE, Vikings ($12,900)

Thielen has been head and shoulders above Stefon Diggs, but is $2,100 cheaper as a captain. His 17.5 DKFP per game are only second to Trubisky in the contest. Getting the most productive wideout available for a bargain is ideal.

Flex Men

Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears ($2,600)

Cohen has slowed down some since his hot start, but he’s continued to outdo David Montgomery. The RB2 is averaging 10.6 DKFP per game. That makes him the best value play you can get at $2,600.

Vikings D/ST ($3,200)

The Vikings have one of the best defensive lines in the game with Everson Griffen and Linval Joseph up front. Although Trubisky can move, I like Minnesota’s chances to get a couple sacks against him. The Vikings have also recovered six fumbles in five games.