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

Running backs should run the show in Saturday’s 49ers-Eagles Madden simulation. Miles Sanders is the all-purpose back to watch.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles will go at it in a Saturday Madden sim. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup on DraftKings ahead of kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles ($12,000)

The Eagles’ all-purpose back is a big play waiting to happen. He exploded for a big game in his last game and has received virtually no competition from Jordan Howard in the backfield.Although he has plenty of wideouts he’ll have to jockey with for touches, he has a monopoly on the run game and strong catching (70) as well.

Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers ($10,800)

I’m sticking with another running back for my second captain’s pick. The 49ers’ trio of running backs haven’t all been valuable contributors. In fact, Raheem Mostert and Matt Breida haven’t done much of anything. The 49ers are one of the most run dominant teams in the game, which bodes well for Coleman’s production.

Flex Men

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia ($9,400)

Ertz didn’t live up to expectations in his last outing, but remain Philadelphia’s best pass catcher. He has more than one multi-touchdown games under his belt. I think he’ll bounce back while San Francisco’s defensive backs limit Eagles wideouts.

George Kittle, TE, 49ers ($9,800)

Philadelphia’s secondary is weak, but I think Kittle is a better play than the 49ers’ receivers. He’s the highest rated tight end in the game and leads all tight ends with 98 catching. It’s hard to see him not coming down with the ball with those stats while facing an underwhelming pass defense.