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Best lineup strategy for Chiefs vs. Seahawks Madden simulation Showdown

Monday’s Chiefs-Seahawks simulation will be a battle between Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes greets Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following a 38-31 Seattle victory at CenturyLink Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks play in a Madden simulation on Monday in wha we expect to be a battle of two quarterbacks. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($17,400)

Mahomes will always be captained at a high percentage. He’s the cover athlete and the highest rated quarterback in the game with a ton of elite offensive weapons around him. Although the New England Patriots were able to limit him in his last simulation, the Seahawks aren’t nearly as skilled on defense. Look for him to spread the ball around and dominate.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks ($16,800)

There isn’t a big drop off between Mahomes and Wilson, as Wilson has the second highest quarterback rating in the game. He trumps Mahomes in deep throw accuracy (96), but doesn’t have weapons on par with what the Chiefs signal caller has. Wilson has an edge when it comes to mobility and costs less. Stacking these two isn’t out of the question, but one of them should definitely be in a captain’s spot.

Flex Men

Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs ($7,200)

Watkins is still a solid option while playing behind Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, and Darren Williams. One player won’t eat up all the targets in Kansas City’s offense. Watkins is one of the best third options you’ll find.

Will Dissly, WR, Seahawks ($6,600)

Dissly is an average tight end and wasn’t very productive in 2019, but that’s different in Madden. He’s been one of the better value plays at his position while flirting with a double-digit average in DKFP.