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Best lineup strategy for Bills vs. Eagles Madden simulation Showdown

Josh Allen could showcase his full skill set in Tuesday’s Bill-Eagles Madden sim.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen jogs off the field following the game against the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field. Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles will face off at 6:00 p.m. ET Tuesday in a Madden simulation. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Josh Allen, QB, Bills ($15,900)

Allen hasn’t performed as well as most of the the dual-threat quarterbacks, but still has the ability to make use of his legs. The Eagles have one of the better defensive lines in the game, so Allen could be forced to scramble and take more shots down the field if the run game is slow.

Bills Defense/Special Teams ($5,100)

Sometimes you need to mix it up and go with a risky play and bet on a defense as your captain. I think the Bills could be an interesting pick here. Four of Buffalo’s top five players in terms of overall rating are defensive backs, so we should expect solid pass defense. The Bills also get after the quarterback. This pick could help you stack up the rest of your lineup with pricier options while still getting solid production in the captain’s spot.

Flex Men

Cole Beasley, WR, Bills ($7,600)

Beasley is about even with John Brown in the Bills’ receiving corps but costs less. Nothing suggests that either one has an edge over the other, and most decent receivers can get open against the Eagles. You could play both Beasley and Brown, but I suggest choosing one.

Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles ($8,800)

It seems like Zach Ertz is either a dud or has a phenomenal game for the most part. He was WR1 upside for the Eagles as their best pass catcher but isn’t priced like he does. I like him to get open underneath while Buffalo’s more talented cover men focus on Nelson Agholor, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery.