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Best lineup strategy for Broncos vs. Steelers Madden simulation Showdown

The Broncos and Steelers square off in a Wednesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.


The Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. ET. 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

Drew Lock, QB ($15,300)

The rookie has been impressive through seven games. He has scored in single digits two times, over 20 points two times, and at least ten points three more times. Courtland Sutton has been his go-to guy with regularity, but Noah Fant has provided some upside as well. Lock-Sutton should be a popular pairing in this matchup.

Vance McDonald, TE ($12,000)

McDonald isn’t a star by any means, but he has steadily put out some solid performances. He’s been scoring in double digits most weeks, and broke out with a huge 45-DKFP performance against the Colts a couple weeks back. He’s a regular red zone target for Ben Roethlisberger, and if you’re looking to splurge elsewhere, he’s a nice value in the Captain slot.

Flex Men

Courtland Sutton, WR ($10,000)

Sutton has been a breath of fresh air for the Broncos’ offense despite their underwhelming quarterback and receiving corps. He leads everybody in this matchup in DKFP per game, which has been a big reason Lock has found his own share of success. Sutton/Lock will be a popular pairing in DFS tonight, so you’ll need to decide if you want to ensure you get points others are getting, or go against the grain elsewhere for bigger upside with bigger downside.

James Washington, WR ($5,600)

If you go big in your Captain spot and elsewhere, Washington offers solid, steady value in one of your flex spots. He started slow, with 12 DKFP combined over the first three weeks. Over the past four weeks, he’s scored in doublt digits three times. JuJu Smith-Schuster is Big Ben’s go-to guy, but Washington has quietly become an efficient target.