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Best lineup strategy for Chargers vs. Titans Madden simulation Showdown

We break down the best lineup strategies for Monday’s Chargers-Titans Madden 20 simulation.

Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs past cornerback Johnathan Joseph #24 of the Houston Texans and runs for a touchdown in the second quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The L.A. Chargers and the Tennessee Titans will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game Sunday, and DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers ($14,100)

The Titans appear to be stronger overall against the run, but the Chargers are the better overall defense, especially against the pass. In the Chargers other simulated game, Allen caught six passes, which is great in these shorter games. Phillip Rivers is a possibility here, but I’m leaning Allen as he should be the top target.

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans ($13,200)

In their first simulation, the Titans stomped the Colts, as Ryan Tannehill and Delanie Walker did the heavy lifting. Henry had just 14 rushing yards in that matchup. Is that how Madden simulations will go for Henry? Maybe they will be so pass-oriented that Henry will always take a backseat, but he is a stud, with 96 awareness, 91 speed, and 88 trucking rating. I’m leaning the Chargers passing game in this matchup, but Henry could take over the game if the computer gives him a chance.

Flex Men

Phillip Rivers, QB, Chargers ($10,200)

Rivers has a better rating than Ryan Tannehill and a better matchup of the two, as the Chargers have three truly stud-like players in their secondary. With Allen in the Captain’s slot, I’ll pair him with Rivers and hope for a touchdown or two.

Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers ($6,200)

Melvin Gordon is ahead of Ekeler on the depth chart, but much like in real life, Ekeler was used as a receiver in their first simulation. He only accumulated 21 yards, but caught five passes, giving him 7.1 DK points to Gordon’s 3.7 on 37 rushing yards and no receptions. Choosing the receiving back in DK scoring and these simulations seems like the more prudent route.