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Best lineup strategy for Washington vs. Chicago Madden simulation Showdown

We break down the best lineup strategies for Tuesday’s Washington-Chicago Madden 20 simulation.

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looks for an open man during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s NFL DFS schedule will be kicked off by a matchup between the Washington and Chicago Bears at 1:00 p.m. ET. The two teams will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game and DraftKings will have free-to-play Showdown contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Bears ($15,300)

Trubisky is a mobile quarterback with 84 speed and has the best offensive weapon in the contest in Allen Robinson. We saw Cam Newton throw for 140 yards and run for a score against Washington, and Trubisky has a chance to put up similar numbers.

Bears Defense/Special Teams ($7,500)

Washington forked up five sacks and let the Carolina Panthers recover two fumbles in a previous simulation, and one of those fumble recoveries were returned for a score. Chicago has a solid defensive line and a linebacker crew that’s led by Khalil Mack, who has the second highest rating (98) at his position. The Bears’ secondary is also more sturdy than Carolina’s, so it’s hard to see Dwayne Haskins throwing for over 280 and three touchdowns again — like he did against the Panthers in his last simulated contest. This cheap captain’s pick could pan out in a big way.

Flex Men

Allen Robinson, WR, Bears ($10,400)

While it’s difficult to predict how many targets Robinson will get, his above average speed and acceleration paired with 96 catching make him a force to be reckoned with. He’s a much safer option than David Montgomery($7,600), as running backs have rarely been factors in most of the simulations we’ve seen so far.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington ($9,800)

Wide receivers are tricky, but McLaurin is the most dangerous offensive weapon Washington has to offer. Although he took a back seat to Paul Richardson ($5,400) and Trey Quinn ($2,200) for most of his last outing, he had a late-game surge when the game was on the line against Carolina and finished with five receptions for 62 yards and a score. He should continue to be Haskins’ go-to guy in clutch situations, and doesn’t cost as much as the signal caller.