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Best lineup strategy for Jaguars vs. Giants Madden simulation Showdown

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley are the best captain’s pick options for Wednesday’s Jaguars-Giants Madden 20 simulation.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones celebrates with Giants running back Saquon Barkley after connecting on a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants will face off in Wednesday’s second simulated Madden 20 game at 5:00 p.m. ET. DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest here.

Captain’s Picks

Daniel Jones, QB, Giants ($15,300)

Jones has far too many weapons to not consider him for a captain’s spot. Saquon Barkley, Golden Tate, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram are all quality options for the signal caller to sling the ball too. The Jaguars can’t contain his entire arsenal with only one defensive that has an overall rating above 84. Jones might have a 70 rating, but his accuracy is good enough to get the job done at all three levels. His 84 speed also makes him a valuable asset on the ground as well.

Flex Men

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants ($13,800)

Running backs have been pretty hit or miss so far. But if you’re gonna swing, swing for the fences. His mix of speed, strength, elusiveness, and natural ability as a pass catcher make him one of the players with the best chance to have a big game. He’s well worth the price if he plays up like he capable of playing.

Darius Slayton, WR, Giants ($5,200)

Slayton has the best speed rating (93) of all New York’s receivers and isn’t far behind Tate ($9,800) and Shepard ($2,800) in terms of catching. There’s not a lot of evidence to suggest he’ll perform better than the Giants’ other two starters, but he’s a cost effective play that won’t break the bank.

Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars ($6,200)

Westbrook and D.J. Chark ($9,600) check all the same boxes, but Westbrook is cheaper. If you can get a discount on a speed receiver who won’t be guarded by New York’s best cornerback and is just two points lower than the top option in terms of overall rating, go for it. There’s not a huge difference between the two, and Chark isn’t worth the extra money.