The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans will face off in a Madden sim Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET. The sim will be set to include rain, as opposed to the normal sunny conditions. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.
Lamar Jackson, QB ($17,100)
The only argument I would make for fading Jackson is his ownership is going to be sky-high in every contest. Since there are a ton of entries, this hurts if Jackson doesn’t go off. The thing is, if anyone is going to go off in this game, it’s Jackson. He’s averaging over 5.0 fantasy points more than the next highest in the contest: Ryan Tannehill ($15,900), who isn’t that much cheaper. Lamar usually flirts with 100 yards rushing and a TD, so that’s not even taking into account his damage through the air.
A.J. Brown, WR ($13,200)
The Ravens have a tough secondary and corners who can cover a speedster like Brown. The thing is, you never get what you expect in Madden simulations. Brown has the ceiling we want in a WR with a few games over 100 yards and he’s caught four TDs. My guess is a lot of the ownership at Captain goes to Jackson, Tannehill and Derrick Henry, so Brown we can pick up some leverage.
Mark Andrews, TE ($7,400)
Jackson may not do as much as we’d like through the passing game, but when he does it’s generally to Andrews. The tight end is a defacto WR1 for the Ravens, leading their receivers in fantasy points per game at 11.7. He’s had a few down games but that was against the Bills and Vikings — two decent defenses. For a TE with 20-point upside at $7,400 there’s a lot to like about Andrews.
Ryan Succop, K ($3,800)
it’s not everyday we get a kicker who looks like a solid play. Sunday is that day. Succop is averaging 8.4 points per simulation, thanks mostly to a massive 17-point outing against the Bears about five games ago. This is a similar spot for the Titans — going up against an elite defense. If the game is low scoring — which is definitely possible — Succop has the chance to get 3-5 FG attempts.