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Best lineup strategy for Giants vs. Bears Madden simulation Showdown

The Giants and Bears square off in a Tuesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller looks to run after making a catch against Green Bay Packers safety Adrian Amos in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants and Chicago Bears will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday 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.

Captain’s Picks

Taylor Gabriel ($9,900)

My strategy in this one is going to be stack the hell out of the Bears offense. The Giants have been known to shut down poor offenses but the Bears are sneaky good. Gabriel included. He’s coming off two TDs on 115 yards for 32.4 FPTS against the Chiefs. We’ve seen teams take a simple approach to Chicago: contain Allen Robinson and David Montgomery. If that’s the case, it leaves Gabriel open for a big showing.

Anthony Miller ($5,400)

If there’s one thing I know about Madden it’s that Grant Haley is allergic to guarding slot receivers. Miller draws that matchup for the Bears, so I’m willing to roll the dice on him in the Captain at a low price. Randall Cobb torched Haley for two long TDs in the last sim for the Cowboys. Miller could have a similar game if the matchup dictates anything. Mitchell Trubisky ($16,200) has been super accurate in sims so far.


Sterling Shepard ($5,700)

I’m not crazy about the Giants offense in this one. If I’m looking at anybody it’s Shepard, who has TDs in back-to-back games. Daniel Jones likes to spread it around in the Giants offense but Shepard is usually looked at in the red zone. If points are scarce from New York, that’ll be a big swing in the Showdown. I wouldn’t mind looking at defenses in this one as well.

Tarik Cohen ($3,900)

I’m willing to leverage Cohen with Miller since I can see both being used in the slot. If Cohen gets a lot of routes from the slot, he’s also matched up on Haley potentially. I witnessed Cohen catch a huge deep pass from Trubisky to help the Bears beat the Chiefs over the weekend. If the speedy RB is running routes like that against this Giants secondary, look out.