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Best lineup strategy for Seahawks vs. Raiders Madden simulation Showdown

The Seahawks and Raiders square off in a Wednesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs away from Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith in the third quarter of a NFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders will face off in a Madden sim Wednesday at 6:00 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

Josh Jacobs ($12,600)

Jacobs is an enigma in these contests. One game, he’s making me look like an idiot by putting up 134 yards and a TD. The next game, he’s finishing with 15 total yards and 2.5 fantasy points. There doesn’t seem to be any in between with Jacobs. There’s hope in this matchup though. The Seahawks don’t have the same defense they once had and wind will be a factor. How I don’t know how much but it’s in the forecast. Because of the wind, I could see Jacobs getting a decent amount of carries.

Darren Waller ($11,400)

We’ve had enough simulations during the downtime that we can make sound picks. Waller is a sound pick. That’s pretty clear. He’s still priced down at Captain despite being one of the more consistent options at TE. Waller’s averaging around 5 catches per simulation, which elevates his floor. Plus he’s got the ability to break plays, both with his legs and by winning jump balls. This seems like an ideal matchup against the Seahawks, who don’t have a great secondary. Also keep in mind this game will feature wind, so short passes to Waller are also in play.

FLEX Men

Seahawks D/ST ($4,400)

I know this is a crazy play but hear me out. If the wind ends up being a big factor in the passing game, it’s safe to assume that there may not be much scoring in this game. If it absolutely goes this way, defenses could end up paying off. The Seahawks haven’t been great, but they do have a 15-point game on their resume. Seattle has a couple defensive touchdowns and if nothing else its pass rush is OK.

Jalen Richard ($2,600)

No disrespect to the great Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard, but the Raiders version of Rocket is pretty nasty. He’s got blazing speed and is a big reason why Jacobs has been so inconsistent, eating into his touches. Pass-catching backs are usually good floor plays and Richard should see at least 2-3 receptions, which already puts him in a good position to return value at sub-$3K.