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Best lineup strategy for Bears vs. Ravens Madden simulation Showdown

The Bears vs. Ravens square off in a Wednesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson looks to pass against the Chicago Bears in the second half at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens will face off in a Madden sim Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest that will be played in the snow. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Mitchell Trubisky ($15,900)

This game is in the snow but that isn’t scaring me off all-world Madden sim QB Mitchell Trubisky in the Captain’s spot. Trubisky has been the better rushing QB than Lamar Jackson in sim land, which is crazy to think about. He’s got immense rushing upside; two sims ago Trubisky went for 139 yards and a TD on the ground. I’m not sure how the snow will impact this game but if it’s anything like real life, missed tackles galore.

Tarik Cohen ($4,500)

If the snow is a factor and the Bears opt to run the ball more, I like Cohen more than David Montgomery. Cohen is really cheap and is getting used like the slot receiver and 3rd down RB. Cohen has at least three catches and a TD in back-to-back games. The speedster is a threat to score with nine TDs in 15 sims, so we aren’t lacking upside. Plus, look at these savings we’re getting! We could feasibly play Cohen at Captain and then stack Trubisky and Jackson.


Mark Ingram ($9,200)

The snow is getting to my hears now guys. I was initially not worried about it at all but now we’re in full-blown stack the rushers mode. Ingram has a nice floor with what he’s done in the passing game and he’s going to be a goal line threat in the snow. There could be a lot of defense, so guaranteed touches for Ingram as the RB1 helps. I’d be a little worried about Jackson taking over but ultimately I could see both finding the end zone.

Ravens D/ST ($3,600)

Welp, everyone, there we go, Zweiman’s going with the old RB-D/ST stack in a Madden sim Showdown, unbelievable. So one of these defenses is going to be valuable. I can feel it in my plums. The Ravens unit has been a bit better than Chicago and is at home. Baltimore has four INTs and three fumble recoveries over 15 simulations. That may not seem like a lot but we don’t see much defense. Mostly bad offense and clock management.