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Best lineup strategy for Packers vs. Broncos Madden simulation Showdown

The Packers vs. Broncos square off in a Sunday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones celebrates after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.  Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos will face off in a Madden sim Sunday at 4:00 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

Davante Adams ($15,900)

There aren’t a ton of strong options to pay up for in this contest, so going with the chalk seems like a good idea. Adams has scored a TD in six straight games. That should really tell you all you need to know.

Phillip Lindsay ($12,600)

The Packers have a tough defense but it mostly does a good job rushing the QB and covering WRs. Lindsay should get a lot of touches and RBs are the new QBs in terms of guaranteed points. Lindsay may be pretty chalky similar to Adams but that’s fine, we know this game may not have a ton of scoring.


Courtland Sutton ($10,000)

I think we need to just stack the hell out of the top options in this contest. Go all-in on the chalk really. Sutton is the top receiving option for Denver and is more of a high variance play for GPPs. He’s not the safest of the WR options in this Showdown but he’s got just as high a ceiling as Adams.

Jamaal Williams ($3,000)

If you roll with a “Stars and Scrubs” type of lineup, you’re going to need a value play. Williams vultures some touches from Aaron Jones in the Packers backfield. It’s not a ton of touches but it’s enough at this price point. Really, all we want out of Williams is say 7-9 points and we get around 3x value on his salary. We need that savings to pay up elsewhere.