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Best lineup strategy for Seahawks vs. Dolphins Madden simulation Showdown

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

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during a NFL game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Dolphins 12-10.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins will face off in a Madden sim Sunday at 6:00 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

Russell Wilson ($16,500)

Is there a call that’s higher than Mortal Lock? If there is, that’s what I’d consider Russell Wilson against the Dolphins in sim land. You know I don’t like paying for QBs but Wilson is another breed of Madden QB. He can run. Wilson is closing in on the 4,000-1,000 club, that’s 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. Russ is basically an RB1 and a QB1 rolled into one player that we don’t have to pay $20K+ to play.

DK Metcalf ($11,100)

While there’s leverage in playing Dolphins players in the Captain slot, there aren’t many Dolphins players with any type of ceiling. So we’re captaining someone on Seattle almost definitely. Metcalf is a good pivot off of Wilson but I’d still take the QB 9 times out of 10. Metcalf gives us a nice mix of floor and ceiling — he’s got a TD in three straight, double-digit fantasy points in four straight and multiple games flirting with 30+ points.


DeVante Parker ($9,600)

The dream is for Parker to go overlooked and have less ownership. Unfortunately that dream was crushed when Parker dropped 8-218-2 for 44.8 FPTs in his previous sim against the Falcons. The Seahawks don’t have a strong secondary and Parker is more than capable of torching them. I’d look to stack up on the passing games overall given the fact there aren’t any dominant, workhorse RBs on either roster.

C.J. Prosise ($1,000)

Oddly enough, there are a decent amount of min-priced values in this contest. Of the bunch, Prosise is my pick to go a little nutty. It’s a great matchup for a pass-catching RB and I’d expect Prosise to see around 2-4 targets. He’s got some breakaway ability and wouldn’t be TD dependent at this price.