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Best lineup strategy for Packers vs. Rams Madden simulation Showdown

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

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hands off to running back Aaron Jones before the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams will face off in a Madden sim Wednesday 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

Brandin Cooks ($10,500)

First off, I want to note that I don’t care about this game being played in the rain. I’m going to go with the plays I’d go with normally.

Cooks gives us the best combo of upside and value at the Captain’s slot for Rams vs. Packers. Cooks has five TDs in his past three games and hasn’t busted in five straight. The Packers have a vulnerable secondary, so the matchup for Cooks should be solid. I wouldn’t be too worried about the other WRs on the Rams cutting into Cooks’ touches.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($7,500)

MVS has actually been productive in simulations when he wants to be, it’s quite refreshing really. Valdes-Scantling has had back-to-back clunkers but before that? 21.6 points against the Patriots. So we have that type of ceiling in the works and the price is really low for a sort of default WR2 for Green Bay.


Tyler Higbee ($6,600)

Higbee is just a really safe play at TE and is pretty affordable. It’s weird how the pricing sort of just hands out points in these Showdowns. Some of the plays are right in front of us. Higbee has at least 8.9 fantasy points in seven of eight contests and has 35 receptions in nine sims overall. The rain may make it so Jared Goff needs to find his safety valve early on plays.

Jamaal Williams ($2,600)

We’ve seen Williams get goal line work over Aaron Jones ($8,200). Hell we’ve seen Williams be the lead back for the Packers in some games. Jones hasn’t really popped off ever and his price is high. Williams’ price is really, really low, mostly because he hasn’t done too much damage. Okay, I’ll say the rain has made me want to roll with a RB here and Williams has a chance for a TD or two at close to min price.