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Best lineup strategy for Lions vs. Jets Madden simulation Showdown

Robby Anderson’s speed could help him scorch the New York’s secondary in Saturday’s Lions-Jets Madden sim.

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium.  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions and New York Jets will play in a Madden sim Saturday at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest centered around the matchup. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Robby Anderson, WR, Jets ($13,800)

Anderson lit up the Houston Texans’ poor secondary in his last outing, and the Lions aren’t very good at defending the pass either. Anderson’s 95 speed gives him the ability to rack up points on limited receptions by catching the long ball.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions ($17,100)

Deshaun Watson torched New York on Thursday night by connecting with DeAndre Hopkins for 190 yards and three scores. The Lions don’t have a dynamic wideout similar to him, but they throw the ball a lot. Jamal Adams won’t be able to contain Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. One should be able to have a big game and help Stafford pad his stats.

Flex Men

J.D. McKissic, RB, Lions ($2,400)

McKissic was a dud in his last performance, but usually outperforms Kerryon Johnson. Having a running back can be big in short yardage situations near the goal line, and paying up for Johnson doesn’t make sense when you can get similar value for $5,800 less.

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets ($8,800)

Bell hasn’t had a monster game yet but has the versatility to score big. No other running back is averaging a single DKFP per contest while Bell’s average is 13.7. That mark is good for third in the contest. Bell is one of the most elusive players in the game, which could help him reach the end zone against Detroit’s below average defense.