The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Chargers will face off in a Friday Madden sim at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contests centered around the game. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.
The most comfortable captain’s pick in this game is Philip Rivers ($16,200) to me. The Buccaneers’ secondary can’t measure up to its sturdy offensive line, and Rivers has one of the most productive wide receiver duos this sim season when it comes to scoring touchdowns.
Keenan Allen ($15,900) looks like the better player on paper, but Mike Williams ($12,600) has dominated as a WR2 and seems like the better captain’s pick. Williams’ price has finally been bumped up significantly after weeks of excellence, but he should have a very favorable mismatch.
Both O.J. Howard ($6,800) and Hunter Henry ($7,200) seem like reasonable enough flex options, but I’d give an edge to Howard because of his edge in receptions and touchdowns. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin could get tied up with the Chargers’ elite defensive backs, but Howard has maintained a solid double-digit average in DKFP.
The Buccaneers haven’t gotten considerable contributions from their backfield, but Dare Ogunbowale ($2,000) is a cheap option with some PPR upside. The reserve running back often finds himself getting involved early in games. This game doesn’t seem like one where you want to pay up at running back, as both sides have solid defensive fronts.