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Best lineup strategy for Chargers vs. Bears Madden simulation Showdown

The Chargers and Bears square off in a Monday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson warms up prior to the game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field. Kena Krutsinger-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears will face off in a Madden sim Monday at 8:00 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 Pick

Mike Williams ($13,500)

Rarely does Mike Will let me down so I’m going to go back to him again in this spot. He’s just so good in Madden sims. You’d think his price would be up in the $15K range by now but nope, it’s been almost 30 sims and he’s averaging 18.1 DKFP per contest. That’s a pretty insane feat. Especially at WR. The Chargers love to chuck it and the Bears secondary is a little overrated.

Fade of the Game

David Montgomery ($8,400 CP)

Montgomery — like many RBs in his mold — aren’t utilized enough in Madden sims. Because of this, it’s hard to trust a guy like Montgomery at this price. He may get a decent amount of carries but those likely won’t be in big-play situations. You’d think he’d be the goal line back, but the Bears love to run with Mitchell Trubisky and use Tarik Cohen a ton. There’s just not much to like about D-Mont.

Value Picks

The value starts with Travis Benjamin ($5,000) and goes all the way down to Anthony Miller at $2,200. Most of the plays in between are really good. Tarik Cohen ($4,400) has been fantastic and is the more valuable back in Chicago’s backfield. Austin Ekeler gets plenty of work next to Melvin Gordon. So all four of these guys can be worked into your lineup combinations somehow. We’ve got cheap guys in all price ranges, which is great for Showdown.