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Best lineup strategy for Sixers vs. Jazz NBA simulation Showdown

The Sixers and Jazz square off in a Tuesday NBA simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid reacts after his three-point score against the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Sixers and Utah Jazz will face off in a sim Tuesday at 3:00 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 tip.

Captain’s Pick

Ben Simmons ($14,100)

In perhaps the easiest pick you’ll make in NBA simulation Showdowns, Simmons is for some reason priced below three players. Sure, Joel Embiid ($17,400) should rightfully be on top, but really by that much? I don’t think so. Simmons has fewer box scores to roll on and his upside is just as good as anyone in this contest. Like, if you look at what Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have put up this season, I bet they don’t have fantasy outings as high as Simmons. If we’re paying up at Captain — which we always do — go with Simmons.

Fade of the Game

Tobias Harris ($12,900 CP)

If you read the above paragraph then there’s really no reason to read this part. Just kidding, you should totally keep reading! So Harris is a bit overpriced and we don’t want to play him at Captain. His box scores are too volatile, meaning we could easily roll one of his horrible shooting outings and be screwed. We don’t want that, so we’re going to play it safe and only use Harris in the FLEX — if at all.

Value Picks

Value is tough to come by because this is randomly generated out of their boxes from 2019-20. So really, we can’t get any leverage from injuries or matchups. With that in mind, Shake Milton ($2,700) is the only true value play in this field, mostly from what he did while Simmons was out right before the pandemic hit. You can make a case for Matisse Thybulle ($2,400) since he’s inexpensive and plays a decent amount of minutes. I would go with one or both of those values and then build out from there with Simmons at Captain.