The Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars will face off in a Wednesday Madden sim at 12:00 p.m. ET. DraftKings will have a Showdown contest for the game, and we break down ideal lineup strategies here.
For whatever reason, the simulated football gods have chosen Mitchell Trubisky ($15,900) to become the people’s champ. His running ability has been amplified in Madden sims, and he’s one of the most productive quarterbacks we’ve seen from a fantasy point perspective. He can take off and score with his legs, but can also hurl the ball to Allen Robinson or Trey Burton through the air. His versatility makes him the most desirable captain’s pick in this game.
Leonard Fournette ($13,200) is no longer Mr. Reliable, but is still one of the Jaguars’ top offensive options. He has good speed and can power through contact, but has also displayed played better pass catching than he has in real life. The cheaper D.J. Chark ($14,100) should receive some consideration as well if you’re looking to stray from the Trubisky pick many will probably go with.
Tariq Cohen ($2,800) has emerged as a quality RB2 but has better speed than most backup running backs. His pass catching and elusiveness is also above average, and his price often makes him a desirable bargain considering how uninvolved David Montgomery usually is.
Real life Burton ($7,600) wishes he could’ve matched the numbers the video game version of himself has this season. He’s one of Trubisky’s more reliable targets and can become a favorite when he strings together a couple catches in a row.