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Best lineup strategy for Titans vs. Bengals Madden simulation Showdown

The Titans and Bengals square off in a Tuesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill gestures on the line of scrimmage during the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.  Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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The Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday at 12:00 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 Picks

A.J. Brown ($12,300)

I’m fading both QBs in this contest right off the bat. No need to Captain either of the veteran QBs. Brown is the guy you want and we’re going to have to eat a lot of chalk in the process. The Titans WR is coming off a monster 3-94-2 line for 24.4 fantasy points. It was his sixth game of 20+ fantasy points in sim land. That ceiling is oh so juicy for Showdown.

John Ross III ($7,500)

Ross it the bargain option at Captain, though I’m concerned you won’t really need the savings in this contest. We don’t need to pay up for either QB and Derrick Henry ($15,000 CP; $10,000 FLEX) is overpriced for his production in Madden. So we land on Ross anyway since we’re trying to mix things up a bit. Ross is coming off 27.3 FPTs against the Rams, his fourth game of 20+ fantasy points this sim season. Same type of ceiling deal here.

FLEX Men

Tyler Boyd ($6,800)

There’s not a lot to like about many players in this contest. Really, the value lies on the Cincy side and I’m afraid that the Titans defense will show up. If it doesn’t, Boyd isn’t a bad pivot off of Ross. I think both WRs will have similar ownership in the contest but Boyd slightly better given his price is a little higher. Most of these WR plays are more volatile but Boyd gives us something of a floor at 13.2 FPPG.

Adam Humphries ($3,600)

If you’re not using all WRs in these Showdowns, you’re doing something wrong. Seriously though, wideouts are usually great plays. These four are totally justifiable. Humphries has a great matchup in the slot against the Bengals secondary. He should, at the very least, feast on catches. His floor lately has been good — Humphries has double-digit fantasy points in three of his past four sims.