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Best lineup strategy for Broncos vs. Titans Madden simulation Showdown

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

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant carries the ball after making a catch against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans will face off in a Madden sim Wednesday at 10:00 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 ($13,200)

Here we are again, picking A.J. Brown as a Captain in Showdown. Whoopty-doo! Brown gives us the best chance to hit it big at Captain. This game could be pretty low scoring from the looks of it. If it isn’t, Brown will likely be the reason why. He’s not far removed from a two-TD sim and four games ago had 30.7 FPTs. The Broncos don’t have an overwhelming secondary, so Brown should get a chance to make a few plays downfield at the very least.

Adam Humphries ($3,000)

I think in the last Titans sim I wrote up Humphries was going for around the same price and I opted for the FLEX. Here I think you’ll need a low-owned Captain and Humphries could be the play. He’s got a pretty decent ceiling with double-digit fantasy points in three of his past five sims. Really, the best part about Hump in the Captain spot is we can stack up on some WRs and RBs.


Derrick Henry ($10,200)

Henry is one of those stud RB1s who just can’t get anything going in Madden sims. It’s not really his fault, he has to split touches with Dion Lewis. So no receiving upside hurts Henry. What’s encouraging is Henry has a few games in which he’s went bonkers — a pair of TDs and a few others over 100 yards. So we have the ceiling play and there’s leverage because Henry should be lower owned.

Noah Fant ($7,400)

In a game that can be low scoring, I like going after the safe floor play. Fant is averaging north of 10 FPTs per contest. That’s while sporting three busts in the past four games. So once Fant gets back on track, he should take off. He managed five catches for 48 yards and a TD his last sim in a tough spot vs. the Rams.