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Best lineup strategy for Steelers vs. Bucs Madden simulation Showdown

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin stiff arms Detroit Lions defensive back Tracy Walker during the second quarter at Ford Field.  Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday 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

Chris Godwin ($11,700)

If we’re looking for a small bit of leverage while maintaining upside, I think Godwin is the clear pick. Ownership should go toward Mike Evans, Jameis Winston, Ben Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster in the Captain’s spot. If we can get Godwin in the 15-20% range that isn’t a bad play.

Fade of the Game

Running backs

I like going this route for these sim writeups. It makes life a lot easier. Running backs in general have their ceilings capped due to lack of touches and TD upside. There aren’t any solid workhorse backs in this simulation, so we shouldn’t really bother fitting any in there unless it’s for value.

Value Picks

Diontae Johnson ($5,000) — We’re going to want at least a few cheap WRs and Johnson is the best option on the Steelers. He’s had games of 30+ fantasy points and some down in the dumps. This is a great matchup against the Bucs secondary, which has given up some big games in sim land.

Breshad Perriman ($4,800) — Again, WRs are king in these contests and the more we can get in there the better. Perriman lines up as the No. 3 WR for the Bucs, but it’s more even than in real life. If Evans or Godwin doesn’t get a big target share, it’ll likely go to Perriman.