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Best lineup strategy for Saints-Washington Madden simulation Showdown

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

A detailed view of the reflection on the Oakley visor of Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints and Washington will face off in a Madden simulation Wednesday at 5 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

Alvin Kamara ($14,100)

Kamara has the most upside in this game, as we’ve seen him go off for 30, 45, 21, 20, 20 and 20 DK points in his last nine matchups. You aren’t going to find those kind of numbers too often in these simulations. Washington has given up 21 or more points in their last seven games, making the Saints strong contenders for a big game.

Flex options

Drew Brees ($12,200)

This game will be played in the snow, but I worry more about running quarterbacks handing the ball over in the elements than passers like Brees. The Saints get a great matchup with Washington and all their studs have good upside here. Turning it around and going with Dwayne Haskins and his top receivers make’s sense, but there’s no doubt the Saints offense is more consistent and has higher upside.

Chris Thompson ($2,800)

The hope here is that Washington gets behind and needs to turn to Thompson as their receiving back. He’s really inconsistent, but he does have some upside if given work in the passing game and his price lets me stack the Saints skill players.

Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,200)

Ginn Jr. has the highest upside for a value pick, as he’s topped 23 DK points in three of his last five games. He’s become fairly consistent despite Michael Thomas putting up big numbers on a regular basis.