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Best lineup strategy for Colts vs. Raiders Madden simulation Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Friday’s Colts-Raiders Madden sim.

T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts on the field in the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders are set to compete Madden sim Friday at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Both sides in this one don’t defend the pass well, but only one has an elite wideout. T.Y. Hilton ($16,200) has the speed and elusiveness make him a threat to torch any defense. The Raiders don’t have a defensive back that can come close to matching his skill level.

Two Raiders options to consider are Derek Carr ($17,100) and Darren Waller ($12,300). Both could slip through the cracks in Indianapolis’ defense. Stacking the two of them can be cheaper than captaining Hilton. They can combine for plenty of yards and scores, and you should still be able to form a reasonable lineup that includes Hilton in the flex.

Flex Men

Eric Ebron ($8,600) is one of the top tight ends when it comes to targets, and because of that he’s among the league leaders in receptions. He’s a menace in the middle of the field despite playing alongside Hilton. Nyheim Hines ($2,600) is one of the best value running backs out there, as he regularly eclipses double-digits in DKFP at bargain prices.

Tyrell Williams ($9,400) doesn’t have receiving stats as good as Waller’s, but he does have an edge in speed. He has breakout games from time to time by getting in behind defenses. He has a good chance to do that in this matchup against inferior cornerbacks.