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Best lineup strategy for Titans vs. Bills Madden simulation Showdown

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

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry smiles on the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at M&T Bank Stadium.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills will face off in a Madden sim Saturday at 4:00 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

A.J. Brown ($14,100)

Since there aren’t a ton of skill guys that stand out in this contest, we should see a lot of ownership go to Josh Allen and Ryan Tannehill. Corey Davis and Derrick Henry will also be trendy, so going with the burner Brown is what I’d do. A.J. Brown has a solid ceiling at WR and should give you a little bit of leverage over the field.

Fade of the Game

John Brown ($12,000 CP)

It’s just hard to get up to Downtown John Brown in this Showdown. Most of the WRs are lacking consistency and Brown is one of them. This seems like a good spot to target some TEs on the Titans side, most notable Delanie Walker. Brown may not get us much leverage and I’d rather go other directions with my lineup.

Value Picks

Jonnu Smith ($2,600) — I spoke about TEs above and how Walker is a good option. Smith isn’t a bad pivot off of Walker chalk. Smith isn’t going to get you a ton of upside and his floor is shaky, but leverage is important in these contests. If Smith can find the end zone, that’s all we need.

Robert Foster ($4,600) — Foster is a much better pivot off of Brown as well. That’s John Brown, not A.J. Brown. Foster offers us nice upside and a safe floor given he should see around 3-4 targets or so. Foster has also been a TD hawk, so getting in the end zone appears safe.