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Best lineup strategy for Broncos-Bucs Madden simulation Showdown

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

 Tight end Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off in a Madden simulation Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.

Captain’s Pick

Noah Fant, Broncos ($9,300)

Fant and Courtland Sutton have the most upside for the Broncos and they are both going against a poor Buccaneers’ defense. I’m pushing Fant into the Captain’s slot due to his price, but Sutton would be my other choice. Both are inconsistent with Drew Lock at the helm, but we’re looking for those upside games in this matchup. Fant has 23.6 and 27.6 DK points games over his last three matchups.

Flex options

Courtland Sutton, Broncos ($9,400)

I could see fading one of Fant or Sutton, but the matchup is good enough for both to put up strong numbers. That would likely mean Drew Lock is in play as well. In his last game against the Bucs, he caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown for a decent 16.8 DK points.

Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers ($5,800)

Perriman is a boom or bust play, which are the kind I like in these simulations. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans are a bit safer but Perriman isn’t that far off of those guys and shouldn’t be rostered as much.

Ronald Jones, Buccaneers ($7,200)

Jones isn’t someone you can count on, but I’d rather go after the Broncos run defense than their pass defense if given the choice. Jones is another wildcard boom-buster, who breaks out on occasion.