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Best lineup strategy for Bills-Rams Madden simulation Showdown

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

Quarterback Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills during the NFL Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams will face off in a Madden simulation Monday at 8 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

Todd Gurley, Rams ($12,900)

Both of these defenses are strong but the Bills aren’t great against the run. Gurley has good upside and sees enough targets to keep his floor stable. At his price, I like him as a safe Captain in this matchup, but could see going with Josh Allen or a wildcard cheap player like Tyler Kroft.

Flex options

Josh Allen, Bills ($10,600)

Allen’s rushing work keep his upside high and floor low. He has 1,756 yards rushing and 17 rushing touchdowns in 34 simulated games. He’s hit a touchdown slump of late and is due. Throw in a couple passing touchdowns and he’s a needed play in the Showdown.

Tyler Kroft, Bills ($5,800)

The Rams are weakest defensively over the middle, which gives us Kroft, Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary to consider. Kroft is the cheapest of the group and has a similar range of DK points outcomes.

Cooper Kupp, Rams ($9,800)

Kupp has put up good numbers of late, but it’s really tough to project which Rams receiver will put up the most points. Jared Goff has shown upside but also hasn’t topped 271 yards in his last 12 games and only has one game with more than one touchdown pass in that stretch. Kupp seems to be getting the majority of the work, so I’m going to lean his way.