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Best lineup strategy for Saints-Texans Madden simulation Showdown

The Saints-Texans square off in a Tuesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Ted Ginn #19 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown as Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers defends during the first half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans will face off in a Madden simulation Tuesday 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

Ted Ginn Jr., Saints ($9,600)

I prefer the Saints offense in this matchup, as the Texans pass defense is the lesser of the matchups. Drew Brees and Michael Thomas are great plays, but I’m leaning Ginn Jr. due to his upside and price. He’s hit 12 DK points in 13 of his last 16 games with upside in the mid-twenties. If I can grab Brees and Thomas with the savings with Ginn, I’ll take it.

Flex options

Will Fuller, Texans ($7,000)

Fuller is a boom or bust player with 42 DK points upside, but also can put up a big goose egg. I wish he were a little cheaper, but if I can fit him, I’ll pay up for that upside.

Tre’Quan Smith, Saints ($4,800)

Smith is hard to pass up die to his price. He’s hit 19.6, 15.2 and 10.4 DK points over the last three as the Saints third wide receiver. He’s also a boom or bust player but this game does have shootout written all over it.

Drew Brees, Saints ($11,800)

Brees is coming off a game in Baltimore where he threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns. He’s not as consistent as we’d like, but the Texans pass defense is weak and Brees is better on the road in the simulation than in real life.