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Best lineup strategy for Jets-Raiders Madden simulation Showdown

The Jets and Raiders square off in a Tuesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

 Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Oakland Raiders runs onto the field before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 16-15. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders will face off in a Madden simulation Tuesday at 4 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

Darren Waller, Raiders ($11,400)

Waller has been a strong play for much of the simulation. This matchup is great for everyone involved, as two poor pass defenses face off against each other. Waller is my Captain’s pick due to his price, matchup and upside.

Flex options

Derek Carr, Raiders ($11,800)
Sam Darnold, Jets ($10,600)

Both of these pass defenses are awful, so I’m going to try to fit both quarterbacks in my lineup. Both passers spread the ball around enough to make it difficult to rely on a single receiver, so going with their quarterback feels like the safest and biggest upside plays.

New York Jets, DST ($3,400)

The Jets will give up a lot of yardage and points, but they have been great at recording turnovers and sacks. Through 34 games they have 39 turnovers, 63 sacks and six defensive touchdowns. We also need to save some money for our lineup and they fit perfectly.

Jamison Crowder, Jets ($7,000)

Crowder has been better on the road, averaging 4 receptions for 50 yards and .5 touchdowns away from New Jersey. His second best game of the simulation came back in Week 9 against the Raiders when he caught six passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns. I’d be pretty happy to see another one of those outings.