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Best lineup strategy for Bears-Vikings Madden simulation Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Friday’s Bears-Vikings Showdown contest on DraftKings.

Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 28-12. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings will face off in a simulated Madden 20 game Friday 6 p.m., and DraftKings will have DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal showdown lineup strategy for the contest, which you can play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Pick

Adam Thielen, Vikings ($12,600)

Thielen has been steady throughout the simulation and has 14 or more DK points in nine of his last ten games. He also has eight games in a row with five or more receptions. I could see going elsewhere for someone not as heavily rostered as Thielen, but sometimes it’s okay to go the safe route.

Flex Men

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings ($7,000)

Rudolph is inconsistent but had his highest scoring game two matchups ago, catching five passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia. That is likely meaningless, but he also has double-digit DK points in seven of his last ten games.

Tarik Cohen, Bears ($5,000)

Cohen is extremely inconsistent but has hit 14 DK points in four of his last seven games. The hope is that the Vikings strong run defense will keep the Bears from running the ball, giving Cohen more work as a receiver.

Minnesota Vikings DST ($4,400)

The Vikings are a good defense with DK points upside into the low twenties. They have 16 turnovers in 16 home games and average 7.4 DK points at home. They’re worth the roster spot if their price helps you out.