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Best lineup strategy for Chargers vs. Colts Madden simulation Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Thursday’s Chargers-Colts Madden sim.

Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts will face off in a Thursday Madden sim at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contests centered around the game. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Los Angeles has a ton of quality wideouts, and Indianapolis doesn’t have strong defensive backs to defend them. Keenan Allen ($15,000) is the pricey option, but Mike Williams ($9,900) is just as productive for less. Both can rack up a ton of receptions and yardage against the Colts’ below average secondary, and pairing them with Philip Rivers would be ideal.

Even though the Chargers are elite defensively, I still like T.Y. Hilton’s ($14,400) odds to create space against top-notch cornerbacks. His speed and elusiveness makes it hard for any defense to stop him. Jacoby Brissett will likely be throwing the ball all game, and Hilton will be his primary target.

Flex Men

Nyheim Hines ($2,600) has become a common value play in these sims for a good reason. He regularly returns significant value and outperforms Marlon Mack. He has great speed and can accumulate fantasy points quickly by hauling in passes out of the backfield. Eric Ebron ($7,400) is typically second to Hilton in targets and should get a decent amount of balls thrown his way. He’s one of the top tight ends in terms of receptions and touchdowns.