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Best lineup strategy for Broncos vs. Chargers Madden simulation Showdown

We go over ideal DFS plays for Thursday’s Broncos-Chargers Madden simulation.

Wide receiver Courtland Sutton of the Denver Broncos runs a route on the field against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.  Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers will face off in Madden sim on Thursday at 4:00 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

The Broncos are a difficult team to evaluate in Madden sim land. Sometimes they’re completely average while other times they can blow quality defensive teams out of the water. When they are at their best, Courtland Sutton ($14,100) is making ridiculous catches to rack up chunk yardage. He’s excellent at hauling in catches in traffic and can do so against elite secondaries.

Los Angeles will also be up against a tough secondary as well and has top notch receivers capable of having big games. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have scored their fair share of touchdowns, but Melvin Gordon ($11,100) could be the better option here. He can contribute as a pass catcher and score in short yardage situations. If the Chargers move the chains efficiently, Gordon could be a goal line touchdown vulture.

Flex Men

Noah Fant ($6,600) is one of the fastest tight ends in Madden and Denver’s second best pass catcher. He can avoid being covered by defensive backs by working underneath. Hunter Henry ($7,800) can do the same for the Chargers. I wouldn’t suggest rostering both, but it’s a good idea to include at least one of them in your lineup.