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Best lineup strategy for Giants vs. Washington Madden simulation Showdown

New York and Washington square off in a Tuesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate runs with the ball past Washington Redskins free safety Montae Nicholson in the fourth quarter at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants and Washington will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest that will be played in the snow. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.

Captain’s Pick

Trey Quinn ($7,200)

I’m going to go matchup hunting in this one and hope that Quinn torches the Giants’ slot corner Grant Haley. It’s a trend we’ve seen in previous sims and honestly, Quinn is an OK Captain’s pick anyway. He’s got a really safe floor and I’d expect his ownership in at Captain to be lower than at least 4-5 names.

Fade of the Game

Derrius Guice ($11,700 CP)

Guice is the easy fade as a RB that is overpriced. This is the case in almost all of these Madden sims — RBs not being priced down relative to their production. Guice has had plenty of solid games and this is a winnable matchup. I’d still argue he’s a bit too expensive given the receiving options we can pick.

Value Picks

Paul Richardson Jr. ($7,200) — We’re to the point where Richardson probably isn’t a value play anymore. Though, the counter argument to that is, he won’t be a value once his price is around $8-9K. P-Rich is putting up WR1 numbers for Washington and still isn’t priced appropriately.

Darius Slayton ($5,200) — Slayton and Richardson are essentially the same player in Madden sims. Slayton has come out of nowhere to basically be the Giants’ WR1 for the past couple months. Both WRs are going to have high ownership but both are among the better, safer plays in this sim.