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Best lineup strategy for Rams-Bears Madden simulation Showdown

The Rams and Bears square off in a Wednesday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams throws the ball into the crowd after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears will face off in a Madden simulation Wednesday at 9 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

Todd Gurley, Rams ($12,000)

With both Jared Goff and Mitchell Trubisky putting up duds lately, Gurley is the hottest player going into this matchup. These two teams simulated a game just three matchups ago and it was a low scoring affair in L.A. This time, they’re in Chicago in a snow game. I’d expect another low scoring game, but Gurley has hit 35 and 25.4 DK points in his last two and looks to have the highest upside for this Showdown.

Flex options

Allen Robinson, Bears ($9,800)

Robinson caught six passes for 97 yards in their last matchup and despite some down games, is the most consistent player on the Bears. I’m not sure what happened in his last three games where he didn’t top 2 DK points in that stretch, but he’s the guy I’d put money on bouncing back.

Brandin Cooks, Bears ($7,200)

Cooks was the only player to top 15 DK points in their last meeting, and he did it with ease, catching six passes for 134 yards. Maybe it’s Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp this time around, but I’ll give Cooks a chance to repeat his numbers against the same defense.

Rams D/ST ($4,000)

Trubisky has all six of his interceptions at home and has lost three fumbles in Chicago as well. The Rams have 38 sacks on the road and had four against the Bears the last time they played, giving them double-digit DK points in the process.