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Best lineup strategy for Seahawks vs. Chiefs Madden simulation Showdown

The Seahawks and Chiefs square off in a Thursday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is tackled by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith in the third quarter of a NFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs will face off in a Madden sim Thursday at 8:00 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

Tyler Lockett ($14,100)

Normally is this is the part where we lock in Russell Wilson at whatever dumb price he’s at and forget about our Captain slot. But this time around, we’re going to mix things up. Lockett is a risky play, but my feeling is he has the ceiling to pop against the Chiefs, particularly in the slot. There’s also reason to get off of Russ a little bit because his ownership.

Fade of the Game

Chris Carson ($8,100 CP)

This isn’t a good spot to target running backs, although Damien Williams is a bit more safe. If anything I’d be stacking up on the Chiefs passing game to fill out most of my lineup. Carson is overpriced and really only gets early-down work for the Seahawks. His upside is capped a bit because he won’t get any work in the passing game.

Value Picks

Demarcus Robinson ($5,000) — There’s an argument to be made for Robinson at Captain. He’d get you some leverage over the big names and save you some salary. If that isn’t the route you take, using him in the FLEX is a very solid idea. He’s one of the more consistent value options at WR in sim land.

Josh Gordon ($4,200) — We’ll throw some love Gordon’s way. There aren’t many games in which Gordon is involved, but he’ll likely go low owned and has some appeal. This game could be up and down, since the Seahawks secondary is pretty awful. If the Chiefs go crazy on the scoreboard, Seattle may have to chuck to catch up.