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Best lineup strategy for Washington vs. Falcons Madden simulation Showdown

We break down some ideal Showdown picks for Saturday’s Washington-Falcons Madden sim.

Dwayne Haskins of the Washington Redskins looks on after being injured during the second half of the game against the New York Giants at FedExField on December 22, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Washington and Atlanta Falcons have a Saturday Madden sim matchup set for 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

Washington’s Dwayne Haskins ($15,600) is an affordable option that could light it up in this game. The Falcons have been exposed through the air this simulated season and Washington’s receivers have been productive despite low overall ratings. Haskins can get going with anyone and Jordan Reed has thrived as one of the better tight end options.

Atlanta could very well run the score up in this game before running some clock with its ground game. Because of that, I’d consider Devonta Freeman ($13,800) for the captain spot. If you think Matt Ryan ($16,800) and Julio Jones ($15,900) will out up better numbers early in the game, go with them. Freeman has been one of the better dual-threat fantasy running backs across the board though.

Flex Men

Trey Quinn ($5,200) and Paul Richardson Jr. ($5,800) have unexpectedly emerged as quality pass catchers worth rostering on a team with no rushing attack. Both are threats to crack double-digits in DKFP for cheap. Chris Thompson ($1,800) remains a punt play that provides PPR upside.Falcons slot receiver Russell Gage ($4,600) has proven to be useful despite playing alongside Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.