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Best lineup strategy for Lions vs. Raiders Madden simulation Showdown

We break down ideal Showdown picks for Tuesday’s Lions-Raiders Madden simulation.

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL football game at RingCentral Coliseum on November 03, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions and Las Vegas Raiders will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

It’s hard not to be enticed by Matthew Stafford ($16,500) in this matchup. He has two great targets in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. to throw to and an offense that depends on a strong aerial attack. The Raiders don’t have lockdown defensive backs to contain them, and the Lions also have a suspect secondary. Stafford could be forced to air it out for four quarters in a high scoring game. He has more to work with than Derek Carr ($17,100).

The tandem of Carr and Darren Waller ($10,800) could be dangerous against Detroit’s defense. The two have linked up consistently all sim season are both options that give your more room for creativity in the flex. Carr has had stints where he’s one of the most productive quarterbacks we’ve seem this sim season.

Flex Men

Danny Amendola ($4,800) is an inexpensive wideout option that could provide some value. Most people will probably be high on Golladay, Jones, and Tyrell Williams ($10,000), so he could provide you with some much needed variance. Josh Jacobs ($8,600) and J.D. McKissic ($3,000) are both quality are quality running back options. Jacobs has the higher floor as a starter while McKissic is more of a value PPR play.