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Best lineup strategy for Lions vs. Broncos Madden simulation Showdown

We go over the best Showdown DFS options for Friday’s Lions-Broncos Madden sim.

Courtland Sutton of the Denver Broncos stands on the field as he warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High on December 22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos will face off in Madden sim on Friday at 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

Detroit has a poor secondary while Denver has multiple elite defensive backs. Because of that, this feels like it could be a Courtland Sutton ($14,700) game. He catches in traffic with the best of them, and Drew Lock isn’t scared to launch the ball downfield early to let him go up and get it.

Justin Simmons and Chris Harris Jr. can wreak havoc against most quarterbacks, and that could make some people low on Matthew Stafford ($16,200). He’s the priciest player in the contest and doesn’t have a reliable ground game to depend on. That means he’ll likely hurl the pigskin to Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr throughout the game. If one of those wideouts go off, captaining Stafford could be worthwhile.

Flex Men

Noah Fant ($7,200) is the cheapest option that averages double-digits in DKFP. He’s neck and neck with T.J. Hockenson in terms of production but costs $600 less. His sped gives him more big play ability than the Lions’ tight end. Denver also has the most consistent rushing threat in Phillip Lindsay ($9,400). While he isn’t a top performer, he averages nearly twice as many DKFP per sim than any other running back.