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Best lineup strategy for Bills vs. Titans Madden simulation Showdown

The Bills and Titans square off in a matchup of last season’s AFC Wild Card teams. We break down strategy for DFS Showdown at DraftKings.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown celebrates with quarterback Ryan Tannehill after a touchdown during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans will continue DraftKings’ Sunday Madden simulation slate at 5 p.m. ET. DK will have a Showdown DFS contest for the matchup, and we break down the ideal lineup strategy. You can set your lineup here.

Captain’s Picks

Ryan Tannehill, WR ($16,200)

Go with the upside coupling Tannehill with one of his receivers. His 80 overall rating leaves him a bit underrated, but with a solid 85 awareness and 88 throwing power, he’s got some upside. A.J. Brown makes the most sense out of the gate, but you can go cheaper with Delanie Walker or Corey Davis.

Josh Allen, QB ($15,900)

Allen has the highest ceiling in this contest because of his big arm and active legs. Leaving it as a toss up between Cole Beasley and John Brown is too risky, so Buffalo’s best captain candidate is its signal caller. His accuracy isn’t great, but Cincinnati’s secondary is below average. I’m looking for Allen to take advantage of his entire toolbox.

Flex Men

Devin Singletary, RB ($8,000)

Derrick Henry is the superior running back with the Madden ratings to prove it, but you can save $1,800 and get a running back who is more useful for DraftKings DFS. Singletary is likely to be more involved in the passing game, which is key for DraftKings’ PPR scoring system. Through the early going of the sims, Singletary has outscored Henry.

A.J. Brown, WR ($9,000)

Brown has the more big-play potential than every Tennessee player who isn’t Henry. He has a narrow edge over Adam Humphries in overall rating with slightly worse catching. His speed, acceleration, elusiveness, and jukes are tops among the Titans receiving corps though. Tennessee is mostly a running team, so having a player with tools to be creative in space when they pass should be a priority.