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Best lineup strategy for Giants vs. Bengals Madden simulation Showdown

Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley could be a lethal combo in Monday’s Giants-Bengals Showdown matchup.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones celebrates with Giants running back Saquon Barkley after connecting on a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals will play in a Madden simulation on Monday. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

Daniel Jones, QB, Giants ($15,600)

Jones might only have a 70 rating, but we’ve figured out that doesn’t really affect production. After all, Drew Lock isn’t nearly as good but has been lighting it up with a terrible receiving corp. Jones actually has a plethora of above average weapons to throw to and should get a nice boost while playing against a secondary with below average defensive backs.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants ($14,100)

All-purpose backs with a ton of touches are thriving, and Barkley is one of the best in the business. His backups have had little to no impact on the ground or through the air. I like Barkley’s will likely get more touches than any other offensive weapon, so it makes sense to go with him over the members of New York’s receiving corps.

Flex Men

John Ross, WR, Bengals ($4,800)

Ross has 97 speed, which is the third highest mark in the game. He might not be a starter, but higher priced options like A.J. Green and Joe Mixon haven’t done much. He’s a cheap option with plenty of big play upside.

Evan Engram, TE, Giants ($8,200)

Engram is the fastest tight end in the game and has been more consistent than other Giants pass catchers. He has the second highest rating among skill players. His speed (90) should be too much for Cincinnati’s linebackers to keep up with.