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Best lineup strategy for Jaguars vs. Texans Madden simulation Showdown

The Jaguars and Texans square off in a Sunday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark walks off the field following his teams loss to the Tennessee Titans 42-20 at Nissan Stadium.  Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans will face off in a Madden sim Sunday at 10:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

D.J. Chark ($14,400)

My initial guess is that both Deshaun Watson ($16,500) and DeAndre Hopkins ($16,200) will have really high ownership in the captain spot. After that, it’ll probably go toward Leonard Fournette ($12,000), James O’Shaughnessy ($8,700) and Chark. I think Chark will be lowish compared to those other names and has a good ceiling. Most dynamic receivers have the potential to go off. Chark has done that recently — 25.2 FPTs vs. the Seahawks. He’s also not a bad floor play with double-digit points in nearly every sim (11 of 12).

Will Fuller V ($11,100)

So I can give you the easy plays or I can give you the plays that may help you ship these contests. Fuller should go underowned in the Captain spot like Chark and is another WR with massive potential. Fuller generally hovers around 10 points contest-to-contest so the floor is there. He shouldn’t completely bust and is a multi-TD game away from giving us the play we need. This is a matchup Fuller can exploit.


James O’Shaughnessy ($5,800)

I’ll start this one off by saying, yes, you should absolutely consider playing both Hopkins and Watson. Though, I’m not going to write about either. O’Shaughnessy is next on the list for the Jags. I really like the multi-TD upside of TEs as red zone targets. O’Shaughnessy has only four TDs but he’s got a high ceiling. A few sims ago it was 20.9 fantasy points against the Seahawks poor secondary. The Texans are a bit more talented but aren’t a world-stopper.

Keke Coutee ($2,600)

Coutee, much like in the regular season, hasn’t been able to break through. This time it’s because simulation Bill O’Brien doesn’t know what he’s doing as opposed to real life Bill O’Brien. Coutee feels like he’s a TD game away from breaking out and at this price I’m willing to take that risk. Overall, we don’t stand to lose much. Coutee has still been returning around 2-3x value on this salary in most simulations.