The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints will face off in a Madden sim Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest that will be played in the snow. You can set your lineup and play in the DraftKings contest before kickoff.
Josh Allen ($16,800)
This is going to sound crazy but I prefer Allen over Russell Wilson ($18,000), who might be the most expensive QB in all of sim land. Wilson has been lights out with a rushing TD in four straight games. I’d like to think the Bills defensive line can do a good job containing Wilson in this one. Russ has had some trouble against tougher defenses. Allen has rushing upside in the same vein as Wilson and is a bit cheaper. Plus, lower ownership is likely.
DK Metcalf ($9,900)
This is an interesting contest and sim overall. The Bills have been really bad in that they don’t win often. Their defense, however, has been OK against weaker offenses. That isn’t the Seahawks. I fully expect Seattle to put up some point and Metcalf has seven TDs this sim season. I like Metcalf’s size and ability to break plays open, plus he’s cheaper than Tyler Lockett ($15,600). I view Metcalf and Lockett as more equal, the only difference is the price.
Tyler Kroft ($5,400)
Kroft makes next to zero sense as a Captain. He’s only got one TD in all of his simulations for the Bills. The thing is, he’s still averaging almost 10 FPTs per contest despite barely finding the end zone. Because of the lack of TDs, we can’t Captain Kroft but his lower price as a FLEX is appealing.
C.J. Prosise ($1,600)
I’m all about cheap 3rd-down RBs and Prosise is exactly that. The Seahawks don’t use Chris Carson nearly as effective in sim land as in real life. So Prosise has a lot of appeal given he’ll get all the catches out of the backfield and even mixed in on early downs. The ceiling will be capped on Prosise, but the ceiling plays are easy to identify. Go this route if you need value and leverage.