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Best lineup strategy for Raiders vs. Dolphins Madden simulation Showdown

Derek Carr and Darren Waller are both top captain’s options in Wednesday’s sim between the Raiders and Dolphins.

Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a first down with Darren Waller during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins will face off in a windy Madden sim as part of wacky weather Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contest. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings before kickoff.

Captain’s Picks

Quarterbacks are a trendy pick against the Miami Dolphins, and Derek Carr ($16,200) has produced at a respectable level despite his lack of elite wideouts. If he’s not the top pick for the Raiders, Darren Waller ($12,900) is worth a look. He’s been more productive than Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow.

If you’re want an option on the Dolphins, I’d take a long, hard look at Ryan Fitzpatrick ($15,900). He has no ground game to support him and can air it out against a Raiders secondary that’s far from elite. Fitzpatrick makes use of all his receivers and Mike Gesicki is always a threat to have a breakout performance as well.

Flex Men

Josh Jacobs ($9,800) hasn’t been a top-notch running back, but he’s a far better option than either of Miami’s running backs. You can’t count out running backs in a windy game — especially when there aren’t a ton of skilled wide receivers. Another flex option to consider is Jakeem Grant ($4,600) has a ceilings that’s raised by his kick returning. He’s a cheap option and is the fastest player Miami has to offer.