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Best lineup strategy for Washington vs. San Francisco Madden simulation Showdown

The Washington and San Francisco square off in a Saturday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman carries the ball past Washington Redskins nose tackle Daron Payne and Redskins defensive back Troy Apke at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers and Washington will face off in a Madden sim Saturday at 6:00 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.

Captain’s Pick

Tevin Coleman ($12,600)

No real point to mess around here. Coleman is probably going to be the highest owned player at Captain, but that’s fine because chances are he’ll hit. Coleman runs the 49ers backfield and Washington doesn’t have an intimidating defense. Really the floor is just too good at this price for Coleman. We know he’s got the upside from his big performances early in the sim season.

Fade of the Game

Derrius Guice ($12,000 CP)

For the third time in what feels like a week, we’re going with the Guice fade. It worked out fine against Seattle last sim, when Guice only put up 6.1 fantasy points. The 49ers have a pretty strong defense, so I can’t see a scenario where Guice is worth rostering. Maybe as a very contrarian type of play, that’s about it.

Value Picks

Paul Richardson ($5,400) — P-Rich is the WR1 for Washington and nobody seems to want to change his price up. Until that happens, we’re locking Richardson into our lineups. He’s coming off 26.5 DKFP against Seattle last sim.

Trey Quinn ($4,400) — Same thing goes for Quinn. Both these WRs are guys I’ve been touting a lot in these simulation Madden Showdown contests. Quinn is a slot guy, so we know he has a solid floor at this price.