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Best lineup strategy for Titans vs. Eagles Madden simulation Showdown

The Titans and Eagles square off in a Friday Madden simulation at DraftKings. We break down Showdown strategy to consider.

Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Firkser makes a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles linebacker L.J. Fort during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles will face off in a Madden sim Friday at 10:00 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 Picks

Derrick Henry ($15,000)

Henry has had an up-and-down sim season. At first, he started out being a joke, to be honest. The Titans don’t really use him effectively in Madden and there’s too much Dion Lewis in the backfield. Henry’s upside lies in his ability to break a long run or score multiple TDs. That could be the case against the Eagles, so I’ll risk it for the biscuit.

Fade of the Game

Corey Davis ($8,400 CP)

Nothing against Davis but there’s really no reason to play him in this Showdown. Sure, he could have a decent game but that doesn’t happen often enough. Plus, we have good WR options around him that are more appealing in A.J. Brown, DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery.

Value Picks

Nelson Agholor ($4,800) — Agholor hopefully won’t drop a ton of passes in Madden (he won’t, don’t worry). Even if he does, the speed and value combo here is enticing. Agholor can break TDs and in Madden that’s a valuable trait to have.

Dion Lewis ($2,400) — I’ve flirted around with the idea of stacking backfields in Madden sims and I like this spot for Lewis and Henry. If you Captain Lewis and play Henry, that’s not a bad way to go either. The Eagles defense isn’t known for stopping the run effectively, so the Titans offense could put up some points.