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Best lineup strategy for Colts vs. Chargers Madden simulation Showdown

Philip Rivers and the Chargers have a good chance to overwhelm the Colts with a diverse group of offensive weapons.

Philip Rivers of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Chargers will help kickoff a weekend of Madden sims at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. We break down the ideal Showdown lineup strategy for the DFS contests centered around the game. You can set your lineup and play at DraftKings.

Captain’s Picks

It’s hard not to go with this Philip Rivers ($17,100) in this situation. He has two of the better starting wideouts we’ve seen this sim season. Indianapolis’ secondary hasn’t been very good, while both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have been excellent. Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler can also provide support through the air to overwhelm the Colts.

T.Y. Hilton ($14,700) might be a popular pick, but I’d rather not captain him against one of the better pass defenses. The Chargers’ secondary also makes me wary of Jacoby Brissett ($15,600). Eric Ebron ($10,500) is an interesting option that can operate underneath though. He’s one of the leaders in receptions at his position and should be a red zone threat that allows for a quality Chargers stack in flex spots.

Flex Men

Williams ($6,400) returns a a ton of value at wideout. His touchdown total rivals. His touchdown total rivals Allen’s, but he’s significantly cheaper than the Chargers’ WR1. He averages more DKFP than Rivers and Allen.

Nyheim Hines ($2,400) is one of the better value plays you’ll find at running back. He gets more work than Marlon Mack often in Madden sims, and his 93 speed makes him more dynamic in the open field. He can make an impact as a traditional runner and get some PPR points out of the backfield.