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Best lineup strategy for Bengals vs. Eagles Madden simulation Showdown

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

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles will face off in a Madden sim Sunday 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 Pick

Miles Sanders ($11,100)

This appears to be a spot in which Sanders is sort of a lock. The Bengals are a really great matchup for the Eagles run game, which is mainly Sanders killing it. After starting off the sim season strong, Sanders hasn’t really been finding the end zone lately. If we get some positive TD regression soon, Sanders could explode. We know he’s capable of doing it, too. Sanders might have the craziest game in Madden sim history: 58.7 DKFP on four TDs and well over 250 total yards.

Fade this Player

Andy Dalton ($15,600)

The last I called a game, I said Kirk Cousins wasn’t worth playing. He had the best sim land game of his career. This is probably what’s going to happen when I tell you to fade Dalton, so if you’re superstitious, play Dalton. If you aren’t and believe in conventional wisdom, Dalton isn’t a very good play. Most of the time he barely sniffs 200 yards passing and he hasn’t thrown for over 2 TD passes in a game in eight straight.

Bargain Shopping (aka cheap WR section)

So we’ve got a bunch of cheap WR options to go over in this game. Two are going to be very trendy I imagine. The first is John Ross III ($4,400). He’s averaging over 10 DKFP per sim contest and honestly, there isn’t much difference between Ross and the other Bengals WRs. It’s a 1A-1B-1C situation.

The other is Nelson Agholor ($4,600), who is just as volatile a play as he was in actual DFS during the 2019 season. He’s going to have a wide range of outcomes — Agholor could bust and score 2.0 points or score and go over 20 DKFP. We’re fine rolling the dice on that type of play.