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Best lineup strategy for Cardinals vs. Dolphins Madden simulation Showdown

We break down ideal Showdown DFS picks for Saturday’s Cardinals-Dolphins Madden sim.

Quarterback Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals reacts to a touchdown pass late in the second half of the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at State Farm Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Lions and Cardinals tied 27-27.      Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins will face off in a Madden sim Saturday at 12:00 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

This is the perfect game for Kyler Murray ($17,400) to showcase his whole skill set. He can air it out down the field despite not having a real go-to guy and eludes would-be tacklers to extend plays. His mobility gives receivers more time to get open, but he can also take off and move the chains with his legs. The Dolphins’ secondary and defensive line will likely get scrambled trying to contain one of Madden’s fastest quarterbacks.

Ryan Fitzpatrick ($17,100) isn’t as versatile as Murray, but he gets a lot less from his running backs and will likely have to throw the ball quite a bit. He has the highest rated receiver on the field at his disposal and could benefit from attempting more passes than Murray.

Flex Men

Both these teams have capable speedsters for cheap. Miami’s is Jakeem Grant ($5,000), who also doubles as a kickoff returner. His production can match Albert Wilson’s for a bargain price. Arizona’s Damiere Byrd ($4,400) has blossomed as a premier downfield threat thanks to his 95 speed. While neither side has a reliable starting running back, David Johnson ($3,200) can provide some support on the ground and through the air.