NFL Sim Sports Picks for 5/26/20 on FanDuel

The NFL season is on its way here, but in the meantime, FanDuel has you covered for some fantasy football action with simulated games throughout the season.

You can join in on a free-to-play contest that will revolve around a small slate of games simulated out using numberFire's Sharpstack tool.

This means that the teams and players will have correlations with one another. If a receiver goes off for two touchdowns, his quarterback will have some passing scores. If a running back scores three times, his passing offense will probably be lacking in the touchdown department.

This means that simple projections won't really cut it for identifying the best correlations and lineups, but we can at least dig into numberFire's weekly projections. This at least helps show us, in general, how matchups and usage are expected to shake out in the simulations more often than not. It'll still be on us to compile the best correlated lineups we can.

Best Values

Again, using nothing but numberFire's weekly projections, here are value rankings for each position. (Value refers to projected FanDuel points divided by a player's salary and then multiplied by 1,000. Value is best viewed relative to other players at the same position.)

For example, D.J. Chark is projected to score 11.39 FanDuel points at a salary of $6,500 (1.75 FanDuel points per $1,000).

1 Lamar Jackson
Jonathan Taylor
Michael Thomas
Mark Andrews
2 Gardner Minshew
Joe Mixon
D.J. Chark
Jack Doyle
3 Deshaun Watson
Dalvin Cook
Jerry Jeudy
Noah Fant
4 Matthew Stafford
Alvin Kamara
Terry McLaurin
T.J. Hockenson
5 Drew Lock
Kerryon Johnson
Courtland Sutton
Chris Herndon
6 Drew Brees
David Johnson
T.Y. Hilton
Jared Cook
7 Joe Burrow
David Montgomery
Tyler Boyd
Kyle Rudolph
8 Philip Rivers
Mark Ingram
Brandin Cooks
C.J. Uzomah
9 Kirk Cousins
Le'Veon Bell
Emmanuel Sanders
Irv Smith
10 Nick Foles
Marlon Mack
Will Fuller
Nick Boyle
11 Dwayne Haskins
Derrius Guice
Allen Robinson
Jimmy Graham
12 Sam Darnold
D'Andre Swift
Jamison Crowder
Trey Burton
13 Melvin Gordon
Marvin Jones
Jordan Akins
14 Leonard Fournette
Marquise Brown
Taysom Hill
15 J.K. Dobbins
Kenny Golladay
Cole Kmet

The author of this article has no involvement with the NFL Sim Sports simulations powered by numberFire and has no knowledge of the results of the upcoming contest.