NFL Sim Sports Picks for 6/22/20 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, Patrick Mahomes is projected to score 24.19 FanDuel points at a salary of $9,400 (2.57 FanDuel points per $1,000).

1Patrick Mahomes
Ezekiel Elliott
Tyreek Hill
Travis Kelce
2Dak Prescott
Joe Mixon
Keenan Allen
Hunter Henry
3Joe Burrow
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Terry McLaurin
Blake Jarwin
4Kirk Cousins
Dalvin Cook
Tyler Boyd
Darren Waller
5Derek Carr
Austin Ekeler
CeeDee Lamb
Noah Fant
6Dwayne Haskins
Josh Jacobs
Mecole Hardman
Kyle Rudolph
7Drew Lock
Damien Williams
Amari Cooper
Irv Smith
8Justin Herbert
Melvin Gordon
Mike Williams
C.J. Uzomah
9 Derrius Guice
Justin Jefferson
Jason Witten
10 Phillip Lindsay
Adam Thielen
Jeremy Sprinkle
11 Tony Pollard
Michael Gallup
Jeff Heuerman
12 Alexander Mattison
Courtland Sutton
Ricky Seals-Jones
13 Joshua Kelley
A.J. Green
14 Justin Jackson
Jerry Jeudy
15 Adrian Peterson
Henry Ruggs

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.