NFL Sim Sports Picks for 6/26/20 on FanDuel

FanDuel's NFL Sim Sports slate gives us seven games to dig through. Which players are the best values?

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. Moore is projected to score 12.97 FanDuel points at a salary of $6,900 (1.88 FanDuel points per $1,000).

1Teddy Bridgewater
Christian McCaffrey
D.J. Moore
Travis Kelce
2Patrick Mahomes
Michael Thomas
Ian Thomas
3Russell Wilson
Jonathan Taylor
Calvin Ridley
Darren Waller
4Drew Brees
Dalvin Cook
D.K. Metcalf
Hayden Hurst
5Kirk Cousins
Joe Mixon
Mecole Hardman
Evan Engram
6Joe Burrow
Saquon Barkley
Adam Thielen
Jared Cook
7Matt Ryan
Josh Jacobs
Tyreek Hill
Noah Fant
8Derek Carr
Alvin Kamara
Courtland Sutton
Zach Ertz
9Drew Lock
Miles Sanders
Chris Godwin
Greg Olsen
10Carson Wentz
Todd Gurley
Mike Evans
Jack Doyle
11Daniel Jones
Chris Carson
Tyler Lockett
Dallas Goedert
12Tom Brady
Damien Williams
Julio Jones
Kyle Rudolph
13Philip Rivers
Melvin Gordon
Tyler Boyd
Rob Gronkowski
14Ryan Tannehill
Derrick Henry
A.J. Green
Jonnu Smith
15 Ke'Shawn Vaughn
T.Y. Hilton
Irv Smith

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.