NFL Sim Sports Picks for 7/5/20 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. Moore is projected to score 12.97 FanDuel points at a salary of $6,800 (1.91 FanDuel points per $1,000).

1Teddy Bridgewater
Christian McCaffrey
D.J. Moore
Ian Thomas
2Lamar Jackson
Jonathan Taylor
Calvin Ridley
Hayden Hurst
3Kirk Cousins
Dalvin Cook
D.J. Chark
Mark Andrews
4Gardner Minshew
D'Andre Swift
Adam Thielen
Hunter Henry
5Matt Ryan
David Montgomery
Chris Godwin
Jack Doyle
6Matthew Stafford
Austin Ekeler
Kenny Golladay
Kyle Rudolph
7Deshaun Watson
Josh Jacobs
Mike Evans
Michael Gesicki
8Tom Brady
Todd Gurley
Keenan Allen
Darren Waller
9Derek Carr
Marlon Mack
Anthony Miller
T.J. Hockenson
10Ryan Tannehill
Leonard Fournette
Brandin Cooks
Jace Sternberger
11Philip Rivers
David Johnson
Marvin Jones
Rob Gronkowski
12Aaron Rodgers
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Allen Robinson
Jonnu Smith
13Justin Herbert
Mark Ingram
Will Fuller
Irv Smith
14Ryan Fitzpatrick
Kerryon Johnson
Julio Jones
Jimmy Graham
15Nick Foles
J.K. Dobbins
Justin Jefferson
O.J. Howard

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.