NFL Sim Sports Picks for 7/6/20 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, Ezekiel Elliott is projected to score 17.44 FanDuel points at a salary of $8,000 (2.18 FanDuel points per $1,000).

1Patrick Mahomes
Ezekiel Elliott
Terry McLaurin
Travis Kelce
2Dak Prescott
Michael Thomas
George Kittle
3Daniel Jones
Miles Sanders
D.K. Metcalf
Blake Jarwin
4Jimmy Garoppolo
Saquon Barkley
CeeDee Lamb
Evan Engram
5Carson Wentz
Raheem Mostert
Golden Tate
Dallas Goedert
6Russell Wilson
Alvin Kamara
Mecole Hardman
Zach Ertz
7Drew Brees
Tevin Coleman
Tyreek Hill
Jared Cook
8Kyler Murray
Kenyan Drake
Amari Cooper
Greg Olsen
9Dwayne Haskins
Chris Carson
Sterling Shepard
Austin Hooper
10Baker Mayfield
Damien Williams
Michael Gallup
Taysom Hill
11 Kareem Hunt
Emmanuel Sanders
Will Dissly
12 Derrius Guice
Brandon Aiyuk
David Njoku
13 Nick Chubb
Tyler Lockett
Jacob Hollister
14 Tony Pollard
Jalen Reagor
Maxx Williams
15 Latavius Murray
Jarvis Landry
Jeremy Sprinkle

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.