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NFL Sim Sports Picks for 6/5/20 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, Dalvin Cook is projected to score 17.35 FanDuel points at a salary of $8,600 (2.02 FanDuel points per $1,000).

RankQBRBWRTE
1Matt Ryan
(2.54)
Cam Akers
(2.05)
Diontae Johnson
(1.97)
George Kittle
(1.59)
2Jimmy Garoppolo
(2.49)
Dalvin Cook
(2.02)
Calvin Ridley
(1.82)
Hayden Hurst
(1.50)
3Jared Goff
(2.47)
Austin Ekeler
(2.01)
JuJu Smith-Schuster
(1.81)
Rob Gronkowski
(1.41)
4Deshaun Watson
(2.43)
Todd Gurley
(1.96)
Adam Thielen
(1.80)
Hunter Henry
(1.35)
5Ben Roethlisberger
(2.42)
Ezekiel Elliott
(1.94)
Robert Woods
(1.80)
Tyler Higbee
(1.35)
6Tom Brady
(2.40)
Kenyan Drake
(1.94)
Julio Jones
(1.76)
Evan Engram
(1.34)
7Kirk Cousins
(2.40)
Saquon Barkley
(1.91)
Mike Evans
(1.76)
Michael Gesicki
(1.34)
8Dak Prescott
(2.39)
James Conner
(1.82)
Chris Godwin
(1.75)
Noah Fant
(1.31)
9Daniel Jones
(2.36)
Nick Chubb
(1.80)
Courtland Sutton
(1.73)
Kyle Rudolph
(1.31)
10Drew Lock
(2.28)
Raheem Mostert
(1.80)
Terry McLaurin
(1.71)
Chris Herndon
(1.28)
11Kyler Murray
(2.25)
David Johnson
(1.76)
Deebo Samuel
(1.70)
Eric Ebron
(1.24)
12Aaron Rodgers
(2.23)
Kareem Hunt
(1.74)
CeeDee Lamb
(1.70)
Blake Jarwin
(1.23)
13Baker Mayfield
(2.23)
Tevin Coleman
(1.73)
Cooper Kupp
(1.69)
Austin Hooper
(1.21)
14Dwayne Haskins
(2.17)
Le'Veon Bell
(1.72)
Keenan Allen
(1.68)
Jace Sternberger
(1.19)
15Sam Darnold
(2.14)
Ke'Shawn Vaughn
(1.72)
Sterling Shepard
(1.68)
Jonnu Smith
(1.11)




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.