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  • ripking

    Does anyone play these? Is there any way to watch? Is there an edge? I’ve been playing the last couple of days and have min cashed for 25 cents.

  • Golfnut04240

    I’ve played DK sims and have won $3. Atlanta scored 220 points in one game! Not 120…TWO HUNDRED TWENTY points!

  • realphipps

    When the NFL returns, draft Lesean McCoy in fantasy. He’s the offspring of Jim Brown and Barry Sanders. This kid is gonna make noise.

  • ifthethunder

    Ted Ginn Jr.: 1 RecTD, 43 RecYds, 3 REC

    Michael Thomas: 2 RecYds, 59 RuYds

    Still have the 4th quarter, but I’m getting an idea about this: just do the dumbest thing you can think of. It just might work!
    ~

  • TheDataDetective

    • Blogger of the Month

    These Madden NFL sim contests are just terrible…pure luck. I much preferred the ones where actual player scores from the past season we’re randomly selected. At least those involved some basic strategy.

  • ripking

    Glad Andrew Wiggins is just as bad in sims as regular fantasy

  • Smallchimp

    @TheDataDetective said...

    These Madden NFL sim contests are just terrible…pure luck. I much preferred the ones where actual player scores from the past season we’re randomly selected. At least those involved some basic strategy.

    Eh that’s kind of boring imo. It just becomes an entirely statistics and probability game without any excitement. Madden sims are far from perfect, but at least it’s an attempt at giving people a game to play

  • infantryboys

    Any chance DK starts offering horse racing contests like FD is doing?

  • JH822547

    Aren’t these Madden sims supposed to be intelligent, Baltimore two scores down with two minutes left and they just run it up the gut.

  • DefinitelyMiami

    @JH822547 said...

    Aren’t these Madden sims supposed to be intelligent, Baltimore two scores down with two minutes left and they just run it up the gut.

    Why is Brady playing, or are the rosters based on the 19/20 season?

  • ripking

    Can’t decide which is easier to lose at, esports or simulation games?

  • JH822547

    @DefinitelyMiami said...

    Why is Brady playing, or are the rosters based on the 19/20 season?

    I guess so, would have been kind of fun to see Brady ‘playing’ for Tampa in a game.

  • ifthethunder

    @Smallchimp said...

    Madden sims are far from perfect, but at least it’s an attempt at giving people a game to play

    Phillip Dorsett (the II) and Tom Brady just beat Baltimore. I agree it’s giving people a chance to play. But this is like picking a race horse because you like his name.
    ~

  • Smallchimp

    @ifthethunder said...

    Phillip Dorsett (the II) and Tom Brady just beat Baltimore. I agree it’s giving people a chance to play. But this is like picking a race horse because you like his name.
    ~

    Honestly, my biggest gripe is that the settings used aren’t really conducive to a “fantasy scoring” environment. I understand they’re using Madden defaults, but that isn’t really accurate. Too few plays are run in 6 minutes and custom slider settings are commonplace due to notoriously wonky presets. Even bumping up to 8 minute quarters would do a lot to get players honest volume.

    That being said, this feels a lot more fun (to me) than the applied probability game that the previous version of the game mode was. It’s something to sweat that doesn’t just feel like a math problem. I’m all for some math, but sports are all about the tilt of unreasonable stuff happening. It’d just be nice if they put in more effort to customize the sims for the platform.

  • Smallchimp

    I’ve been letting Madden sim in the background and it seems to LOVE Kendrick Bourne. Him, 49ers DST, and Robbie Gould seem like the logical starting point based on my game. Hill has been extremely spotty while Watkins and Kelce seem to get more of the action. Williams and Coleman are alright, especially because of Mahomes constantly checking down to the former.

  • Taterchipdip

    First and foremost THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! DRAFT KINGS for giving us these video games so we can win free DK Dollars!!! I have ZERO so far, but who cares? Free is free! This way all us DFS players wont go totally insane!!!

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    These Madden NFL sim contests are just terrible…pure luck. I much preferred the ones where actual player scores from the past season we’re randomly selected. At least those involved some basic strategy.
    Eh that’s kind of boring imo. It just becomes an entirely statistics and probability game without any excitement. Madden sims are far from perfect, but at least it’s an attempt at giving people a game to play
    Honestly, my biggest gripe is that the settings used aren’t really conducive to a “fantasy scoring” environment. I understand they’re using Madden defaults, but that isn’t really accurate. Too few plays are run in 6 minutes and custom slider settings are commonplace due to notoriously wonky presets. Even bumping up to 8 minute quarters would do a lot to get players honest volume.
    That being said, this feels a lot more fun (to me) than the applied probability game that the previous version of the game mode was. It’s something to sweat that doesn’t just feel like a math problem. I’m all for some math, but sports are all about the tilt of unreasonable stuff happening. It’d just be nice if they put in more effort to customize the sims for the platform.

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  • jayzee666

    I am finding that these SIM games are eerily accurate. I have the same if not more snowflakes as I do in real games!
    The accurate programming is making me feel as if sports are going on as normal!!

  • TheDataDetective

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Smallchimp said...

    Eh that’s kind of boring imo. It just becomes an entirely statistics and probability game without any excitement. Madden sims are far from perfect, but at least it’s an attempt at giving people a game to play

    Mahomes with 60 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT in the 4th quarter. Still prefer these Madden sims?

  • Smallchimp

    @TheDataDetective said...

    Mahomes with 60 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT in the 4th quarter. Still prefer these Madden sims?

    Seeing as I won a quarter, I’m not too bummed out. As I said, the sims aren’t perfect, but they’re at least kind of exciting. And I didn’t take Mahomes actually, in multiple simulations of the game, he typically wasn’t a top scorer. Bourne was projected highly, he did well. SF defense was solid in my runs and they were solid in the game. I’m kicking myself for not playing Coleman, he was projected as 8th best option in my runs (although there were a couple explosive games I should’ve paid more attention to. Kelce was projected the #2 scorer (he was right up there in the game), and every single simulation Garoppolo outperformed Mahomes.

    The sims are hokey, but it’s at least more football-y than “do math” like the old sims

  • Smallchimp

    @Smallchimp said...

    I’ve been letting Madden sim in the background and it seems to LOVE Kendrick Bourne. Him, 49ers DST, and Robbie Gould seem like the logical starting point based on my game. Hill has been extremely spotty while Watkins and Kelce seem to get more of the action. Williams and Coleman are alright, especially because of Mahomes constantly checking down to the former.

    Not awful

  • TheDataDetective

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Smallchimp said...

    every single simulation Garoppolo outperformed Mahomes.

    That tells you how accurate these Madden sims are. Usually “sim” implies a simulation of reality, or at least a plausible outcome. Oh well, it’s certainly better than nothing…

  • fightingjohn

    THE NBA sims are just awful when teams are scoring 200!!!!!!!!!! and 150!!!!!! Com on DK, get your act together

  • snellman

    @Smallchimp said...

    I’ve been letting Madden sim in the background and it seems to LOVE Kendrick Bourne. Him, 49ers DST, and Robbie Gould seem like the logical starting point based on my game. Hill has been extremely spotty while Watkins and Kelce seem to get more of the action. Williams and Coleman are alright, especially because of Mahomes constantly checking down to the former.

    What is your simulation showing today. (Thought we had EA access to run some Madden but we don’t). I won $.50 yesterday thanks to your sim

  • Smallchimp

    @snellman said...

    What is your simulation showing today. (Thought we had EA access to run some Madden but we don’t). I won $.50 yesterday thanks to your sim

    Awesome that you won some decent cash! I’m running some sims right now, I’ll post my results later. Focusing on the 8:00 PM game, so I’ll be giving Philly/Dallas players.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    THE NBA sims are just awful when teams are scoring 200!!!!!!!!!! and 150!!!!!! Com on DK, get your act together

    Must be something about the month of March that has all the simulations acting up, including the one we’re living in. [insert rimshot sound effect here]

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