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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.

  • XxHeisenbergxX

    @ifthethunder said...

    Ha! Meanwhile, the vaunted Miami defense held Damien Williams of KC to 78 yards, no catches or TD. And Miles Sanders got a bit less. It’s almost like the sim said to itself, “Everybody plays these guys because they crush it every game. So today we’ll give it to Frank Gore and Kerryon Johnson. And Reuben Foster!!”

    I can’t complain, though. A free 25 cents for me from this one.

    Yeah on these sims you have to try and figure out which players are going to get shafted daily…and TE 2, 3 and 4 are extremely popular…a guy won a showdown between Vikings and Redskins using Sprinkle and Davis (Washington’s back up TE’s who never catch a pass and both got TD’s) so they are pretty much a joke.

  • ifthethunder

    I finally won some money in a ticket contest (but not a ticket, too many people tied for 1st).

    https://www.draftkings.com/contest/gamecenter/87546673?uc=1969122806#/
    ~

  • dragon1952

    I’ve won nearly $50 playing these but after a while I just started trying to pick unlikely outcomes. I still don’t get it though how today for example Deandre Hopkins has no stats at all vs the Redskins with 1:32 left in the 4th. There’s no sense in that.

  • ryanprzy

    @ifthethunder said...

    The sims have nothing to do with reality. They are based on player ratings for a range of characteristics and the A.I. running the game based on same.

    I think what they’re doing is selecting a random game’s box score from the current NBA season for every player who appeared in at least 10 games.

    If that’s the case, then it IS based on real life. And very weird, lol.

    I’ve been going off my memory of games from the season where certain guys stepped in for an injured player and just blew up… hoping for those types of games to hit.

    Another thing to remember I think is pace. In this format, the teams facing each other aren’t really facing each other, so a slower team like the Pistons won’t affect the Bucks’ blistering pace.

  • ifthethunder

    @ryanprzy said...

    I think what they’re doing is selecting a random game’s box score from the current NBA season for every player who appeared in at least 10 games.

    Agreed, I started reading DKs playbook so I’d stop being so mystified. Andre Drummond, for instance, can’t possibly put up the numbers he used to thanks to the role he has now in Cleveland. But if the selected game was one from when he was in Detroit, it can and does happen in the sim.

    OTOH, the NFL Madden sims are based on the ratings that the players have and the a.i. running the game. It’s more of an artificial dumbness, tho. For instance, a team that absolutely needs a TD to win the game with little left on the clock will let time tick down. Then call a timeout. And then kick a field goal. Over and over. It’s maddening. But at least we have real golf and NASCAR back.
    ~

  • clrockny24

    for the nfl sims, hitting the right wr 2/3/4 as captain seems to be key. Occasionally, an RB or QB at captain can be the optimal play, but I’ve seen random WR’s be in the captain spot.

    For example, I tied for 1st for $40 in a colts-lions showdown on monday. I had Golladay, Jones jr., Ebron, and both QBs at flex. My captain? Chester Rogers. He was also 0.5% owned at the captain spot.

  • jayzee666

    I find these SIMs pretty accurate! My powers are actually increased. I am causing super studs to have 0 point games every day! This is just practise for me for when the real games comes back. It allows me to hone my snowflaking skills.
    That is the only downfall – no snowflake symbols? That is a big part of my game!!

  • clrockny24

    dk has paid nfl sims now! can we get some projections going?

  • JustDFSin

    @clrockny24 said...

    dk has paid nfl sims now! can we get some projections going?

    DK is smart. Introduce paid sims so if there is no football people can still get in action. Imagine if all sports get cancelled people will wager on game sims across the board in simulation land Baseball sims will come next.

  • Magyc

    Where can we find a list of states where paid simulations are available?

  • jgadharf

    Looks like there is going to be big overlay in the 12 noon slate. Too bad I can’t play because Michigan is apparently on the restricted state list, which I don’t get because we can play everything else on DK.

  • DarrinJ21

    @Magyc said...

    Where can we find a list of states where paid simulations are available?

    Magyc,

    If you reside in a state where sports gambling isn’t legal then I don’t believe the paid simulations will show up for you.

    If that’s not the case then just go to the NFL tab in DraftKings, it will show all the games for the upcoming day.

  • yisman

    I don’t know which states the paid sims are legal in. NJ and NY can’t play.

  • DraftKings_CM

    • DraftKings Representative

    Where can we find a list of states where paid simulations are available?

    If that’s not the case then just go to the NFL tab in DraftKings, it will show all the games for the upcoming day.

    I don’t know which states the paid sims are legal in. NJ and NY can’t play.

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