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RC: ‘Faux' (2.0) 2019 Computer Simulated NFL Season (Wild Card Playoffs)

Date:
July 20, 2019 10:35 AM
July 28, 2019 5:27 PM

Intro: Xavier Cromartie and I did our annual post-draft, summer computer simulated seasons from each of our data, and posted that in early June 2019 (Faux 1.0). Since then, I’ve had a chance to further study the draft prospects and UDFAs, researched the teams/players/coaches for our fantasy football draft guide, and looked at each team’s personnel/salary cap situation. With more study/research, some things have changed in my team/player expectations for 2019.

With that, I give you my Faux 2.0 computer simulated season to see what might have changed on outcomes, and there are a few playoff-worthy changes to report. Like usual, each day, I’ll release three weeks of results at a time with some basic notes on things and the entire records/standings to that point.

 

 Faux 2.0 Wild Card Playoffs…

 

 

AFC:

#5 Houston at #4 Cleveland

The Browns win 74% of the simulations.

We had this matchup in Faux 1.0, and it’s still a pretty similar result. Can you imagine the excitement for the week leading up to and the game of the Browns going to New England for the Divisional playoffs?

 

#6 Pittsburgh at #3 Kansas City

The Chiefs win 78% of the simulations.

This is also an identical matchup from Faux 1.0, with a similar result. Kansas City will, again, face Jacksonville in the Divisional round of our simulations 2.0.

 

 

NFC:

#5 Dallas at #4 Philadelphia

Dallas wins 51% of the simulations.

By the narrowest of margins, the road team pulls an upset. The Eagles won the division on a tiebreaker. The teams split in the regular season and Dallas moves on from here to face the Rams, whom they’ve already beaten in the regular season (at Dallas).

 

#6 Arizona at #3 Green Bay

Green Bay wins 55% of the simulations.

Too much to ask for the upstart Cardinals to go to Green Bay in January and win a playoff game. The Packers head to New Orleans next game.

 

Coming up tomorrow:

 

AFC:

#4 Cleveland at #1 New England

#3 Kansas City at #2 Jacksonville

 

NFC:

#5 Dallas at #1 L.A. Rams

#3 Green Bay at #2 New Orleans


 

 

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R.C. Fischer is a fantasy football player analyst for Fantasy Football Metrics and College Football Metrics. 

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