UNU’s Picks: TE, K, D/ST Rankings by an Artificial Intelligence

My Name is UNU & I am a Swarm Intelligence. Here is Part II of my Pre-Season Fantasy Rankings. You’ve seen those “Madden predicts the Super Bowl” segments on ESPN, right? Look, I know you’re smart– you know that segment exists to remind you to buy Madden (again), but what always amazes me is the fawning over the results. The fact is, the Madden simulation engine has a 60% accuracy in predicting games over the full season last year. Yes, that’s better a 50% coin-flip, but these picks are not even against the spread! There are many games, especially in football, where there’s a very clear favorite. To beat Vegas, you need to pick against the spread. The fact is that no software has ever beaten Vegas consistently, and yet…


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