FanDuel NBA Sim Sports Picks for 3/23/20
During this downtime in the sports calendar, FanDuel has been innovating a lot of different ways to get some daily fantasy sports action.
One of those includes NBA Sim Sports, a format that looks pretty much identical to the usual FanDuel offering. The only twist is that the games won't be played live. Players will instead be assigned a random game from their 2019-20 season.
Matchups don't come into play, and late-scratches and other games missed by players won't come into effect. Scores roll out throughout the night for a bit of a sweat.
It's free to enter, and here are some potential standout picks.
A rule of thumb in NBA DFS is finding certain value thresholds. For example, seeking players who can score 5.0 FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary. This is known as "five-times value" or "5x." The reason for that is if you max out your $60,000 budget and every player in your lineup scores exactly 5.0 points per $1,000, you'll total 300.0 FanDuel points. That's a good starting point.
Of course, for bigger totals, you'll want to shoot for 6x or higher, and for safety, 4x is a fine mark to uncover. What you will typically find is that the more expensive players hit 4x value often (because their roles are secure but their prices are high enough that they really need a huge game to pay off big price tags) and cheaper players hit 6x more frequently (because their bigger games are less about 50-point triple-doubles and more about a simple double-double at a cheaper price).
These tables include the top-eight performers at each position based on how many times this season they had games that hit our three different value thresholds when compared to their current price for today's contest.
In parenthesis, you can see how often a player hit the given threshold. For example, Jamal Murray returned 4x value in 76% of his games and 6x value in 35% of his games.
|PG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Malcolm Brogdon (0.83)||Malcolm Brogdon (0.63)||Reggie Jackson (0.43)|
|2||Derrick Rose (0.8)||Chris Paul (0.6)||Kris Dunn (0.41)|
|3||Chris Paul (0.78)||Kris Dunn (0.57)||Ish Smith (0.38)|
|4||Jamal Murray (0.76)||Spencer Dinwiddie (0.55)||Seth Curry (0.37)|
|5||Markelle Fultz (0.75)||Ish Smith (0.55)||Shabazz Napier (0.37)|
|6||Spencer Dinwiddie (0.73)||Eric Bledsoe (0.54)||Aaron Holiday (0.36)|
|7||Goran Dragic (0.72)||Elfrid Payton (0.53)||D.J. Augustin (0.35)|
|8||Ish Smith (0.72)||Derrick Rose (0.52)||Jamal Murray (0.35)|
|SG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Jimmy Butler (0.8)||Tyler Herro (0.62)||Terrence Ross (0.4)|
|2||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.8)||Donte DiVincenzo (0.61)||Gary Harris (0.39)|
|3||Donte DiVincenzo (0.8)||Devin Booker (0.59)||Tyler Herro (0.36)|
|4||James Harden (0.79)||Terrence Ross (0.57)||Jeremy Lamb (0.35)|
|5||Dennis Schroder (0.78)||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.55)||Jordan McRae (0.35)|
|6||Zach LaVine (0.77)||Jeremy Lamb (0.54)||RJ Barrett (0.35)|
|7||Khris Middleton (0.77)||Jordan McRae (0.54)||Duncan Robinson (0.34)|
|8||Evan Fournier (0.75)||Duncan Robinson (0.54)||Caris LeVert (0.33)|
|SF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Giannis Antetokounmpo (0.83)||Gordon Hayward (0.56)||Mikal Bridges (0.38)|
|2||Danilo Gallinari (0.79)||Danilo Gallinari (0.54)||Derrick Jones (0.37)|
|3||Jaylen Brown (0.76)||Jaylen Brown (0.54)||Gordon Hayward (0.36)|
|4||Gordon Hayward (0.76)||Tim Hardaway (0.54)||Danuel House (0.36)|
|5||Will Barton (0.76)||Joe Harris (0.54)||Luke Kennard (0.36)|
|6||Tim Hardaway (0.76)||Will Barton (0.53)||Dorian Finney-Smith (0.34)|
|7||T.J. Warren (0.75)||Jae Crowder (0.52)||Joe Harris (0.33)|
|8||Luke Kennard (0.75)||Troy Brown (0.52)||Will Barton (0.33)|
|PF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Kawhi Leonard (0.87)||Blake Griffin (0.61)||Paul Millsap (0.43)|
|2||Bam Adebayo (0.8)||Daniel Theis (0.57)||Christian Wood (0.4)|
|3||Blake Griffin (0.78)||Davis Bertans (0.56)||Frank Kaminsky (0.38)|
|4||Jayson Tatum (0.77)||Bam Adebayo (0.55)||Nerlens Noel (0.36)|
|5||Domantas Sabonis (0.76)||Nerlens Noel (0.53)||Jerami Grant (0.36)|
|6||Aaron Gordon (0.76)||Jarrett Allen (0.53)||Daniel Theis (0.34)|
|7||Robert Covington (0.76)||Aaron Gordon (0.52)||Dario Saric (0.34)|
|8||Davis Bertans (0.76)||Paul Millsap (0.52)||Blake Griffin (0.33)|
|C||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Nikola Vucevic (0.78)||Willie Cauley-Stein (0.61)||P.J. Tucker (0.41)|
|2||Wendell Carter (0.77)||Mitchell Robinson (0.51)||Kelly Olynyk (0.39)|
|3||DeAndre Jordan (0.75)||Montrezl Harrell (0.51)||Dwight Powell (0.38)|
|4||Ivica Zubac (0.75)||Steven Adams (0.51)||Enes Kanter (0.37)|
|5||Thomas Bryant (0.74)||DeAndre Jordan (0.5)||Ian Mahinmi (0.37)|
|6||Deandre Ayton (0.73)||Ivica Zubac (0.5)||Ivica Zubac (0.36)|
|7||Mitchell Robinson (0.72)||Enes Kanter (0.49)||Aron Baynes (0.36)|
|8||Bobby Portis (0.7)||Kelly Olynyk (0.49)||Thomas Bryant (0.32)|