NBA Sim Sports Picks for 4/7/20 on FanDuel
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 slate for a bit of a sweat.
It's free to enter. 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 contests.
In parenthesis, you can see how often a player hit the given threshold. For example, Tobias Harris returned 4x value in 80% of his games and 5x value in 52% of his games.
|PG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Chris Paul (0.77)||Mike Conley (0.62)||Kris Dunn (0.41)|
|2||Collin Sexton (0.77)||De'Anthony Melton (0.6)||Mike Conley (0.4)|
|3||Markelle Fultz (0.75)||Kris Dunn (0.57)||De'Anthony Melton (0.4)|
|4||Ben Simmons (0.73)||Ish Smith (0.55)||Ish Smith (0.38)|
|5||Spencer Dinwiddie (0.73)||Terry Rozier (0.52)||Ja Morant (0.37)|
|6||Goran Dragic (0.72)||Kendrick Nunn (0.52)||Shabazz Napier (0.37)|
|7||Ish Smith (0.72)||Ja Morant (0.52)||D.J. Augustin (0.35)|
|8||Tomas Satoransky (0.71)||Tomas Satoransky (0.51)||Tomas Satoransky (0.34)|
|SG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Jimmy Butler (0.85)||Tyler Herro (0.64)||Josh Richardson (0.46)|
|2||Dennis Schroder (0.78)||Josh Richardson (0.63)||Tyler Herro (0.45)|
|3||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.77)||Dillon Brooks (0.55)||Josh Hart (0.39)|
|4||Zach LaVine (0.75)||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.54)||Dillon Brooks (0.38)|
|5||Jrue Holiday (0.75)||Terrence Ross (0.54)||JJ Redick (0.37)|
|6||Donovan Mitchell (0.75)||Duncan Robinson (0.54)||Malik Monk (0.36)|
|7||Garrett Temple (0.75)||Devonte' Graham (0.53)||Jordan Clarkson (0.35)|
|8||Devonte' Graham (0.73)||JJ Redick (0.52)||Duncan Robinson (0.34)|
|SF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Tobias Harris (0.8)||Glenn Robinson (0.58)||Josh Jackson (0.44)|
|2||Danilo Gallinari (0.79)||Cedi Osman (0.57)||Glenn Robinson (0.4)|
|3||Brandon Ingram (0.76)||Josh Jackson (0.56)||Joe Ingles (0.39)|
|4||Taurean Prince (0.75)||Danilo Gallinari (0.54)||Cedi Osman (0.38)|
|5||Joe Harris (0.73)||Joe Harris (0.54)||Derrick Jones (0.37)|
|6||Bojan Bogdanovic (0.72)||Joe Ingles (0.53)||Joe Harris (0.33)|
|7||Cedi Osman (0.71)||Miles Bridges (0.53)||Troy Brown (0.33)|
|8||Troy Brown (0.7)||Tobias Harris (0.52)||Jae Crowder (0.33)|
|PF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Zion Williamson (0.86)||Kevin Love (0.61)||Nerlens Noel (0.36)|
|2||Bam Adebayo (0.8)||Brandon Clarke (0.57)||Larry Nance (0.32)|
|3||Al Horford (0.77)||Jaren Jackson (0.56)||Brandon Clarke (0.31)|
|4||Aaron Gordon (0.76)||Davis Bertans (0.56)||Jarrett Allen (0.31)|
|5||Jaren Jackson (0.76)||Bam Adebayo (0.55)||Royce O'Neale (0.31)|
|6||Davis Bertans (0.76)||Al Horford (0.55)||Al Horford (0.3)|
|7||Kevin Love (0.75)||P.J. Washington (0.54)||Thaddeus Young (0.3)|
|8||P.J. Washington (0.75)||Nerlens Noel (0.53)||Nicolo Melli (0.3)|
|C||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Wendell Carter (0.79)||Steven Adams (0.54)||Bismack Biyombo (0.38)|
|2||Nikola Vucevic (0.78)||Cody Zeller (0.52)||Ian Mahinmi (0.37)|
|3||Joel Embiid (0.76)||DeAndre Jordan (0.5)||Gorgui Dieng (0.36)|
|4||Andre Drummond (0.75)||Wendell Carter (0.49)||Steven Adams (0.34)|
|5||Rudy Gobert (0.75)||Rudy Gobert (0.48)||Kelly Olynyk (0.34)|
|6||DeAndre Jordan (0.75)||Jonas Valanciunas (0.48)||Cody Zeller (0.33)|
|7||Thomas Bryant (0.74)||Andre Drummond (0.47)||Derrick Favors (0.33)|
|8||Cody Zeller (0.74)||Gorgui Dieng (0.47)||Thomas Bryant (0.32)|