NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/1/20 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 one of their top 25 historical comparisons based on numberFire's algorithm.

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.

The best part? It's free to enter.

Here are some potential standout picks.

Best Values

Because player similarities are tied to numberFire's player evaluations, it makes sense to dig into those efficiency metrics to uncover possible value.

Here are the best positional values based on a player's given FanDuel salary versus his nERD score.

For the most part, this is going to be a list of studly, efficient players, but exercise caution with some lower-tier names who happen to pop in terms of efficiency.

1George HillKhris MiddletonGiannis AntetokounmpoBrandon ClarkeRudy Gobert
2Eric BledsoeDonte DiVincenzoT.J. WarrenErsan IlyasovaMitchell Robinson
3Ben SimmonsDevin BookerTobias HarrisRichaun HolmesJonas Valanciunas
4Trae YoungPat ConnaughtonDoug McDermottDomantas SabonisTony Bradley
5Shaquille HarrisonKyle KorverJustin HolidayJohn CollinsJoel Embiid
6Shake MiltonDonovan MitchellMikal BridgesAl HorfordClint Capela
7De'Aaron FoxJordan ClarksonBojan BogdanovicNemanja BjelicaBrook Lopez
8Tyus JonesJeremy LambJaKarr SampsonDaniel GaffordDamian Jones
9T.J. McConnellDillon BrooksJoe InglesCheick DialloMarquese Chriss
10Malcolm BrogdonZach LaVineKent BazemoreTaj GibsonCody Zeller
11Ricky RubioAllonzo TrierKelly OubreHarry GilesGorgui Dieng
12Jordan PooleAlec BurksCaleb MartinGeorges NiangWendell Carter

The author of this article has no involvement with the NBA Sim Sports simulations powered by numberFire and has no knowledge of the results of tonight’s contest.