NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/2/20 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.

1Luka DoncicJames HardenLeBron JamesAnthony DavisNikola Jokic
2Damian LillardBradley BealPaul GeorgeKawhi LeonardAndre Drummond
3Russell WestbrookJimmy ButlerPascal SiakamBam AdebayoNikola Vucevic
4Kyle LowryJrue HolidayBrandon IngramKristaps PorzingisHassan Whiteside
5Lonzo BallDeMar DeRozanJonathan IsaacLaMarcus AldridgeMontrezl Harrell
6Jamal MurrayFred VanVleetWill BartonKevin LoveTristan Thompson
7Derrick RoseCJ McCollumCarmelo AnthonyZion WilliamsonDerrick Favors
8Collin SextonEvan FournierMarcus MorrisAaron GordonThomas Bryant
9Dejounte MurrayLou WilliamsLuke KennardSerge IbakaMarc Gasol
10Goran DragicNorman PowellJae CrowderRobert CovingtonDwight Howard
11Markelle FultzTerrence RossOG AnunobyBlake GriffinDwight Powell
12Kendrick NunnBruce BrownTim HardawayDavis BertansWillie Cauley-Stein

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.