NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/5/20 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 AntetokounmpoAnthony DavisIvica Zubac
2Damian LillardJimmy ButlerLeBron JamesDaniel TheisJaVale McGee
3Chris PaulDonte DiVincenzoDanilo GallinariNerlens NoelMontrezl Harrell
4Eric BledsoeDeMar DeRozanDerrick JonesJarrett AllenDwight Howard
5Kemba WalkerDuncan RobinsonGordon HaywardChristian WoodHassan Whiteside
6Spencer DinwiddiePat ConnaughtonT.J. WarrenKawhi LeonardDeAndre Jordan
7Kyrie IrvingShai Gilgeous-AlexanderJaylen BrownErsan IlyasovaNikola Jokic
8Shaquille HarrisonKentavious Caldwell-PopePaul GeorgeBam AdebayoSteven Adams
9Patrick BeverleyKyle KorverDoug McDermottRichaun HolmesEnes Kanter
10Monte MorrisBradley BealJustin HolidayDomantas SabonisKarl-Anthony Towns
11Jamal MurrayEvan FournierWill BartonJayson TatumMason Plumlee
12De'Aaron FoxMarcus SmartJonathan IsaacPaul MillsapJakob Poeltl

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.