NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/6/20 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 HardenT.J. WarrenBrandon ClarkeRudy Gobert
2Seth CurryDelon WrightTobias HarrisDomantas SabonisMitchell Robinson
3Ben SimmonsJJ RedickDoug McDermottMaxi KleberJonas Valanciunas
4Shake MiltonDevin BookerTim HardawayAl HorfordTony Bradley
5Tyus JonesDonovan MitchellJustin HolidayKristaps PorzingisJaxson Hayes
6Russell WestbrookJordan ClarksonBrandon IngramLarry NanceJoel Embiid
7T.J. McConnellBen McLemoreDorian Finney-SmithIsaiah HartensteinDwight Powell
8Malcolm BrogdonJrue HolidayMikal BridgesZion WilliamsonDerrick Favors
9Jalen BrunsonJeremy LambBojan BogdanovicCheick DialloBoban Marjanovic
10Ricky RubioCourtney LeeJaKarr SampsonTaj GibsonWillie Cauley-Stein
11Ja MorantAllonzo TrierJoe InglesGeorges NiangGorgui Dieng
12J.J. BareaAlec BurksKelly OubreJaren JacksonKyle O'Quinn

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.