NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/8/20 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.

1 George Hill James Harden Giannis Antetokounmpo Daniel Theis Ivica Zubac
2 Chris Paul Khris Middleton Danilo Gallinari Nerlens Noel Rudy Gobert
3 Kyle Lowry Donte DiVincenzo Gordon Hayward Christian Wood Montrezl Harrell
4 Eric Bledsoe Norman Powell T.J. Warren Brandon Clarke Chris Boucher
5 Kemba Walker JJ Redick OG Anunoby Kawhi Leonard Steven Adams
6 Shaquille Harrison Terence Davis Pascal Siakam Ersan Ilyasova Jonas Valanciunas
7 Patrick Beverley Devin Booker Jaylen Brown Richaun Holmes Enes Kanter
8 De'Aaron Fox Fred VanVleet Paul George Domantas Sabonis Tony Bradley
9 Tyus Jones Pat Connaughton Doug McDermott Jayson Tatum Jaxson Hayes
10 Jordan McLaughlin Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Justin Holiday Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Karl-Anthony Towns
11 Russell Westbrook Kyle Korver Brandon Ingram Serge Ibaka Derrick Favors
12 T.J. McConnell Donovan Mitchell Mikal Bridges Nemanja Bjelica Brook Lopez

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.