NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/14/20 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 Ben Simmons JJ Redick LeBron James Anthony Davis Mitchell Robinson
2 Spencer Dinwiddie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope T.J. Warren Jarrett Allen JaVale McGee
3 Kyrie Irving Evan Fournier Tobias Harris Richaun Holmes Dwight Howard
4 Trae Young Danny Green Doug McDermott Domantas Sabonis DeAndre Jordan
5 Shake Milton Jrue Holiday Justin Holiday John Collins Nikola Jokic
6 Monte Morris Jeremy Lamb Brandon Ingram Paul Millsap Jaxson Hayes
7 Jamal Murray Allonzo Trier Will Barton Al Horford Joel Embiid
8 De'Aaron Fox Torrey Craig Jonathan Isaac Michael Porter Clint Capela
9 Michael Carter-Williams Alec Burks JaKarr Sampson Nemanja Bjelica Derrick Favors
10 T.J. McConnell Troy Daniels Kent Bazemore Jerami Grant Mason Plumlee
11 Malcolm Brogdon Justin James Jared Dudley Zion Williamson Damian Jones
12 Alex Caruso P.J. Dozier Caleb Martin Taj Gibson Nikola Vucevic

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.