NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/17/20 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.

1Damian LillardJimmy ButlerDanilo GallinariDaniel TheisHassan Whiteside
2Chris PaulNorman PowellDerrick JonesNerlens NoelChris Boucher
3Luka DoncicDelon WrightGordon HaywardChristian WoodNikola Jokic
4Seth CurryJJ RedickOG AnunobyBrandon ClarkeSteven Adams
5Kyle LowryDuncan RobinsonTobias HarrisBam AdebayoJonas Valanciunas
6Ben SimmonsTerence DavisPascal SiakamJayson TatumEnes Kanter
7Kemba WalkerFred VanVleetJaylen BrownRondae Hollis-JeffersonJaxson Hayes
8Shaquille HarrisonShai Gilgeous-AlexanderTim HardawayMaxi KleberJoel Embiid
9Shake MiltonBradley BealBrandon IngramPaul MillsapDwight Powell
10Monte MorrisEvan FournierDorian Finney-SmithSerge IbakaKarl-Anthony Towns
11Jamal MurrayMarcus SmartWill BartonAl HorfordDerrick Favors
12Tyus JonesMatt ThomasJonathan IsaacMichael PorterMason Plumlee

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.