NBA Sim Sports Picks for 5/21/20 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 Khris Middleton Giannis Antetokounmpo Anthony Davis Ivica Zubac
2 Chris Paul Donte DiVincenzo LeBron James Daniel Theis JaVale McGee
3 Luka Doncic Norman Powell Danilo Gallinari Nerlens Noel Montrezl Harrell
4 Seth Curry Delon Wright Gordon Hayward Kawhi Leonard Dwight Howard
5 Kyle Lowry Terence Davis T.J. Warren Ersan Ilyasova Chris Boucher
6 Eric Bledsoe Fred VanVleet OG Anunoby Domantas Sabonis Nikola Jokic
7 Kemba Walker Pat Connaughton Pascal Siakam Jayson Tatum Steven Adams
8 Patrick Beverley Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Jaylen Brown Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Enes Kanter
9 Monte Morris Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Paul George Maxi Kleber Dwight Powell
10 Jamal Murray Kyle Korver Doug McDermott Paul Millsap Mason Plumlee
11 T.J. McConnell Marcus Smart Tim Hardaway Serge Ibaka Brook Lopez
12 Malcolm Brogdon Matt Thomas Justin Holiday Michael Porter Cody Zeller

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.