NBA Sim Sports Picks for 7/4/20 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. This includes only players with at least 15.0 FanDuel points per game in the simulated formats so far.

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.

1George HillJames HardenGiannis AntetokounmpoAnthony DavisMitchell Robinson
2Damian LillardKhris MiddletonLeBron JamesAl HorfordJaVale McGee
3Eric BledsoeDonte DiVincenzoTobias HarrisDaniel GaffordDwight Howard
4Ben SimmonsDeMar DeRozanBrandon IngramLaMarcus AldridgeHassan Whiteside
5Shaquille HarrisonJJ RedickJonathan IsaacIsaiah HartensteinJaxson Hayes
6Shake MiltonKentavious Caldwell-PopeRodney HoodZion WilliamsonJoel Embiid
7Russell WestbrookEvan FournierDanuel HouseTaj GibsonDerrick Favors
8Michael Carter-WilliamsDanny GreenMaurice HarklessJeff GreenJakob Poeltl
9Derrick WhiteJrue HolidayChandler HutchisonNicolo MelliBrook Lopez
10Alex CarusoZach LaVineMatisse ThybulleLuke KornetNikola Vucevic
11D.J. AugustinAlec BurksDenzel ValentineLauri MarkkanenWendell Carter
12Dejounte MurrayWesley MatthewsTrevor ArizaKhem BirchTyson Chandler

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.