FanDuel NBA Sim Sports Picks for 3/24/20
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 their 2019-20 season.
Matchups don't come into play, and 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.
It's free to enter, and here are some potential standout picks.
A rule of thumb in NBA DFS is finding certain value thresholds. For example, seeking players who can score 5.0 FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary. This is known as "five-times value" or "5x." The reason for that is if you max out your $60,000 budget and every player in your lineup scores exactly 5.0 points per $1,000, you'll total 300.0 FanDuel points. That's a good starting point.
Of course, for bigger totals, you'll want to shoot for 6x or higher, and for safety, 4x is a fine mark to uncover. What you will typically find is that the more expensive players hit 4x value often (because their roles are secure but their prices are high enough that they really need a huge game to pay off big price tags) and cheaper players hit 6x more frequently (because their bigger games are less about 50-point triple-doubles and more about a simple double-double at a cheaper price).
These tables include the top-eight performers at each position based on how many times this season they had games that hit our three different value thresholds when compared to their current price for today's contest.
In parenthesis, you can see how often a player hit the given threshold. For example, Lonzo Ball returned 4x value in 70% of his games, 5x value in 54% of his games, and 6x value in 32% of his games.
|PG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||De'Aaron Fox (0.85)||De'Anthony Melton (0.6)||De'Anthony Melton (0.4)|
|2||Kyle Lowry (0.83)||Kyle Lowry (0.55)||Ja Morant (0.37)|
|3||Collin Sexton (0.77)||De'Aaron Fox (0.54)||Rajon Rondo (0.33)|
|4||De'Anthony Melton (0.71)||Lonzo Ball (0.54)||Lonzo Ball (0.32)|
|5||Lonzo Ball (0.7)||Terry Rozier (0.52)||Darius Garland (0.31)|
|6||Terry Rozier (0.7)||Ja Morant (0.52)||Terry Rozier (0.3)|
|7||Ja Morant (0.67)||Darius Garland (0.49)||Tyus Jones (0.29)|
|8||Darius Garland (0.66)||Tyus Jones (0.48)||Cory Joseph (0.28)|
|SG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Fred VanVleet (0.77)||Buddy Hield (0.55)||Josh Hart (0.39)|
|2||Jrue Holiday (0.75)||Dillon Brooks (0.55)||Dillon Brooks (0.38)|
|3||Devonte' Graham (0.73)||Fred VanVleet (0.54)||JJ Redick (0.37)|
|4||Buddy Hield (0.73)||Devonte' Graham (0.53)||Malik Monk (0.36)|
|5||Josh Hart (0.72)||JJ Redick (0.52)||Cody Martin (0.33)|
|6||CJ McCollum (0.71)||Jrue Holiday (0.5)||Norman Powell (0.32)|
|7||JJ Redick (0.7)||CJ McCollum (0.5)||Bogdan Bogdanovic (0.31)|
|8||Dillon Brooks (0.69)||Josh Hart (0.49)||Danny Green (0.31)|
|SF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||LeBron James (0.84)||Rodney Hood (0.62)||Josh Jackson (0.44)|
|2||Brandon Ingram (0.79)||Harrison Barnes (0.58)||OG Anunoby (0.41)|
|3||Harrison Barnes (0.75)||Cedi Osman (0.57)||Cedi Osman (0.38)|
|4||Cedi Osman (0.71)||Josh Jackson (0.56)||Harrison Barnes (0.37)|
|5||Pascal Siakam (0.7)||Brandon Ingram (0.55)||Trevor Ariza (0.36)|
|6||Miles Bridges (0.68)||Miles Bridges (0.53)||Kent Bazemore (0.33)|
|7||Josh Jackson (0.67)||OG Anunoby (0.52)||Rodney Hood (0.29)|
|8||Rodney Hood (0.67)||Kent Bazemore (0.48)||Miles Bridges (0.29)|
|PF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Zion Williamson (0.86)||Kevin Love (0.61)||Nemanja Bjelica (0.38)|
|2||Jaren Jackson (0.76)||Zion Williamson (0.57)||Kyle Kuzma (0.35)|
|3||Kevin Love (0.75)||Brandon Clarke (0.57)||Richaun Holmes (0.33)|
|4||Brandon Clarke (0.75)||Jaren Jackson (0.56)||Serge Ibaka (0.32)|
|5||Anthony Davis (0.71)||Serge Ibaka (0.54)||Larry Nance (0.32)|
|6||P.J. Washington (0.71)||Richaun Holmes (0.53)||Brandon Clarke (0.31)|
|7||Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (0.71)||P.J. Washington (0.51)||Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (0.31)|
|8||Serge Ibaka (0.7)||Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (0.5)||Jabari Parker (0.3)|
|C||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Marc Gasol (0.75)||Tristan Thompson (0.54)||Bismack Biyombo (0.38)|
|2||Cody Zeller (0.74)||Cody Zeller (0.52)||Marc Gasol (0.36)|
|3||Andre Drummond (0.72)||Alex Len (0.51)||Gorgui Dieng (0.36)|
|4||Hassan Whiteside (0.72)||JaVale McGee (0.51)||Dwight Howard (0.35)|
|5||Tristan Thompson (0.72)||Marc Gasol (0.5)||Cody Zeller (0.33)|
|6||Derrick Favors (0.7)||Jonas Valanciunas (0.48)||Alex Len (0.33)|
|7||Jonas Valanciunas (0.66)||Gorgui Dieng (0.47)||Derrick Favors (0.33)|
|8||Gorgui Dieng (0.64)||Dwight Howard (0.47)||Jonas Valanciunas (0.31)|