NBA Sim Sports Picks for 4/6/20 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 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. 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 contests.
In parenthesis, you can see how often a player hit the given threshold. For example, Brandon Ingram returned 4x value in 76% of his games and 5x value in 52% of his games.
|PG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Malcolm Brogdon (0.83)||Malcolm Brogdon (0.63)||Reggie Jackson (0.43)|
|2||Chris Paul (0.77)||De'Anthony Melton (0.6)||Kris Dunn (0.41)|
|3||Markelle Fultz (0.75)||Kris Dunn (0.57)||De'Anthony Melton (0.4)|
|4||Ben Simmons (0.73)||Ish Smith (0.55)||Ish Smith (0.38)|
|5||Spencer Dinwiddie (0.73)||Terry Rozier (0.52)||Ja Morant (0.37)|
|6||Ish Smith (0.72)||Ja Morant (0.52)||Shabazz Napier (0.37)|
|7||Tomas Satoransky (0.71)||Tomas Satoransky (0.51)||Aaron Holiday (0.36)|
|8||Patrick Beverley (0.71)||D.J. Augustin (0.51)||D.J. Augustin (0.35)|
|SG||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Dennis Schroder (0.78)||Josh Richardson (0.63)||Josh Richardson (0.46)|
|2||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.77)||Damion Lee (0.57)||Josh Hart (0.39)|
|3||Zach LaVine (0.75)||Dillon Brooks (0.55)||Dillon Brooks (0.38)|
|4||Jrue Holiday (0.75)||Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (0.54)||JJ Redick (0.37)|
|5||Garrett Temple (0.75)||Jeremy Lamb (0.54)||Malik Monk (0.36)|
|6||Jeremy Lamb (0.74)||Terrence Ross (0.54)||Jeremy Lamb (0.35)|
|7||Devonte' Graham (0.73)||Devonte' Graham (0.53)||Terrence Ross (0.32)|
|8||Lou Williams (0.73)||JJ Redick (0.52)||Garrett Temple (0.31)|
|SF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Tobias Harris (0.8)||Glenn Robinson (0.58)||Josh Jackson (0.44)|
|2||Danilo Gallinari (0.79)||Josh Jackson (0.56)||Glenn Robinson (0.4)|
|3||Brandon Ingram (0.76)||Danilo Gallinari (0.54)||Joe Harris (0.33)|
|4||T.J. Warren (0.75)||Joe Harris (0.54)||Troy Brown (0.33)|
|5||Taurean Prince (0.75)||Miles Bridges (0.53)||Tobias Harris (0.31)|
|6||Joe Harris (0.73)||Tobias Harris (0.52)||Jonathan Isaac (0.31)|
|7||Troy Brown (0.7)||Brandon Ingram (0.52)||Kyle Anderson (0.31)|
|8||Paul George (0.69)||Troy Brown (0.52)||Taurean Prince (0.3)|
|PF||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Kawhi Leonard (0.87)||Brandon Clarke (0.57)||Nerlens Noel (0.36)|
|2||Zion Williamson (0.86)||Jaren Jackson (0.56)||Eric Paschall (0.36)|
|3||Al Horford (0.77)||Davis Bertans (0.56)||Brandon Clarke (0.31)|
|4||Jaren Jackson (0.76)||Al Horford (0.55)||Jarrett Allen (0.31)|
|5||Domantas Sabonis (0.76)||P.J. Washington (0.54)||Al Horford (0.3)|
|6||Davis Bertans (0.76)||Nerlens Noel (0.53)||Draymond Green (0.3)|
|7||Aaron Gordon (0.76)||Jarrett Allen (0.53)||Thaddeus Young (0.3)|
|8||P.J. Washington (0.75)||Zion Williamson (0.52)||Nicolo Melli (0.3)|
|C||4x Value||5x Value||6x Value|
|1||Wendell Carter (0.79)||Steven Adams (0.54)||Bismack Biyombo (0.38)|
|2||Nikola Vucevic (0.78)||Marquese Chriss (0.53)||Ian Mahinmi (0.37)|
|3||Joel Embiid (0.76)||Cody Zeller (0.52)||Ivica Zubac (0.36)|
|4||DeAndre Jordan (0.75)||Montrezl Harrell (0.51)||Gorgui Dieng (0.36)|
|5||Ivica Zubac (0.75)||DeAndre Jordan (0.5)||Steven Adams (0.34)|
|6||Thomas Bryant (0.74)||Ivica Zubac (0.5)||Marquese Chriss (0.34)|
|7||Cody Zeller (0.74)||Wendell Carter (0.49)||Cody Zeller (0.33)|
|8||Steven Adams (0.71)||Jonas Valanciunas (0.48)||Derrick Favors (0.33)|