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Best lineup strategy for Thunder vs. 76ers NBA simulation Showdown

We go over how to approach Thursday afternoon’s simulated fantasy basketball contest between the Thunder and 76ers on DraftKings.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons warms up before action against the Memphis Grizzlies at Wells Fargo Center.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The featured simulated basketball contest on DraftKings for Wednesday afternoon is between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers. Here, we’ll go over how to approach lineup construction for the fantasy basketball contest.

Captain’s Picks

Ben Simmons ($15,300)

The pricing is always a little suspect for these simulations and you can get easy value at Captain by looking a couple names down the list. We see Joel Embiid at $17,100 and then Chris Paul at $15,900. Simmons is cheaper than both but in terms of fantasy points per game, he isn’t far behind Embiid. So this makes Simmons at fewer box scores a much better ceiling play at Captain.

FLEX Options

There’s a lot to like about both Alec Burks ($5,600) and Glenn Robinson III ($5,200). Both were playing a lot more minutes with Golden State before the trade deadline. Burks has a few high scoring games we could potentially hit. Both are good mid-range value plays.

If we want better value, Shake Milton is way too low. He’s only $3,200 and if you watch basketball you know he was starting and killing it for the Sixers with Ben Simmons out. Shake played so well he’s going to stick in the starting lineup when basketball is back. Milton is more of a lottery ticket in this format. If we hit his career-high of 39 points, JACKPOT.