Rankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. The ordering is not based on highest projected fantasy totals, but rather by value of each driver.

(fppk = average fantasy points per $1,000 of salary since the switch to six driver daily fantasy NASCAR rosters)

1. Kevin Harvick ($11,400) – “You’re the best around. Nothing’s ever gonna keep you down.” There’s a reason he’s the favorite to win the championship race this Sunday. (5.5 fppk)

2. Joey Logano ($10,300) – It looked like the Chase was Logano’s for the taking, but fate had other plans. Behind Harvick, Logano is the second best driver in the Cup series. (5.9 fppk)

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ($8,700) – A lucky win at Phoenix does not make up for an unlucky loss at Talladega. Especially if half of Junior nation goes to bed before the finish. (5.2 fppk)

4. Brad Keselowski ($10,100) – Logano has the wins, but Keselowski has been money at intermediate tracks. BK has finished inside the top 10 at every 1.5 mile track this season. His 69 fppr at intermediate tracks leads the league. (5.5 fppk)

5. Carl Edwards ($9,200) – BK Light. Edwards knack for consistently finishing inside the top 10 wasn’t enough. The shortened Phoenix race put an end to Carl’s Chase. (4.9 fppk)

6. Kyle Busch ($10,600) – He’s cooled since the summer, but he’s still running up front. Advancing in the Chase takes top 5s and Rowdy scored 4 in the last 5 races. (4.6 fppk)

7. Kurt Busch ($9,400)SHR’s second best driver had everything he needed to advance, but he never caught the right breaks. In the end, he’s the only one to blame for jumping the start of the Phoenix race. (3.4 fppk)

8. Jeff Gordon ($9,700) – The Rainbow Warrior has a streak of 6 top 10s and is averaging 46.4 fppr over his last 10. He scored 70 points in his victory at Martinsville. Unfortunately, that’s only the second time he’s scored above 60 fantasy points all season. (4.4 fppk)

9. Denny Hamlin ($9,100) – When Kyle Busch returned, JGR elevated their game. Hamlin has 10 finishes inside the top 10 over his last 13 races. (4.1 fppk)

10. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($5,900) – Finishing position is misleading. Stenhouse ran inside the top 20 for nearly the entire Phoenix race before wrecking near the end because of a mechanical issue. (3.7 fppk)

11. Paul Menard ($6,500) – Over the last 4 races, Menard is averaging 40 fantasy points. He’s riding a 5 race top 20 streak. (4.1 fppk)

12. Aric Almirola ($6,700) – Over the last 15 races, Almirola has 13 top 20s. The RPM driver that did not get fired this week is averaging 33 fppr over that span. (5.0 fppk)

13. Ryan Newman ($6,900) – Over the last 10 races, Newman has averaged a 13th place finish. That’s the same as his average finish for the entire season. At $6,900, you can beat 13th place. (4.3 fppk)

14. Martin Truex Jr. ($9,600) – It’s remarkable that a small team has that chance to win the Sprint Cup, The 78 team will be swinging for the fences at Homestead, but Truex hasn’t hit a home run since May. (3.9 fppk)

15. Jimmie Johnson ($10,400) – The 48 was the strongest car in the garage all weekend, but that did not result in a win or the biggest fantasy day. Blame it on the rain? The season is over after Miami, DFS players can look forward to not having to figure out Jimmie Johnson week to week. (3.5 fppk)

16. Jamie McMurray ($7,600) – After back to back 50 fantasy point races, Phoenix was a bit of a let down. That’s what good starting position does to $7,000 range drivers. (4.3 fppk)

17. Clint Bowyer ($6,600) – This week Bowyer travels to a track where he normally performs well, but MWR has struggled at intermediate tracks in 2015. (4.0 fppk)

18. Austin Dillon ($7,100) – The price increase is justified. Dillons has finished inside the top 20 in 4 consecutive races. (3.1 fppk)

19. Danica Patrick ($6,000)NASCAR’s leading lady has earned back to back 16th place finishes. She doesn’t have a lot of fantasy points to show for it, but if she qualifies poorly, she should be on DFS players’ radar. (2.6 fppk)

20. Kasey Kahne ($8,000) – Good driver, good car, bad price. Kahne is a contrarian or place differential play. (2.7 fppk)