Rankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. These are the drivers in the lowest tier of salaries that have the opportunity to score 30 to 40 DFS points.
1. Kyle Larson ($7,900) – Larson is aggressive, you have heard me say that over and over again. He has been riding a decent streak into this race and really wants to prove he can win. Larson has been a top 20 machine and has performed great at Kansas. I look for him to qualify well and find his way into the top 10 amongst a lot of guys competing for a Chase.
2. Jamie McMurray ($7,800) – J Mac has been a mainstay on my value list. He has been a top 15 finisher over the last couple of months and has an average finish at Kansas of 19.9. I look for J Mac to easily return value and hope that he qualifies in the mid 20s to throw some positive place differential points our way. Hard to pass up a guy that can legitimately compete for a win.
3. Greg Biffle ($6,600) – The Bif has 2 wins at Kansas and has historically performed great here. He also has 7 top 5s at the Kansas track. I love that he comes in at a 6k price and will have him in most, if not all, of my DraftKings lineups this week.
4. Casey Mears ($5,800) – Mears has been another guy that has stayed on the value radar all year. Mears has a +7.4 place differential at Kansas and honestly may have a positive place differential at most tracks on circuit. I think that Mears will give us a great qualifying spot and will end up a top 20 finisher. I wouldn’t shock me to see Mears find his way into the top 15 this week.
5. Brian Scott ($5,300) – If you are looking for deep value then Scott is your guy. He is a part-timer that finds his way into a car at one of his favorite tracks this weekend. He has finished 22nd during his last two performances and has the ability to replicate his finishes this weekend. Throw Scott into your GPP lines and punt the big boys.