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. The typical median fppk for a 2015 race was in the 3s. Plate tracks tend to be lower and short tracks tend to run higher due to the amount of laps.)

1. Kevin Harvick ($10,500) – With 131 laps led and 41 fast laps at Atlanta, this week’s top pick is a no brainer. Say it together, “wins are overrated.” Las Vegas is another intermediate track, so why fade Harvick? (6.8 fppk)

2. Kyle Busch ($10,200) – Why fade Harvick? Kyle Busch started in last place and nearly won the race. How many laps would Kyle have led, if he started inside the top 20? The low downforce package is a perfect fit for Kyle Busch. (6.8 fppk)

3. Jimmie Johnson ($10,300) – Wins aren’t overrated, if you have 79 of them. Busch and Harvick may have a slight edge in terms of speed, but no one is on the 48 Lowe’s team’s level when it comes to strategy. (6.4 fppk)

4. Martin Truex Jr. ($9,100) – Once again, Truex was in contention for a win. He had a fast ride (2nd most fast laps) and led the 34 laps. The 78 team was disappointed with their finish, but they should be optimistic about their future. (7.7 fppk)

6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ($9,000) – Hendrick Motorsports was the big winner at Atlanta. Dale Jr. looked like he was driving the the old number 8 car again. The winless streak at intermediate tracks continues, but it looks like that will end soon. (2.3 fppk)

6. Brad Keselowski ($9,700) – Atlanta was a top 10 fantasy day for BK, but at his price, DFS players expected a little more. Brad looked good; he just wasn’t the best on Sunday. (4.0 fppk)

7. Carl Edwards ($9,600) – The low downforce cheerleader had a solid day (5th place). Only a couple drivers can blow up the scoreboard, and Atlanta just wasn’t Carl’s week. (5.1 fppk)

8. Joey Logano ($10,000) – Finishing position can be deceiving. Joey got hit with a penalty and in a nearly cautionless race, that’s certain death. Logano worked his way from 26th into the top 10 before bad luck struck. (4.6 fppk)

9. Matt Kenseth ($9,900) – There’s bad luck and there’s stupidity. Kenseth’s team got hit with a bud luck penalty, and made matters worse by arguing the penalty. In the process, Kenseth ignored a black flag, and went down two laps. Before that mess, Kenseth had led 47 laps. (3.5 fppk)

10. Aric Almirola ($6,800) – The automatic cash play was a part of the winning GPP lineup. Almirola was not happy with his car during practice, but in his third low downforce race, he scored his third top 15. (7.2 fppk)

11. Chase Elliott ($8,200) – The 24 car’s performance on Sunday has to get you excited about the future of NASCAR. In the most challenging race in years, Elliot drove his way into the top 10, and stayed there like it was nothing. (-3.0 fppk)

12. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($6,300) – Big time fantasy points did not happen because Stenhouse qualified too close to the front. In terms of pure racing, Stenhouse was outstanding. His 89.2 driver rating was his best rating in two years. (3.9 fppk)

13. Denny Hamlin ($9,300) – It appeared that Hamlin had shaken off the Daytona hangover when he shot out of the gates at Atlanta. Unfortunately, as the laps passed by, Hamlin faded and was clearly the weakest of the three JGR cars. (6.3 fppk)

14. Kurt Busch ($9,200) – A 7th best fantasy score should rank a driver inside the top 10, but Kurt started 1st. He had an opportunity to blow the scoreboard up, but he faded. (4.9 fppk)

15. Greg Biffle ($6,400) – Atlanta was kind to Roush-Fenway Racing, or better yet, the low downforce package has been kind to Roush-Fenway Racing. Greg Biffle is not drinking from the fountain of youth, but he looks like a top 20 driver moving forward. (2.1 fppk)

16. Casey Mears ($6,100) – Trivia question: Did Mears score positive or negative place differential points in the Atlanta race? Positive. Mears started 15th and the DFS community cringed expecting him to fade; that didn’t happen. Mears’ average running position was 18th. (3.6 fppk)

17. Ryan Blaney ($6,600) – This is another case of a bad DFS day, but a good race. Blaney ran inside the top 15 for 77% of the race. Blaney should have finished inside the top 15, but a last lap wreck ruined his day. (2.4 fppk)

18. Ryan Newman ($7,500) – In a race where no one wrecked, Newman rolled snake eyes with only a couple laps left in the race. Before that miscue, Newman had never dropped lower than 12th. (4.3 fppk)

19. Austin Dillon ($6,700) – Last season, Dillon had the bad habit of starting up front and fading. By the end of the race, his negative place differential killed DFS players. At Atlanta, he faded a little, but still finished 11th. (5.5 fppk)

20. Brian Vickers ($5,500) – Ty Dillon did alright substituting for Tony Stewart. The punt play remains with the 14 Stewart-Haas Chevy. Since 2014, Vickers has an average finish of 17.6 at intermediate tracks. (2.1 fppk)