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. The information is not developed or provided by NASCAR, Inc., or its affiliates.
1. Paul Menard ($8,200)
Sitting 13th in the NASCAR standings is the 21st priced driver. Menard out performs his salary every week. He’s averaging a 16th place finished and almost never has a bad day. Menard’s past races at New Hampshire are just like his 2015 results (average finish in the teens). Menard isn’t a home run pick, but it’s a safe value play that keeps your team in the game and provides salary flexibility.
2. Aric Almirola ($7,700)
Since the Charlotte race, Almirola has been one the most consistent DFS plays. This value pick has finished in the top 20 in DFS scoring in 5 of the last 7 races. At New Hampshire, he has the 14th best avg. finish. This season Almirola is averaging a 25th start and an 18th place finish. That’s 33 fantasy points under $8,000.
3. Greg Biffle ($8,300)
This is a big time, veteran driver at a small timer’s fee. The Bif has the 10 best average finish at New Hampshire. No one at this price level has anything near the success of Biffle at New Hampshire. The Bif has 9 top 10s and 19 top 20s (76%). If Biffle qualifies poorly, then it will be nearly impossible to fade him at this price.
4. Austin Dillon ($7,500)
The #3 gave us all a scare at Daytona, but this didn’t seem to affect his psyche at Kentucky. New Hampshire has been a track where Dillon has had some success. He had two top 15s last year (2014) and had a lot of success at the Magic Mile in the Xfinity Series. Look for him to be a strong value play for place differential at 7,500.
5. A.J. Allmendinger ($8,200)
A.J. struggled at New Hampshire early in his career, but over the last 7 races at New Hampshire, The Dinger is averaging a finish of 15.7. At a similar track in Phoenix earlier this season, A.J. scored 43 fantasy points (11th highest). At this price level, it’s always best to go with the drivers that have connections to big teams (RCR technical alliance).