The NASCAR Cup Sequence has been discontinued for the week, so we’ll have a look at the previous 16 races from the angle of the every day fantasy NASCAR DraftKings. We will even be briefly trying on the latter half of the season and into the playoffs.
It was the debut of the following era automotive. We have seen 4 first-time winners, one new course (thus far) and a little bit of par. As well as, a few of the drivers who had been anticipated to dominate and win many races don’t have any wins, whereas 4 every have two.
So far as DraftKings goes, although, wins do not at all times equate to nice fantasy scores. Listed here are some drivers which have finished surprisingly effectively, in addition to others which have missed the mark (for DFS functions).
Nice surprises (and good common scores for Draft Kings)
There’s been quite a lot of uncertainty all through this season, however maybe nobody is extra surrounded by anybody than Ross Chastain. No person knew how effectively he tailored to the Trackhouse Racing crew, though he had quite a lot of the identical crew when he was with Chip Ganassi Racing. Chastain broke out in an enormous manner, profitable his first profession cup race at Circuit of the Americas and including second on the Talladega Superspeedway.
Not surprisingly, it has DraftKings’ finest common rating thus far of 48.21875. Though Chastain had his first two wins on the tremendous pace monitor and street monitor, his power appeared to come back within the type of an oval over a mile lengthy. It had the second finest DraftKings common rating in that class, 51.0833. What most likely boosted his common was the Coca-Cola 600, the place he completed fifteenth with a incredible 102.95 factors.
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see how far your entire Trackhouse group can go this season. Chastain ought to proceed to do effectively on intermediate racetracks, and might be a wild card on street programs and board tracks (together with Atlanta Motor Speedway).
The Sequence Factors chief did not obtain his first win till Dover Motor Speedway, however he was in rivalry on a number of events. Chase Elliott had completed within the prime 5 and 7 of the highest 10 previous to that win and led 50 laps on the Phoenix Raceway. He might need gained the Martinsville Speedway had he gone out earlier than William Byron on the pit street.
Primarily based on these outcomes, you’ll be able to see why it has the perfect DraftKings common factors on trails one mile or much less (not together with Bristol Motor Speedway filth monitor). Elliott averages 71,425 fantasy factors on one of these monitor. His Tenth-place end in Martinsville helped him earn a DraftKings rating of 102.3, about 20 fantasy factors greater than when he gained at Dover.
He additionally has the second finest common for DraftKings on the board tracks (Atlanta, Daytona Worldwide Speedway and Talladega). Though Corey LaJoie beats all drivers at 54.5667, Elliott is available in at 48.1833, incomes a top-10 in all three races.
I’ve to shout out to Kyle Bush, who had the perfect common rating on a Kings oval over a mile tall. His fantasy rating outperforms even Chastain’s 53.725, and it is no shock why. Joe Gibbs Racing pilot earned 4 first-class rounds at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and World Extensive Expertise Raceway at Gateway. Busch additionally drove a number of laps and scored a number of laps as quick as he might, which elevated his rating at DraftKings. His finest fantasy complete was 96.95 in Vegas.
He ought to go on to win these sorts of tracks.
Disappointment Not So Fairly (and Low Draft Kings Common Scores)
“Why is Denny Hamlin upset when he scored two victories?”
Sadly, the Hamlins had some dangerous luck along with his excessive moments. It was as if he had discovered all of the methods to lose within the first half of the yr, and it did not assist that his chief of workers had left 4 weeks after he misplaced a wheel.
The Daytona 500 is the place all of it started for the three-time winner of this occasion. Since he is normally fairly good at one of these monitor and began again in his 30’s, many individuals have performed him at DraftKings. He ended up taking part in greater than 50% of the $2.25 million Fantasy Racing Millionaire, in response to LineStar. He was additionally one of many first to drop out of the race, ending thirty seventh.
That is simply one among 11 races through which he is scored lower than 20 DraftKings factors, skewing his common rating (18.921875) down the curve. Hamlin gave the impression to be in a state of transformation earlier than the Gateway, when Chastain thrust him right into a wall. It is unclear how Hamlin will carry out the remainder of the season, however he’s tied for playoffs.
Cole Custer acquired really A troublesome yr, as he has but to earn a High 10. His closest end got here at Auto Membership Speedway the place he completed eleventh and scored 42 DraftKings factors. Though he scored over 30 Fantasia factors in 4 races, he additionally scored three detrimental factors and two underneath 10. He averaged simply 18,284,375 Fantasia factors within the first half of the season.
I hope he can flip his season round and begin ending off some good ending touches, however he has but to point out such consistency.
Wanting forward, I ponder how lengthy Kyle Larson will keep above $10,000. It is acquired some actually good fictional outcomes, however many detrimental too. I do not know if he is actually value that quantity anymore, though he virtually gained in Charlotte.
The driving force to look at is Austin Dillon, particularly on ovals over one mile. It has averaged over 39 fantasy factors on a majority of these tracks and might be value making lists sooner or later.
And will the Trackhouse proceed to seem in on-road programs? Or are another drivers going again to their profitable methods? There are 4 extra folks left this yr to know the reply, together with three within the common season.
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