Jul. 31, 2017
Daily Fantasy NASCAR Picks - Overton's 400
Welcome back for a very interesting week in daily fantasy NASCAR. For the first time in the Monster Energy Cup Series drivers and teams are qualifying on the same day as the race. As a fan, I absolutely love it. As a writer/content provider it's very condensed, to say the least. I won't be able to do a video this week but below will be providing my favorite picks for the race following Qualifying.
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Kyle Busch ($10,700) - He was 4th in opening practice and fastest in final practice. After a tire strategy almost left them starting 25th, they snuck into the second round and then grabbed the pole in the final round. It appears as he and Martin Truex Jr. will lead the majority of the laps today.
Place Differential Play
Kyle Larson ($10,100) - Larson was 2nd in both practices yesterday but couldn't put together a top qualifying run and will start 16th. On the sheet, he -14(1st overall) when looking at practice/qualifying differential. He is safe in all formats.
Matt Kenseth ($9,200) - After opening the weekend wit the fastest time in opening practice he stumbled a bit in Practice 2 ranking 16th. He qualified 15th giving him some place differential value(-7 pract to qual diff) and he has excellent current track history with Top 10's four of his last five here at the Tricky Triangle.
Ricky Stenhouse JR. ($7,000) - Looking in the value range I love Stenhouse in all formats today starting 20th. He was 9th and 10th in the practices yesterday and has the second highest practice to qualifying differential(-12) on my sheet.
Top GPP Play(Projected Lower Ownership)
Denny Hamlin ($9,700) - I think Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr, and Kyle Larson soak about a ton of ownership in the top tier this week which could leave Hamlin a bit lower owned. He qualified 4th and was 15th/4th in practices. He leads all active drivers with four wins here at the Trick Triangle.
Low-End Value Play
David Ragan ($5,100) - He qualified 33rd for the race and was 30th and 29th in practices yesterday. Looking at his track history here at the Tricky Triangle, he has finished inside the Top 30 in seven of his last eight races with three Top 20's. He comes very cheap and allows you to stack at least two elite drivers.