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Contender Boats 250: NASCAR DFS Xfinity Series Picks for DraftKings

Welcome to the show; the name is Dale Tanhardt. The undisputed greatest NASCAR bettor in the history of the universe is back for the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead Miami Speedway DraftKings. Thanks to Garage Guy Chase and Chef BoiRDeen, this beautiful mullet has been rewarded with the ability to provide YOU with more premium money-making possibilities in 2021.

Their success is unquestionable as year after year they dominate the NASCAR DFS world in the NASCAR Cup Series. It will be remarkably challenging to have to compete with their picks. Good thing I don’t have to.

As Chef and Chase continue to do their thing providing constant DFS cash flow opportunities for the Cup Series, I will be providing all the content you need for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) continuing this Saturday. This article will cover my DFS plays. Xfinity betting plays will be out on the newest edition of DalesCenter.

There’s no question: we are on a cold streak to start the season. Thanks to incredible underdog winners like Michael McDowell, Ty Gibbs, and Christopher Bell, our DFS and betting slates were not the greatest over the past two weeks. But, let’s face it: these massive underdog winners will not sustain.

As unpredictable as NASCAR and auto racing as a whole can be, we must remember that, typically, what’s most likely to happen will prevail the majority of the time. Myself, Chase, and Chef are masterful in providing you the valuable statistics, trends, and the traditional eye-test experience to ensure you will enjoy profits on the majority of race weekends this season.

Let’s get right into it. It’s time to bag up (forreal this time).

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NASCAR Xfinity DFS Picks For DraftKings

Disclaimer: I am fading Tyler Reddick. Yes; it may be an absolute sin to fade Reddick at Homestead. With that being said, he is piloting a racecar that cannot be trusted based on what he is valued at. I strongly believe he is too overvalued.

Riley Herbst: #98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford – $8,700

By the way, I’m putting Noah Gragson on this list. I’m just not putting him first because I have done just that two weeks in a row, and it very well could be a bad omen. I’m very superstitious. Instead, we open up with the youngster who takes one of the fastest cars in the series to Homestead this weekend. He looked very strong last week before getting involved in a crash that he basically could not avoid.

I think Herbst is talented, but this car he has the opportunity to drive can absolutely be the difference-maker in his career. Saturday will be the first major glimpse we see of Herbst’s potential as he looks to fill the big shoes of Chase Briscoe and his record-breaking 9 win season last year.

Noah Gragson: #9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet – $11,300

Here he is again. The “third time’s a charm” play of the race. I would be shocked if Noah wasn’t in contention for the win on Saturday based on his dominating performance at this track last year over a span of two races. The only issue is that his dominating performance did not lead to a win in either of the two races at Homestead-Miami.

He was snakebitten by late-race cautions in two very unlucky scenarios. I anticipate lady luck coming back around to his favor come Saturday. I think Gragson should be the favorite to win the race, and I think he will win the race this time.

Bayley Currey: #74 Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet – $5,600

In this ride in 2020, Currey ran very solid in the Top 25 many times last year. He particularly ran well on 1.5-mile racetracks. At Homestead last year, he ran 24th and 26th. With a 34th place starting position, he’s worth the risk in some of your lineups.

There will be some upper-tier drivers that will encounter problems and fall out of this race. Look for Currey to take advantage of those instances and have a solid opportunity to finish in the Top 20.

Ryan Vargas: #6 JD Motorsports Chevrolet – $6,900

Vargas had a tough day last week. He was an early DNF after a mechanical failure swept him from the race very early on. That tough day influenced his starting position this week, and it provides major upside for a driver and team who have proven they can run in the Top 20. Vargas’s point-differential potential can prove to be very valuable for your lineup on Saturday afternoon. I believe there’s a solid chance he could run Top 15 as well.

Austin Cindric: #22 Team Penske Ford – $10,200

I know; Cindric is on the pole. He is an immediate risk to your lineup because of this. However, he’s the flat-out best in the series. I would be surprised if he falls out of the Top 5 at any point in this race. He is a threat to win anywhere at any given time. Cindric just makes it very difficult to bet against him, and I actually think he will be slept on by the majority of DFS lineups this weekend.

He ran very strong here last season, and he’s on a blistering hot start to the season with a 1st and a 2nd over the first two races. With his P1 starting position, I expect him to score a surplus of points through leading laps and fast lap times. Consider Cindric in your lineups.

Ryan Sieg: #39 RSS Racing Ford – $8,000

This was a difficult choice. Let’s face it: I am big on Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton for Saturday. I even like some Allgaier and Allmendinger. But, Ryan Sieg is the wildcard that could define your lineup. I think he has the potential to run in the Top 5.

This family-owned operation has come a long way and continues to improve year after year. They now seem to consistently bring fast race cars to the track each week and statistically thrive at 1.5-mile tracks. The concern here is that they switched manufacturers at the end of 2020 (Chevy to Ford), but they actually moved to a better program in Roush Yates. I think Sieg will be heavily slept on and could really have an excellent race on Saturday.

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