I’m looking to stay hot in NASCAR DFS for the Drydene 400 at Dover after hitting a huge Draftkings tournament last weekend while Garage Guy Chase and Dale were on-site at Darlington. Last weekend was the best Garage Guys weekend yet with huge wins across the board in the forms of both betting and DFS. If you watched the preview video, you already have a clue where I’m looking, but the rankings and notes will provide a more thorough approach.
I rank every driver and tier them based on price. There is no sense to compare Chase Elliot to Quin Houff, but comparing Chase Elliot to Kevin Harvick, for example, tends to make sense. The rankings will be posted first and represent the “initial pass” on my approach to the slate.
The notes represent my “second pass” and will provide more insight into how I am building lineups, what I have learned from looking around the industry, and mention any situations where I’m “hotter” or “colder” on anyone than when I set the rankings. For example, I may mention that there is a large gap in my interest level after the top three ranked drivers in a given tier. Another example would be to point out that drivers ranked 1-3 are interchangeable in terms of my interest. My suggestion is to enter multiple lineups and use the rankings and notes as a guide as you build lineups.
If you are a more serious player building 40+ lineups, I do suggest purchasing a lineup optimizer tool. These are affordable for our more advanced players and you can get them relatively cheap – especially if you are purchasing for NASCAR only. We will definitely look to partner with a third party or build one in-house for next season. If you need help selecting one, I’m here to help explain and recommend what you need. To reiterate – this is only for advanced players and you do not need this unless you have full command of the tool. In fact, it can do more harm than good if you do not know what you are doing.
NASCAR DFS Tiered Rankings – Drydene 400
Tier 1 Notes
My favorite pivots off of the trio are Harvick, KFB, and Elliot in that order. Going into the weekend, I wanted to be overweight on Elliot but he should be priced lower than this. I have a weird feeling about SHR this weekend, and I’m hoping to see their misfortunes fade at Dover.