It we, let All-Star race begin. Racin’! This is a weekend off from the normal content schedule, but we still wanted to at least get a few things out to the Garage Fam. No preview show should make next week’s extra hype. As for this Sunday night, this format should have everyone drunk and confused. The field will be reshuffled after each of the first 4 stages before being set for two final stages (30 laps stage 5, 10 laps stage 6).
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 – All-Star Race
I’m laying off the normal format for this week due to it being the All-Star race. My advice is to scale back your total risk this weekend and enjoy. With that being said, I know the Fam is full of a bunch of degenerates……so I did my best to put together rankings. I really don’t have any strong stances so view the rankings as less stringent than usual. I’m playing all 6 tier 1 drivers because pricing is so soft.
In general, the safest or highest projected lineups will be limiting how many drivers you use with the upfront starting positions. For example, I wouldn’t have a lot of interest in playing Larson, KFB, and Elliot in the same lineup. They can all win the race, but it is unlikely that all three score better than some of the drivers starting further back. Your best value options will be the drivers that race their way into the main event or the fan vote option. This means waiting to build lineups or using someone like Custer as a placeholder.
Good luck and enjoy the race, Fam. Let’s see some Bags.