Verizon 200 at the Brickyard: NASCAR DFS Premium Rankings

Road NASCAR-DFS-time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard. We saw some huge wins in the discord last week so let’s see if we can carry that into this Sunday. Not much time for words with qualifying being a couple of hours before race time so here we go!

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 – Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

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Tier notes and strategy comments returning when we don’t have same-day qualifying. Instead, fire questions up in Discord. My focus is getting ranking and projections done and then focusing on Discord.

I’m adding this section just to point out a few things across platforms as I’m building lineups. As a reminder, place differential, laps led, and fastest laps are more important on DraftKings. FanDuel is all about finishing position so your goal should be to get as many drivers that can finish inside the top 10/top 5.

Platform Insights (DraftKings/FanDuel)

  • Returning when we don’t have same day qualifying and tight window

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