Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona: NASCAR DFS Premium Point Projections For DraftKings

Drew Deen’s NASCAR Cup Series DFS Projections for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona. Subscribe to Garage Guys Fantasy Sports Premium Content today for more NASCAR DFS articles and research to help you stack cash and bag tourneys on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Daytona 2: Driver Projections For DraftKings

Projections are hardly valuable for Superspeedway racing. This week you should be spending all of your time focusing on roster construction and lineup building. The optimal lineup over the past several years has left a ton of salary on the table and featured very few combinations of drivers starting in the front.

Here are the four ways of thinking or strategies:

  • Method 1 (my lowest % of builds): Treat it like a normal race and hope the wrecks do not come. Combine a couple of favorites or doms with some PD or finishing position upside.
  • Method 2: Limit your drivers starting in the top 10 and top 20 and prioritize the back and leaving salary.
  • Method 3: Method 2 but on steroids. Maybe have 0-1 drivers starting in the top 12 and 0-2 drivers starting in the top 20
  • Method 4: This is what Chase and I call “Mixure” where you basically intentionally try to find that middle ground between Superspeedway Strategy and normal Strategy.

My ownership will reflect in this order: Method 2, Method 3, Method 4, Method 1.

DriverSalaryStarting PositionName_IDIDDK ProjectionValue
Joey Logano1060022Joey Logano (18907754)18907754494.62
Austin Dillon1030027Austin Dillon (18907756)18907756444.27
Brad Keselowski1000010Brad Keselowski (18907759)18907759292.90
Kevin Harvick980011Kevin Harvick (18907762)18907762313.16
Alex Bowman960015Alex Bowman (18907764)18907764293.02
Denny Hamlin94003Denny Hamlin (18907766)18907766353.72
Aric Almirola930019Aric Almirola (18907767)18907767333.55
Kyle Busch92004Kyle Busch (18907769)18907769293.15
Kyle Larson90001Kyle Larson (18907771)18907771283.11
Kaz Grala890038Kaz Grala (18907773)18907773374.16
Ryan Blaney88006Ryan Blaney (18907775)18907775313.52
Martin Truex Jr87007Martin Truex Jr (18907777)18907777222.53
Chase Elliott85005Chase Elliott (18907780)18907780313.65
Christopher Bell830014Christopher Bell (18907781)18907781303.61
Ross Chastain820029Ross Chastain (18907783)18907783354.27
William Byron80002William Byron (18907786)18907786263.25
Daniel Suarez780026Daniel Suarez (18907788)18907788243.08
Ryan Preece770024Ryan Preece (18907790)18907790273.51
Kurt Busch76008Kurt Busch (18907792)18907792222.89
Corey Lajoie740033Corey Lajoie (18907794)18907794354.73
Tyler Reddick730017Tyler Reddick (18907796)18907796263.56
Landon Cassill710039Landon Cassill (18907797)18907797344.79
Ryan Newman700023Ryan Newman (18907799)18907799334.71
Cole Custer680025Cole Custer (18907801)18907801273.97
Matt DiBenedetto67009Matt DiBenedetto (18907803)18907803233.43
Bubba Wallace650020Bubba Wallace (18907805)18907805324.92
Erik Jones630021Erik Jones (18907807)18907807264.13
David Starr620040David Starr (18907809)18907809254.03
Ricky Stenhouse Jr600012Ricky Stenhouse Jr (18907811)18907811284.67
Anthony Alfredo580032Anthony Alfredo (18907813)18907813244.14
Michael McDowell570018Michael McDowell (18907815)18907815295.09
Justin Haley550028Justin Haley (18907817)18907817244.36
Chase Briscoe530016Chase Briscoe (18907819)18907819234.34
Chris Buescher520013Chris Buescher (18907820)18907820234.42
Joey Gase500037Joey Gase (18907821)18907821244.80
Josh Bilicki490036Josh Bilicki (18907822)18907822244.90
Garrett Smithley480034Garrett Smithley (18907823)18907823234.79
Cody Ware470031Cody Ware (18907824)18907824234.89
Quin Houff460035Quin Houff (18907825)18907825245.22
BJ McLeod450030BJ McLeod (18907826)18907826235.11

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