It Road. It Charlotte Road. The Bank of America Roval 400 is set to kick off right around 1:30 ET, and Road Races have been kind to the Garage Guys in the past. As usual on road, we see Bill’s Boi at the top of the betting board, followed by teammate Kyle Larson.
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 – Bank of America Roval 400
Tier 1 Notes
This tier should be chalky with pretty much no way around ranking Elliot, Larson, and AJ as the top 3. I would think any projection model or anyone covering the slate would have these graded as the top options. Mixing in the others in this tier would be a way to be contrarian in GPP lineups.
Tier 2 Notes
I’m fading Kez and Harvick in this tier. You can play the others ranked 1-6 however you please. Joseph L got the 6 ranking because of the risky starting spot, but he could be a guy that starts and finishes right around his starting spot. Chastain is priced up but has great PD upside.
Tier 3 Notes
Your main focus in this tier should be the trio of Briscoe, Reddick, and Matty D. All of these guys project to do much better than their starting spots.
Tier 4 Notes
Platform Insights (DraftKings/FanDuel)
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.