DaleBoi and ChaseBoi are at Martinsville for the Xfinity 500 and NASCAR Haloween Party of the Century. We are just a week away from the Championship 4 at Phoenix, but expectations are high for both HotDog SZN and this race on Sunday. Let’s bag!
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 – Xfinity 500 at Martinsville
Tier 1 Notes
Despite Larson’s dominance, he really does not belong at the top of the pricing chart here at Martinsville. Hamlin and Truex are firmly the top two options with the rest of this tier being GPP pivots. My plan is to have at least 1 of Truex/Hamlin in every lineup and some with both.
Tier 2 Notes
The 3rd-5th ranked drivers will not be making my driver pool for my 20 lineups. Blaney and Joseph L are some other options to mix in with the tier 1 options mentioned earlier.
Tier 3 Notes
I’m fine with anyone ranked 1-5 here, but Bell and Reddick have the most upside to finish well. If you can’t make the price work, Chastain, Bacon Boi, and Matt D would be my next options.
Tier 4 Notes
I would fade anyone ranked 9th-20 if you are playing less than 20 lineups. Custer and Dillion are fringe plays at the 7th-8th rankings, but most of your attention should be on 1st-6th here. Preece and Lajoie are the cheapest options while the others have more finishing position upside.
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.
- FD actually did better with the pricing making Hamlin and Truex more expensive than Larson. However, Elliot being 14k on FD is a little much.
- Byron much more affordable on FD at 10k compared to DK