NASCAR DFS: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 DraftKings and Fanduel Lineup Plays
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has made a stop at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, and now that qualifying and practices are in the books, it's time to get down to business and win some money at DraftKings and Fanduel.
It's been a relatively routine weekend up until now, and while you have a couple of strong options starting in the middle of the pack, most of the usual heavy hitters are starting toward the front. Track history suggests that a couple of big names are going to lead a bunch of the laps, so you are going to make sure to anchor most of your lineups with a couple of studs.
The one curveball that we could have to deal with is the weather. The forecast for Sunday isn't pretty, and NASCAR has already moved up the start time by an hour to try to fit that race in. If NASCAR gets the race started, there is a good chance that it will end at the conclusion of Stage 2, and teams are going to adjust their strategies accordingly.
This could jumble the running order at times and cause some unexpected drivers to earn dominator points as the top drivers focus on being out front at the end of Stage 2 and not necessarily the end of 301 laps.
With that in mind, you want to go out on a limb with some picks in your GPP lineups in case pit strategy creates some chaos. If the event ends up being rain shortened, there could be some unexpected drivers who end up with solid finishes.
Check out all my top NASCAR DFS plays for DraftKings and Fanduel, and make sure to lock in your lineups for Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire.
DraftKings Must-Own Drivers
Kyle Busch ($11,600)
Busch has been one of the best dominators all year, and he has been on a tear at New Hampshire. He has led 90-plus laps in four of the last six races here, recording at least 39 fastest laps in five of those starts. Last year, he led 95 laps in the July race and 187 laps in a win in the fall. Starting third, you can expect Busch to continue to provide dominator points in bunches this weekend.
Martin Truex Jr. ($11,300)
He's been great pretty much everywhere for the better part of two years, and Truex has really been locked in at New Hampshire. He has led at least 112 laps in four straight races here, notching at least 36 fastest laps in all four of those starts. Truex starts from the front row this weekend, so he could start piling up those dominator points from the drop of the green flag.
Kyle Larson ($9,900)
Larson qualified back in 20th, and I'll take him on my lineup from a mid-pack starting spot all day, every day. He was the runner-up in both races at New Hampshire last year, gaining a ridiculous 37 spots in the July race and recording more than 30 fastest laps in both. At the very least, I'm expecting around 15 differential points and a few dominator points, and his ceiling only goes up from there.
DraftKings Cash Game Plays
Kevin Harvick ($11,000)
His edge on the competition has slipped in recent weeks, but he is still consistently one of the fastest guys on the track. Dominator points are always a possibility, and starting 14th, he even has a little differential upside. Throw in the fact that Harvick is going to be a popular play, and he's great for cash lineups.
Joey Logano ($9,400)
Consistency has been his calling card all year, and I don't expect that to change this weekend at New Hampshire. Logano has finished 11th or better in six of his last seven starts here, logging four Top 5s. Starting 19th, he's in perfect position to gain around 10 spots and deliver 40-plus fantasy points at DraftKings.
Clint Bowyer ($9,200)
New Hampshire has been one of his better tracks throughout his career. Bowyer has a pair of wins here, and he finished seventh in both races a year ago. He's enjoying a career year in his second season with Stewart-Haas Racing, and he's been particularly strong at flat tracks, winning in dominating fashion at Martinsville and leading some laps at Richmond. Starting 15th, Bowyer also has the differential category to pad his score. He's a low-risk, high-upside play.
Jimmie Johnson ($8,700)
Johnson hasn't been dominant at New Hampshire in quite a while, but he has remained reliable at the track. He has eight Top 15s in the last 10 races here, including five straight, and he even showed some speed in Happy Hour. Starting 21st, he looks like a safe bet for 30-plus points at a midrange price.
Matt Kenseth ($6,800)
No driver has been better at New Hampshire over the last 10 races, and while you shouldn't expect him to put up the same dominant numbers that he did while driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth should have no problem moving up from his 31st-place starting spot. He's a safe source of cap relief for cash lineups.
DraftKings GPP Plays
Denny Hamlin ($10,000)
Hamlin is the defending winner of this weekend's race, and while he tends to be one of the riskier dominator candidates, he has been fast all weekend. Starting fourth with a car that topped Saturday's opening practice, he looks poised for a big performance at a track where he is a three-time winner. If you are fading the popular plays, Hamlin looks like a solid contrarian.
Ryan Blaney ($8,600)
After qualifying fifth Friday afternoon, Blaney continued to show Top 5 speed during practice Saturday. He's never had a dominant run at New Hampshire, but Blaney has taken his performance to another level with Team Penske this year. He could be a sneaky source of dominator points and a steal at this price.
Kurt Busch ($8,500)
Busch will lead the field to the green this weekend, and while he is going to have a tough time holding off Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, there is a chance that he could spend the first bit of the race out front and end up with a solid finish. He could still end up earning enough dominator points to post a great score for the price, but if he has trouble, he's going to kill your lineup. He's a boom-or-bust play.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($7,400)
While he hasn't had great speed this weekend, Stenhouse has a way of grinding out solid finishes. He has finished 17th or better in five of the last six races here, logging a pair of Top 15s last year. Stenhouse starts 23rd, and he could end up being a sneaky source of 30-plus points.
Jamie McMurray ($7,300)
McMurray has been one of the more frustrating options all year, but he's been consistent at New Hampshire. He has a 13.5 average finish in the last 10 races here, finishing sixth or better three times. Starting back in 22nd, he has plenty of room to boost his score if he has one of his stronger runs. McMurray could be an X-factor for the bigger tournaments.
Michael McDowell ($5,200)
All season long, McDowell has had one the best ceilings among the drivers from smaller teams. None of the cheap plays have shown much in the way of speed, but McDowell will free up a ton of cap space and is starting back in 29th. If I'm rolling the dice on a punt play, I'll take my chances with McDowell.
Fanduel Must-Own Drivers
Martin Truex Jr. ($12,700)
Kyle Busch ($12,500)
Kevin Harvick ($12,300)
Kyle Larson ($11,000)
Fanduel Value Plays
Clint Bowyer ($10,400)
Joey Logano ($10,200)
Jimmie Johnson ($9,200)
Matt Kenseth ($8,600)
Denny Hamlin ($11,500)
Erik Jones ($9,800)
Jamie McMurray ($8,400)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($8,000)
Ty Dillon ($5,500)
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