FOUR PICKS FOR DFS CONTESTS ON SUNDAY
Sin City plays host this week to NASCAR and we have selected a picks for both FanDuel and DraftKings players alike.
BUBBA WALLACE (FD $4,500) – After putting in his first full season in the Cup Series in 2018, Bubba Wallace returns this year with high hopes. He had three top ten finishes including a second place finish at Daytona last year. Daytona this year proved disappointing for many drivers and Wallace was among the many casualties of the pileups there. Atlanta was inauspicious but he did manage to improve his starting position while putting up 47.2 fantasy points at a $5,500 salary. This week in Las Vegas he will cost $1,000 less. He has great upside posting the 8th best practice lap time on Friday. At $4,500 (compare to $6,300 on DraftKings) he is a good value for Sunday.
(Bubba Wallace drives the #43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports.)
COREY LAJOIE (FD $3,000) – In the first two races of the year, Corey LaJoie has averaged 45.7 FPPR. At Daytona he managed an 18th place finish from a 32nd starting position. In Atlanta he put up 8 fastest laps. Starting in the 30th position on Sunday, he has room to improve his position and score. His fantasy numbers so far in 2019 suggest a good floor and make him a decent cash game play at only $3,000 in salary (compare to $5,100 on DraftKings). Last year in Las Vegas, he finished in 16th from a 32nd starting position.
(Corey LaJoie drives the #32 Ford for Go Fas Racing.)
DENNY HAMLIN (DK $8,800) – Denny Hamlin is off to a suberb start in 2019 winning the Daytona 500 two weeks ago. He has a first row start on Sunday and was one of only three drivers to top the 180 mph mark in practice on Friday. He was racing at a $10k salary in the first two races of the season and has had a price reduction for this one. At $8,800 (compare to $11,500 on FanDuel), Hamlin may be at a season low for salary.
(Denny Hamlin drives the #11 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.)
RYAN BLANEY (DK $9,500) – Ryan Blaney loves Las Vegas. In four straight appearances he has finished in the top ten at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last year on this track he finished in 5th place. This year he will be starting in 13th position and presents opportunity to score place differential given his performance on this track in the past. He drives on Sunday with a salary of $9,500 (compare to $12,000 on FanDuel), a good price for a driver who consistently finishes in the top ten at this event.
(Ryan Blaney drives the #12 Ford for Team Penske.)
That’s all for this week. Good luck with your lineups!