DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Federated Auto Parts 400 – September 12, 2020

DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Federated Auto Parts 400 – September 12, 2020

Core Plays

Martin Truex Jr – DK: $10,900 | FD: $13,000 – Starting 14th

When trying to pick a dominator we are going to want someone who can lead laps, gain spots, and maximize our salary. Truex checks all my boxes today as he starts 14th at a track he has had a ton of recent success at. In Truex’s last three races here he has finished first, first, and third. Truex has led at least 109 laps in six of his last seven laps here as well. All-in-all, Truex in recent history has been the best-graded driver at this track and with the starting spot of 14th we have a bit more upside if he can climb to the front. The only issue is it may take him a little more time to reach the front which may limit the possibility of laps led, but I would look for Truex to be towards the front by the second stage.

Christopher Bell – DK: $7,200 | FD: $8,400 – Starting 26th

Despite not having the best short track showings at the Cup level so far, Bell was a monster on them during the Xfinity Series. In fact, last fall at Richmond, Bell led 238 of the 250 laps en route to a checkered flag here at Richmond. There have certainly been some growing pains for the rookie at the higher level and his short-track record doesn’t look that great on paper, but Bell has also fallen victim to some bad luck and some over-aggressiveness himself. There is a bit of risk with Bell here, but this is a track he has confidence at and our projection model at FantasyCruncher shakes him out as a top-eight value on the slate and at 50-1 odds Vegas also likes Bell a bit with upside to win.

Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
High
Martin Truex
(10.9k / 71.28)
(13k / 71.28)
Ryan Blaney
(9.5k / 56.58)
(9.8k / 56.58)
Kyle Busch
(9.8k / 58.58)
(11.7k / 58.58)
Joey Logano
(9.3k / 53.89)
(12.2k / 53.89)
Medium
Christopher Bell
(7.2k / 42.41)
(8.4k / 42.41)
Tyler Reddick
(6.9k / 32.79)
(8.2k / 32.79)
Low
John Hunter Nemechek
(6.5k / 26.55)
(5k / 26.55)
Chris Buescher
(5.9k / 22.09)
(6.2k / 22.09)

About James Smizek

James is a daily fantasy sports veteran dating all the way back to his days of writing content on DraftStreet.com for contest tickets. James specializes in College Football - qualifying for the CFB World Championship in 2018, though you can find his content for NFL, NBA, MLB, and NASCAR on FantasyCruncher. James also shifted his focus to ESports during the sports shutdown - carving out his niche in League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Rocket League contests. You can find James 150 entering every mini-max under the sun. James currently resides in La Crosse Wisconsin and is a huge Wisconsin sports fan. If you have any questions you can reach out to James @iKezims on Twitter.

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