DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Coca Cola 600 – May 30, 2021

DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Coca Cola 600 – May 30, 2021

Core Plays

Kyle Busch – DK: $10,200 | FD: 13,500 – Starting 20th

Busch didn’t have the most impressive qualifying run, but I don’t think we need to look too far into that. Instead, we should be thankful that Busch starts far enough back to get us some differential points. Busch has finished top ten three times in his last four races, including his first checkered flag in a while back in early May at the 1.50-mile track at Kansas. At Charlotte, Busch has a long history of races dating back to 2004, 32 to be exact. In those 32 races, Busch has finished in the top five 16 times, including finishing in the top-four in three of his last four appearances here including a win in 2018. In one-third of Busch’s races run at Charlotte he has led 50 or more laps, with his best performance coming in 2018 when he led 377 (!). All in all, Busch has been a much better driver as of late with equipment that has looked way better than last season. The practice and qualifying sessions help the teams make adjustments and that was something Busch complained about a lot in 2020. Busch had the 9th best practice time this week and offers us differential and experience at this track.

Chris Buescher – DK: $6,700 | FD: $6,500 – Starting 27th

When it comes to salary and starting spot, Buescher is likely the best dollar-for-dollar play (obviously stating this pre-race). On the year, Buescher has an average finishing spot of 15.4 and in 16 races has only fallen below 20 fantasy points two times. This is not a track that Buescher has found a ton of success at, but we aren’t necessarily looking for “a ton of success” out of our value guys, we are just looking for them to finish the race and grab us some differential and maybe backdoor a fast lap or two. In eight career starts at Charlotte, Buescher has an average start of 18.2 and an average finish of 18.1. With a 27th spot starting designation, we are just looking for a 14-18th place finish, though he does carry top-ten upside with a little bit of luck. Buescher has finished all eight races here and has had some strong showings on intermediate tracks this year including an eighth-place finish at Kansas and a seventh-place finish in Atlanta.

Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
High
Martin Truex
(11.1k / 53.78)
(14.5k / 53.78)
Denny Hamlin
(10.8k / 55.10)
(12.5k / 55.10)
Kyle Busch
(10.2k / 63.94)
(13.5k / 63.94)
Alex Bowman
(9.4k / 39.62)
(10k / 39.62)
Medium
Ryan Blaney
(9k / 41.46)
(11k / 41.46)
Joey Logano
(8.8k / 50.57)
(11.5k / 50.57)
Tyler Reddick
(8.2k / 37.67)
(8.7k / 37.67)
Aric Almirola
(7.9k / 40.48)
(7.5k / 40.48)
Low
Erik Jones
(7.2k / 39.40)
(4.5k / 39.40)
Chris Buescher
(6.7k / 31.50)
(6.5k / 31.50)
Chase Briscoe
(6.2k / 33.45)
(6k / 33.45)
Michael McDowell
(5.8k / 25.29)
(6.5k / 25.29)

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 picked up some new tricks during the Covid/sports shutdown, carving out a niche in League of Legends, Rocket League, and Call of Duty eSports. A winner of multiple large field GPP's, James hopes his knowledge can help you take down the next one. James currently resides in Wisconsin and is a huge Wisconsin sports fan. If you have any questions you can reach out to him @iKezims on Twitter.

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