DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Wawa 250 – August 27, 2021
Chase Briscoe – DK: $11,500 – Starting 37th
Welcome to “stack the back” week as we head to Daytona where we can expect a lot of chaos and unpredictability. This is typically a race where we want to target differential upside and we also shouldn’t be afraid to leave salary on the table. This week I list the chalk as my core play but we are getting a talented driver in Chase Briscoe, who made the jump to the Cup Series this year, back at Xfinity with his second Xfinity race of the season. The equipment is going to be very strong here compared to the field and as I say often in this level of competition, only 5-10 guys have an actual shot at winning every week. While the price is high on Briscoe here, there are several spots to find salary savings here if our strategy is to play the back of the field. In Briscoe’s one other Xfinity start at Daytona, he finished 19th after starting 30th. However, if Briscoe avoids a wreck (which is a footnote for literally anyone we roster) Briscoe carries a lot of upside here and possible max differential. Austin Cindric starting 14th at just $8,800 marks my second favorite play as Cindric won the first race at Daytona this year.
Spencer Boyd – DK: $5,300 – Starting 38th
Boyd has three races at Daytona in the Truck Series and two at the Xfinity level and he has finished with a positive differential in all five races. At the Truck level, Boyd has an average start of 22.3 and an average finish of 12th, including a fourth-place finish back in 2019. At the Xfinity level, with both races coming back in 2018, Boyd has an average start of 32 and an average finish of 21st. As mentioned with Briscoe, we are just playing the differential game here and Boyd offers us maximum upside on that and at least has a track history of finishing positive and actually finishing the race.
$ Tier D High Chase Briscoe (11.5k / 63.03) Daniel Hemric (10.7k / 54.82) Brandon Brown (10.1k / 51.11) J.J. Yeley (9.2k / 39.45) Medium Christopher Bell (8.9k / 46.88) Austin Cindric (8.8k / 43.62) Landon Cassill (7.4k / 25.25) Jordan Anderson (7.2k / 23.25) Low David Starr (6.5k / 25.74) Colby Howard (6.3k / 28.05) Spencer Boyd (5.3k / 26.27)