DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Go Bowling 250 – September 11, 2021
Justin Allgaier – DK: $9,700 – Starting 5th
There is nothing better than looking at a race roster and seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s name on the race list, as Jr will start 30th in this race and carries a price tag of $12,000. I will be honest, I was tempted to make him a core play as he enters as one of the most (if not the most) talented overall drivers in the field. The only thing standing between that claim and reality is the form and recent races run as this is the only race Junior is going to run all season. In his one cap race in 2020, Dale Jr. finished fifth at Miami, so while this can be labeled a bit of a “showcase”, there is no disputing the talent and quality of equipment he will be racing in. But, while the field will flock to roster Earnhardt (yes, I am intentionally referring to him as something different every time I type his name), I do not think he is the best overall play on this slate when we factor in price. For me, that crown goes to Justin Allgaier who swept the doubleheader at Richmond last season with wins on consecutive days. Allgaier started 16th on 9/11/20, and led 78 laps before taking the checkered flag. The very next day, Allgaier started 14th and led 135 laps before again taking the checkered flag. Going back one extra year to 2019, Allgaier finished third and fourth, while leading 86 laps in the race he finished third at. Allgaier carries 4:1 odds to win this race, behind only Ty Gibbs at 3:1.
Josh Williams – DK: $5,900 – Starting 14th
I will be the first to admit I do not love this starting position, but Williams has been incredibly consistent recently with similar starting positions. Williams over his last eight races, has scored over 18 fantasy points in all of them, including over 25 fantasy points in six of them. On the season, Williams has an average finish of 21st, but an average fantasy points per race of 21.2. Over his last three races, Williams has started 16, 18, and 14 and has finished 15, 17, and 18. As I speak often in this article, when rostering anyone below the $6,000 price-point, we are just looking for a pretty basic floor, as most of our scoring is going to come from the guys were are rostering at the top. Williams has been consistent in the fact that he is finishing races and his equipment has been good enough to keep him in the middle of the pack. This play isn’t exciting, but it is safer than almost any other name $6,400 and under.
$ Tier D High Dale Earnhardt (12k / 69.73) Ty Gibbs (11.2k / 67.10) John Hunter Nemechek (10.7k / 61.02) Justin Allgaier (9.7k / 57.09) Medium AJ Allmendinger (9.1k / 49.65) Sam Mayer (8.5k / 44.73) Landon Cassill (7.8k / 33.96) Jeb Burton (7.6k / 37.21) J.J. Yeley (5.3k / 26.62) Low Tommy Joe Martins (6.4k / 22.24) Josh Williams (5.9k / 22.69) Jeffrey Earnhardt (4.9k / 13.16)