DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Sparks 300 at Talladega – October 2, 2021

DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Sparks 300 at Talladega – October 2, 2021

Core Plays

Justin Haley – DK: $10,200 – Starting 8th

It has been a mixed bag (and busy season) for Haley racing between the Xfinity and Cup level and while the Cup level is still producing growing pains, Haley has had a great season in the lower level. Haley in 26 races has 19 top-1o finishes, and while he only has one win, he carries an average finish of 10th on the season. Superspeedways is also somewhere Haley has found success, with multiple wins at both Daytona and Talladega in his career. At the Xfinity level, Haley has four career races at ‘Dega, with an average finish of 4.25. This includes two wins during the 2020 season, and then an 8th place finish back in April (and a 7th in 2019). The top of the salaries in this race top out at $10,600 and between the $9,100-$10,600 range we have a ton of options that make sense in this race. Superspeedway races always end up being higher variance than other tracks, so don’t be afraid to get unique this week.

David Starr – DK: $4,700 – Starting 28th

Another week, another dart throw of value in the Xfinity series. This is nothing you haven’t heard before, but when dealing with the lower-tier of this level, we aren’t exactly getting the best drivers nor the best equipment. So what we do want to target is at least someone who can get us to the finish line. In 21 races on the season, David Starr has finished all but three of them, and of those three only two were actual issues with his own car. Starr has an average finish of 26th on the year, but over his last seven races he has scored 35 or more fantasy points in four of them. Over Starr’s last two races at Talladega, he has a 14th and 16th place finish.

Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
High
Jeb Burton
(10.6k / 51.35)
Justin Haley
(10.2k / 51.80)
Noah Gragson
(9.8k / 44.17)
Harrison Burton
(9.6k / 44.12)
Daniel Hemric
(9.4k / 41.72)
Medium
Brandon Jones
(8.2k / 35.99)
Alex Labbe
(7.5k / 37.17)
Garrett Smithley
(7.3k / 36.31)
Jordan Anderson
(10.1k / 49.43)
Low
Josh Williams
(6.5k / 23.90)
Mason Massey
(6.2k / 23.00)
David Starr
(4.7k / 15.90)

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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