DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 – October 16, 2021

DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 – October 16, 2021

Core Plays

Austin Cindric – DK: $9,800 – Starting 2nd

There is always going to be risk starting a driver who is starting inside the top-five as we have a little bit more to lose than we have to gain, but Cindric has proven that the track at Texas is one he is very comfortable at. In his last seven races at Texas dating back to 2018, Cindric has an average finish of 4.8 and has never finished worse than 11th. In fact, Cindric’s last four races here have all resulted in top-four finishes, with a win back in July of 2020. Over these last four Cindric has also led at least 10 laps in each race. Cindric will battle early with AJ Allmendinger, but if he can grab the lead he should be able to hold for a substantial stretch in the first stage. Even if Cindric slips out of the two spot to around the four or five, his equipment and form is strong enough to get fast laps and laps led to make up for any differential lost. Cindric carries this races highest odds to take the checkered flag.

Joey Gase – DK: $6,300 – Starting 37th

Joey Gase raced his third race of the season two weeks ago at Talladega, racing in the #53 Rick Ware car. This race went very well for Gase, who grabbed a 15th place finish after starting 39th. Gase will once again be in the #53 this weekend at Texas and gets a 37th starting position. While this track obviously plays way different than the high variance track at Talladega, Gase is a talented driver who is often found in the back of Cup races and not always in competitive equipment. The #53 Rick Ware car has been piloted this year by Garrett Smithley and JJ Yeley, and while it probably isn’t front of the line equipment, it is good enough to get us some differential placement here.

Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
John Hunter Nemechek
(10.7k / 54.41)
Justin Allgaier
(10.2k / 53.72)
Austin Cindric
(9.8k / 49.29)
Brandon Jones
(9k / 41.87)
Riley Herbst
(8.6k / 44.07)
Jeb Burton
(8.4k / 42.25)
Brandon Brown
(7.9k / 32.97)
Ryan Sieg
(7.3k / 34.53)
Landon Cassill
(7k / 23.12)
Dylan Lupton
(6.7k / 29.68)
Joey Gase
(6.3k / 21.27)
Josh Williams
(5.6k / 20.94)
Alex Labbe
(5.5k / 21.81)
David Starr
(4.9k / 11.03)

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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