DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Xfinity 500 – October 31, 2021

DraftKings & FanDuel NASCAR DFS – Xfinity 500 – October 31, 2021

Core Plays

Martin Truex – DK: $11,400 | FD: $14,500  – Starting 4th

Over Martin Truex’s last four races at Martinsville, he has an astounding three victories and a total of 645 laps led. Truex led 20 laps en route to a win here back in April, he led 129 despite finishing 22nd in November of 2020, another 132 led in his June of 2020 victory, and a dominating 464 laps led in October of 2019. Since 2017, Truex has only finished outside of the top ten once, and that was his 22nd in 2020 in which he made up for it with 129 laps led. Truex is the highest graded driver at Martinsville over the last four years and while it has been an up and down year for Truex, the same can be said for any driver not named Kyle Larson this year. Truex still has four wins to his name this year and a top ten finish in exactly 50% of his races. The ceiling is very high here for a driver who knows this track very well.

Matt DiBenedetto – DK: $7,700 | FD: $7,800 – Starting 21st

Value is very tough on this slate, as all drivers priced in the upper half of pricing hold all of the recent top finishes with very limited top ten appearances from the bottom-tier of pricing. One guy who has held his own at Martinsville has been Matt DiBenedetto, who has three straight top twelve finishes, including seventh back in 2020. Outside of last week at Kansas and 10/3 at Talladega, DiBenedetto has consistently scored 26.45 fantasy points or higher in all races since June 27th. During this stretch that covers 17 Cup races, DiBenedetto has scored over 30 fantasy points in 14 of them, and over 35 in ten of them.

Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
High
Kyle Larson
(11.8k / 61.70)
(13k / 61.70)
Martin Truex
(11.4k / 67.61)
(14.5k / 67.61)
William Byron
(11k / 56.29)
(10k / 56.29)
Ryan Blaney
(9.7k / 55.29)
(12k / 55.29)
Medium
Brad Keselowski
(9.3k / 55.88)
(11k / 55.88)
Alex Bowman
(8.7k / 45.98)
(9k / 45.98)
Christopher Bell
(8.4k / 46.56)
(9.5k / 46.56)
Kurt Busch
(7.9k / 46.56)
(8.3k / 46.56)
Matt DiBenedetto
(7.7k / 37.92)
(7.8k / 37.92)
Low
Erik Jones
(6.9k / 47.09)
(5.5k / 47.09)
Chase Briscoe
(6.4k / 30.27)
(5k / 30.27)
Chris Buescher
(5.9k / 27.36)
(5.8k / 27.36)

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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