DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – SRS Distribution 250 – May 21, 2022 (5/21/22)

DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – SRS Distribution 250 – May 21, 2022 (5/21/22)

Core Plays

William Byron – $11,000 – Starting 15th

Nascar is in Texas this weekend with the Trucks race already completed on Friday night and the Nascar All-Star race held on Sunday Night. That leaves the Xfinity race for Saturday afternoon and William Byron is going to be making his first Xfinity run of the season. Byron made one other appearance in a non-Cup event, winning the Trucks race at Martinsville after starting in the field 32nd. In last year’s Cup race at Texas, Byron had his best showing, starting 12th and finishing 2nd while leading 55 laps and turning in 57 of the fastest. The equipment in the #88 here is some of the best and Byron gets to sit behind the wheel this week. Not only do we have one of the best Cup drivers this year racing at a level he can dominate, he also starts 15th which gives us upside to grab differential points as well. Byron’s price is high here, but ultimately it still feels a little too low. I expect this to be quite highly owned, but it really feels like a make-or-break pick this week. Either you pick him and he is in the optimal, or something out of our control gives an ownership edge to someone else. Byron is the major catalyst to this race.

Bayley Currey – $5,600 – Starting 22nd

Currey is a main-stay in this article and while DraftKings finally did price him up to the proper level, there is still a lot of value in the driver – especially at one of his best tracks. When we last saw Currey he carried a $4,600 price tag and finished with 26 fantasy points. Nothing crazy or special, but exactly what he needed to do at that price. The 22nd starting spot is a little front-forward than I would like, but in Currey’s last seven races here, six of them were 22nd or better finishes, including a 12th in 2020 and a 17th last year. In June of 2021, an electrical issue ended Currey’s day early. I will always say it, but at this pricing level, at this level of racing, consistency under the $6,500 price point is really just reaching your hand in a hat and drawing a name. We play differential when we have nothing else to go on, but guys like Matt Mills and David Starr have more sub-10-point fantasy outputs than any real value. Until Currey is completely priced out of this tier, I am just going to keep going back to him, especially at his home Texas track.

Update: Currey is dropping to the back for adjustments. As is Davidd Star and Stefan Parsons. Clements, Vargas and Massey are preferred pivots here.


Cheat Sheet

$ TierD
William Byron
(11k / 56.48)
Ty Gibbs
(10.7k / 41.37)
Tyler Reddick
(10k / 38.69)
AJ Allmendinger
(9.7k / 48.04)
Landon Cassill
(8.3k / 46.58)
Sheldon Creed
(8.1k / 43.33)
Jeffrey Earnhardt
(7.9k / 41.22)
Ryan Sieg
(7.7k / 29.02)
Jeb Burton
(7.2k / 35.45)
Jeremy Clements
(6.2k / 25.07)
Bayley Currey
(5.6k / 20.42)
Mason Massey
(5.4k / 17.55)

About James Smizek

James is a Daily Fantasy Sports vet 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, Tennis, 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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