Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix DFS: DraftKings Daily Fantasy F1 Lineup Picks

charles leclerc F1 DFS lineup picks Draftkings daily fantasy Formula 1

Who's ready for some Formula 1 DFS? This week, we're heading to fake marinas of the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot.

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen have won the first four races of the season. Leclerc is the current points leader with Verstappen in second, while seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton already looks done, as he sits just seventh in the standings.

Below you will find our Formula 1 DraftKings DFS lineup picks for 5/8/22, with the slate locking at 3:30 p.m. ET. If you have any questions or want to talk about Formula 1, you can find me on Twitter at @juscarts.


How Does Formula 1 Fantasy Work?

If you're familiar with using DraftKings for NASCAR, this Formula 1 format is going to feel really, really different from what you're used to. It's a lot closer to the NFL single-game showdown slates than it is to anything on the NASCAR side.

So, here's how the scoring and format work. You'll pick five drivers and a constructor. One of those drivers will be your captain, who earns you 1.5-times the points but also costs 1.5-times as much as they usually cost. For the constructor, you're choosing one of the F1 teams.

So, here's how the scoring works. Your driver only gets points if they finish in the top 10. Here's a chart for how that breaks down.

Finishing Spot DraftKings Points
1 25
2 18
3 15
4 12
5 10
6 8
7 6
8 4
9 2
10 1

In addition, the driver with the fastest lap of the race gets three points. You get 0.1 points per lap led, five points for beating your teammate, one point for being classified at the finish (finished 90% of the race, essentially), and points for place differential. Finish three spots higher than your grid position and you get two points. Finish five better and you get three points. Finish 10 better to get five points. You also lose points for negative place differential, starting at three spots.

The constructor points work the same way, with some added points if both cars do well.

It's confusing, but for Formula 1 DFS to work, it probably had to be confusing.

Now that we've gone over that, let's talk drivers. And bare with me, as this whole F1 fantasy thing is new to all of us.


Captain/Constructor Stack Pick: Carlos Sainz ($15,000), Ferrari ($11,600)

Starts 2nd

At this point, I'm going to stack a captain and his constructor until someone tells me I'm wrong for it. And maybe I am wrong. It seems some of the DFS pricing has been adjusted to make it harder to do these stacks, which is part of why even though I still did it, I stacked Ferrari with its second-best driver.

Charles Leclerc has been the best driver in the series so far, while teammate Carlos Sainz has been the most unlucky driver in the series.

Sainz has had first lap accidents in consecutive races, leading to two 20th-place finishes in a row. He opened the year with a pair of podiums, so when Sainz can keep this car on the track past the first couple of laps, he can contend for a victory. It's just that...well, his early aggressiveness has gotten the best of him.

Just two-tenths off his teammate in qualifying, Sainz is the best bet in this field to break up the Leclerc/Verstappen domination. And hey, even if he doesn't, he's likely to run a good race, plus you get the Ferrari points from Leclerc.


Lando Norris ($8,600)

Starts 8th

Norris has one podium this season and three finishes that are better than his starting spot for this race. It's also interesting that his finishes have gotten better each race.

Not a super exciting play, but Norris should be able to at least get that +3 place differential score, and he's got a six spot advantage on the starting grid over teammate Daniel Ricciardo, which should help him get the points for finishing ahead of his teammate.


George Russell ($7,800)

Starts 12th

While teammate Lewis Hamilton is struggling, Russell has been very consistent, with an average finish of 4.0 through the first four races.

Russell was second in Practice 1 and first in Practice 2, so his poor showing in qualifying was a surprise. I would guess, just based on his track record this season, that on race day, Russell winds up looking more like he did in practice than in qualifying.

An interesting storyline will be who gets the points for finishing ahead of his teammate in the Mercedes stall. Russell is six spots behind Hamilton on the grid, but he's been better by far in 2022. That'll be an intriguing race within the race.


Alexander Albon ($3,400)

Starts 18th

Let's look at a couple of deep value plays, starting with Albon, who drives for Williams.

The "beats teammate" factor is firmly in Albon's favor here. His average finish is 12.0. Teammate Nicholas Latifi's average finish is 16.5.

Albon starts 18th, but was seventh in Practice 1 and ninth in Practice 3. He should be able to get some of those place differential points, especially considering his worst finish is 14th. At Imola, he started 18th and finished 11th.


Lance Stroll ($3,200)

Starts 10th

Aston Martin is looking decent. Stroll qualified 10th while teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified 13th. Both would be solid plays, but because I don't see either gaining a ton of spots on the grid, I lean Stroll, since he has the advantage of starting ahead of his teammate. If this team has the speed it showed at Imola, Stroll should finish in the lower half of the top 10 and earn some fantasy points through that.

The Keys to Weekly NASCAR DFS Success

NASCAR is back, and it's time for you to win big with RotoBaller!
Our DFS NASCAR Premium Package features several heavy hitters and proven winners.

Jordan McAbee joins the team in 2023 with his exclusive NASCAR DFS projections and algorithm-predicted finishing order! In 2022 DFS contests, Jordan had a +33.92% profit margin good for +$10,467.06 profit and qualified for the Fantasy Racing World Championship.

Four-time NASCAR Racing Writer of the Year finalist and fantasy industry legend Scott "The King" Engel is also in the crew, bringing you his weekly strategies and lineup picks. Set your winning DFS lineups with our award-winning team.


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts


Quentin Johnston20 mins ago

A Full Participant At Practice
Keenan Allen26 mins ago

Sits Out On Wednesday
C.J. Stroud38 mins ago

Practices Fully
Dalton Schultz46 mins ago

Unable To Practice On Wednesday
Devin Williams47 mins ago

Wins NL Reliever Of The Year Award
FĂ©lix Bautista53 mins ago

Felix Bautista Named AL Reliever Of The Year
Luis Severino59 mins ago

Mets, Luis Severino Finalizing One-Year Deal
Marcus Smart1 hour ago

Ditches Walking Boot
Anthony Edwards1 hour ago

Unlikely To Suit Up Thursday
Brandon Miller1 hour ago

Questionable Against Nets
Cam Thomas1 hour ago

Expected To Return Thursday
Jimmy Butler1 hour ago

Heat List Jimmy Butler As Questionable
Trey McBride2 hours ago

Misses Practice On Wednesday
Kelly Olynyk2 hours ago

Jordan Clarkson, Kelly Olynyk Upgraded To Probable
Shohei Ohtani2 hours ago

Expected To Sign Before End Of Winter Meetings
Keegan Murray2 hours ago

Remains Out Against Clippers
Dylan Cease2 hours ago

Trade Talks For Dylan Cease Have Intensified
De'Von Achane3 hours ago

Listed As Limited Wednesday
Ville Husso3 hours ago

Back In The Crease Wednesday
Raheem Mostert3 hours ago

Absent From Wednesday's Practice
Tyreek Hill3 hours ago

Sitting Out With Ankle Injury
Charlie Lindgren3 hours ago

Starting Versus Kings Wednesday
Jordan Greenway3 hours ago

To Return Thursday
Kenneth Walker III3 hours ago

Listed As Doubtful For Thursday
Cleveland Browns4 hours ago

Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward Not Practicing
Chicago Bulls4 hours ago

Chicago's Core Could Face Shake-Up This Year
Corey Perry4 hours ago

Has Contract Officially Terminated
Shea Theodore4 hours ago

Week-To-Week Following Surgery
Fred VanVleet4 hours ago

Out For First Time This Year
Joe Flacco4 hours ago

Now The Backup In Cleveland
Gordon Hayward4 hours ago

Teams Inquiring About Gordon Hayward's Availability
Nic Claxton4 hours ago

Nets View Nicolas Claxton As Building Block
Dorian Thompson-Robinson4 hours ago

In Concussion Protocol
Kareem Hunt4 hours ago

Won't Practice Wednesday
Bailey Zappe4 hours ago

Seeing First-Team Reps At Practice
Pascal Siakam5 hours ago

Hawks Keeping An Eye On Pascal Siakam
Marquise Brown5 hours ago

Michael Wilson Miss Practice
Aaron Jones5 hours ago

AJ Dillon Both Missing From Practice
CJ McCollum5 hours ago

Says He Will Play Wednesday
Randy Arozarena5 hours ago

Being Shopped By Rays
Hayden Hurst5 hours ago

Remains Out Of Practice
Bo Bichette5 hours ago

Likely Staying Put
Demario Douglas6 hours ago

In Concussion Protocol
Noah Brown6 hours ago

Returns To Practice On Wednesday
Tank Dell6 hours ago

Missing Practice Wednesday
Emilio Pagán6 hours ago

Emilio Pagan Agrees To Two-Year Pact With Reds
Andrei Svechnikov6 hours ago

Doesn't Play Tuesday Due To Illness
Zach Hyman6 hours ago

Misses Tuesday's Game With Illness
Mark Giordano6 hours ago

To Miss Extended Time After Blocking Shot Off Hand
Jonathan Taylor6 hours ago

Undergoing Thumb Surgery Wednesday
Dougie Hamilton6 hours ago

Leaves Game Early Tuesday, Undergoing Evaluation
Jacob Markstrom7 hours ago

Back At Practice Wednesday
Filip Forsberg8 hours ago

Maintains Momentum With Game-Winner
Seth Jarvis9 hours ago

Continues Hot Spell With Ninth Goal
Connor McDavid9 hours ago

Notches Three Points In Tuesday's Win
Jake Oettinger9 hours ago

Posts First Shutout Of Season
Brock Boeser9 hours ago

Hits Two Goals In Tuesday's Win
Michael Carcone9 hours ago

Nets Two Goals Against Tampa Bay
Jamal Murray9 hours ago

Considered Questionable Wednesday
Kelly Olynyk10 hours ago

Questionable Wednesday
Jordan Clarkson10 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday's Action
Trey Murphy10 hours ago

III Listed As Doubtful Wednesday
Jonathan Isaac10 hours ago

Questionable For Wednesday
Cam Reddish10 hours ago

Likely Returning For Lakers On Wednesday
Anthony Davis10 hours ago

Probable On Wednesday
Mathew Barzal19 hours ago

Has Three-Point Night In Loss
Dylan Cease19 hours ago

Dodgers "Among Most Aggressive" Teams For Dylan Cease
Jack Hughes19 hours ago

Contributes With Three Points In Victory
Shohei Ohtani19 hours ago

Yoshinobu Yamamoto "Above All Other Options" For Giants
Akira Schmid19 hours ago

Picks Up Victory In Relief Appearance
Juan Soto20 hours ago

"Almost Certain To Be Traded"
Cody Bellinger20 hours ago

Earns NL Comeback Player Of The Year Award
Liam Hendriks20 hours ago

Earns AL Comeback Player Of The Year Award
Anthony Beauvillier20 hours ago

Blackhawks Acquire Anthony Beauvillier
LeBron James22 hours ago

Uncertain For Wednesday
Jackson Chourio1 day ago

Brewers Discussing Deal With Top Prospect Jackson Chourio
Jake Walman1 day ago

To Return On Wednesday
Tyler Glasnow1 day ago

Cubs In Trade Talks For Tyler Glasnow
Shane Bieber1 day ago

Cubs, Reds Looking At Shane Bieber
Jason Heyward2 days ago

Reportedly Re-Signs With Dodgers Monday
Lucas Giolito2 days ago

Dodgers Interested In Lucas Giolito This Offseason
Steven Matz2 days ago

Available Via Trade
Tyler Glasnow2 days ago

Reds Showing Interest In Tyler Glasnow
Alex Bregman2 days ago

Could Be Moved This Offseason