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Foxwoods Resort Casino 301: DFS NASCAR Lineup Sleepers And Drivers To Avoid


The finish of the year happened last Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway with the Busch brothers stealing the show. Kurt Busch took the victory over his little brother and it was nothing short of a nail biter on that last lap. In this week's episode of the Garage Guys Fantasy Sports Podcast, I spoke about the finish in detail and how those moments are huge for the sport and its fans.

Busch's victory at Kentucky is the first win of the season for the driver and the Chip Ganassi Racing team and the third win in a row for Chevrolet. So much can change in so little time in NASCAR and that can be a gift for some and a curse for others.

One of the drivers who disappointed the most last week at Kentucky Speedway was Brad Keselowski. Being one of the highest owned drivers, he only delivered a score of 14.5 FPTS on DraftKings. Unfortunately, history shows he's not set for a bounceback this week in New Hampshire.

 

What We Learned At Kentucky

  • Kurt Busch doesn't want to really wreck his brother for a win
  • Driver history didn't matter a lot this go-round at Kentucky Speedway
  • Ryan Newman is becoming a DFS favorite
  • A new bar was set for entertaining finishes for the rest of the season

 

DFS Lineup Sleepers - Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Aric Almirola 

Stewart Haas Racing as a whole has been a huge tease this season, but Almirola is one of the drivers I like this week to do well for a middle-tier driver. At the end of the day, it's only a matter of time before one of the SHR guys break out.

In his last four races at this track, Almirola has averaged a total of 43 FPTS and finished third at this track last July. It's a small sample size, but he had a big improvement after switching to SHR from Richard Petty Motorsports.

Ryan Blaney

Blaney has been inching closer to a Top-5 finish in recent weeks, and the majority of these decent finishes come at intermediate tracks. Blaney has the opportunity to be the top Team Penske driver this upcoming Sunday.

In the last two races at this track, Blaney has finished inside the Top-10 with his best finish coming after leaving Wood Brothers Racing. Blaney's average fantasy points in New Hampshire since 2016 run at 33 and are set to increase this go-round.

Chris Buescher

Buescher has impressed the hell out of analysts everywhere this year and I have found myself using him in lineups each week. It's no lie that he's been one of the big rising stars this season.

Even though Buescher only averages about 20 FPTS at this track, it's not hard to feel the winds of change coming this Sunday. Buescher's best finish in New Hampshire came last year when he finished 20th.

 

DFS Lineup Avoids - Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Brad Keselowski

Keselowski hurt a lot of lineups last weekend in Kentucky and according to the numbers he's not worth a play in New Hampshire. His last victory at this track came in 2014 and since then his best finish was fourth.

Last July, Keselowski finished 29th without having an accident or DNF. With him having such a bad run at a track he is dominant at last Saturday, I'm not ready to spend the money on him and get crappy results.

Matt DiBenedetto

DiBenedetto can be a good low budget driver to throw in and hope for the best each week, but this week isn't the week to go chasing waterfalls. Since the start of his career, DiBenedetto has only finished two races at this track with positive placement.

The really scary fact is that he only averages nine fantasy points when running New Hampshire. If I have to spell out the number of fantasy points you know you need to stay away.

Erik Jones

Jones helped you cash in big last week in DFS and was one of my four-driver picks that helped RotoBaller secure the number one NASCAR DFS rankings in the industry according to Daily Overlay. This weekend I'm completely avoiding the guy (hate to do it but I have to).

The only race Jones did well at in New Hampshire came in September of 2017 when he finished sixth. When you remove the September run, Jones averages -3.5 FPTS at this track (hashtag OOF).

For any and all fantasy NASCAR questions, find me on Twitter @GarageGuyChase.  

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