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
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

NASCAR Xfinity Series: DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks for Martinsville Dead On Tools 250 (10/29/22)

This is it. There's just one more chance to earn a spot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race. Josh Berry and Noah Gragson are locked in. Ty Gibbs has a big edge over the cut line. And then there are five drivers—A.J. Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier, Austin Hill, Sam Mayer and Brandon Jones—fighting for the final spot, or the final two spots if something happens to Gibbs.

So, who'll advance from Martinsville? Brandon Jones won the first time the Xfinity Series was here this season, while the only other Xfinity winners here in the field are Berry and Gragson, who are already locked into the Championship 4.

Here at RotoBaller, we want to help you make informed decisions about your DFS lineups, which is why I'll be breaking down the slates for the Xfinity Series. Let's look at some NASCAR Xfinity DFS lineup picks for the Dead on Tools 250 on DraftKings. Be sure to also check out our NASCAR Premium Tools for Xfinity Series including our DFS Lineup Optimizer and powerful Research Station. This slate locks on 10/29/22 at 3:34 p.m. ET.


Xfinity DFS Picks - DraftKings

Be sure to also check out all of our other weekly NASCAR DFS articles and analysis to help you set your optimal DFS lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.


A.J. Allmendinger - Starting 9th ($10,900)

The obvious top plays are Noah Gragson and Ty Gibbs, since those two have the best chance of winning a race on a weekly basis. But I think that's going to leave A.J. Allmendinger overlooked at one of his best tracks.

In the Cup Series, Allmendinger has seven top 10s in 22 starts here. That's tied for his most top 10s at a track with Watkins Glen, and the most top 10s he has at another track other than a road course or superspeedway is at Homestead and Kansas, where he has four. He also has a pair of top fives, and has led 50 laps.

That success in Cup hasn't translated to a Martinsville win in Xfinity...yet. He was third here earlier in the year, his second top 10 in a row at this track, and he led 68 laps in the 2020 race. Expect Allmendinger to be a factor.


Austin Hill - Starting 36th ($9,500)

There are some really obvious place differential plays in this race. Let's talk about them.

Hill comes into this race with a good shot to advance in theory, as he's just seven points behind A.J. Allmendinger for the final spot. But it's going to be tough for him to get there, as he'll start 36th.

Not good at all for a driver that's hoping to find his way into the Championship 4. But for our selfish, fantasy purposes here, this starting spot's pretty good. Hill's a playoff driver starting 36th—there's a huge amount of upside here from a place differential perspective.

Hill's only visit here in Xfinity came earlier this year, when he started 14th and finished fourth. Getting a top five when he starts this low is probably a little outside of the normal range of possibilities, but if he can keep the car clean, he can challenge for a top 10.


Daniel Hemric - Starting 37th ($8,500)

After crashing in practice, Hemric and his Kaulig Racing team will start way back in 37th.

The argument for Hemric is essentially the same as the argument for Hill, but with less upside, because the car isn't quite as good. Hemric's average finish this year is 16.1, while Hill's is 11.1.

But even if we just go with the most basic math imaginable and say that Hemric's got five places less of place differential upside, the fact that he starts one spot behind Hill actually brings that number to four. And a lot of Hemric's struggles have been luck-based, as he's been running at the finish in just 24 of the 31 races so far.

Hemric was 13th here earlier in the year. Last season, he finished third in both Xfinity Series races here, but he was also driving a much better Joe Gibbs Racing car.


Did you know RotoBaller has a Premium DFS NASCAR subscription?

Like what you're reading? You can show your support for Justin by using promo code CARTER when purchasing a NASCAR Premium Pass. You get 10% off and full access to all of our Premium NASCAR articles, DFS tools, and Lineup Optimizer!


Nick Sanchez - Starting 24th ($7,700)

Sanchez is back in the 48 car, and it's definitely starting to feel like he has a larger Xfinity role coming next year based on how much we've been seeing him lately. This is his fifth race in this 48 car, and he has a pair of top 15s so far.

Homestead wasn't kind to Sanchez last week though, as he qualified 11th but only finished 25th, two laps behind race winner Noah Gragson. And his only short track race in this car was at Bristol, where he finished 29th.

But this Big Machine car has some solid speed in it, and I'm betting on that speed on Saturday. Sanchez is a kind of boring option, but I think because of that, he'll go under-used in DFS this week. There's an easy scenario where this car finishes around 12th, considering that scenario has come true in two of his last three races.


Kyle Weatherman - Starting 38th ($6,900)

It looked like Jesse Iwuji was going to drive this car this week, which would have killed any DFS value, but Weatherman was added to the seat late in the week. That's good, because Weatherman is genuinely good in this car. He's finished in the top 20 in four of the last five races, and the one where he didn't was at Texas where he crashed—but still finished 22nd.

Weatherman had some kind of mechanical issue that caused him to miss qualifying, which is why this car is starting 38th. The mechanical issue scares me; I know this team has run well, but I'm always wary of a small team's ability to consistently field a car that doesn't have issues, and having them this early in the race weekend could be a problem.

But provided the car is at full strength on Saturday, we've got a lot of place differential upside here.



C.J. McLaughlin - Starting 34th ($4,800)

I didn't set out to write about four drivers starting 34th or worse. It's just kind of how the starting lineup shook out. If drivers like Hill, Hemric and Weatherman had made qualifying runs, I probably would have spent time looking at guys like Sam Mayer ($9,700, starts 22nd), Landon Cassill ($8,600, 16th) or Ryan Sieg ($8,200, 17th).

But McLaughlin starting in the back isn't really a shock. In 12 races this season, his average starting spot is only 33.1.

The reason I'm high on him when it comes to DFS is that his average start is what it is, but his average finish is 26.3. He doesn't have a lot of single-car run speed, but he maneuvers around the track well on race day.

McLaughlin has really struggled in his last three starts though, with a best finish of 29th. But he also has six top 25s this year. At this price, I'll take a chance on him.

NASCAR DFS News and Driver Outlooks

More Fantasy NASCAR Analysis

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
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Caleb Martin3 hours ago

Available For Saturday's Game
Trae Young3 hours ago

Ejected On Saturday
Jordan Taylor3 hours ago

Making NASCAR Debut At COTA, Will Start 4th
Austin Cindric3 hours ago

Excited To Showcase Speed At COTA This Weekend
Chris Duarte3 hours ago

Won't Return On Saturday
Kyle Lowry3 hours ago

Cleared For Saturday
Austin Dillon3 hours ago

Starts 28th At COTA For Sunday
Damian Lillard3 hours ago

Likely To Be Shut Down
Ricky Stenhouse Jr4 hours ago

. In Middle Of Pack For COTA
Khris Middleton4 hours ago

Available On Saturday
De'Aaron Fox4 hours ago

Considered Questionable For Saturday
Denny Hamlin4 hours ago

Rough Patch In Qualifying On Saturday
Kyle Busch4 hours ago

Starts Ninth For COTA Race On Sunday
Carter Hart4 hours ago

Extends Winning Streak With A Shutout
J.P. Crawford4 hours ago

To Undergo Further Testing
Kyle Larson4 hours ago

Could Be A Wildcard On Sunday
Keegan Kolesar4 hours ago

Back In Action Saturday
David Fletcher4 hours ago

Misses Saturday's Game
Brandon Belt4 hours ago

Scratched On Saturday
Sonny Milano4 hours ago

Out At Least For One Week
Kyle Tucker4 hours ago

Likely To Return On Sunday
Noah Gragson4 hours ago

Finds Way To Qualify 10th At COTA
Jakob Chychrun4 hours ago

Out For A Couple Of Weeks
Hunter Brown4 hours ago

Scheduled To Throw On Sunday
Wander Franco4 hours ago

Scratched On Saturday
Frank Vatrano4 hours ago

Unavailable Saturday
Brad Keselowski4 hours ago

A Few Seconds Off the COTA Pace
Hayden Wesneski4 hours ago

Wins Rotation Spot
Robert Thomas5 hours ago

Back For St. Louis Saturday
Ryan Blaney5 hours ago

Begins 38th For Sunday's Race At COTA
Torey Krug5 hours ago

Returns To Blues Lineup
Chase Briscoe5 hours ago

Just A Little Off At COTA On Saturday
Corey Lajoie5 hours ago

Corey LaJoie May Regress At COTA On Sunday
Conor Daly5 hours ago

Begins 35th At COTA On Sunday
Ty Gibbs5 hours ago

Starts A Respectable 17th On Sunday
Myles Turner5 hours ago

Sidelined Versus Atlanta
Joey Logano5 hours ago

Has Intriguing Numbers At COTA
De'Andre Hunter5 hours ago

Sitting Out Against Indiana
Kevin Harvick5 hours ago

Could Not Make Up Time Qualifying Saturday
Trae Young5 hours ago

Will Play Against The Pacers
James Harden6 hours ago

May Miss Another One On Saturday
Martin Truex Jr6 hours ago

. May Have Potential At COTA
Alex Bowman6 hours ago

Fares Consistently Well At COTA
Joel Embiid6 hours ago

Uncertain To Play Versus Phoenix
Collin Sexton6 hours ago

Remains Out Versus Sacramento
Lauri Markkanen6 hours ago

To Miss Another Game On Saturday
Christopher Bell6 hours ago

Starts Outside Top Ten At COTA
William Byron8 hours ago

On Pole At COTA, Looking For First Ever Top 5 Finish On Road Course
Chris Buescher8 hours ago

Slow At COTA, Hopes To Find Road Course Speed From Last Season
Brayan Bello10 hours ago

Pitches In Minor-League Game Friday
Garrett Whitlock10 hours ago

Throws Four Innings In Minor-League Game
Justin Turner10 hours ago

Has Big Game Friday
Zach Gentry10 hours ago

Staying In Pittsburgh
Masataka Yoshida10 hours ago

Hitless In Return To Grapefruit League
Jhony Brito10 hours ago

Could Be Yankees Fifth Starter
J.P. Crawford11 hours ago

Going For X-Rays On His Foot
NFL11 hours ago

Calais Campbell To Visit More Teams
Michael Harris II11 hours ago

Back In Saturday's Lineup
Anthony Volpe11 hours ago

Yankees Haven't Made Decision On Anthony Volpe
DeAndre Hopkins11 hours ago

Cardinals Expect Big Package For DeAndre Hopkins
Luis Severino11 hours ago

Has Low-Grade Lat Strain
Brandon Hughes11 hours ago

Hopes To Pitch Monday
Jameson Taillon11 hours ago

Becoming More Of A Strikeout Artist?
Anthony Davis11 hours ago

Collects A Big Double-Double Versus OKC
Drew Smyly11 hours ago

Fine-Tuning His Mechanics
Zach LaVine11 hours ago

Scores 33 Points With Six Triples
Justin Steele12 hours ago

Cubs Not Concerned With Justin Steele's Velocity
Joel Embiid12 hours ago

Almost Has A 50-Point Triple-Double Friday
James Paxton12 hours ago

To Face Live Hitters Saturday
Luka Doncic12 hours ago

Falls Just Short Of A Triple-Double Friday
Luke Kennard12 hours ago

Hits 10 Treys Off The Bench
Keldon Johnson12 hours ago

Bags A 30-Point Double-Double
Jayson Tatum12 hours ago

Pours In 34 Points Against Indiana
Tage Thompson12 hours ago

Questionable For Saturday
Cale Makar12 hours ago

Returns With A Three-Point Effort
Valeri Nichushkin13 hours ago

Has Two Assists In Friday's Win
Nathan MacKinnon13 hours ago

Keeps His Point Streak Going
Jack Roslovic13 hours ago

Dishes Out Two Assists
Dylan Cozens13 hours ago

Reaches The 60-Point Mark
Miami Dolphins22 hours ago

Justin Bethel Re-Signs With The Dolphins
Johnny Gaudreau23 hours ago

Records Two Points In Victory
Brock Nelson23 hours ago

Has Multi-Point Game In Loss
Alex Tuch23 hours ago

Scores Two Goals In Victory
Jack Hughes23 hours ago

Scores Two Goals In Loss
Ezekiel Elliott23 hours ago

Bengals "Looming Large" In Move For Ezekiel Elliott
Zane Gonzalez23 hours ago

Not Released, Traded To San Francisco
Steven Sims1 day ago

Added By Houston
Philipp Kurashev1 day ago

Ruled Out For Saturday
Jakob Chychrun1 day ago

Doubtful For Saturday's Game
John Klingberg1 day ago

To Remain Out On Saturday
Alec Martinez1 day ago

Won't Play Saturday
Seattle Seahawks1 day ago

Seahawks Still In Contact With Bobby Wagner
Marquez Callaway1 day ago

Signs With Broncos
Marquise Goodwin1 day ago

Signing With Browns
Zane Gonzalez1 day ago

Panthers Release Zane Gonzalez
David Blough1 day ago

Re-Signs With Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles1 day ago

Eagles Sign Terrell Edmunds
Blake Bell1 day ago

Remaining With Chiefs
DJ Chark1 day ago

Joins Panthers
Nelson Agholor1 day ago

Ravens Agree To One-Year Deal With Nelson Agholor
Cory Sandhagen1 day ago

Can Earn Back-To-Back Victories
Marlon Vera1 day ago

Finds Himself In Main-Event Spotlight Saturday
Yana Santos1 day ago

Looking For Biggest UFC Win Of Her Career
Holly Holm1 day ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Austin Lingo1 day ago

On Verge Of Three-Fight Winning Streak
Nate Landwehr1 day ago

Hoping For Third Straight Strong Performance
DeAndre Carter1 day ago

Visiting With Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles1 day ago

Eagles Give Lane Johnson One-Year Extension
Bryce Young2 days ago

Impresses At Pro Day
Eddy Piñeiro2 days ago

Panthers Re-Sign Eddy Pineiro To Two-Year Deal
Tony Jones Jr.2 days ago

Signs One-Year Deal With Broncos
Maycee Barber2 days ago

Can Continue Her Flyweight Ascent
Andrea Lee2 days ago

In Need Of Victory To Keep Momentum Going
MMA2 days ago

Manel Kape On The Hunt For Fourth Straight Victory Saturday
Alex Perez2 days ago

Seeking First Victory Since 2020
Albert Duraev2 days ago

Can Rebound With A Victory
Chidi Njokuani2 days ago

Hopes To Get Back In Win Column
Taylor Montgomery4 days ago

A Hard Fade In Austin
Sam Burns4 days ago

Hard To Trust At WGC Dell Match Play
Max Homa4 days ago

A Strong Contender In Austin
Tom Hoge4 days ago

A Bracket-Buster In Match Play
Hideki Matsuyama4 days ago

Doesn't Perform In Match Play
Kamaru Usman4 days ago

Unsuccessful In Bid To Recapture Title
Leon Edwards4 days ago

Defends Crown At UFC 286
Viktor Hovland4 days ago

Has Struggled In Match Play
Rafael Fiziev4 days ago

Has Strong Showing But Takes Loss
Justin Gaethje4 days ago

Puts On Another Highlight-Reel Performance
Tyrrell Hatton4 days ago

The Favorite In His Group
Bryan Barberena5 days ago

Suffers Second Straight Submission Loss
Gunnar Nelson5 days ago

Scores Impressive Finish At UFC 286
Will Zalatoris5 days ago

Needs Birdies At WGC Match Play
Jordan Spieth5 days ago

Can Advance At WGC Match Play
Matt Fitzpatrick5 days ago

May Struggle At WGC Match Play
Chris Kirk5 days ago

Draws A Bit Unlucky At WGC Match Play
Patrick Cantlay5 days ago

Has Good Chance At WGC Match Play
Brian Harman5 days ago

Has Putter's Chance To Contend At WGC
Tommy Fleetwood5 days ago

Has Challenge At WGC Match Play
Casey O'Neill5 days ago

Takes First Defeat Against Former Champion
Jennifer Maia5 days ago

Earns Decision Win Over Undefeated Opponent
Roman Dolidze5 days ago

Suffers Setback With Decision Loss