I started this blog to provide a casual, recreational level of fantasy NASCAR advice and discussion. I've been playing these contests for a number of years and am annoyed by lineup sellers and groups of players using the same lineup. I'm hoping to give the casual player some help in building solid lineups that can beat that annoying crowd most of the time. I'm not a "tout" and don't do this for a living, so proceed accordingly. I hope you enjoy the discussion here and Good Luck!
Sunday Morning Update: I'm getting a sense that ownership of Harvick/Busch is going to be pretty low in cash games this week with people focusing instead on the guys starting further back -- Larson and Elliott in particular. It's totally legitimate to go that way and fade the two studs if you want to be a bit more conservative about it. That is one of the questions that makes this slate a little tricky. Between those two, Larson looked better in practice. About mid way through the last practice, he jumped into the Top 5 in single lap speed and he ended up 3rd in 10 lap average in final practice. Elliott was 18th in single lap speed and did not run 10 consecutive laps. I also like Bowyer in that range. He will probably be a bit lower owned then Larson and Elliott. Bowyer 8th in single lap speed and 7th in 10 lap average in final practice.
Got to admit that I struggled a bit in formulating the plan for a cash game lineup this week. There are some good options up and down the lineup and at various salaries. I think we'll see a lot of variety in line ups this week, which I think is generally a good thing for us. Other than Suarez, I don't think there are any locks for a cash game lineup. That being said, here's how I'm going about it on DK:
I think the same general approach works on FD. Although, I might be more willing to fade Harvick and Busch there since laps led/fastest laps are less important as compared to DK. If you do fade them and start with Suarez, you can take four very high quality drivers starting 4th-20th or so. All the names above would be in play for those spots and you should have enough salary to pick whoever you want from those we listed.
On the GPP side, I think Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola are three good options that should come in at reasonable ownership levels. I also really like Blaney and Jones in that format.
My name is Steve and I've won thousands playing NASCAR fantasy racing games. This blog will share my advice for enjoying and winning your fantasy racing games. I'm also a NASCAR writer at the motor sports website slicksandsticks.com