As we head into New Hampshire Race Week, we will have to look at drivers’ stats and history from other courses as we build our lineup this week. Another great part about this weekend is we are back to practice and qualifying. This week we are going to focus on finding value by looking at previous top contenders at this speedway. There are quite a few value drivers that you can insert into your lineup. Let’s now take a deep dive into who I think you can insert into your lineup for the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Past Winners/Track Knowledge
It’s time for the NASCAR Series to take their best shot once again at defeating the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This will be a 211.6-mile race where the drivers will be tasked with completing 200 laps around the Motor Speedway. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1.058-mile Oval, with an asphalt surface. There are varying degrees of banking in each section of the raceway. As stage points are becoming more coveted as the year goes on and racers, must win stages to get those oh so valuable stage points, racers will have three stages to try and get points. Stage one is 45 laps, stage two is 45 laps, and stage three is 110 laps. With New Hampshire being a storied track with a long history there is a lot of data to sift through as we build out winning lineup.
Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on 07/17/2021 (DraftKings Values)
|Driver #1||Christopher Bell||$ 11,500|
|Driver #2||JJ Yeley||$ 8,400|
|Driver #6||$ 7,100|
A-List Premium Price Drivers
Christopher Bell ($11,500)
Cup drivers who race in the Xfinity Series usually come at a premium price point, and well that’s exactly what Christopher Bell costs this week, a lot. The Xfinity Series has raced at New Hampshire twice over the last three years and guess who has won both, if you said Bell, then you would be right. Bell has been electric at New Hampshire the last three years. In two races, there are 400 laps to be completed, well Bell led 279 of them. That is flat out domination. I don’t really see a scenario this weekend where Bell doesn’t finish in the top five or better. Pair that with that fact that he starts 14th and he could be in for a very big day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
B-List Value Drivers
JJ Yeley ($8,400)
Normally a sleeper pick in the Xfinity Series, I like where JJ Yeley stands coming into this race. You can’t have a better starting position DFS wise then starting 36th in the race. Yeley spent the 2020 season and most of the 2019 and 2018 seasons racing in the cup series. In six races in 2021 Yeley has turned in three top 15 place finishes, which considering he has started 30th plus in each race, his DFS numbers are pretty good. For us fantasy folks he has averages 40 fantasy points per race, which is very appealing, especially at his price point this week, which is mid value. Look for Yeley to be in for a lot of place differential points.
C-List Sleeper Picks
Jordan Anderson ($7,600)
I am trying a few different things this week with my lineup by choosing drivers who are near the rear of the starting field. This will be Jordan Anderson’s first race at New Hampshire in his career. Anderson is going to start the race in 33rd, and there really is only up to go from there. 2020 was Andersons best season so far and can provide lots of value this week and in the future. The Xfinity Series is dominated by the top-end drivers and finding the diamonds in the rough like Anderson can be key to winning your matchups. Look for Anderson to get into the top 20 this week and get you some key point differential points.
Brandon Brown ($7,500)
Before the start of this season Brandon Brown only had one top-five finish and seven top 10 finishes to his name on the Xfinity Series. Now after a hot start to the 2021 season Brown has matched his career performance in 18 races. So far, this year Brown has two top-five finishes at Phoenix Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. To go along with back to back top 10 finishes at the two Daytona tracks and seven top 10 finishes total. This may even be in the realm of a safe pick this week especially for his dollar value. He is driving well and could be in for a top-five or 10 finish again this week. I don’t think you can go wrong with Brown in your lineup this week. Brown offers a lot of flexibility with his price tag.
Brandon Gdovic ($7,300)
Driving the number 26 for Sam Hunt racing this year, Brandon Gdovic has been impressive so far. In four races, he has been able to improve his position by an average of 10.25 spots. Gdovic has raced at Daytona, Martinsville, Darlington, and Forth Worth so far, this year. Quite the assortment of experience. His best finish was at Daytona where he started 39th and finished eighth. His top 10 at Daytona was the first of his career. Another exciting part is Gdovic’s average fantasy points per race this year, so far, he is averaging 31.9 point per race, which for $7,300 is a steal. I love the value here and think that Gdovic is a must have this week.
Landon Cassill ($7,100)
With a top-heavy lineup, what you need is value. I see a lot of value this week with Landon Cassillas I try to fit Christopher Bell into my lineup this week. Cassill was a full-time driver in the Cup Series 2011 to 2019, before taking some time off. He returns this year to drive the Number Four for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series. In his career Cassill has one top-five finish and 14 top 10 finishes in the Xfinity Series. A top 10 of note is at Talladega in 2019 where he finished ninth. The appeal in Cassill this week is that he will start near the back in 31st. If Cassill can have a clean race and finish, he is in a very good spot to potentially gain 10 or more spots.
Now go win your matchup and let us know how you did. Or if I picked every driver that will be in that lap 94 crash, I encourage you to let me hear it. Either way come find us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX).
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