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NASCAR DFS Picks for the B&L Transport 170 on June 5, 2021

Austin Cindric DFS
DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Austin Cindric, driver of the #33 Team Penske Verizon 5G Ford Mustang, during the Daytona 500 on February 14, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire)

As we head into Mid-Ohio Race week, we will have to look at drivers’ stats and history from other road 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 B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on 06/05/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Austin Cindric $ 10,900
Driver #2   
Driver #3Brett Moffitt $ 8,100
Driver #4Ryan Sieg $ 7,600
Driver #5   
Driver #6  $ 5,100

Austin Cindric ($10,900)

As the top driver in the Xfinity Series, Austin Cindric is a no brainer every week if you can find a way to fit him into your lineup. This is one of those weeks where I am going to do it no matter what. Cindric has been excellent in 2021 where he has three wins, nine top-five finishes, 10 top 10 finishes, and has led 401 laps. All his statistics this year are Xfinity Series highs. His worst finish this year is 30th four weeks ago at Darlington, but he did crash, so we will forget about that one for now. Cindric followed up his 30th place finish with a win at Dover and now has three straight top five finishes after finishing second to Ty Gibbs at Charlotte. At the end of the day there are not going to be many races this year where you can get Cindric cheap so you have to pick the weeks you want to use him in your lineup, this is one of those weeks. Cindric has dominated road races the last three years. In 12 races Cindric has three wins, nine top five finishes, 10 top 10 finishes and has led 120 laps. All are series highs except for laps led, where he trails Chase Briscoe who has 135 laps led over the last three years.  Cindric is going to be moving up to the Cup Series next year, he has his sights set on loading up on Xfinity Series wins before he makes the jump. Cindric is the best driver with the best car, I say he wins this one and leads a ton of laps. Cindric is going to start on the pole and he may never leave it. 

Brett Moffitt ($8,100)

2021 has been a bit of a roller coaster for the driver of the Number Two car, Brett Moffitt. Moffitt has been competing regularly in the Truck and Xfinity Series this year where he has fared better in the Xfinity Series. Moffitt has a lot of racing experience in all three NASCAR Series. Moffitt’s best finish this year was right at the beginning when he finished second at Daytona. Since then Moffitt has three more top 10 finishes in the Xfinity Series. Now if we put 2021 aside and look at how he has fared in previous years there is a lot more to get excited about. In 2020 Moffitt has one top 10 finish and seven top 10 finishes. At road courses this year Moffitt has a 11th place and 12th place finish so far on the year. Overall, I would say that Moffitt races well at Road Courses. Compared to the rest of the field I think that his price of $8,100 is a steal. Look for great value this week in Moffitt as he contends for the win.

Ryan Sieg ($7,600)

Driving the Number 39 for his family owned RSS Racing, Ryan Sieg had his best season to date in 2020 where he had seven top five finishes, 11 top 10 finishes, and qualified for the playoffs in the meantime. So far in 2021 Sieg has not quite had as good of a season but he does have one top five and five top 10 finishes so far. If he can go on a hot streak this year, there is no reason why he cannot get close to his 2020 totals. Sieg raced well in back to back road races last year at Elkhart Lake and the Daytona Road Course where he finished ninth and 11th respectively. Sieg will start this race in 31st, which by itself makes him eligible for a lot of point differential points. Look at Sieg as a sleeper this week. Good starting position and a great price. 

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Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on 06/05/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Austin Cindric $ 10,900
Driver #2AJ Allmendinger $ 10,700
Driver #3Brett Moffitt $ 8,100
Driver #4Ryan Sieg $ 7,600
Driver #5Alex Labbe $ 7,400
Driver #6Gray Gaulding $ 5,100

AJ Allmendinger ($10,700)

In his first full time season in the Xfinity Series, AJ Allmendinger has been excellent. In 13 races Allmendinger has one win, seven top five finishes, and has led 104 laps. Roughly the same totals he had in 2020 in the Xfinity Series where he had two wins, six top five finishes, eight top 10 finishes and led 210 laps in 11 races. Of Allmendinger’s seven wins in all three NASCAR Series, five of them have been at road courses. In the Xfinity Series he has won at the Charlotte Roval twice, Elkhart Lake once, and Mid-Ohio, the spot of this week’s race. In the Cup series his only win came at Watkins Glen. Allmendinger seems like a sure bet to be in the running this weekend, especially after he finished second at Circuit of Americas two weeks ago. I think like Cindric, Allmendinger is almost a sure bet to win this thing. Try everything you can to fit them into your lineup.

Alex Labbe ($7,400)

Driving the Number 38 for DGM Racing, Alex Labbe has had a bit of a rocky start to the 2021 season where he only has one top 10 finish. Labbe has had a good start to his career though as he has already been crowned champion of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series back in 2017. In his Xfinity Career Labbe has one top five finish and five top 10 finishes in 89 races. However, on road courses Labbe is a different driver. Of his top five and top 10 totals I mentioned above, his one top five and three of his top 10 finishes have been at road courses, again showing that he is a good road course driver. Labbe will start 16th this weekend which if he can get into the top 10 will provide you some point differential points. Labbe does offer some deep top 10 upside. Labbe is my sleeper of the week even with his higher cost.

Gray Gaulding ($5,100)

As a long shot pick this week, why not pick the driver starting right in the back. The only place Gray Gaulding can go on Saturday is up and I like the looks of that. Gaulding offers us some deep sleeper value for this race. In his career races in the Xfinity Series at Road Races Gaulding had finished better than he started in all but one. Gaulding has yet to break the top 20 in a race this year but he has also been starting near the back of the pack each week. In 11 races this year Gaulding has gained on average five spots from his starting position come race end. If you follow the numbers, then with Gaulding starting 40th this week he should be in for a top 30 finish. From a DFS perspective, that’s 10 differential points at his cheap price. 

Now go win your matchup and let us know how you did. Or if I picked every driver that will be in that lap 62 crash, I encourage you to let me hear it. Either way come find us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX).

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