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NASCAR DFS Picks for the 200 on June 12, 2021

Ben Rhodes
AUSTIN, TX - MAY 22: #99: Ben Rhodes, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Bombardier LearJet 75 during the running of the inaugral Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR NCWTS race on May 22, 2021 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

As we head into Texas Race All Star 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 200 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the 200 at Texas Motor Speedway on 06/12/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1  
Driver #2Ben Rhodes $ 9,600
Driver #3Grant Enfinger $ 9,400
Driver #4  
Driver #5Austin Wayne Self $ 6,300
Driver #6  $ 5,700

Ben Rhodes ($9,600)

Before I even get into how he has done at this racetrack or how he did last year, just put Ben Rhodesin your lineup and move on. Rhodes is one of two drivers with more than one wins this year, along with John Hunter Nemechek. Rhodes pulled off wins at the first two races at Daytona this year. He then followed that up with three other top five finishes this year and had been electric all year. Rhodes was extremely close to winning on dirt. Rhodes has been dynamite this year and for what it is worth he was pretty good last year too. I will say only, but how is he only worth $9,600 this week, blows me away. It must be that he has is starting second. The value here is astounding, not very often do you get the second-place driver in points for only $9,600. Anyways, let’s look at how he has done at Texas in the past. In six races, he has one top five and three top 10 finishes. 2020 was also a great year for him where he had one win, nine top-five finishes, 14 top 10 finishes and led 103 laps. As I started earlier, just put him in your lineup and move on, you do not see value like this often.

Grant Enfinger ($9,400)

Picking part-time drivers in DFS has its pros and cons, but with how well Grant Enfinger has raced this season, honestly how can you not pick him. Enfinger is going to start this race 18th, which by itself has a lot of appeal due to his potential for point differential points. So far, in 2021 Enfinger has two top five finishes and five top 10 finishes. To add to his success this year Enfinger has arguably been one of the better drivers at Texas the last three years where he has three top five finishes, four top 10 finishes, and has led 59 laps in six races. I think it goes without saying that Enfinger’s best year in the Truck Series was 2020. As a full time, driver, he finished the season with four wins (Daytona, Atlanta, Richmond, and Martinsville), eight top-five finishes, 13 top 10 finishes, and 156 laps led. The four wins were a career high. I do not see why Enfinger cannot get into the top 10 this weekend. If he does you will be happy, he is in your lineup.

Austin Wayne Self ($6,300)

Austin Wayne Self was finally able to put it all together at Darlington where he had his best finish of the year of ninth place. This was Self’s second top 10 of the year after he finished in 10th at the Bristol Dirt Track. Wayne Self put together another good performance at the Circuit of Americas two races ago where he turned a 29th place start into a 16th place finish. Wayne Self is starting 13ththis week, which some may say is a little risky, but I like his price point and I think he can put together a top 10 day.

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Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the 200 at Texas Motor Speedway on 06/12/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Ross Chastain $ 10,200
Driver #2Ben Rhodes $ 9,600
Driver #3Grant Enfinger $ 9,400
Driver #4Johnny Sauter $ 8,300
Driver #5Austin Wayne Self $ 6,300
Driver #6Tate Fogleman $ 5,700

Ross Chastain ($10,200)

This will be Ross Chastain’s third race of the year in the NASCAR Truck Series. After competing earlier this year at Atlanta and Kansas where he finished seventh and second respectively, Chastain will now look to add another top 10 finish at Texas Motor Speedway. The most impressive thing about his other two races this year is his average start to average finish ratio. He has started on average 37th and finished 4.5. That is incredible, and a big reason why I have him in my lineup this week, where he starts 24th. With similar racing, there is no way Chastain shouldn’t be in for another top 10 finish or better. Chastain moved to become a full-time driver in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021 after an excellent 2020 campaign that featured 15 top five finishes, 27 top 10 finishes, and 553 laps led. So far in 2021, Chastain has one top five finish and three top 10 finishes in the Cup Series. I think Chastain is a no brainer this week.

Johnny Sauter ($8,300)

2021 has been a very up and down year for Johnny Sauter so far. It seems like every other race he is racing well. Now with saying that Sauter put together three straight top 10 finishes at Richmond, Kansas, and Darlington a couple of weeks ago. In his last six races at Texas Motor Speedway, Sauter has one win, two top-five finishes, and has led 52 laps. His win at Charlotte is his last win in the Truck Series. Of course, Sauter has not been able to return to the success he had from 2016-2018 where he had 13 wins, 39 top-five finishes, 55 top 10 finishes, and led 1,170 laps in 69 races. In that three year stretch he was good, and well he still is. Sauter is still the sole owner of fifth place in Truck Series wins with 24. From a DFS perspective Sauter provides some good value this week as he starts 17th. This gives him potential to compete for a top 10 or even top-five spot early. Texas has been a good track for him in the past and I think he repeats his success here this week.

Tate Fogleman ($5,700)

This driver is my deep sleeper of the week, Tate Fogleman is a value-based pick this week that enables me to pick two top-flight drivers in Ben Rhodes and Ross Chastain. In Fogleman’s first full-time season in 2020 he was unable to make any top 10 finishes, however, did have three top 15 finishes. Starting 31st in this Saturday’s Truck race Fogleman could be the key to winning this week due to his potential for point differential points. In 2019, while part of the CARS Super Late Model Tour Fogleman had three top-five finishes in eight races.

Now go win your matchup and let us know how you did. Or if I picked every driver that will be in that lap 198 crash, I encourage you to let me hear it. Either way come find us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX).

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