NASCAR Must-haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
Martin Truex Jr (DK: $10,000 FD: $13,700): We’re going to keep talking about how confusing this new aero/rules package has been for most of the sport to figure out. The two things that have remained constant this season is driver talent and the caliber of equipment they’re in. Tire wear will be an issue, but not as much as it has been in the past here with the lower horsepower motors running this season. Most cars fell off less than two seconds from their first lap to their 20th. In the past we saw fall off drastically higher, in the... Read More
Kevin Harvick (DK: $12,800 FD: $14,500): This is his house. Historically, he’s been one of the best to ever strap into a race car here and we expect this trend to continue. NASCAR is bringing an aero package to the track this weekend that is similar to the package they ran in Phoenix from 2014 to 2016. Coincidentally, Harvick was unreal at this track in that time frame. The package sports that same large rear spoiler that they’ve been running at the last two venues and it really messes with the handling of the car in traffic. Back to Harvick;... Read More
Kurt Busch (DK: $8,200 FD: $9,600): Practice times and qualifying all seemed a little skewed this week at Las Vegas. The aero package they’re using this season has left many people in the NASCAR world scratching their heads about what to to expect. Last week at Atlanta should have answered those questions, right? Well, not exactly. The package they will run here today has a pretty big change to the front end of the cars. They have big brake duct openings they aren’t allowed to manipulate. For our followers that are a little more into the sport, the front ends... Read More
Kevin Harvick (DK: $12,200 FD: $14,000): So, if you’re going into this race not knowing what to expect, you’re not alone. Nearly everyone in the garage is saying the same thing, “I don’t know” about this new aero package. With so many unknowns, and things up in the air for this race, we really need to go back to the well with Kevin Harvick, who will roll off from the 18th starting spot. Harvick had plenty of problems on Friday during practice and qualifying, as he noted that he wasn’t able to turn and the car was practically junk. However,... Read More
Brad Keselowski (DK: $10,600, FD: $12,200): After a rough, but safe night in the first duel qualifying race this past Thursday, Brad Keselowski finds himself as our first Must-Have of the year. Although Ford showed up to Daytona with a new body style (updating the Ford Fusion to the Mustang), they haven’t shown a lack of speed at our season opener. Ford drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won their respective duel races and Ford has been a force at the front of the pack the entire speed weeks. If we take a brief look at Keselowski’s performance in his... Read More