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.
Kevin Harvick (DK: $10,300): Last weekend in Atlanta, Stewart-Haas Racing had a statement win from Kevin Harvick. Leading a race-high 181 laps and recording 78 fastest laps for fantasy owners, it was clear to see that Harvick was back in a big way. As we’ve seen many times this year already, the Fords are clearly the cars to beat regardless of the racetrack and that seems to be the case here once again this weekend in Las Vegas. Harvick and his team unloaded a very fast racecar that qualified on the outside of the front row for Sunday’s race. However,... Read More
Martin Truex Jr (DK: $10,400): It didn’t take long for the reigning series champ to garner Must-Have status and it’s for good reason. For the past couple seasons, Truex has excelled at these intermediate racetracks and his success at these facilities is largely the reason for him capturing the Monster Energy Cup last season. The #78 will start from the rear of the field here because of multiple failures during inspection, but we don’t expect him to stay there long with the speed he showed in practice. Truex ranked toward the top of the charts in individual lap speed and... Read More
NASCAR is back for another exciting year, starting with the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon. The pinnacle of auto racing, every driver wants to add the Harley J. Earl trophy to their collection and punch their ticket into racing history. Some of the greats never get the opportunity to taste victory lane here, while some waited 20 years to finally seal the deal. This year is certainly going to be one for the record books, as 40 of the best drivers will all be going for their own moment in Daytona, USA. Brad Keselowski (DK: $10,400):... Read More
The 2018 NASCAR season gets started with a winner-take-all showdown featuring just 17 drivers. Those drivers consist of last season’s pole winners, past Daytona 500 pole winners, and the playoff drivers from last season. Unlike the Daytona 500, this will be a short race in which no points are involved and will have no impact on the playoff race. While many in the field use this race as an extra test session in preparation for the Daytona 500, we usually see the cream rise to the top, as they’ll be looking to start the 2018 season off in Victory Lane.... Read More
Martin Truex (DK: $10,400): He’s consistently been the fastest car on the circuit and already locked up the first overall points position, basically punching his ticket to Homestead to race for the championship. The team has been bad fast in races that see transitions in handling, and tonight should fit that bill perfectly. Goodyear announced they were bringing a tire that would lay down a lot of rubber and make the handling of the cars change more throughout the night. Truex starts in the 5th position and the car has been really fast in practice too, posting the fastest 10-lap... Read More