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.
Kyle Larson (DK: $10,000): Another week and another driver missed qualifying due to failed inspection. Lucky for us, it’s Kyle Larson. Larson and his team failed to post a lap in qualifying on Friday, forcing them to start at the back of the field. With this starting position, he will have the most upside of any driver in the race and should post one of the biggest place-differential scores of the night. If place differential wasn’t enough to lock Larson into the lineups, it should be the fact that he will be one of the cars to beat by the... Read More
Martin Truex Jr. (DK: $9,700): Another Daytona race and another Jr. pick, but this one could come as a surprise. Truex Jr. doesn’t have the sterling track record here like some others in the field, but does have a car that can win this race. We say every time the Cup series comes here, literally anyone in the field can win this race, it is just a matter of dodging the big wreck and being in the right line when it’s moving forward. Truex benefits from this since he starts back in the 25th position for Saturday night’s race. While... Read More
Kyle Larson (DK: $10,200): Talk about a driver that is having a breakout year; Larson has turned himself into the true favorite for the title early on this season. The breakout seemed to start at this racetrack one year ago, as Larson battled his way past Chase Elliott earning his first career win in the Cup Series. Since then, the floodgates have busted open for Larson, as he’s a force seemingly every single week. This week is no different, as the #42 team unloaded a very strong car and put it on the pole position Friday afternoon. Michigan has become... Read More
Chase Elliott (DK: $9,300): The series heads to one of the most unique tracks on the circuit this weekend at Pocono Speedway. Pocono, better known as the Tricky Triangle, has long been considered like a road course by some drivers, as each turn is completely different than the others. With this unique layout. some drivers hit the ground running and have success here, with others struggling. Chase Elliott made his debut here last year and was a driver that saw instant success, threatening for the win all race long and even leading a large portion of the race. This weekend,... Read More
Jimmie Johnson (DK: $10,600): NASCAR heads to the Monster Mile this weekend, which could be renamed the Johnson Mile before too long. To say Jimmie Johnson is good here is an understatement. At Dover, Johnson owns a record 10 wins and 21 top-ten finishes in 30 races, while boasting an average finish of around ninth. Dover is known for Miles the Monster who seemingly causes carnage every race, but Johnson seems to always be on Miles’ good side. Last week, Johnson said he was excited to come to his favorite track and backed up that statement right out of the... Read More