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: $10,100): Different week, same result as we saw a couple cars miss qualifying on Thursday night. This week it happens to be the series points leader Kyle Larson. Missing qualifying will force the #42 team to start from the 39th spot on Sunday night, giving him little risk, but massive upside. Larson has had the breakout season everyone had been waiting on, but he’s excelled at this type of track. Larson and his team have shown the capability to win just about anywhere, but have really flexed their muscle at these 1.5 to 2 mile racetracks this... Read More
Jimmie Johnson (DK: $10,100): Never before have we seen so many cars miss qualifying due to long inspection lines as we have this season. This week, it struck again as quite a few strong cars missed qualifying and must start at the rear of the field. One of those is the seven-time champion, Jimmie Johnson. Seven-time will roll off from the 29th spot tonight, but has a quick hotrod underneath him to try and make his way up through the pack. While we never count Jimmie out of any race, we definitely can’t count him out here, as he owns... Read More
Throw out the practice times, throw out the manufactures, and throw out the differences between the top-tier and lower-tier teams because we’re going racing at Talladega Superspeedway. The sister track to Daytona races much different than Daytona, but has much of the same characteristics, none more important than the draft. Long story short, the draft enables anyone in the field to win, literally any one of the starters can win, making it one of the most exciting races we’ll see all year. However, with so many cars in contention this week, a good showing can be wiped out by a... Read More
Matt Kenseth (DK: $8,800): Could this finally be the weekend when Joe Gibbs Racing catches the breaks and gets into victory lane? Only time will tell, but they sure started the weekend off well by sitting on the pole for Sunday afternoon’s race with Matt Kenseth. JGR seems to have unloaded very fast racecars this weekend, but Kenseth set the bar high as he looked to be the class of the field during the practice sessions on Saturday. While his times weren’t at the very top of the board, he seemed to be very comfortable, hooked to the bottom of... Read More
Kyle Busch (DK: $10,600): One of the most talented drivers in the series has a quick hot rod this weekend at Bristol. With qualifying rained out on Friday, NASCAR had to set the starting order based on points, forcing Busch to roll off from the 7th starting spot. Here at Bristol we are looking for dominators and Kyle offers one of the best options this week, as he could get to the front quickly from that starting spot. It helps that he has been solidly in the top-5 and top-10 in single lap runs and in the average lap times... Read More