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.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (DK: $8,500): Seventeen years ago, Dale Jr. captured his first Cup series win right here at Texas Motor Speedway and has come back each year with great success at this fast, 1.5-mile track. This year Jr. and his Hendrick Motorsport team have been plagued with bad luck, as he is still searching for his first top-ten of the year. There isn’t a much better place for his luck to turn around than right here in Texas, where he owns an average finish of 13.4 and has 10 top-ten finishes in his last 12 races. However, the weekend... Read More
Kyle Busch (DK: $10,300): The talk in the garage area this weekend has been all about the #18 car. Kyle and his team unloaded a very strong race car this weekend, leading in just about every category during practice. Qualifying was washed out on Friday, forcing Kyle to roll off in the 10th position for Sundays race. With qualifying being set by points, we will see a lot of movers during the race, whether some move forward or drop back. No matter what, Kyle is in a good spot to move up quickly in his hotrod. His history here has... Read More
Joey Logano (DK: $10,300): What happens when a car doesn’t make it through pre-qualifying inspection in time? Simple, they aren’t allowed to make a lap in qualifying and are forced to start at the rear of the field on race day. Logano was one of the few cars that didn’t post a lap on Friday, making him one of the top plays of the weekend. Joey has had some success here recently, sporting an average finish of 15.8 in his last 10 races, while he has top-10 finishes in three of the last four races. In addition to the recent... Read More
Jimmie Johnson (DK: $9,000): The seven-time champion has started his season on a sour note as he has yet to record a single top-ten finish. Bad luck bit the #48 team to start the year, and it showed its ugly head last week with the team struggling in the pits while running well inside the top ten. The defending champion will look to get things pointed in the right direction this week as he tackles one of his best overall tracks. At Phoenix, he owns an average finish of 8.9 while winning four times in 27 races. On Sunday, he... Read More
Chase Elliott (DK: $9,700): One of NASCAR’s rising stars is on the brink of grabbing his first win in the premier series and will look to roll the dice in his favor at Las Vegas this weekend. Chase is one of the most consistent drivers in the series, but hasn’t been able to close out a race to secure his first win. He now returns to the type of racetrack in which he saw many of his close calls last year, as he seemed to always be in the mix for the win at intermediate ovals. The #24 team unloaded... Read More