Trevor Marcotte gets you ready for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 DFS Slate!
Top NASCAR Daily Fantasy Picks for DraftKings, FanDuel
- Atlanta Motor Speedway
- Sunday, 3/21/21 3:00 PM
- 1.54 Mile, Paved Track
Keeping it going this weekend at Atlanta. This is a 325 laps event.
Last Race Notables: Harvick won.
Laps Led – Kevin Harvick: 151 laps, Martin Truex, Jr: 65 laps, Clint Bowyer: 58 laps, Chase Elliott: 26 laps, Joey Logano: 10 laps
Start/Finish – Harvick 9/1, Truex, Jr 11/3, Stenhouse 22/13, Reddick 24/16, Bell 27/18, Custer 31/19, McDowell 36/24.
Remember, number of laps sway the importance of scoring in different directions. Less laps = less laps led pts, and less fastest lap pts. Making place finish and place differential pts a bit more valuable.
Yes, you will still need the dominator, but there is less likely to have two or three of them and really separate them from the pack. I expect there to be two or three guys to get some significant laps led pts this weekend unlike last year where Harvick got them all.
NASCAR DFS PROCESS
Let me give you guys a better idea of what we are doing here for Nascar. We put out an early article with some track stats and what drivers I will have my eyes on based on some numbers.
Things can change once qualifying and practice are over, so then we put out an update with drivers who seem to be fast or have had a good or bad qualifying run.
I put out a total of 12 drivers I like and a few who I am off. The guys I am off are typically guys who don’t run that well here and have qualified in a decent position.
Take a look at the scoring to better understand why I do it this way:
Drivers will accumulate points as follows:
- Place Differential = +/- 1 PTs (Where they start vs. where they finish….start 20th, finish 10th = 10 pts)
- Fastest Laps = +0.5 PTs
- Laps Led = +0.25 PTs
- Finishing Position Scoring (Winner 46 pts, 2nd 42 pts, 3rd 41, 4th 40, 39, 38, 37, etc…)
- 0.1 PTs for each lap completed
- Place Differential = +/- 0.5 PTs (Where they start vs. where they finish….start 20th, finish 10th = 5 pts)
- Fastest Laps = +0.5 PTs
- Laps Led = +0.1 PTs
- Finishing Position Scoring (Winner 43 pts, 2nd 40 pts, 3rd 38, 4th 37, 36, 35, 34, etc…)
FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500 DFS PICKS
Kevin Harvick ($11,000) – Starting 7th. Beast and beast here at Atlanta. 15 top 5’s 9 top 10’s, 3 wins. Finished 1st, 4th 1st in his last three here.
Kyle Larson ($10,400) –Starting 6th. A year off, Larson is fast and hot this year. Don’t sleep on him this weekend.
Martin Truex, Jr ($9,600) – Starting 2nd. 1.5 mile track BEAST. 3rd, 2nd, 5th in his last three here. First time winner this weekend??
Brad Keselowski ($10,200) – Starting 4th. Right place at right time here at Atlanta. That means he is right there at the end of the race and I think that happens again this weekend. 8 top 10’s, 4 top 5’s and 2 wins here.
Joey Logano($9,400) – Starting 3rd. Fast all year. A couple of 2nd place finishes. 5 top 10’s, 2 top 5’s here at Atlanta.
Austin Cindric ($8,600) – Starting 39th. Starting position play running good equipment for Team Penske. Should be a good bet to get some quality place differential points.
Tyler Reddick($8,400) – Starting 29th. Similar to Cindric. Should be able to move up the field for a solid finish.
Ryan Blaney ($9,200) – Starting 10th. 10th and 5th in his last two races. Finished 4th last time out here in Atlanta.
Bubba Wallace ($7,400) – Starting 15th. Gonna be on Bubba a lot this year with the team upgrade. Some risk but I like it.
Ryan Newman ($7,100) – Starting 28th. Salty vet with some nice finishes here. 9 top 10’s, 2 top 5’s.
Erik Jones ($7,000) – Starting 22nd. Has a top 10 here and a few finishes in the teens. Should see a solid finish here in Atlanta this weekend. Cole Custer ($7,600) – Starting 27th. Lots of upside at his price point and starting position. 2nd year guy with lots of upside here.
PICKS TO WIN
- Kevin Harvick
- Martin Truex Jr.
- Kyle Larson
As usual, if you have any questions, hit me up on Twitter @trmp31.