NASCAR is More Fun with DFS
How to Play
At most sites, daily fantasy NASCAR begins with a salary and a list of drivers to choose from with a price associated with each. Your job is to go through that lineup and pick the drivers that you believe will give you the highest point total while keeping your drivers under the salary cap. On the surface, it seems really easy, but when you take into account the fact that the salary is kept very low in order to prevent you from drafting only top drivers, the game becomes quite difficult to be successful at.
Creating a Winning Strategy
There is a common concept that daily fantasy experts stress when you are creating a team: value. Value is helpful, but only if you use it correctly. To do this, you need to figure out how much you have to spend per driver, and then try to get as many points as possible with that salary. Value basically equals the amount of points you can secure per dollar. So, drafting a driver that scores you a lot of points will be of high value to you. When this happens, you will have more money left to spend on top drivers. This is the value of this strategy. You will be able to save cash on some drivers to spend it on others.
Top 5 Fantasy NASCAR Tips
5.) Draft mid tier drivers first This doesn’t make much sense at first, but when you consider the fact that many drivers that are considered to be mid tier drivers can have amazing races and finish in the top 5-10 with regularity, suddenly it is a good idea. If you can draft a driver like Denny Hamlin for very cheap, and then he ends up winning, you have a mid tier driver that has outperformed all of the top tier drivers. That’s your goal and that is the whole point of value. It allows you to get more for less.
4.) Don’t get fooled by hype It’s really easy to want to draft the driver that won the last race, but just because they had a good race last weekend doesn’t mean they will next weekend. NASCAR is one of those sports where anyone can shine on a given day, and you need to focus on consistency and talent rather than hype. This is the best way to determine who really will score you the most fantasy points, and not just who is being talked about on the racing blogs.
3.) Evaluate each race separately Sometimes, drivers will be more mentally and physically prepared for a race than others. If you follow the races and the racers, you will start to get a feel for who focuses on which races. This is something that only fans know, and that’s why being a big NASCAR fan is to your advantage.
2.) Apply your knowledge You won’t be a winner with every roster you put together, but once you learn how to apply value concepts to your pre-existing love of the sport, daily fantasy NASCAR becomes much more exciting and easier to become profitable at. Avoid rookie mistakes like always drafting your favorites, and you will be in even better shape.
1.) One thing that many other sites won’t tell you is that there is value in the racers with bad starting positions. Sites like DraftKings will give you a bonus for each driver above starting position that your drivers finish at. So, if there are 50 drivers in a race, and you select the driver that starts in 50th and they end up finishing in 10th, you not only get points based upon their finishing position, you get a little extra for each driver they passed along the way. It ends up being a big score for a top 10 finish, plus a 40 racer differential. That’s not too shabby.
Winning fantasy NASCAR contests is extremely rewarding thing. It’s not easy, but applying these concepts will get you to that level. Just keep practicing and determining where you are scoring the most points. Soon, you will be a top fantasy NASCAR manager.