NASCAR DFS Best Plays – Strategy Picks Dover Drydene 400 – Fanduel Draftkings Cup

The show rolls into Dover for a little short track racing.. Dover is a high banked one mile over that usually provides decent racing…but can be hard to pass at times. As always, the research is just getting started, so think about getting signed up and get exclusive access to our projection model, the domination station lineup optimizer, and most importantly, direct chat room access to some of the sharpest NASCAR minds in the industry. I will be on there all weekend updating everyone on my research.

May 9, 2021; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) races during the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR DFS Best Plays – Dover Drydene 400

Martin Truex Jr- Given how good MTJ has been as of late, how could you leave him out of your action? He has been a force on the short tracks as of late, and Dover is a track he always performs at. If this car comes off the truck with speed, it will be tough to beat.  In fact, he’s my core driver this week as seen in our NASCAR Cup Cheatsheets!

NASCAR Cup Picks Drydene

Kyle LarsonDover is one of the tracks that Larson won at with lesser equipment, so he should be very sharp here in a HMS car. I suspect Larson and MTJ will be the cars to beat, and both should lead some laps before competing for a win.

Alex Bowman – Dover has been good to Bowman over the last couple trips, and while domination probably isn’t the most probable outcome, he is live for a top five run. He won, somewhat unexpectedly, at Richmond and should bring some of that speed here. He starts 16th, so a top ten finish will score very nicely.

Cole Custer –Probably my favorite play on the slate. Cole Custer is very good at Dover, and a 30th place starting spot at this price is a steal. I think this team will be a real contender as SHR continues to find speed.

Dover Fades

James Davison
Garrett Smithley
Josh Bilicki
BJ McLeod
Quin Houff
Cody Ware

DFS Drydene 400 Value Picks

Aric Almirola – Similar to Custer, Almirola is a tremendous place differential play. 2021 has been really tough for Aric, but if he can stay out of trouble this weekend I think he will grind out a really solid finish.

Two drivers we are very high on this week, Almirola and Custer, really pop on our NASCAR Research Station in terms of projected value.  You will also find statistical track histories, recent short-track finishes, and every number imaginable to help put you on the top DFS plays this weekend!


When drivers are out of place in terms of value for their salary, you have a potential pick worth diving deeper into. The blue circle indicates the projected value column…and Almirola and Custer are really standing out compared to similarly priced NASCAR drivers.

Daniel Suarez – Suarez has had some unexpected speed in 2021, and know he gets to put it to use at a track where he really runs well at. He starts 24th, but should compete for a top 15 at a rock bottom price.

Ross Chastain –Chastain has been a running inside the top 15 as of late, and I think he is mispriced here. I think this is a really strong play for a driver who is being criminally overlooked week to week. Once this team starts to gel…I think they are week to week top ten threats.

Chase Briscoe –Quite bullish on this play. Briscoe is starting to find his feet in this theory and I think he can legitimately run in the top ten. He is new to the series, so this does carry some risk…but no risk no reward.

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