The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Alabama and takes on Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. The 2.66-mile track will host the GEICO 500. A lot of drivers have good stats at this track, but you have to know which ones to put in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineup as some look like fools gold.
Read below for the DraftKings NASCAR DFS picks that you need to make your lineup better.
DraftKings NASCAR DFS Overview
In this DraftKings NASCAR DFS picks column, we will be using DraftKings prices and scoring. Their scoring includes the following:
- .25 points for leading a lap
- .45 points for the fastest laps
- Add/subtract a half-point based on the difference in a driver’s finishing position relative to their starting position
- Points based on where the driver finishes
DraftKings NASCAR DFS Picks | Race 10
GEICO 500 Drivers to Consider | DraftKings NASCAR DFS Picks
Brad Keselowski ($8,900)
Brad Keselowski has not had the seasons he has had in the past. His only top ten on the season came at the Daytona 500. This is one of two of the last plate races that Keselowski has to make the playoffs. He is going to push his car as hard as he can go. Put the 6 car in your Draftkings NASCAR DFS lineup for when he pushes his way through the field.
Bubba Wallace ($8,100)
The driver of the 23 was able to get the win the last time they visited the track. Bubba Wallace took advantage of the rain and earned the first victory of his career. After finishing second in the Daytona 500 he and his team might have these cars figured out on the superspeedway. For this reason, you need to put him in your Draftkings NASCAR DFS lineups.
Aric Almirola ($7,500)
The 10 car of Aric Almirola loves Talladega Superspeedway. He has the best average finish at Talladega with an 11.9 in the last ten races here. That includes his win in 2018 when he held off Kurt Busch and other Stewart-Haas Racing teammates. This is Almirola’s last season so he may be trying harder than normal to lock himself into the playoffs. Put AA in your Draftkings NASCAR DFS lineups for this weekend.
GEICO 500 Drivers to Avoid | DraftKings NASCAR DFS Picks
Kevin Harvick ($8,600)
Kevin Harvick is not the plate racer that he used to be. Harvick mostly just survives and tries to get himself a top ten on the day. The 4 team is great, but they probably won’t get you more than position points on the day. Leave Harvick on the bench this week for Draftkings NASCAR DFS.
Kyle Larson ($10,100)
Kyle Larson has been one of the hottest drivers in all of NASCAR the past two seasons. That all changes here at Talladega. In his last eight starts at Talladega, he has an average finish of 27th. That is not good when it comes to DraftKings points. So for that reason, you should not put him in your Draftkings NASCAR DFS lineups.
Ross Chastain ($7,700)
The driver for Trackhouse Racing #1 has not had the greatest numbers at Talladega. Ross Chastain in his last six starts has an average finish of 22.7 and has not recorded one top-five in those races. Chastain does not have the history here to tell you to put him in your lineup this week. Skip the 1 car for this weekend in Draftkings NASCAR DFS.