The NASCAR Cup Series continues to through their season as they will race around Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. The QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 will be the fifth race of the 2022 season. The 1.54-mile track went under a reconfiguration during the offseason. The changes have made this track into a mini-superspeedway. That being said this weekend should be wild and could make you some money. Read below and find out who you should take.
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 5
QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 Drivers to Consider
Ryan Blaney ($10,700)
The defending winner of this race has the most expensive price this weekend. Blaney knows how to run at Atlanta before the repave and now with it running like a superspeedway put the two together and Blaney should be a front runner for this race. The 12 car should be in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineups for Sunday’s race.
Joey Logano ($9,900)
The driver of the double deuce has a lot of superspeedway talent. Joey Logano has typically been towards the front at Talladega and Daytona. He has also been a frontrunner at mile and a half tracks also. Put them together and you get a hybrid such as what we probably will have at Atlanta. Logano should be used this week in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineups.
Aric Almirola ($7,600)
The 10 car has a lot of experience getting to the front at superspeedways. Aric Almirola has also been a top 10 machine this year. Besides last week AA has been in the top 10 for every race. Almirola has been fantastic at getting some momentum for Stewart-Haas Racing and that should continue at this hybrid. Put Almirola in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineups.
QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 Drivers to Avoid
Denny Hamlin ($10,100)
Denny Hamlin has been one of the best drivers that NASCAR has ever seen on the superspeedways. Why is he on the avoid side? This season has been abysmal for the 11 team through four races. He is tied for last for average Fantasy points per game on DraftKings with 11.1. People should avoid him if he continues to be this bad and cost this much. Avoid the 11 car this weekend in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineups.
Harrison Burton ($6,400)
The rookie driving for the Wood Brothers finds himself on the avoid side of this list. Harrison Burton flipped and wrecked out early in the Daytona 500. He does not have the experience like others in the field and he was better than what people think because of the manufacturers pitting together. Burton hasn’t proven himself yet with drafting. Skip the 21 car this week in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS.
Brad Keselowski ($8,600)
Another driver that seems to have a problem so far this season is the driver of the 6 car. Brad Keselowski has not finished inside the top 20 since the Daytona 500. He has consistently brought out cautions since that race and been awful with DraftKings points. Bad Brad is bad so far this season and for that reason, you should not be putting him in your DraftKings NASCAR DFS lineups.