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DraftKings Cheat Sheet: NASCAR DFS Picks from Awesemo’s Projections | Season Finale 500

Alex Baker



NASCAR DFS Picks Strategy Show with expert DraftKings and FanDuel advice for the Autotrader EchoPark Automative 500.

Welcome to the NASCAR DFS picks Cheat Sheet for DraftKings with picks based off of Awesemo’s industry leading projections for the Season Finale 500. Awesemo’s projections synthesis thousands of data points to give you one easy projection to put into your daily fantasy lineups. Not a member of Awesemo+? Sign up HERE to gain access to all our premium data, tools, projections, articles and more! Check us out on TWITTER, where we talk sports, share articles and have lots of giveaways! Let’s get into some NASCAR DFS picks for the Season Finale 500.

NASCAR DFS Picks: DraftKings Cheat Sheet | Season Finale 500

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Cash Place Differential

Chris Buescher 31st ($6,700 FanDuel, $7,200 DraftKings) – Since 2018, Buescher has been middling at Phoenix with finishes of 17, 16, 16, and 18. However, considering Buescher’s starting position and salary, that finish would be a fantastic outcome. Starting from the back of the field, if Buescher can gain 15 spots and finish around his Phoenix averages he’ll make a great cash game play.

William Byron 25th ($10,200 FanDuel, $8,400 DraftKings) – Byron offers strong place differential and top-10 upside at a reasonable price. In the March Phoenix race, Byron finished 10th and his average running position in corollary races sits 13th. If you were expecting to read about Jimmie Johnson because of his starting position, why would you pay $900 more for one extra place differential spot? If you like your cash team with JJ instead of, or paired with, Byron then be my guest. I’ll gladly save here to keep from having to dip into the $5K range for my final cash roster spot.

Daniel Suarez 30th ($5,000 FanDuel, $5,600 DraftKings) – If you are forced to spend down this week, I say just err on the side of caution with the driver who has more place differential than Corey LajoieJohn Hunter Nemechek, or Ryan Preece. In a similar spot in the Spring, Suarez started 31st and finished 21st. In order for Suarez to be a plus value, he needs attrition, and that’s what we’ve seen at Phoenix the past few races.

Others; Ty Dillon, Corey Lajoie, John Hunter Nemechek

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A self-proclaimed U.S. history buff, stats enthusiast, and rabid fan of anything Detroit (yes, even the Lions), Alex started playing daily fantasy sports in 2013 and never looked back. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, he began developing advanced statistical models and applied his unique skill-set first to poker, then as a full-time DFS player. He has since dominated DFS, becoming a fixture on leaderboards and cementing his position as the top-ranked overall player according to RotoGrinders. Competing in most guaranteed prize pool tournaments, he has ranked in the top 3 across major sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, and MLB. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fantasy sports with new and experienced players alike. Career Highlights: No. 1 Overall Ranking; 14x FanDuel $100k winner, 11x DraftKings Hundred-Thousandaire; 20x Live Final qualifier. You can contact him on Twitter @awesemodfs or by emailing [email protected].