WEEKLY FANTASY PICKS: Find out the best buys for your Las Vegas Fantasy NASCAR team

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By Steve Young – @Stevietpfl


The Aero package mixed with a lot of tire wear, made for some long green flag runs at Atlanta last weekend. This weekend I’m expecting a lot more passing, and the speeds have shown us a lot so far. With 267 laps, we want to target guys that will lead laps, but we also want guys that will move up in the field. I’m going to be targeting a lot of place differential guys in my picks this week.

Kyle Busch – $10,200 – Kyle did us a favor on Friday, and qualified in the middle of the field. I’m expecting him to move up fast, and should be in contention to win at the end of the race. He missed this race last year due to his injury, but comes in with the second highest driver rating here. He has six straight top five finishes dating back to last year, and he’s been the best driver in NASCAR over that span.

I usually only do five picks, and one per tier using DraftKings pricing. This weekend, I’m throwing out a bonus pick. I absolutely love Joey Logano this weekend, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he dominates the first 50-100 laps. He got out front early last year, and was able to do it from the outside pole. Kurt has struggled at Las Vegas, and I just don’t believe the speed out of the #41 car.

Carl Edwards – $9,600 – I want to start off with saying, I really love the price for Brad Keselowski as well. I’m giving Edwards the nod this weekend, and I jut think he’s a safer option. Starting 24th with his teammate right next to him, I’m expecting him to move up as well. Edwards had a top five car last year, but ended up hitting the wall with the #5 car late in the race. He has finished in the top five in four of his last five races here at Las Vegas. Edwards is a lock for place differential points, and I actually think he will be overlooked.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – $9,000 – Like Edwards and Kyle, I really like these guys for head-to-head or 50/50s this weekend. They’re safe options that will help you win some cash. He comes in with five straight top tens, and this has been one of his best tracks since joining Hendrick Motorsports. I love him for place differential this weekend, and I was shocked that he qualified so low on Friday. It is great for DFS, I just hope he doesn’t get in trouble coming through the field.

Paul Menard – $6,500 – Menard is a guy that I really don’t roster a lot, but I do like him this weekend. He’s posted five straight top 12 finishes at Las Vegas since joining RCR. He’s a great value play this weekend, and a guy that I’ve been talking about all week. I’m really glad he didn’t qualify in the top ten, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he finished in the top ten.

Brian Vickers – $5,500 – We talked about Ty Dillon last weekend, and I like Vickers in this car at Las Vegas. He ran very well in the #55 car here last year, and has three straight top 15 finishes. At his price tag, we really just need him to finish in the top 20 this weekend. I don’t mind Brian Scott at this price range as well, and he should be a lot lower owned than Vickers if you want to be different in a GPP. These are the best two options in this price range, and really the only two guys I’ll be looking at this weekend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to hit me up on twitter @Stevietpfl.

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