Our NASCAR “By the DFS Numbers” Race Previews feature a combination of statistical package highlights from Loop Data reports and the RotoBaller Cup Series Research Station.
Loop Data, which are the advanced statistics that are electronically recorded by NASCAR to more accurately illustrate how drivers perform, are showcased here as very relevant indicators. Loop Data stats are useful in DFS NASCAR to tell us which drivers have performed the best at particular tracks. They determine how a driver actually fares without the negative factors of crashes, car issues, and pit problems. Do keep in mind that with the Cup Series now featuring the Next Gen car, Loop Data statistics are helpful, but not rigid factors when projecting performances.
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AdventHealth 400: By The DFS Numbers
Drivers are listed in order of preference for usage. Research Station indicators are in italics. All Loop Data stats are dating back to 2020 at Kansas Speedway, covering the last four Cup series events. We use DraftKings prices as a basis, but most of what we recommend should also be applied to FanDuel lineup builds.
Kyle Larson: Series-best Driver Rating of 134.1. First in Fastest Laps Run (103) and Laps Led (262). Starts third and should push to the front of the pack quickly.
Joey Logano: Fourth in Laps Led (96). He spun and crashed into a wall in practice, so he will start 34th and is an obviously huge place differential play.
Chase Elliott: Leads in Quality Passes (passes of cars in the Top 15 while under Green Flag Conditions, 259). Fourth in Driver Rating: 107.6.
Kyle Busch: Tied for second among Closers (average of 2.5 spots gained in the final 10 percent of races at Kansas). Had the second-best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in practice. Tied for the Best Implied Odds to finish in the Top 5 (37%).
William Byron: Third in Fastest Laps Run (77). Has finished in the Top 6 in three of his last four intermediate track starts.
Christopher Bell: Leads in Green Flag Passes (421). Starts on the pole and can lead a good amount of time. Was also fastest in practice.
Implied Odds for Kansas from the Rotoballer NASCAR Research Station.
Alex Bowman: Had 17.2 Fantasy Points Gained vs. Similar Drivers in recent Kansas starts.
Chris Buescher: Tied for second among Closers (average of 2.5 spots gained in the final 10 percent of races at Kansas). 11.2 Fantasy Points Gained vs. Similar Drivers in recent Kansas starts. Buescher also spun and crashed into a wall and is an essential value play starting from the 35th position.
Ross Chastain: Tied for the Best Implied Odds to finish in the Top 5 among drivers under $10,000 (30%).
Tyler Reddick: Fourth in Green Flag Passes (353). Was second-fastest in practice.
Erik Jones: Tied for the Best Implied Odds to finish in the Top 10 among drivers under $8000 (36%). Had 10.25Fantasy Points Gained vs. Similar Drivers in recent Kansas starts.
Martin Truex Jr.: Second in Quality Passes (241). Had 10.8 Fantasy Points Gained vs. Similar Drivers in recent Kansas starts.
Denny Hamlin: Second in Laps Led (122). Third in Driver Rating (112.3). Fourth in Fastest Laps Run (75). Tied for the Best Implied Odds to finish in the Top 5 (37%).
Kevin Harvick: Second in Driver Rating (117.1). First among Closers (average of 4.3 spots gained in the final 10 percent of races at Kansas). Has finished in the Top 4 in his last four Kansas starts. Harvick is not what he used to be, but he is a respectable PD play this week starting from the 23rd position.
Austin Dillon: Fifth in Green Flag Passes (345). Dillon starts 21st and has finished 11th or better in his last three intermediate track starts.
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