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NASCAR DFS Picks, Tiers & Rankings: 2024 AdventHealth 400

by Seth Woolcock

Stock car racing’s premiere series camps out in Kansas this weekend. Make the most of the 2024 AdventHealth 400 with our NASCAR DFS picks and tiers.

We reveal our “Tire Tiers” and betting cards live every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. EST on our YouTube series, “The Backroad.” Be sure to tune in, enjoy the race and reach out if you have any questions.

(DFS prices are courtesy of DraftKings and Fantrax)


NASCAR DFS Picks, Tiers & Rankings: 2024 AdventHealth 400

Driver As | The Elites

Denny Hamlin, crew chief Chris Gabehart and company are firing on all cylinders right now. With three points-paying race wins and a Busch Light Clash victory in their back pocket, plus laps led in each race this season, the No. 11 team is the surest thing in racing. Hamlin took a trip to victory lane here in the flatlands last spring and finished second in the fall. He’s worth the price of admission across all platforms.

Kyle Larson now averages the most DraftKings points per race this season with 52.6. He’s showing more consistency than last year and has three blow-up performances of 95+ DraftKings points. One of those performances was Las Vegas, our closest comp track for Kansas, where Larson swept the stages, led 181 laps and won the race.

Tyler Reddick doesn’t have the ceiling or consistency from a NASCAR DFS perspective as Hamlin or the No. 5. However, he is No. 4 in the Next-Gen total speed rankings (courtesy of ifantasyrace.com) at high-speed intermediates since 2023 and will be fast.

Martin Truex Jr. might offer the slightest leverage if you’re looking to avoid chalk at the top of the board. He’s quietly led in eight of 11 races this season and has a few smash weeks of his own. The No. 19 car started fourth, led 79 laps and finished seventh in this race last year. Based on his recent form, you could get even more from the New Jersey native this week.

Driver Bs | Point-Getters

Despite Kansas being one of Bubba Wallace‘s best tracks, giving him slate-breaking upside, I’ll likely be avoiding him in the AdventHealth 400. Two weeks ago, he was disappointing at Texas, another one of his best tracks, and he has now scored negative DraftKings points in back-to-back races by getting caught in someone else’s mess. I rather pivot to the steadier option of Ty Gibbs for $200 less on DraftKings. The North Carolina native has yet to score negative DraftKings points this season and has exceeded 40+ in six of 11 races.

Driver Cs | In the Mix

Run, don’t walk to get Brad Keselowski into your NASCAR DFS lineup this week. The No. 6 car is a clear value at $7,700 on DraftKings and $20.54 on Fantrax. Keselowski finished P2 at Texas and P13 at Las Vegas, our two comp tracks ran so far this seaosn. He was running P4 At Kansas in the fall before the caution with eight laps to go and ultimately finished P9. Count on his crew to mix it up on strategy and give Kesewlsoki a shot at a big day.

Noah Gragson is in another smash spot after finishing P6 at Las Vegas and P18 at Texas earlier this year. Gragson is good for four T10s this season and an average of 30.9 DraftKings points per race. It was great to see speed out of Kyle Busch last week. He’s priced a bit high at $8,900 on DraftKings and $20.51 on Fantrax. Yet, he has a 50% T10 rate here in the Next-Gen era, including a P7 in the fall.

Both top Team Penske drivers, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, are actual slight values this week, specifically on DraftKings at $8,300 and $8,600. They won’t lead many laps or likely finish better than somewhere in the back half of the top 10, certainly capping their upside. However, they won’t burn you either.

Driver Ds | Could Do Worse

Congrats to Daniel Hemric on his highest ranking of the season. I’ve been shouting out the No. 31 car in these bottom two tiers for over the past month, and he’s now been optimal three weeks in a row, averaging 44. 3 DraftKings points in that span. Hemric doesn’t have much history Cup Series history here. However, he did win the pole in 2019 while driving the No. 8 car for Richard Childress Racing (RCR). He’s also qualified inside the top 10 in each of his seven Xfinity series starts, showing he knows how to find speed at Kansas.

Speaking of RCR, Austin Dillon isn’t too shabby at Kansas, fishing T15 in three of the four Next-Gen era races. He’s worth a look for your NASCAR DFS needs at $6,500 on DraftKings and $12.84 on Fantrax.

Driver Fs | The Junk Drawer

If you’re going to be stacking A-Tier drivers together in lineups, you’re going to need dart throws this week. Can I interest you in Rick Ware Racing (RWR)? In the three races at Kansas in the Next-Gen era where he didn’t experience an electrical issue, Justin Haley finished P21, P18, and P19, respectively, after starting 27th or worse. That’ll do.

Riley Herbst will pilot the No. 15 car, prepped by Stewart Haas Racing (SHR), this week. While he’s never made a Cup Series start on an intermediate, he has two T10s in five races at the top level. Herbst also finished P5 at Las Vegas this year in the Xfinity Series and was running near the front again at Texas before an unscheduled pit stop derailed his day.

If you need additional dart throws to Hemric, especially on DraftKings, Haley ($5,100) and Herbst ($5,300) are it.

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*Photo Credit: David Yeazell – USA TODAY Sports*

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