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Daytona 500 picks 2020: Sleeper lineup strategy for Great American Race

We head down the board to find some racers with value to your team for today’s race.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Ty Dillon addresses the media during NASCAR Media Day at the Daytona 500 Club.
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You probably have your favorites at the top of the field for the Daytona 500 today, but what about down the board? Who can get you some needed points at a bargain basement price? Here’s the racers with the best DFS value at today’s Great American Race, live at 2:30 on Fox.

Ty Dillon ($5700)

Had to change a gearbox, and will have to start in the back of the field because of it. But that might be helpful for avoiding the worst of any potential trouble. He showed good speed this week, and had five Top 10’s last year. And at a smidge more than half the price of the chalk, he can very much get you points from a late position while allowing you to load up on favorites as well.

Erik Jones ($7900)

Had a race win last year, won the Busch Clash last week, and is in a contract year. All good signs for the 23-year-old with Joe Gibbs Racing. 18 Top 10’s last year with a win means he can for sure get you points down the board. And starting 14th means you can add key place points for moving up the grid at the checkered flag.

Austin Dillon ($7400)

Got second in the Busch Clash, but was overtaken on the last lap. Will start in the 13 hole, giving him enough room to pick up place movement points as well. And you can balance out this selection with a driver at the top of the ticket comfortably.

You can see the entire DraftKings line up here:

DFS Daytona 500

Name Salary PPG
Name Salary PPG
Joey Logano 10500 46.01
Denny Hamlin 10400 49.37
Brad Keselowski 10200 40.89
Chase Elliott 10000 35.96
Kyle Busch 9800 61.74
Kevin Harvick 9700 50.73
Martin Truex Jr 9500 58.36
Ryan Blaney 9300 37.22
Kurt Busch 9100 36.37
Alex Bowman 8900 33.96
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 8800 21.86
Clint Bowyer 8600 29.33
Aric Almirola 8500 29.41
William Byron 8300 30.72
Jimmie Johnson 8200 26.62
Kyle Larson 8000 37.98
Erik Jones 7900 32.18
Matt DiBenedetto 7800 31.51
Ryan Newman 7600 35.61
Austin Dillon 7400 24.74
Brendan Gaughan 7200 36.7
Chris Buescher 7100 30.28
Ross Chastain 6900 22.33
Christopher Bell 6700 0
Cole Custer 6600 0
Tyler Reddick 6400 35.33
Bubba Wallace 6300 22.74
Daniel Suarez 6100 29.67
Michael McDowell 5900 17.76
Ty Dillon 5700 28.43
Corey Lajoie 5500 22.97
Ryan Preece 5300 23.52
David Ragan 5200 15.22
John H. Nemechek 5100 26.17
Justin Haley 5000 35.42
JJ Yeley 4900 21.2
BJ McLeod 4800 15.82
Quin Houff 4700 13.86
Brennan Poole 4600 0
Reed Sorenson 4500 14.56
Joey Gase 4500 14.27
Chad Finchum 4500 0
Timmy Hill 4500 13.67

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