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Modest sleeper and deep sleeper options to consider for NASCAR DFS at Darlington today

We break down some sleepers and some deep sleepers today’s Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200 Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

If you’re looking for midweek sports, you’re covered this afternoon/evening as NASCAR is back for the second time in four days with the Toyota 500 is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. ET on FS1, and DraftKings will have DFS contests going for the race. We break down some of the best picks to round out your roster below, and you can set your lineup here.

Modest Sleepers

Tyler Reddick ($7,400)

Had a heckuva run on Saturday, starting in 29th and despite a pit violation in the last quarter of the race, finished eighth. He’s got a car that can really move, and there’s still plenty of place points on offer with him starting 14th today.

John Nemechek ($6,200)

Started 34th and finished ninth on Sunday for one of the most impressive trips through the field. Is it sustainable? Who knows, as it was his first race at The Lady In Black. But if you’re going sleeper hunting, he’s got a chance to prove it today as he’ll take the green flag in the 12-hole.

Deep Sleepers

Ty Dillon ($5,900)

Started 33rd and finished 19th on Sunday, and today he’s on the outside pole when the green flag drops. Has improved on his starting position at the finish in each of his four races at the Track Too Tough to Tame by an average of 10.5 slots. If he improves even by one spot today, you’ll be very happy you picked him up for under $6,000.

Ryan Preece ($5,400)

Finished seventh in the second section of the race on Sunday after starting 25th and finished 20th overall. But that matters a lot less than starting on the pole for today’s race. With all the wrecks we saw on Sunday early (shoutout Ricky Stenhouse for staying on brand!), being up front is for sure the safest place to be.

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