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Options $7,500 or less to consider for NASCAR DFS at Bristol on Monday

NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race comes to Bristol on Monday, June 1st. We break down some of the more inexpensive DFS options for the Cheddar’s 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Riley Herbst, driver of the #18 Monster Energy Toyota, spins during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

NASCAR closes out a quick two-day appearance at Bristol Motor Speedway with Monday’s Cheddar’s 300. The race was scheduled for Saturday, but rain in Charlotte delayed that series of races and pushed this Xfinity Series race to Monday. The green flag drops at approximately 7 p.m. ET and the race will be broadcast on FS1.

DraftKings DFS is back for the race, and we’ve got some options for to consider for your 6-driver lineup. You have $50,000 salary cap, which means you can spend $8,333 per driver. You’ll want at least a couple of the high-priced options on your roster, which means you have to be able to find some value down the list. We’re going to run through some drivers that cost $7,500 or less, so you can find some wiggle room for your bigger ticket drivers.

You can enter your lineup here, and here’s the qualifying grid that was determined by random draw.

Riley Herbst ($7,500)

We set the bar just below Ryan Sieg ($7,600), but just the right spot for Herbst. Prior to the season suspension, Herbst had three top ten finishes in four races. He’s finished 18th and 12th in the two Xfinity Series races since returning. He hasn’t been great, but starting in the 7th position puts him in a spot to potentially break out in what will be his Bristol debut.

Justin Haley ($6,300)

Haley’s price point offers considerable value. He has four top ten finishes in six races, and prior to last week in Charlotte he had not finished worse than 12th in a race. An accident derailed him last week and finished him in 29th place. Accidents will happen in stock car racing, but his performances prior to last week leave him undervalued.

Timmy Hill ($5,500)

He’s starting way back at 25th, but prior to last week had been a quietly consistent performer. Engine trouble knocked him out last week with only one fantasy point. He had 29 points in each of his previous two races, and a third place finish at the Dayton Xfinity Series race. If you want to invest big up top and just get a little consistency from your cheap option, Hill is a decent play.

B.J. McLeod ($5,000)

McLeod has finished 15th and 17th in the two Xfinity Series races since restarting. Yesterday, in the Supermarket Heroes 500, he finished 28th after an accident knocked him out. He’s one of the few drivers tonight who raced on Sunday, maybe giving him a slight edge. He finished 18th and 26th at Bristol in two races last year. He won’t be on a lot of rosters, which adds a little contrarian value to the play.

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