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What to do with Chase Elliott in NASCAR DFS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

We break down Chase Elliott’s DFS potential ahead of Sunday’s Bug Machine 400.

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute at Pocono Raceway on June 27, 2020 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Chase Elliott’s odds to win the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 are +1000 on DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s fourth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings. He typically either cracks the top 10, or has a terrible finish. He hasn’t been good at Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout his career. Can he exceed expectations and get a quality result this weekend?

DraftKings DFS Salary

$10,700

History at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Elliott only has five career starts at Indianapolis and has one top 10 finish to show for it. He also has four other top 20 finishes. His average driver rating at the venue since 2017 is 70.8. That’s his lowest average at any track over the course of the last three years.

2020 performance

Elliott has been close to getting a win in a lot of races this year. Despite only having one victory this season, he’s fourth in the cup standings. Sometimes his willingness to take risks can hurt him, but he still has 10 top 10 finishes this year.

Daily fantasy advice

Even though Elliott has been in the hunt quite often this season, he’s finished outside the top 20 in two of his last three races. I think think there’s better value for less given how subpar Elliott has done in his few races at Indianapolis. If you’re going to pay up, bet on Kevin Harvick or Denny Hamlin.