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What to do with Denny Hamlin NASCAR DFS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

We evaluate Denny Hamlin’s DFS upside ahead of Sunday’s Big Machine 400.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway on June 28, 2020 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Denny Hamlin is fifth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings and is gearing up for Saturday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has the second best odds (+500) on DraftKings Sportsbook. Will he live up to expectations? We break down his chances here.

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History at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Hamlin has averaged a top 10 finish at Indianapolis over the course of the last three years. While he’s yet to claim a win, he’s tallied five top five finishes and eight top 10 finishes in 14 starts.

2020 performance

Hamlin has been one of the most impressive drivers we’ve seen this year. He leads the field in wins (4) and top 10 finishes (9). He’s notched two wins and four top five finishes in his last four races. His momentum sets him apart from the other options.

Daily fantasy advice

Hamlin is arguably the most enticing pick in this race. Although he doesn’t have a ton of upside when it comes to place differential because because he’s starting in sixth, no driver has been as consistent as him.