Fantasy Live has been my best game the past three seasons and the 2017 season is off to a hot start. The key to scoring well is to find the drivers who lead the most laps and finish each Stage in the top 10. So far my picks have paid off this season. My picks are beating 98% of the people playing the game.
This is one of the most important races of the season for the Fantasy Live game. There are 500 laps in the race Sunday and 500 bonus points available for leading laps and fastest laps. Fantasy teams could easily score over 600 points this week. You can climb to the top of your league standings with a good race this week or fall way behind if you select the wrong drivers.
The Food City 500 is all about finding the dominant drivers (drivers who lead the most laps and run the fastest laps). Track position is everything at Bristol. Passing is very difficult and the drivers who start upfront will have the premium pit stalls. This is a huge advantage in the race.
You must select the drivers who you think will lead the most laps Sunday. Their bonus points will add up quickly and you will not score well without them.
It will also be important to try and find four drivers who can score Stage Points this week. I plan to punt the last position in order to get four drivers who can finish Stage 1 and Stage 2 in the top 10.
Here are my picks for the Food City 500…
Kyle Larson $28.00 (Starts Pole)
Kyle Busch $26.75 (Starts 7th)
Kurt Busch $22.00 (Starts 15th)
Clint Bowyer $18.50 (Starts 9th)
Corey Lajoie $4.75 (Starts 35th)
PICK TO WIN: Kyle Larson
* I think this race comes down to the two Kyle’s (Larson and Busch), so I am hedging my bet by picking Kyle Larson as the race winner and Toyota as the winning Manufacturer. This should guarantee my team some bonus points this week.
** I know I have Erik Jones higher than Kurt Busch in my Driver Rankings but I trust the driver with five wins at Bristol more than the driver who has never competed in a Cup Series race at the track.
Good luck this week!
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