Fantasy Live Picks for Richmond

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The monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete at Richmond Saturday night. This is the last race before the NASCAR playoffs begin. It could get crazy Saturday night because teams will be using different strategies. Drivers who are locked into the playoffs will be focusing on playoff points. Drivers who are outside the playoffs will risk everything to get to victory lane. These drivers will be risky picks Saturday night.

There are 400 laps in the race and 400 bonus points available for leading laps and fastest laps. It will be important to try and capture as many of these bonus points as possible Saturday night.

I expect there to be three dominators in the race this week. That seems to be the trend in 2017. The driver who wins the pole has average leading 108.95 on the oval tracks. Another driver usually takes over and dominates the middle of the race before the winning driver takes over at the end of the race. My strategy this week is to take three dominators and two cheap drivers who can score position differential points Saturday night.

 

Here are my picks for the Richmond…

Martin Truex Jr. $28.00 (Starts 5th)

Kyle Larson $27.25 (Starts 4th)

Matt Kenseth $27.25 (Starts Pole)

Aric Almirola $11.75 (Starts 23rd)

Landon Cassill $5.00 (Starts 30th)

PICK TO WIN: Martin Truex Jr.

MANUFACTURER: Toyota

 

I have another team for you this week if you feel like luck is on your side. This team is great if you simply go off of stats at Richmond. The problem is Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been the two most disappointing drivers this season (both are on my banned list). Their cars were fast in practice and they need to win Saturday night to make the playoffs, so they will do everything possible to get to Victory Lane. I play in 5 Fantasy Live leagues and will only use this in one of them. It is a good lineup if you plan on holding your lucky rabbit’s foot the entire race.

Martin Truex Jr. $28.00 (Starts 5th)

Matt Kenseth $27.50 (Starts Pole)

Joey Logano $23.25 (Starts 12th)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. $13.75 (Starts 21st)

David Ragan $7.50 (Starts 29th)

PICK TO WIN: Martin Truex Jr.

MANUFACTURER: Toyota

 

Good luck this week!

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