Truck Series Fantasy Picks for Talladega

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The Truck Series will continue their playoffs this week at Talladega Motor Speedway. This will be the second race in the Round of Eight. Corey Heim already earned a spot in the Championship Four with his win at Bristol. It will be fun to see which driver can join Heim at Phoenix. The Love’s RV Stop 250 can be seen Thursday night at 1 p.m. ET on FS1.

 

PRACTICE / QUALIFYING

NASCAR eliminated the practice sessions on the Superspeedways. The drivers lined up their trucks for qualifying early Saturday morning and set the field for today’s race. The starting position for each driver does not matter much, because the truckers will be able use the draft to get to the front of the pack.

 

DFS STRATEGY FOR TALLADEGA

The strategy for this race is pretty easy. We need to score as many place differential points as possible. There are only 94 laps in the race and the dominator points tend to get spread out between 7-8 drivers. That means the top driver will only score about 4-5 bonus points for leading laps and posting the fastest laps in the race.

We need to select the drivers who start outside the top-15 with the best chance to finish up front today. Eight of the drivers who finished in the top-10 last year at Talladega started outside the top-15. In 2021, eight of the top-10 started outside the top-14. We will win all of our contests if all six drivers we select start outside the top-15 and finish in the top-10. We will need a lot of luck though, in order for this to happen.

The drivers with the best chance to score place differential points include Christian Eckes, Zane Smith, Grant Enfinger, Chandler Smith, Tyler Ankrum, Brett Moffitt, Bayley Currey, Daniel Dye, Garrett Smithley, Tyler Hill, Jason M. White

 

 

DRAFTKINGS CORE DRIVERS FOR TALLADEGA

TOP-TIER DRIVERSZANE SMITH ($10,500),  CHRISTIAN ECKES ($9,900), GRANT ENFINGER ($9,600), BEN RHODES ($9,500), CHANDLER SMITH ($9,200), PARKER KLIGERMAN ($9,000)

VALUE-TIER DRIVERSBRETT MOFFITT ($8,700), STEWART FRIESEN ($8,300), DAVID GILLILAND ($8,200),  BAYLEY CURREY ($7,800), TANNER GRAY ($7,500), TAYLOR ANKRUM ($7,100),  COLBY HOWARD ($6,600), DANIEL DYE ($6,400), RYAN VARGAS ($6,000)

PUNT PLAYSCOREY ROPER ($5,800), TYLER HILL ($5,300), JASON M WHITE ($4,800)

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST PICKS

* I like this lineup for Tournament Contests too

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST PICKS

 

 

DRIVER GROUP GAME PICKS

Here are the drivers I will use for the Love’s RV Stop 250 today …

 

Good luck with your lineups!

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