Xfinity Series Fantasy Picks for Portland

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The Xfinity Series will have a standalone event this week when they travel to Portland International Raceway. The race last year was the first for the Xfinity Series on this road course. The weather did not cooperate, and it turned into “The AJ Allmendinger Show”, as he taught the young drivers how to race in the rain. The weather forecast this weekend looks beautiful, so we should have a fun Xfinity Series race to build a DFS lineup in. The Pacific Office Automation 147 can be seen Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

 

 

XFINITY SERIES PRACTICE / QUALIFYING

The Xfinity Series had a 20-minute practice Saturday to shake down their cars for the race this afternoon. That is not a lot of time to post a long run on a road course. I doubt we will learn very much from practice, but it never hurts to at least check out the speeds that each car unloaded with.

Here are the practice speeds for the Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland…

 

 

 

XFINITY SERIES STATS ON SIMILAR TRACKS

The Xfinity Series has only competed on one road course this year (COTA). It did compete at seven road courses last year. The best way to figure out who will be fast this afternoon is to look at the results on the road courses last year. Here is the average DraftKings Points for the Xfinity Series at the Charlotte Roval, Indy Road CourseMid-Ohio, Portland, Road America and Watkins Glen last year and the race at COTA this year…

 

 

STRATEGY FOR PORTLAND

The race Saturday is scheduled for 75 laps (143.6 miles). That means there are only 18.75 points available for leading laps and 33.75 points available for fastest laps (52.5 total dominator points). The race last year had one driver to lead 42 laps and score 20 fastest laps (19.5 dominator points). A second driver led 19 laps and scores 10 fastest laps (9.25 dominator points). The rest of the laps were spread out between four drivers. That means the main dominator is not going to win us our DraftKings Contest this week. We need to focus on finishing points and place differential points. I want as many drivers as possible who can finish in the top-12 as possible in Portland.

The drivers with the best chance to be the top dominators includes Cole Custer, Sheldon Creed, Justin Allgaier, John H. Nemechek and Myatt Snider

The drivers who start in the back with the best chance to score place differential points includes Sam Mayer, Brandon Jones, Parker Kligerman, Alex Labbe, Ryan Sieg, Jeremy Clements, Kaz Grala, Preston Pardus and Stephan Parsons

 

 

DRIVER RANKINGS FOR PORTLAND

 

CORE DRIVERS FOR PORTLAND

TOP-TIER DRIVERSJUSTIN ALLGAIER ($10,500), COLE CUSTER ($10,100), AUSTIN HILL ($9,900), SAMMY SMITH ($9,700), JORDAN TAYLOR ($9,300), SAM MAYER ($9,000)

VALUE DRIVERSKAZ GRALA ($8,800), BRANDON JONES ($8,600), SHELDON CREED ($8,400), RILEY HERBST ($8,200), MYATT SNIDER ($8,100), RYAN SIEG ($7,900), DANIEL HEMRIC ($7,800), BRETT MOFFITT ($7,700), JEB BURTON ($7,200), ALEX LABBE ($7,000), JEREMY CLEMENTS ($6,700), CONER MOSACK ($6,400), PRESTON PARDUS ($6,200)

PUNT PLAYSBLAINE PERKINS ($5,800), STEPHAN PARSONS ($5,700), JOE GRAF JR. ($5,400), LELAND HONEYMAN ($4,800)

 

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

DRIVER GROUP GAME PICKS

Here are the drivers I will use for the Pacific Office Automation 147

 

Good Luck Saturday!

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