Fantasy Nascar Xfinity DFS top plays for the Pit Boss 250
As the NASCAR Xfinity Series rolls into its first road course race of 2023, fans and DFS players alike are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting event – the Pit Boss 250. The competition has been fierce so far this season, with Austin Hill currently dominating the field. However, road course races tend to be more unpredictable, making it a challenge to determine which drivers will come out on top.
When it comes to DFS strategy, the Pit Boss 250 only has 48 laps, which means dominator points may not play as significant a role. As such, players may want to focus on drivers who have the potential to finish in the top five or ten. Place differential is also a key consideration, depending on starting position. It’s worth noting that NASCAR has decided to eliminate stage breaks for road courses this season, which means that longer runs and more long-term strategy will likely come into play.
Austin Hill: Austin Hill has been a standout driver this season, with his impressive form and consistent performances placing him among the top contenders for the Pit Boss 250. Hill was second at this track a year ago, and has demonstrated his ability to perform well on road courses with three top-five finishes in such races last season. His success at COTA, combined with his solid form and consistency, make him a strong candidate for a top finish in this race.
Noah Gragson: Although Noah Gragson has struggled at COTA in the past, his current form cannot be ignored. Gragson won his first race of the season last week and leads Ty Gibbs and AJ Allmendinger by 19 points in the standings. He has been driving exceptionally well this season, with four top-five finishes already to his name. While his past performance at COTA is a concern, his current form and the potential for a strong finish make him a tempting pick.
AJ Allmendinger: When it comes to road courses, few drivers can match the expertise of AJ Allmendinger. He won a pair of Xfinity road course races last year and was second at COTA, leading three laps and winning a stage. Allmendinger is widely regarded as the best road course driver in the Xfinity Series and has already demonstrated his skill this season with a win at Las Vegas. With his impressive track record and current form, he is a top pick for the Pit Boss 250.
Ty Gibbs: Ty Gibbs has also been in excellent form this season, with two wins and four top-five finishes in his first five races. He has shown an ability to compete at the highest level and is likely to be a major contender at COTA. Although he has limited experience on road courses, he has demonstrated his adaptability and talent on a variety of tracks, making him a strong pick for DFS players.
Cole Custer: Cole Custer has not had a particularly strong start to the season, but his past performances on road courses make him an intriguing option for the Pit Boss 250. He finished second at COTA in 2020 and has three top-five finishes in his last four road course races. While he may not be in top form at the moment, his proven ability to perform on road courses cannot be ignored, making him a potential value play for DFS players.
Brandon Jones: Despite finishing 17th at COTA last year, Brandon Jones starts 38th in a Gibbs car and has an average finish of 15.5 on road courses. He may not be in top form at the moment, but his starting position and past performances on road courses make him an intriguing value play.
Riley Herbst: With three top-ten finishes at road courses last season and solid form to start the year with top-ten finishes in all five races, Riley Herbst could be a solid value play at his price point. His ability to perform well on road courses and consistent form make him an attractive option for DFS players.
Ryan Sieg: Ryan Sieg starts 35th, which gives him significant potential for place differential points. He has three top-ten finishes this season, with his other two results being an 11th and a DNF due to a crash. While he may not have the strongest record at COTA, his potential for place differential points and solid form this season make him a possible value play.
Miguel Paludo: Miguel Paludo will be in the JR Motorsports #88 car this weekend and is known as a road course ringer. He struggled in two of his three races last year, but was ninth at COTA in his other road course appearance. At a lower price point, Paludo has potential to deliver value to DFS players.
Anthony Alfredo: Anthony Alfredo had four top-twenty finishes at road courses last year and has already notched four in five races to start 2023 with his new team. His consistent performances on road courses make him a potential value play at his price point.
- AJ Allmendinger ($10,500) – Allmendinger is the best road course driver in Xfinity and a strong contender to win this weekend.
- Ty Gibbs ($10,100) – Gibbs is another solid lead anchor for a lineup and has shown he can perform well on road courses.
- Riley Herbst ($8,000) – With his ability to perform well on road courses and consistent form this season, Herbst is a solid value play at his price point.
- Brandon Jones ($7,700) – Starting 38th in a Gibbs car gives Jones significant potential for place differential points and his past performances on road courses make him an intriguing value play.
- Ryan Sieg ($6,200) – Sieg’s potential for place differential points and solid form this season make him another potential value play.
- Ryan Vargas ($4,800) – As my deep value play of the race, Vargas has the potential to deliver value with his past performances on road courses and potential for a plus-10 place differential.
Total Salary: $47,300
This lineup includes a mix of high-priced, proven performers and lower-priced value plays to fit within the $50,000 salary cap. However, this lineup is just a suggestion and DFS players should always do their own research before finalizing their lineups.
Ultimately, the Pit Boss 250 promises to be an exciting race that will test the skills and knowledge of Fantasy NASCAR Xfinity DFS players. With a focus on top-performing drivers and careful consideration of starting positions and strategy, players have the opportunity to build winning lineups and claim their share of top prizes. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride at the COTA – this is one race you won’t want to miss!
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