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DraftKings Lineups: Atlanta, 2017

Matt Kenseth photo

Matt Kenseth appears in 28 of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups for Atlanta tomorrow. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tomorrow’s Atlanta race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Atlanta tomorrow. Then I ran those points projections through a knapsack-problem optimizer algorithm I created in Google Sheets with the OpenSolver add-on, which churned through all possible driver combinations to calculate the 30 best lineups for tomorrow’s race.

The lineups are sorted in descending order of total predicted points scored, and the total predicted points have been rounded to the nearest hundredth. I posted them in a PDF file you can download and view for $3. Here’s the link: Atlanta 2017 DraftKings Lineups

Note: No guarantee comes with my lineups, rankings, predictions, etc. Use them at your own risk. To get a feel for how the lineups look, check out my Kansas I 2016 DraftKings lineups.

Good luck today!

DraftKings Driver Values: Atlanta, 2017

AJ Allmendinger photo

To finish the bottom of your DraftKings lineups for Atlanta tomorrow, take a look at A.J. Allmendinger. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Atlanta race. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score tomorrow, I plugged my driver rankings for tomorrow’s race into my projection model, and the qualifying results/starting lineup. Then, to calculate each driver’s price/point, I simply divided each driver’s price by their predicted points.

The below table lists all drivers running tomorrow, and it’s sorted from lowest price/point to highest. If you’re on a small-screen device, scroll the table horizontally with a finger drag to see all the columns.

The table: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Atlanta, 2017

joey logano photo

Joey Logano remains my pick to win Atlanta in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Chase Elliott
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  10. Kyle Larson Continue reading

Early Rankings: Atlanta, 2017

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Joey Logano tops my early Atlanta driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve posted my final Atlanta driver rankings, which improve upon these early rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding  Daytona,  Talladega, and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Atlanta;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e.,  Michigan,  Kentucky,  Fontana,  Charlotte,  Texas, and  Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Atlanta; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

Update 2/28/17: I’ve updated the rankings with the official Atlanta entry list.

The results:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Chase Elliott
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Brad Keselowski Continue reading

DraftKings Driver Values: Atlanta, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

KyBu starts at the rear today and therefore offers giganto DraftKings value. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Atlanta. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score today, I plugged my driver rankings for today’s race into my projection model, and Friday’s qualifying results. Then, to calculate each driver’s price/point, I simply divided each driver’s price by their predicted points.

My points projection model is a work in progress, so don’t take the below info as gospel. Still, I think it can provide big-picture help when crafting DraftKings lineups.

Note: The below table lists all drivers running today, and it’s sorted from lowest price/point to highest. If you’re on a small screen device, scroll the table horizontally with a finger drag to see all the columns: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Atlanta, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my final Atlanta driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Kurt Busch
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Joey Logano Continue reading

Early Rankings: Atlanta, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early Atlanta driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve now completed my final Atlanta driver rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding  Daytona,  Talladega, and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Atlanta;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e.,  Michigan,  Kentucky,  Fontana,  Charlotte,  Texas, and  Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Atlanta; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Kurt Busch Continue reading

Final Rankings: Atlanta, 2015

Kevin Harvick is now my pick to win today at Atlanta. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick is now my pick to win today at Atlanta. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kyle Larson
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Jamie McMurray
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Continue reading

Early Rankings: Atlanta, 2015

Jeff Gordon is the clear early favorite at Atlanta this week. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon tops my early Atlanta rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding  Daytona,  Talladega, and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Atlanta;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e.,  Michigan,  Kentucky,  Fontana,  Charlotte,  Texas, and  Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Atlanta; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Matt Kenseth
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  9. Ryan Newman
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Final Rankings: Atlanta, 2014

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win today at Atlanta. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win today at Atlanta. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tonight’s race at Atlanta. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Jimmie Johnson
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Ryan Newman
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Tony Stewart Continue reading