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DraftKings Lineups: Chicagoland, 2016

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Look at Ryan Blaney in DraftKings’ $7K tier today at Chicagoland for help filling out your lineup. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Chicagoland race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Chicagoland today. Then I ran those points projections through an 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 today’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 $1. Here’s the link: Chicagoland 2016 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: Chicagoland, 2016

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Jimmie Johnson offers top DraftKings value at Chicagoland tomorrow. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Chicagoland 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 starting lineup (qualifying was canceled). 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: Chicagoland, 2016

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Martin Truex Jr. remains my pick to win in my final Chicagoland driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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