I play Yahoo Fantasy NASCAR, and I just noticed that as of noon on Thursday (EST), only 9% of the game’s players have Juan Pablo Montoya on their C group roster. Which is insane! Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon are obviously the cream of C group this year, but of course we can run them only 18 times in 36 races. So, any time we get a chance to save a Larson/Dillon start with somebody decent, we gotta jump on it.
And Montoya is more than decent. Montoya is in a Penske car, and he likely won’t be testing because fellow Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are already locked into the Chase. Translation: He offers very strong C group value this week. In fact, I currently rank him above Larson and Dillon!
One more thing: Trevor Bayne runs in C group this week, too, yet only 12% have him on their roster. He’s not as strong as Montoya, but if we didn’t have Montoya this week, I’d likely save a Larson/Dillon start with Bayne.