DraftKings Driver Values: Talladega II, 2015

Martin Truex Jr photo

Assuming DraftKings agrees Martin Truex Jr. is indeed starting 43rd today, he offers excellent value. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Talladega. 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 Saturday’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:

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Drivers,DraftKings Price,Predicted Points,Price/Point
Dale Earnhardt Jr,”$11,200″,70.40,$159.09
Martin Truex Jr,”$8,400″,52.55,$159.85
Paul Menard,”$7,900″,46.92,$168.39
Sam Hornish Jr,”$6,300″,35.82,$175.88
Jimmie Johnson,”$10,100″,57.37,$176.05
Austin Dillon,”$8,000″,43.48,$183.99
Denny Hamlin,”$9,000″,48.73,$184.69
Jeff Gordon,”$9,600″,51.65,$185.87
Kevin Harvick,”$9,700″,51.04,$190.05
Kasey Kahne,”$9,500″,49.28,$192.78
Brad Keselowski,”$9,200″,47.65,$193.06
Kurt Busch,”$8,700″,43.41,$200.41
Ryan Blaney,”$5,800″,28.93,$200.49
Kyle Busch,”$8,800″,43.10,$204.18
Clint Bowyer,”$7,600″,32.22,$235.87
Carl Edwards,”$8,900″,37.01,$240.48
Joey Logano,”$9,100″,35.03,$259.76
Landon Cassill,”$5,600″,21.17,$264.57
Matt Kenseth,”$9,900″,35.50,$278.90
David Gilliland,”$5,700″,20.44,$278.91
Casey Mears,”$6,600″,22.75,$290.12
Greg Biffle,”$7,300″,24.36,$299.65
Kyle Larson,”$7,400″,24.07,$307.38
Travis Kvapil,”$5,300″,16.14,$328.44
Justin Allgaier,”$5,700″,17.15,$332.43
Tony Stewart,”$6,900″,19.38,$355.99
Trevor Bayne,”$6,500″,17.78,$365.67
Ricky Stenhouse Jr,”$6,000″,15.89,$377.68
Jamie McMurray,”$8,100″,20.82,$389.01
AJ Allmendinger,”$6,700″,15.49,$432.57
Danica Patrick,”$6,200″,12.69,$488.63
Aric Almirola,”$7,500″,13.53,$554.28
Michael Waltrip,”$5,400″,9.15,$590.39
David Ragan,”$7,100″,8.51,$834.03
Ryan Newman,”$7,700″,8.67,$887.66
Cole Whitt,”$5,600″,6.11,$916.97
Bobby Labonte,”$5,400″,1.06,”$5,098.07″
Timmy Hill,”$5,300″,0.09,”$60,707.12″
Matt DiBenedetto,”$5,400″,0.04,”$136,766.39″
Josh Wise,”$5,800″,0.02,”$293,794.47″
Michael McDowell,”$5,500″,-2.90,n/a
Alex Bowman,”$5,500″,-4.99,n/a
J.J. Yeley,”$5,400″,-7.97,n/a