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DraftKings Lineups: Las Vegas, 2017

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Matt Kenseth appears in every one of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups for Las Vegas tomorrow. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tomorrow’s Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas 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: Las Vegas 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: Las Vegas, 2017

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To finish the bottom of your Las Vegas DraftKings lineup(s), take a look at Chris Buescher. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Las Vegas 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: Las Vegas, 2017

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Martin Truex Jr. took over the top spot in my final Las Vegas driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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