It’s ‘Dega baby! The biggest, fastest, track on the schedule is hosting its first race of the season and it’s the second plate race of the year, the Daytona 500 being the first. At 2.66 miles per lap it’s a sixth of a mile longer than Daytona but it’s also more steeply banked than Daytona which means the speeds are even higher here. The high-speeds and pack style of racing causes major wrecks throughout the race and no one is safe at any point as we saw at Daytona back in February.

There have been some changes to the cars since Daytona which should make the aerial crash that happened there less likely to happen but it won’t eliminate crashes and we fully expect the same type of racing to occur as we’re used to here.

As you’ll see down below, the charts pretty well show where the highest-scoring DFS plays have come from over the last five Spring Talladega races and that should guide your strategy for building lineups, especially cash games, if you’re playing those. In general, we are avoiding or going very light on the drivers starting in the mid-pack and focusing mainly on the drivers that are starting P28 or worse with a few drivers further up sprinkled in as some drivers starting in the top-10 are still great DFS scoring options here.

In general, this is a strong GPP week and a very sketchy cash game week though if you make lineups focused on the drivers in the back of the field, you should be able to cash in cash and GPPs. With all of the variance in what happens from race-to-race here though even that strategy can have multiple drivers involved in crashes at some point of the race. Don’t be scared when you see a driver from the front drop back early in the race because they typically do that to try and avoid an early big wreck and it helps them line up their pit strategy better as well.

*Superdraft multipliers listed at the end of the description and everyone is in play this week. It's just the best plays have made the playbook to keep it from being a 40-driver playbook.

Average Points By Starting Spot

The below charts show the average points by each starting spot over the last five Spring Talladega races regardless of the driver who started there. The red line across the graph is the average points in general in that same span. That means the blue lines that extend past the red line have scored above the average and those that are below have scored below the average.


 

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Jo. LoganoFord22 $13300 $10000UPGRADE
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Br. KeselowskiFord2 $13500 $10800UPGRADE
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Br. GaughanChevrolet62 $ $UPGRADE
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Ty. DillonChevrolet13 $6000 $6000UPGRADE
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Ry. PreeceChevrolet37 $5500 $5800UPGRADE
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Jo. GaseFord51 $3000 $5000UPGRADE
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