Ambetter Health 400 DFS and Fantasy Nascar Picks

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway! Chaos will be the name of the game with pack racing. Look for a cold and windy race today, with drivers looking to manage tempers in plate-style racing.  

At the time of this article, no drivers are reported to start at the rear. No tech inspections Sunday since cars were impounded.  The weather will be near 45 degrees with sunshine and a 0% chance of rain when the green flag drops at 3:30 EST today.  Start your engines!


I'll be playing in Draft Kings this week. If you're new to the NASCAR DFS world, here's a quick summary of how scoring is done:

Look for a mix of drivers that fit the following:

Starting up front and can potentially lead lots of laps.

Good drivers starting farther back can pass many cars and finish with a strong differential.

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin

Drivers with great differential potential and could lead laps:
Ross Chastain, Bubba Wallace

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Corey LaJoie, Justin Haley

Most likely to be chalk plays:
Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin


It will be very tough to beat the chalk of Joey Logano and Kyle Larson this week, but the notable starting position of Ty Gibbs and Austin Cindric can help go against the grain and save some salary.

Race Winner  Joey Logano
Best Bet for a solid finish Brad Kesolowski, Austin Cindric
Dark Horse Differentiators Corey LaJoie, Michael McDowell
Chalk Plays Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin


My DFS Line-up Today:

DK Chrome Horn 150K  

Other Picks and props:

Fanduel Denny Hamlin +1200 Outright, Austin Cindric +2400

NASCAR Fantasy Live:
The revamped Fantasy Live game run by is a free game to win prizes and test your skills at picking drivers with limited starts. Each driver has 10 allocations, a garage slot you can swap with mid-race, and the ability to choose drivers in head-to-head match-ups for bonus points. Play at

After an ok showing at Vegas last week, I'm looking to save some starts this week. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool this week:

One-and-done Games:

Hopefully, you heeded our advice and went Josh Berry last week with his top 10 finish!  This week is going to be chaos with a little luck.  Last fall, David Gilliland hit a top 10 at Atlanta, and has shown well at plate races throughout his career. Other drafting gurus like Aric Almirola and Corey LaJoie could show well. Denny Hamlin is a good choice if you're way behind.

If you are interested in playing any of these games, sign up before the green flag drops at 3:30 pm EST at the links below:

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