DraftKings Rankings: Charlotte playoff race

first_imgRankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. The ordering is not based on highest projected fantasy totals, but rather by the value of each driver.(FPPK = average fantasy points per $1,000 of salary.)1. Martin Truex, Jr. ($10,900) – Some Fantasy NASCAR players might have been disappointed by Truex’s 69 fantasy points last week. Think about that. Disappointment over 69 points tells you everything you need to know. Truex’s average running position of second was the best at Dover. (6.5 FPPK)2. Kyle Busch ($10,600) – Truex is more consistent, but Busch seems to be faster. In the last intermediate track race (Chicago), Busch was the car to beat. After a loose wheel and a pit crew penalty, his day was toast. Busch is the fastest, but he is haunted by pit road mistakes. (5.8 FPPK)3. Kyle Larson ($10,400) – Not to be left out, Larson once again proved he’s right up there with Truex and Busch. He outscored both with 95 points at Dover. Larson has been at his best at the short tracks and the two-mile tracks. At 1.5-mile tracks, he’s a smidge behind Truex and Busch. (5.7 FPPK)4. Jimmie Johnson ($10,000) – Fantasy NASCAR rewards laps led and fast laps. Typically, Jimmie Johnson doesn’t even register in these statistical categories. There are exceptions, and Charlotte is one of them. Johnson has over 20 fast lap points in each of the last three Charlotte races. (3.8 FPPK)5. Chase Elliott ($9,400) – At Chicago, Elliott was fast, but his car was found to have unapproved aerodynamic modifications, ruling his finish encumbered. At Dover, he was fast again, but his car passed the pre-race inspection last. At any rate, the No. 24 team has found something, and it cannot be ignored. (4.1 FPPK)6. Denny Hamlin ($9,200) – Darlington is the only intermediate track race where Hamlin was a part of the optimal daily fantasy NASCAR lineup. He also happened to “push the edge” with his setup in that race. Truex and Busch are so far ahead, however. (4.0 FPPK)7. Matt Kenseth ($8,600) – Short tracks have been Kenseth’s strong suit this season. His average finish at the intermediate tracks ranks 12th. He only has two top-five finishes at the 1.5-mile tracks this season. One of those top-fives was at Charlotte in May. (3.6 FPPK)8. Erik Jones ($7,900) – The Rookie of the Year favorite has finished sixth or better in five of the last seven races. He’s finished 12th or better in eight of the last nine races. Jones has run six or more fast laps in each of the last six intermediate track races. That’s not a lot, but he’s faster than most of the field. (4.2 FPPK)9. Daniel Suarez ($7,500) – This season has been a lot like Carl Edwards’ first year at JGR. Suarez will not lead laps, he will not win, but he runs up front. He’s finished 12th or better in eight of the last 10 races this season. (4.1 FPPK)10. Aric Almirola ($5,800) – There are a handful of drivers around $6,000 that catch the eye of fantasy NASCAR players. Most don’t pay off, but every week, one of them does. Almirola is routinely qualifying near 20th, which hurts his value. But does it really? It’s easier to hold your spot, then to gain a spot. (4.2 FPPK)|11. Kevin Harvick ($10,200) – This team improves every week, but it still has a ways to go to catch Truex and Kyle Busch. Harvick defaulted into some laps led points at Chicago when Truex and Kyle Busch made mistakes. This car isn’t the best, but it’s getting closer. (4.1 FPPK)12. Ryan Newman ($7,100) – Drivers have always said that Newman is the hardest driver to pass in NASCAR. If anyone is still in doubt, ask Chase Elliott. It’s easier for a driver to hold their position than to pass. That’s why Newman is a solid pick each week. He does not lose spots. (4.4 FPPK)13. Ty Dillon ($6,700) – Before the Chicago intermediate track race in mid-September, Dillon had earned top-20 fantasy points in eight of the 10 intermediate track races (including Michigan and Fontana). Chicago was an extremely green race. A couple of cautions and Dillon may have been fine. (4.5 FPPK)14. Austin Dillon ($7,700) – Getting eliminated from the playoffs may be the best thing that could have happen to Dillon. He no longer has to race safe. He can take chances. Do not be surprised to see Dillon use pit strategy to earn a top-five. In the last Charlotte race, Dillon schemed his way to a win. (3.6 FPPK)15. Jamie McMurray ($8,800) – Last week, McMurray qualified poorly, but he had top-five speed in practice. He was a no-brainer pick. That’s not likely to happen again. McMurray has the seventh best average finish this season. (3.5 FPPK)16. Joey Logano ($9,600) – In 2015, Logano ran away with the day race at Charlotte (134 points). That finish is almost meaningless. That was two rules packages ago. This is a Toyota world. Logano has one top-five at an intermediate track in the last six months. (3.3 FPPK)17. Kurt Busch ($8,300) – This has been a crazy season. Busch won the Daytona 500, then did nothing for the entire season. He got hot the month before the playoffs, then went ice cold in the playoffs. Another hot streak is around the corner. Kurt has five straight top-10s at Charlotte. (3.1 FPPK)18. Clint Bowyer ($8,100) – Last week, Bowyer was way too expensive for a borderline top-10 driver. His 16th-place average finish at intermediate tracks is the ninth best in NASCAR. With a top-10 finish and a handful of place differential points, Bowyer could finish with 40-50 fantasy points. (3.5 FPPK)19. Brad Keselowski ($9,900) – After three playoff races, Keselowski has three top-10s. This is Keselowski’s plan. He can worry about beating the Toyotas at Homestead in November. For now, the plan is to get top-10s, stage points and advance each round. (4.2 FPPK)20. Ryan Blaney ($9,000) – In the spring, Blaney led laps at Texas and Kansas. He started those races on the front row. If he’s in the catbird seat this week, then he could finish with a top-five fantasy score. At $9,000, Blaney needs to qualify first or close to last. (2.7 fppk)last_img read more

Farmington’s Warner Mansion on a more solid foundation

first_imgThe “home of Farmington history” is on more solid ground, now that foundation repairs to the Governor Warner Mansion are complete.While the former home of Michigan Governor Fred Warner still needs some work on the roof and exterior paint, Mansion director Kim Shay told city council members Monday that major foundation renovations were completed in 2017. The museum’s financial condition has improved as well, with increased attendance and revenues.In 2017, close to 3,500 people visited the Mansion, which is located at 33805 Grand River in Farmington. The highlight of the season, a 150th anniversary gala held on the grounds, brought in nearly $8,000 in ticket sales and generated $30,000 in dedicated building fund donations.While the Spring Open House, Porch Parties, Haunted Mansion, and other annual events will continue, Shay said Founders Festival weekend activities in July will look a little different. Rather than hosting a petting zoo on Friday, the annual Flea Market will become a two-day event, Friday and Saturday.Also new in 2018: a Farmington history outreach program to Farmington Public Schools, engaging high school students as event volunteers, and a presentation for corporations with the goal of creating a long-term endowment.“We have the expectation that this year will be more successful than the last,” Shay said.“It can’t be understated what you and your team of volunteers pull off,” Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bowman said. “You’ve really taken the mansion to new heights, and it’s really exciting to watch.” Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kenston Blue Bombers Forward John Barto is the Week 9 NEOSI Athlete of the Week

first_imgIt was quite a week for Kenston Blue Bombers senior forward John Barto, and one night in particular stands out for Barto and the Bombers in general, leading the forward to the ‘NEOSI Athlete of the Week’ for week nine of the Winter Sports season.The night that stands out for Barto was Friday, as the Bombers won a wild 5-4 overtime game against the Shaker Heights Red Raiders, a game they trailed till Barto scored the tying goal on a two-man power play with just eight seconds to play.Then in overtime Barto sealed the win just 19 seconds into the extra frame, scoring again to close out the memorable comeback [email protected] wins a wild one in OT as Barto scores 19 sec into the overtime and the Bombers best @HockeyShaker 5-4 in a classic – Kenston scores two goals in final :27 seconds for the win @BaronCup_GCHSHL @NEOSportsInside pic.twitter.com/ei8tGmek8k— Matt Loede (@MattLoede) January 27, 2018Overall Friday night Barto scored four times, capping off a huge night as the Bombers avenged a 1-0 loss earlier this season to the Red Raiders.Barto had quite the week overall, as he scored once in a 4-1 win over Hudson on the 20th, then another goal the following day in Kenston’s 4-2 win over Mentor.On the season Barto is one of the leading scorers in all of high school hockey (4th overall), with 29 goals and 20 assists for 49 total points. He’s one of the leaders for the Bombers, who are 24-4-1 and prepared for next weeks’ Baron Cup in Brooklyn. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsJohn BartoKenston Blue Bomberscenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more

TAC funds police blitz

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM CARDINIA Highway Patrol has partnered with the TAC to target unsafe driving on local roads. The patrol…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Agribusiness all-rounder’s gone places

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