Consistency? Check. Recent winner? Check. Over 100 fantasy points in the last two races? Yeah, there’s only one driver that can check off all three of those boxes—Kevin Harvick.
The reigning Sprint Cup champion finished exactly what he started at New Hampshire this past weekend at Dover by thriving and finally winning. After being knocked out of the opening Chase race by Jimmie Johnson, Harvick has made it extremely clear who has the most dominant car in the field.
How, exactly? Oh, you know, by leading a combined 571 laps over the last two races. To put that into perspective, only five other drivers have that many all season. Joey Logano, who is second in laps led this season, has 863 compared to Harvick’s 2,031.
That all equates to an average of 160.5 fantasy points on DraftKings over the last two weekends. Remember that those numbers come with a 21st-place finish at New Hampshire due to Harvick’s car running out of fuel.
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) October 4, 2015
Harvick is not exactly cheap. Coming in at a lofty $11,400, he’s over $1,000 more than nearly every option outside of Kyle Busch. But at a track where he’s won three races, budgeting for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver will pay off on Saturday night.
Expect Harvick to get up front and stay there again at Charlotte. As the defending winner of the Bank of America 500, Harvick is the driver to own with five straight top-10 finishes and two wins since 2013. There’s no need to look at other racers as a No. 1 target on DraftKings.