NASCAR daily fantasy advice: Ty Dillon worth targeting for optimal lineup at Michigan

Image courtesy of @RCRRacing.
Image courtesy of @RCRRacing.

Image courtesy of @RCRRacing.

Setting a lineup in NASCAR daily fantasy over the first three weeks has proved to be a tenuous project. Not only do DraftKings owners want to search for the top drivers in the sport like Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson, but they have to find hidden gems to get them.

That’s where an inexperienced driver like Ty Dillon comes into play. He may not put up the results of a driver like Harvick or Johnson, but the grandson of Richard Childress has great equipment and has put up decent results this season. He’s also looking for a full-time Sprint Cup ride, so he needs to remain on the track to prove himself on Sunday.

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Last week, Dillon completed his first top-20 finish of the year at the Sprint Cup level. He also accomplished that feat on one of the most difficult tracks in Pocono. That continued an upward trend after he improved in the two previous races on his part-time schedule.

At a salary of just $7,700, Dillon is averaging more fantasy points per race (19.9) than drivers ahead of him like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Payne. He’s also ironically faring better than his older brother, Austin, who comes in at $1,100 more on Sunday.

Slot Dillon into your lineup for MIS and expect another consistent day from the Xfinity Series contender. He went win the race for you, but he might just win some tournaments on DraftKings this Sunday.

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