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Best, sleeper options to consider for Cup Series DFS at Kansas

Denny Hamlin stands out as the best fantasy play for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Ground Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Hollywood Casino 400 is set for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race will be aired on NBC and will be run at Kansas Motor Speedway. DraftKings has DFS contests available for the race, and we’ve broken down some ideal picks and sleepers.

Best Bets

Denny Hamlin ($10,600)

Hamlin is favored to win at +400 on DraftKings Sportsbook alongside Martin Truex Jr. He’s won two straight races at Kansas and is also riding a two-race winning streak. He’s somehow cheaper than Truex ($11,000) and Chase Elliott ($11,200). He has five top five finishes at the venue in his last six races there. His price is high, but he could easily be the most expensive driver in the field given his recent success.

Brad Keselowski ($10,100)

Keselowski has two career wins at Kansas and last won there in May of 2019. He’s notched three top five finishes at Kansas since 2017. Keselowski could be low owned because of of how poorly he’s performed lately, but has a good chance at cracking the top five for the first time in four races.


Erik Jones ($8,400)

Jones has strung together four straight top 10 finishes and has three top five finishes at Kansas since 2017. Jones has been spectacular lately and is returning to a track where he’s excelled in recent years. He stands out as the best play south of $9,000.

Aric Almirola ($8,000)

Almirola hasn’t finished inside the top 15 in three races, but does have five top 10 finishes at Kansas in his last seven starts. He finished in sixth the last time he raced at Kansas, and that’s a career best. His chances of beating that mark are slim, but his solid floor makes him a decent value play.