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What to do with Chase Elliott in NASCAR DFS at Kentucky Speedway

We break down how to play Chase Elliott in DFS ahead of Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute at Pocono Raceway  Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Chase Elliott finished outside the top 10 for the third time in his last four races last weekend after a visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That race was an unusual one that featured a mishap on pit road. More than 10 drivers weren’t able to finish the race. Can the Nascar Cup Series’ second place driver bounce back with a quality showing at the Quaker State 400 on Sunday?

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History at Kentucky Speedway

Elliott doesn’t have much experience at Kentucky Speedway. He only has one top 10 finish at the venue in four starts. He has finished inside the top 20 there three times. His career average finish (15.50) ranks outside the top 10 among drivers competing this weekend.

2020 performance

Elliott cooled off some since getting his lone win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway later this year. However, he’s among the leaders in top five finishes with seven. He’s cracked the top 10 in four of the eight races that have followed his victory in May. He’s been in the hunt in quite a few races, but has fallen victim to misfortune on multiple occasions.

Daily fantasy advice

I would fade Elliott here. While he has the fifth best odds on DraftKings Sportsbook (+750), he hasn’t shown much promise as of late. Anything short of a top 10 finish would be a waste given his price. His limited history at Kentucky should make you wary of paying up for him.