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Best, sleeper options to consider for Saturday’s Cup Series DFS at Daytona

We go over the best DFS plays and sleepers ahead of Saturday’s Cup Series race at Daytona.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on August 23, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Coke Zero Sugar 400 is set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race will be aired on NBC at Daytona International Speedway. DraftKings has DFS contests available for the race, and we break down some ideal picks and sleepers below. You can set your lineup here.

Best Bets

Denny Hamlin ($10,400)

Hamlin is the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +600 and has also been one of the more successful drivers at Daytona in recent years. He’s won two of his last three races at the track and put together a streak of six straight top six finishes before his last race.

Kevin Harvick ($9,200)

Harvick is criminally underpriced here for a player who has the second best odds (+900) to win. He’s been a Vegas favorite quite often lately and has won three of his last six races. He’ll be the pole sitter in this race and


Ryan Newman ($6,500)

Newman has only dropped outside of the top 10 at Daytona in one of his last six races at Daytona. He hasn’t been great in his recent races, but he could get back on track at a venue where he’s performed so well.

Michael McDowell ($6,900)

Daytona is McDowell’s second best oval track when it comes to average finishing position (20.79. His average finishing position has been 12.29 since February of 2017. He has two top five finishes there in the last three years.