We’re off to Phoenix for this weekend’s race, which is going to be a 312-lap event on Sunday afternoon in the desert. Phoenix is one of those tracks where track position means a lot, and chances are most of the dominator points this weekend are going to be split between the two drivers starting on the front row: Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick.

I’m out of town this weekend, so this post is very condensed. It’s basically just my projections. Please note that Martin Truex, Jr. and John Hunter Nemechek will drop to the rear on the pace laps on Sunday but will still be scored from their original qualifying positions. Click here for the official starting lineup for Phoenix. You can also see the predicted finishing order for Sunday’s FanShield 500 by the Fantasy Racing Online algorithm by clicking here.

Phoenix FanShield 500 DraftKings Projections

The following chart takes into account the very basics: the starting position and the projected finish of each driver. The projected finishes are averaged from five different ranking systems. Also included are projected laps led for each driver. This doesn’t take into account fastest laps. You can click the headers below to sort the chart by that attribute. By default it is sorted by average projected FPTS.

DriverStarting PositionDraftKings SalaryAvg Proj FPTSAvg. Projected FinishProj Laps LedDollar Per FPT
Chase Elliott1$9,60057.204.479$168
Denny Hamlin3$10,20054.603.052$187
Kevin Harvick2$11,30053.504.662$211
Kyle Busch10$12,00051.905.029$231
Ryan Blaney5$9,90044.207.843$224
Brad Keselowski14$10,40042.908.810$242
Joey Logano13$10,70042.308.05$253
Erik Jones11$8,50040.308.610$211
Jimmie Johnson21$9,00040.212.40$224
Kyle Larson4$8,80039.306.618$224
William Byron17$8,30037.811.60$220
Clint Bowyer18$7,90037.612.20$210
Martin Truex Jr12$11,60036.210.44$320
Tyler Reddick29$6,90035.019.00$197
Austin Dillon30$7,50034.819.60$216
Ty Dillon25$6,20030.219.40$205
Aric Almirola6$7,70030.010.00$257
Kurt Busch7$8,10029.410.80$276
Alex Bowman8$9,30028.811.60$323
Ricky Stenhouse Jr19$7,20028.217.40$255
Ross Chastain24$7,00025.621.20$273
Christopher Bell15$6,50023.417.80$278
Bubba Wallace27$6,00021.824.60$275
Chris Buescher23$6,70019.423.80$345
Cole Custer16$6,30019.220.40$328
John H. Nemechek26$5,80019.225.40$302
Matt DiBenedetto9$7,30018.617.20$392
Daniel Suarez31$5,70018.628.20$306
Corey Lajoie28$5,60017.227.40$326
Joey Gase37$5,10015.432.80$331
Ryan Preece20$5,40015.224.40$355
JJ Yeley33$4,90014.631.20$336
Brennan Poole32$5,30014.430.80$368
Michael McDowell22$5,50014.026.00$393
Quin Houff34$5,00013.232.40$379
Timmy Hill38$5,20006.837.60$765
Reed Sorenson35$4,80005.436.80$889
As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I've been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I'm just getting started.