The Bank of America ROVAL 400 is on Sunday afternoon at Charlotte, and this marks our seventh and final road course race of the season. This is the only road course race in the Playoffs, so there will be plenty of storylines, but the fact of the matter is that we know who is good on this track type, and if nothing crazy happens, those drivers should finish up front. With that being said, we’ve seen plenty of craziness at road courses this year, and even here at the Charlotte ROVAL in the past, so make sure you keep that in mind when building lineups.

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Optimal Lineup According to Jordan’s Projections

The optimal FanDuel lineup for the Charlotte ROVAL on Sunday afternoon according to my Projections is:

  • AJ Allmendinger
  • Martin Truex, Jr.
  • William Byron
  • Christopher Bell
  • Kevin Harvick

Confidence Rating = 6.1/10. Any DFS lineup without Chase Elliott OR Kyle Larson is very risky this weekend. Those two are the best road course racers in the series right now, and it’s really not even close. I do like the Truex play in this lineup, and obviously Allmendinger and Bell. With Harvick, the price is insanely cheap, but Byron is another one of those risky plays. If I was building a lineup by hand, it would take me a while to land on this one.

FanDuel “Safe” DFS Picks for Charlotte ROVAL (Cash Lineups)

AJ Allmendinger and Michael Shank at Road America
Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

AJ Allmendinger ($12,000) – This one doesn’t even need an explanation. AJ Allmendinger being priced this far behind Chase Elliott ($14,500) and Kyle Larson ($14,000) by FanDuel this week is laughable. No other driver has more place differential upside this weekend than The Dinger, who will roll off the starting grid from 33rd on Sunday. AJ has finished 7th or better in three of his four Cup Series road course starts this season, and ran 7th here at the Charlotte ROVAL back in 2018 while with JTG Daugherty Racing. Additionally, Allmendinger has won the last two Xfinity races at this track heading into this weekend. He’s a solid play at $12,000 on FanDuel.


Martin Truex, Jr. ($11,500) – This salary just makes no sense. Martin Truex, Jr. is an elite road course racer and is priced $3,000 under Chase Elliott on FanDuel this weekend. Yeah, Elliott is more likely to win this race, and will probably lead more laps, but unless Truex wrecks or something, the fantasy points gap shouldn’t be anywhere near as wide as the salary gap. Truex has been in contention in all three of his Charlotte ROVAL starts and has finished 3rd or better in five of the last eleven road course races in the Cup Series. Starting 5th isn’t ideal for place differential but MTJ should run top 5 all day on Sunday.

FanDuel “Risky” DFS Picks for Charlotte ROVAL (Tournament Lineups)

Ryan Blaney, the #12 Ford, races with Cole Custer, the #41 Ford at the Charlotte ROVAL in 2020
Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Ryan Blaney ($8,000) – Ryan Blaney can be hit or miss on the road courses (five of the six races this season have ended with him in 10th or worse), but the upside is there at times, too. Blaney lucked into a win here at the Charlotte ROVAL in the first race here back in 2018, and has since followed that up with finishes of 8th and 5th at this track. He also has top 5 finishes to his name at Watkins Glen and Sonoma back in 2019. Young Ryan Blaney starts 6th in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 and if he can just run with the leaders all day, a top 6 finish out of a $8,000 will be a great value here on FanDuel.

Kevin Harvick ($7,500) – Harvick may get quite a bit of ownership on Sunday due to his extremely low price (wtf, FanDuel?) but, then again, he starts up in 7th, so that could deter some DFS players from rolling the dice on him. Additionally, Harvick has finished 14th or worse in four of the six road course races this season. Still, “Happy” has finished of 9th, 3rd, and 11th in his three starts here at the Charlotte ROVAL and came home 6th at the Daytona Road Course earlier this year (the other roval road course). I like how this #4 team is running right now and Harvick should be a solid top 10 finisher on Sunday.

FanDuel Driver Projections for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte

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 six different ranking systems. Also factored in are projected laps led for each driver. You can click the headers below to sort the chart by that attribute. By default it is sorted by average projected FPTS.

DriverFanDuel SalaryAvg Proj PtsStarting PositionCeiling Proj PtsDollar Per Pt
Chase Elliott$14,50055.52862.10$261
Kyle Larson$14,00055.221063.80$254
AJ Allmendinger$12,00053.153370.80$226
Martin Truex Jr.$11,50051.22557.70$225
Joey Logano$11,00046.43353.20$237
William Byron$10,00045.251149.40$221
Kurt Busch$10,50044.801349.80$234
Christopher Bell$8,70043.70456.50$199
Kyle Busch$12,50043.40950.40$288
Tyler Reddick$9,00043.152954.40$209
Alex Bowman$9,80041.901250.70$234
Denny Hamlin$13,00041.75151.20$311
Ross Chastain$9,50041.652751.90$228
Ryan Blaney$8,00041.55652.30$193
Kevin Harvick$7,50040.90748.30$183
Chase Briscoe$9,20040.902255.70$225
Matt DiBenedetto$8,50039.153044.40$217
Cole Custer$7,10034.402351.40$206
Brad Keselowski$8,20033.80242.10$243
Chris Buescher$7,70033.651637.40$229
Austin Dillon$6,90032.901446.90$210
Ryan Preece$5,50032.403135.90$170
Erik Jones$6,70031.401739.40$213
Aric Almirola$6,50031.152135.40$209
Michael McDowell$7,30030.901938.90$236
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.$5,90026.901833.90$219
Daniel Suarez$4,50025.902531.40$174
Joey Hand$2,00025.053633.90$80
Corey LaJoie$6,30023.052631.90$273
Justin Haley$4,00022.453824.40$178
Ryan Newman$5,30022.052426.40$240
Scott Heckert$2,50020.203524.40$124
Cody Ware$2,50016.953227.40$147
Anthony Alfredo$3,50016.202022.90$216
Bubba Wallace$5,00016.051523.40$312
Josh Bilicki$2,50015.853722.40$158
Timmy Hill$2,00014.753921.90$136
Garrett Smithley$2,00014.603422.40$137
Quin Houff$2,00011.352817.90$176
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