NASCAR Truck Series: DraftKings DFS Kit for Talladega Chevy Silverado 250 (10/1/22)

Only three races remain on the Truck Series schedule this season. Saturday, the Trucks will run into the second race of the quarter-finals. Ty Majeski won the last race in Bristol to find his way to Championship 4. Will anyone join him, or will we see someone not in the deciding photo win on Saturday?

Given that this is Talladega, I think you should bet on the latter. With big beams and big shipwrecks, Talladega is the last true wildcard of the season. At Homestead and Phoenix, the image of DFS is probably very easy to anticipate, as both tracks are designed to reward talent. Talladega is built for chaos. It’s the last time you can get away with playing multiple backyard trucks and hope to land a different spot than the guys that usually struggle. It’s the last time this season in Truck Series DFS that we can really just throw things at the wall and see what sticks. Some of you might find this fun. Others may want to take a week off due to randomness.

Here at RotoBaller, we want to help you make informed decisions about your DFS kits, which is why I’m going to break down the lists for your truck series. Let’s take a look at some NASCAR Truck Series DFS lineup selected to Chevy Silverado 250 on DraftKings. Make sure you also check out Premium NASCAR Tools For truck series including DFS lineup optimizer and powerful search station. This slate is locked 10/1/2022 at 12:30 PM ET.

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Parker Kligerman ($10,400) – starting on the 21st

We’ll be looking exclusively at guys with an upside differential situation on this list. Simply put, I expect a lot of mayhem in this game to feel comfortable recommending anyone in the top 10. Someone like John Hunter Nemechek or Chandler Smith is still a good game, but all it takes is one of these guys soaked in the pack for their day might is over.

Kligerman starts on Saturday the 21st. He’s been very “checkers or smashers” in his truck career career at Talladega, taking three DNFS in six games…also two wins.

Kligermann is a good driver. If he can survive the insanity – which, you know, will be hard to do, considering last season only 15 drivers finished the race on the main lap here – then Kligerman will be in the fight to win this one.

Grant Enfinger ($8,600) – starting from the 16th

I think some people may go too far in their search for the differential upside of the place, leaving guys who start in the 15-20 range underutilized. That’s why I love Enfinger on Saturday.

Enfinger has made eight truck series starting here. He’s finished six of those races, which includes a win in 2016. His ability to stay out of trouble for most of his starts here is definitely a skill to watch. He’s also led laps here for half of his starts.

Ben Rhodes ($8,200) – starting at 15

This is the highest driver I will recommend. Rhodes starts 15th, which is where I stop when it comes to drivers that I feel comfortable playing. (“comfortable” is probably not the right word, but you know what I mean, I hope.)

Unlike the previous players on this list, Rhodes isn’t winning here, and he doesn’t have a lot of good finishing touches. He’s only had one of the top 10 players here, and fourth in 2020. But Rhodes has four straight spots of 16th or better in Talladega, someone who has the experience to make sure he’s in the right place at the right time to avoid any kind of big issue. Which of course means that it will probably be collected in the Big One early in the race or something…

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Matt DeBendetto ($7900) – Starting at 30

Now we get into one of PD’s deepest plays.

DeBendetto will kick off on the 30th on Saturday. He’s never run a Truck Series race here, but he has plenty of experience in Talladega since his time in the Cup Series, making 14 races here.

He resulted in only one of those in the top ten, when he was fifth here in the spring race last year, and led 28 laps in the process. But he has led at least one lap in his last four games in the Cup Series that begins here. I think this experience will be useful on Saturday.

Tyler Ankrum ($7,700) – Starting at 20

As I mentioned earlier, I think players in the 15-20 range on the starting grid are going to be ignored. Talladega is messy, but last year three of the top 10 riders started in the 15-20 range, including winner Tate Fogelman. There is value in guys who start deeper, with two of last year’s top 10 drivers starting under 30, but also three out of four riders bottom starting under 30 as well.

The point of all this: We don’t know what’s going to happen, so finding drivers who have their spot in the upside differential but won’t be listed as GPPs is a smart strategy.

If I wanted to say one positive thing about Anchrome, it’s that it has two Top 20s in this track. But he also takes off every start he’s made at Daytona, a track that’s a lot like Talladega, so… yeah, that’s a run, not a “past hits” play.

Chase Purdy ($6,300) – Starting at 26

Well, we need another driver. Why not Chase Purdy? He started way too far, and since we’re playing on Ankrum, let’s play mate too. You need to forge partners in this path, so if you both survive to the end, it could end up being of some importance.

Purdy was ninth here last year and drove four laps. He crashed at the start of another Talladega. Overall, his lack of experience here is a bit worrisome, but like Anchrome, this is about the process. It started coming back enough. It costs little enough. He might end up scoring a bunch of DFS points, and he can’t lose a lot of points either.

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