Early Atlanta 500 Rankings for Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing!

Last week was a little rough for us.  Over the off season I had to tailor the algorithm to fit the Yahoo scoring system.  I feel as if the Daytona 500 race was really a test bed to see if I had it correct.  I was a little surprised at the accuracy, and made a couple more changes that needed to be made.

There is still a little more work that needs to be done.  Not all of these drivers will qualify, once qualifying is over I will have the final list posted.

Rank Driver Tier A/B/C Projected Points
1 Kevin Harvick A 100.00
2 Joey Logano A 98.00
3 Jeff Gordon A 96.00
4 Brad Keselowski A 86.00
5 Matt Kenseth A 84.00
6 Carl Edwards B 82.00
7 Ryan Newman A 80.00
8 Kyle Larson B 78.00
9 Clint Bowyer B 78.00
10 Denny Hamlin A 76.00
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. A 74.00
12 Martin Truex Jr. B 72.00
13 Jamie McMurray B 70.00
14 Kasey Kahne B 70.00
15 Jimmie Johnson A 64.00
16 Greg Biffle B 62.00
17 Aric Almirola B 58.00
18 Danica Patrick C 56.00
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. B 54.00
20 Tony Stewart B 52.00
21 Paul Menard B 50.00
22 Austin Dillon B 48.00
23 David Gilliland C 46.00
24 Michael Annett C 44.00
25 Ty Dillon C 42.00
26 David Ragan C 40.00
27 Justin Allgaier C 38.00
28 Casey Mears B 36.00
29 Cole Whitt C 34.00
30 Reed Sorenson C 32.00
31 J.J. Yeley C 30.00
32 Landon Cassill C 28.00
33 Michael McDowell C 26.00
34 Trevor Bayne B 24.00
35 AJ Allmendinger B 24.00
36 Regan Smith C 24.00
37 Bobby Labonte C 24.00
38 Michael Waltrip C 24.00
39 Matt Crafton C 24.00
40 Johnny Sauter C 24.00
41 Mike Wallace C 24.00
42 Ryan Blaney C 24.00
43 Sam Hornish Jr. C 24.00

Below is my optimized line up:

Driver Projected Points
A1 Kevin Harvick 90
B1 Carl Edwards 82
B2 Kyle Larson 78
C1 Danica Patrick 56
A2 Joey Logano 88
B3 Martin Truex Jr. 72
B4 Clint Bowyer 68
C2 David Gilliland 46
Total: 306

After making a few changes to the algorithm, I feel very confident in the rankings this week.  Remember that we don’t want readers to just copy our lineup, but to add this information to what you already know, and make solid line up decisions.

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