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Danica Patrick – Danica Patrick doesn’t have good fantasy value at Phoenix. Performance wise I think she’s a high-teens to low-twenties driver. Over the last five races she has a 22.4 average finish, a 24.6 average running position and the 26th best driver rating. This spring she was a low-twenties driver. She finished 22nd and had a 24th place average running position. Last fall she didn’t run well. When the checkered flag waved she finished 29th and had a 31st place average running position. She didn’t have any problems, she was just that bad. In spring 2016 she had an OK race. Patrick finished 19th, had a 22nd place average running position and earned the 21st best driver rating. In fall 2015 she had his best result and finished 16th. I will note with how the race ended it was an inflated finish. Six laps before the final caution came out she was running in 24th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Michael McDowell – At Phoenix I think Micheal McDowell is likely a low to mid-twenties driver. For him to finish better than the low-twenties I think he’ll need the help of attrition. This spring McDowell finished 24th and had a 25th place average running position. Last fall at Phoenix he was about a 30th place driver but finished slightly worse after he wrecked with two laps to go while running around 28th. That problem led to his 34th place finish. His average running position for the afternoon was 29th. In spring 2016 he finished 26th and had a 29th place average running position. In his Phoenix races prior to that he never finished better than 31st. (Yahoo C Driver)

Matt DiBenedetto – At Phoenix, Matt DiBenedetto has a 27.4 average finish. If you pick him on Sunday brace for a mid-twenties to high-twenties finish. Over the last four races he has a 25.5 average finish and a 27.0 average running position. This spring he finished 29th, last year he had results of 20th and 25th. This year at shorter flat tracks DiBenedetto hasn’t run well and all five of his results are between 28th and 31st. (Yahoo C Driver)

David Ragan – Shorter flat tracks haven’t been an area of strength for David Ragan. This year in 4 of the 5 races on this track type he’s finished 27th or worse. This spring at Phoenix he had his worst result on this sub-track type and finished 35th after being involved in a wreck on lap 108 with Gray Gaulding. Just prior to it he was running in 28th, so it’s not like he was running well anyways. Last year Ragan had results of 31st and 24th. On Sunday I would set his base line fantasy value as being a mid-twenties to high-twenties driver. (Yahoo C Driver)

Landon Cassill – Phoenix hasn’t been a good track for Landon Cassill. His average finish is 30.8 and he’s never had a result better than 20th. This spring he didn’t run well. He finished 28th, had a 30th place average running position and earned the 30th best driver rating. Last fall at Phoenix he had his best race in the desert finishing 20th and having a 24th place average running position. In spring 2016 he finished 25th. (Yahoo C Driver)

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