Fantasy League Standings after Dover
Before I update the fantasy league standings this week, I wanted to pay my respects to Hall of Famer, Robert Yates. Yates passed away this week after a battle with cancer. He was the car owner to my favorite driver as a kid, Ernie Irvan. Yates’ 28 car left quite an impression on me as a young fan. Thank you, Robert, for helping build me up as a fan of NASCAR. I’m forever grateful.
For the second time in three races, James’ Team scored more points than Eric’s. The big difference is still the fallout from New Hampshire. An interesting nugget from this week – Eric had the top two divers in total points earned (Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.) but James had four drivers go over the 40 point mark.
Eric continues to lead the standings, 761 – 692.
- Eric and James each picked 8 playoff drivers, draft style.
- The total points earned by a driver throughout the playoffs will contribute to the team’s total.
- Most points earned wins.
ERIC’S TEAM (761 TOTAL POINTS/229 FOR THE RACE)
50 Martin Truex Jr.
56 Kyle Busch
8 Denny Hamlin
14 Ryan Blaney
24 Ryan Newman
21 Austin Dillon
26 Matt Kenseth
30 Jamie McMurray
JAMES’ TEAM (692 TOTAL POINTS/262 RACE TOTAL)
47 Kyle Larson
40 Brad Keselowski
40 Jimmie Johnson
23 Kevin Harvick
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47 Chase Elliott
17 Kurt Busch
23 Kasey Kahne
Eric and James each filled out a bracket for all 10 races. We are also joined by our follower/friend of the podcast, Todd Henry.
After the round of 16 all three players are tied. Points will resume after the Round of 12 is complete.
Round of 16 highlights
No player picked Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to advance to the Round of 12.
Eric had Ryan Newman moving on.
James and Todd each picked Kurt Bush to advance. James also has Bush advancing to the Round of 8.
- Each correct pick is worth 10 points per round for the first three rounds.
- Each correct Homestead Pick is worth 15 points.
- Pick the Champion and you get 20 points.
- Most points win.
ERIC’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)
Martin Truex Jr
JAMES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)
Martin Truex Jr.
TODD’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR (110 points after Round of 16)
Martin Truex Jr.