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Last week in this web space, I really liked Chase Elliott as my top pick heading to Kansas. Cheap Roshe Two For Sale . Coming off strong efforts at 1.5-mile tracks, Elliott again looked strong, running 23 fastest laps, but he ran into issues and finished 31st.Dont forget that performance when we get to the last two 1.5-mile track races of the season at Texas and Homestead.And dont forget that Kevin Harvick and the Gibbs duo of Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth combined to lead 251 of the 267 laps.But lets put that on the back burner, because this week were off to Talladega, and you clicked on my link for a little fantasy advice there.If youre not a new reader to my ramblings and fantasy nuggets, you know that the restrictor-plate tracks (Daytona and Talladega) bring out a whole different fantasy strategy. The style of racing there, with tight groups of cars caused by engine restriction rules, creates pack racing and evens the field.It also leads to giant wrecks that can take out more than half of the field. Thats the luck part of plate racing that can turn a great day into a disaster. And the rules that limit speed also make it so fastest laps are evenly spread throughout the field.With finishing position and fastest laps being up in the air, that only really leaves two scoring categories to strategize around. Laps led are also a crapshoot at Talladega. The only driver who regularly leads a lot at Talladega is Dale Earnhardt Jr., and he wont be racing this weekend.That leaves start/finish differential, which can give you huge positives or huge negatives. While these races usually produce winners who are regulars in Victory Lane, the volatility of where youll finish throughout the field means that youll want to put your team together almost based entirely around starting position.Ive been all about the pole sitter this season, but at Talladega, the pole sitter averages 14.6 DraftKings points per race, the lowest of any track.Considering a 40-driver field, the nine highest-scoring starting positions are all 29th or further back. And the nine worst fantasy averages come from those starting in top-15 starting positions.You should try to build around drivers you think you will get up front, but with no drivers simply starting and parking, theres value at the back of the field and really no drivers Id completely avoid.Keeping that in mind, here are my picks to get you started, looking just at drivers until the starting positions are set. But check back after qualifying for my final picks and fades.Im starting my team with:Two years ago, Brad Keselowski entered this race 10th in points and needing a victory to advance to the next round of the Chase. He won that race for 55 DraftKings points. This year, Keselowski enters the race 11th in the standings, in need of another win.But dont let that thought stand on its own. Take a look at the last two restrictor-plate races, both won by Keselowski. The last one, at Daytona in July, Keselowski led 115 laps for 78.75 points. This season, Keselowski has led 162 laps in restrictor-plate races, 55 more than any other driver.Keep an eye on these four:Kyle Busch: In the three restrictor-plate races this year, Busch has finished second twice and third in the other race. Dating back to last year, he has finished no worse than 17th in the last five plate races, and has led double-digit laps in the last four.Denny Hamlin: Hamlin won the season-opening Daytona 500, but Im more impressed with the solid start/finish differential hes capable of here. In the last 10 plate races, Hamlin has averaged a +11.2 start/finish differential, with five races of +20 or better. Holding true to my rule above though, avoid him if he starts in the top 10. In his three races starting in the top 10 of those 10, his combined start/finish differential is -60.Michael McDowell: McDriver is just one of the off-the-radar drivers you should be considering at Talladega. In the three plate races this season, he has finished 10th, 21st and 15th. Why should you take him? He has started outside the top 30 in all three and has averaged 51.7 DraftKings points per race, twice finishing among the top-five fantasy drivers in the race.Cole Whitt: Copy above reasoning for Cole Whitt (who has one of those names that only sounds right when you say the entire thing). Cole Whitts average start in the three plate races this season is 35.0, and his average finish is 17.0. Cole Whitts resulting 51.6 DraftKings points per race are the fourth-best in plate races this season, trailing only Keselowski, Busch and McDowell. Nike Run Shoes Online .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. Cheap Roshe Run . 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Johnathan Thurston is in the running to be named rugby leagues players player for an unprecedented fifth time.Thurston is among the leading contenders for the Rugby League Players Association Players Champion award to be presented at The Star casino on Tuesday night.Thurston has won the award, which was previously known as the Players Player, a record four times.He is the current holder and also won the title in 2005, 2013 and 2014.Ben Barba was the last player to win other than Thurston, in 2012.The RLPA has put forward a list of 20 contenders for this years award.Cameron Smith, James Tedesco and Matt Moylan are among those likely to challenge Thurston for what many believe is the NRLs highest individual honour.As the RLPA continues to grow in prominence and influence, CEO Ian Prendergast moved to have the award named the Players Champion for the first time this year and for the night to be a regular event on the NRL calendar.The winner will be announced at a black tie (with sneakers) event at The Star.It is the highest accolade in the game, an award voted on by your peers, Prendergast told AAP on Monday.WWe want to deliver an event that shows how important this award is to the players and to the game.ddddddddddddIt is a true reflection of who is the best performer on a week-to-week basis in the NRL.Players vote on the best performed opposition player after every game over the 26 NRL rounds.The RLPA Rookie of the Year award will also be handed out.Bevan French, Daniel Saifiti, Nathan Cleary, Cody Walker, Latrell Mitchell and Ash Taylor are the contenders.The Australian representative mens and womens player of the year will be named as well, along with New Zealands. 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