16) Clint Bowyer | No. 33 General Mills Chevrolet | Richard Childress Racing
Pros: We'll gloss over his 2009 season: About the only positive is that he finished all but one race. His final seven races offered some hope for 2010 as he managed six top-12 finishes in those races. It's something to build on. He has placed well in the past with third- and fifth-place finishes in the Cup standings in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The 30-year-old almost always crosses the finish line; his lone DNF last year was his only one since 2006.
Cons: Sure, he finishes most races, but Bowyer has just two wins in 145 starts on the Sprint Cup. He has won only two poles. He's safe and reliable (was reliable?), but there is nothing flashy about him. There won't be many victories, and his 15th-place finish last year put a fairly sizable dent in his reliability.
Fantasy tip: Bowyer could be a decent value this year; if you can grab him as a No. 2 driver he could provide a good return. However, you should be hoping for his 2007-08 form.
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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