by Bryce McRae
on February 11, 2010 @ 00:00:00
Pros: Reutiamn improved in almost all facets last year. He finished at his highest place in the final standings (16th), and he set career highs in poles (two), wins (one), top-fives (five) and top-10s (10). In addition, he finished every race.
Cons: And that is where it ends with Reutimann. Last year appears to be his ceiling. He'll turn 40 this year and doesn't drive for one of the top teams. He hadn't tallied a win or top-five in 63 races before 2009. He had just four top-10s entering last year. DNFs appeared to be the only category that he might lead the circuit in; he finished with 13 over the previous two years.
Fantasy tip: Too much is going against Reutimann to expect a repeat of his 2009 season. Sure, he'll probably turn in the odd top finish this year, but we fully expect him to take a step back in the final standings. Make this overvalued driver racer your No. 3 driver, if possible.
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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