No one started the 2012 NASCAR season hotter than Matt Kenseth. The veteran shocked the world by winning the Gatorade Duels early on, but somehow he was able to follow it up by winning the Daytona 500 the very next week. It made Kenseth the most popular fantasy NASCAR driver for the first month of the season.
Nevertheless, Kenseth only won one more race the rest of the season and tended to get lost in the crowd during the home stretch. However, he seems more determined than ever to make some noise this year; well more noise than his publicized altercation with Tony Stewart last year.
Kenseth finished fifth in 2010, fourth in 2011, and he still managed to finish seventh in points in 2012. He has also cracked the top-10 in overall points in nine of the last 11 seasons. Kenseth is a threat to win any race he is in, but he will once again be overlooked in 2013 fantasy circles.
The K-Man has won three races in back-to-back seasons and has finished inside the top-10 39 combined times over the two-year stretch. Kenseth may not be the flashiest fantasy option, but he is certainly a rather consistent one.
Kenseth is a great driver to target outside of the top-five superstars. He may not win the 2013 Sprint Cup Championship, but he can still be a reliable fantasy option week after week.