#3 Martin Truex Jr
These next few picks will be different in that they will be based on later rounds of the playoffs and include more outside factors. For Martin Truex Jr, those outside factors are going to be where he is going to be racing next year, which is now in unknown due to Furniture Row Racing announcing that the team would cease operations next year.
Unfortunately for Truex Jr who he will race for next year, coupled with the mistakes that Truex Jr and his team has made the last few weeks seems to point to him not lasting long in the playoffs. Sure, it might sound crazy to base a championship off of a rough spot a driver is having, but Truex Jr just looks like he’s ready to fall apart spectacularly in the later rounds of the playoffs.