There’s a good deal of cash to be won this week on DraftKings including a top prize of $30k from the primary tournament. DK also has a lot of Qualifier competitions available this week, where the last event will pay $50k to 1st for those who did qualify to perform in it. I’ll be chasing those as well since we’ve never had a $50k 1st place prize and I want it. I do think we have a enjoyable card this Saturday and I am all set to go into this 3-week break with a winning night at UFC 227. Listed below are a few plays I enjoy this weekend along with my fade of this week.
Cash Game play of the week — Demetrious Johnson ($9,400)
Demetrious Johnson is the most powerful play in most DFS MMA and he has the maximum ceiling as well. DJ is the P4P best fight in the world (not counting Jon Jones) and he has already beat Cejudo once before. This is the very first person I’m plugging in my money LU this week and I advise you to do exactly the same. DJ is practically sure to score at 100-points at a triumph, and he has a -550 gambling line saying he should find the win again here. Play it safe and use DJ in cash. It’s possible to stack this battle also, but I think DJ is a must.
GPP drama of the week — Thiago Santos ($9,200)
This is a good fight to target this week since it most likely will not visit a choice. Holland just fought the Contender Series a couple weeks back and did not receive a contract. But now he’s about the PPV against one of the most bizarre strikers from the branch. The ITD line for Santos is currently -210 and the under 1.5 rounds betting line is -160. This tells me Vegas thinks this battle ends ancient and Santos is the man which should pick up the finish. At $9.2k, he easily pays that cost off at a 1st round win and I presume he’s a solid shot at doing exactly that. I don’t care for him in money game formats however because both men have quite low flooring, so this is a GPP just play for me.
Underdog drama of the week — Brett Johns ($7,400)
I think everybody is composing Brett Johns following his loss to Aljo Sterling and that’s exactly why he is so cheap on DraftKings this weekend. With the wrestling style Johns brings to the table, he’s 100+ upside even in a decision triumph. Obviously, we are concerned about him getting caught in a guillotine when he shoots takedowns, but if he can avoid I believe he could win this fight and 10x his salary with a triumph. I don’t think Johns will wish to hit with Munhoz to get 15-minutes so that I really do believe he will be shooting takedowns. Those takedowns can get him filed, or they may get him a win over the scorecards. But this makes him a boom or bust play and that is why he is a good underdog to select in GPPs this week.
Fade of the week — Danielle Taylor ($7,500)
Even at a cheap $7.5k on DraftKings, Taylor will still need a end to cover that price tag off with her style. She’s the worst fashion possible for scoring DraftKings stage and even if she’s a triumph here she could end up scoring less than some losers on the card. Taylor is going to be the least owned fighter in GPPs this week, so in the event that you would like to spend your money on a 115 lb woman using a”punchers chance” of winning you a GPP, then you’ll be very contrarian taking that route. But I don’t have any interest in investing my money into that I will have Taylor in 0 of my lineups this week. If I had been making 150 lineups, I’d still full vanish Taylor here.
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