There is a good deal of money to be won DraftKings including a top prize of $25k from the tournament. DK also has a lot of Qualifier contests available this week, in which the last event will pay $50k into 1st if you did qualify to play in it. I’ll be pursuing those as well because we have not ever had a $50k 1st place prize and I want it. We didn’t have one fight fall off but we still have a 13-fight card. This is a great card to construct your bankroll for the very first Sunday of NFL so you can chase that $1M.
Cash Game play of the week — Zabit Magomedsharipov ($9,400)
Zabit will be super chalky in championship. Everyone who had Shevchenko in their lineup will switch to Zabit and he will probably be the most possessed fighter around the slate. In money games we do not care about ownership as much and I will be starting my cash team with Zabit. I believe he’s the easiest win on the card and he has the highest ceiling too. I think if you would like to find sneaky and not utilize Zabit, the GPPs would be the place to do this. Lock him and choose the easy win. Then you only need to learn about 3 additional wins and you should possess a winning cash team.
GPP drama of the week — Alex White ($8,600)
I think Jim Miller is near the finish of his profession and I am thinking this will be the final time we see him at the UFC. I believe he’s going to be handed his 5th loss in a row and I’m guessing it is going to be through knockout. I believe Alex White will be too powerful and fast for Jim Miller at this stage in his career and I think he will be able to keep this battle on the toes. With everyone paying for Zabit in GPPs, Alex White and some other mid-range favorites might be a good way to go to create your lineups more contrarian and attempt to get 1st place in a GPP like that. I do like White a good bit in this struggle and I think he has 100+ point potential at a $8.6k salary. He is my GPP drama of the week.
Underdog drama of this week — Diego Sanchez ($7,300)
Diego Sanchez is my underdog play of the week because I do not believe Craig White is any good. Sanchez may be completely taken, and if that is the case he could get KO’d early. But I don’t think Craig White ought to be -200 against some other UFC fighter. Diego is economical enough where it allows you to find some of the higher favorites you enjoy on your lineup, and I think he will find a decision win here. He’ll be my pick to win, but it is not a certain pick and I believe he makes to get a much better GPP play than cash punt.
Fade of this week — Aljamain Sterling ($8,500)
I’m excited about watching this fight and I will be picking Aljo to get the win here. My issue is that I don’t think he is very likely to score highly, and perhaps not even 10x his salary. I think a lot of this struggle will take place on the feet and Aljo doesn’t throw in a high enough speed to score well in a striking match. He’ll need to get this battle to the ground several times and rack up some progress points for him to score tremendously. I don’t see that occurring. I believe this is going to be a very close fight and I would rather just pay up for any of the fighters over Sterling. I think we’d be looking at a score about 70-75 DK points using an Aljo decision win here.
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