There’s a good deal of money to be won this week on DraftKings including a top prize of $25k in the tournament. DK also has a lot of Qualifier contests on this week, in which the last event will pay $50k into 1st for those who did qualify to perform in it. I will be chasing those as well because we have never had a $50k 1st place prize and I need it. We didn’t have one fight fall off but we still have a 13-fight card. This is a great card to build your bankroll for the first Sunday of NFL so you can pursue that $1M.
Cash Game play of the week — Zabit Magomedsharipov ($9,400)
Zabit will be super chalky in tournament. Everybody who’d Shevchenko within their lineup will switch to Zabit and he will likely be the most possessed fighter on the slate. In money games we don’t care about possession as much and I am going to be starting my money team with Zabit. I think he’s the simplest win on the card and he has the maximum ceiling too. I believe if you would like to find sneaky and not use Zabit, the GPPs are the place to do this. Lock him in money and take the win. Then you only have to learn about 3 other wins and you ought to have a winning cash group.
GPP drama of this week — Alex White ($8,600)
I believe Jim Miller is near the end of his profession and I am thinking this is going to be the last time we see him at the UFC. I think he’s going to be handed his 5th loss in a row here and I am guessing it is going to be through knockout. I believe Alex White is going to be too powerful and quick for Jim Miller at this phase in his career and I think he will have the ability to keep this battle on the toes. With everyone paying up for Zabit in GPPs, Alex White and some other mid-range favorites might be a fantastic way to go to create your lineups more contrarian and try to find 1st place in a GPP that way. I really do like White a good bit in this struggle and I think he’s 100+ point potential at a $8.6additional salary. Because of this, he is my GPP drama of the week.
Underdog play of this week — Diego Sanchez ($7,300)
Diego Sanchez is my underdog drama of the week since I don’t think Craig White is any good. Sanchez may be entirely shot, and if this is the situation he could get KO’d early. But I don’t think Craig White ought to be -200 against any UFC fighter. Diego is cheap enough where it lets you find some of those higher favorites you enjoy on your lineup, and now I think he can get a decision win here. He will be my pick to win, but it’s not a certain pick and I believe he makes for a better GPP play than cash punt.
Fade of this week — Aljamain Sterling ($8,500)
I’m excited about watching this battle and I’ll be picking Aljo for the win here. My difficulty is that I don’t believe he is very likely to score highly, and maybe not even 10x his wages. I think a whole lot of this fight will happen on the feet and Aljo does not throw in a high enough pace to score well in a match that is spectacular. He’ll have to find this fight to the ground several times and stand up some progress points for him to score tremendously. I don’t see this happening. I think this will be a very close fight and I’d rather just pay up for any of the fighters over Sterling. I believe we would be looking at a score around 70-75 DK points using an Aljo decision win here.
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