UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatcher
The world of Daily Fantasy MMA is a crazy one. Anything can happen at any given moment. As I have learned in the past couple of weeks, Vegas seems to know what they are talking about as far as the favorites go. I have tried to get too cute with taking cheap underdogs the past couple events Draftkings has held, and this time I’ll be going just the opposite. This week’s card is even more interesting to me, because when I look at these fights nothing stands out to me as a gut call lock. Therefore I think this is the time to lean heavily on Vegas predictions as well as playing more lineups to have some exposure to all the top favorites.
The first place to look is the highest Vegas favorites. This includes Ray Borg ($12,000), Max Holloway ($11,600), and Neil Magny ($11,800). These Guys will be the fighters I will build lineups around this week.
There are a couple of interesting fighters to look at due to pricing and situations. Investing in a Main Event fighter is always a wise choice. This week you could realistically roster both Ben Henderson ($9,800) and Brandon Thatch ($10,100) if you wanted. They are both fairly priced and could rack up a lot of points as this fight may go to a decision when looking at their history. Rostering both may limit your ceiling in a GPP but should be good for cash games. Vegas is leaning slightly to Thatch, but I would have some exposure to each of them if you are building multiple lineups. Another interesting fighter to look at is Rodrigo de Lima ($9,900 ). He is currently sitting as the favorite in the fight, but not priced as such. While I’m not expecting him to score a ton of points, he is a decent mid priced option for a win.
Of course you can’t forget about the cheap underdogs, as typically there is always one that will rack up the points with a huge unexpected win. You are going to have to have one or two of these guys to round out your roster with. Some guys I like in this category this week include Tim Elliott ($9,300), Jim Alers ($9,100), Dan Kelly ($9,300) and Michel Prazeres ($9,200).
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