For this UFC card, I highlighted the ‘Top Play’ to begin building your lineups around and a key value play that will free up a little bit of cash. Steve and I discussed this card at length on our podcast and went above and beyond in our breakdowns. We planned on trying to keep the podcast relatively short but we ended up going longer than ever. Also provided some insight and an insider information type knowledge that you wonâ€™t get anywhere else regarding the main event, so please do yourself a favor and check out our podcast as well as Steveâ€™s article. We will also be in the Discord chat throughout the weekend, so feel free to run some ideas by us.
Steve and I broke down each fight in great detail on the podcast Thursday night and gave some insight on how to attack this card from a Draftkings perspective. Steve and I seemed to be on the same page on a few of these fights and had vastly different opinions on the others on Saturday, including a few that he thought would get a stoppage bonus so it would be beneficial to hear our breakdowns prior to constructing your lineups before the early morning fight card.
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Jon Jones ($9,100)
Plan and simple, I think Jon Jones is a far better fighter than the first time these 2 men met in the octagon and I think Gustafsson plateaued a few years ago. Jones has only scored under 87.5 fantasy points one time in his lengthy career, and that instance was when he was disqualified versus Matt Hamill when in reality it should have been a 130-point performance because Hamill was saved by the ref ruling illegal strikes when it could have easily been ruled a TKO stoppage. I went into detail about Jon Jonesâ€™ thoughts on their first match and an inside glimpse into his mindset from a one-on-one conversation that I had with him a few years ago on the podcast, so please go check it out. I think Jones is the better fighter everywhere and should have no problem justifying his $9,100 price tag.