Draftkings has some really nice GPP tournaments for UFC 206 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is one of those weeks where the salaries are fairly spread out so making a lineup should be somewhat appealing.
The most expensive fighter is $9300 and the least expensive is $6900. As always, we have 3 plays for you, 1 from each tier and one fight to avoid. Best of luck this week in your Daily Fantasy Sports MMA!
Spooky Express Top Tier Draftkings Play
Doo Ho Choi $8,900
Our top tier play this week for Draftkings this week is Doo Ho Choi at $8900. Choi is an unbelievable heavy handed featherweight that has 11 of his 14 wins by knock out! He is 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the UFC with all 3 of those wins coming by KO in the very first round!
This guy is legit and his striking is on another level. He will be taking on Cub Swanson, whom has a decent history in fights of not getting finished. That being said, he has NEVER faced someone with the striking skills and one punch knock out power like Choi! This fight will end in a knockout!
Spooky Express Mid Tier Draftkings Play
Misha Cirkunov $8,100
Our mid tier play this week is Misha Cirkunov at $8100. Cirkunov is drastically under priced on both Draftkings and for bets this week. He is on a 7 fight win streak and has finished all 7 of those opponents.
He will be taking on a very tough Nikita Krylov, who is also on a impressive run in the UFC, winning and finishing his last 5 opponents. The difference in this fight will be Cirkunov's ability to defend the takedown. He has NEVER been taken down in the UFC and this will drastically help him against someone like Krylov who will try to get this fight to the ground. I look for Cirkunov to catch him late in the first round and get the early stoppage!
Spooky Express Low Tier Draftkings Play
Jason Saggo $7,100
Our low tier option this week is Jason Saggo. Saggo is 12-2 overall and 3-1 in the UFC. He has a 92% finish rate and will be taking on Rustam Khabilov, who sports one of the lowest finish rates on this UFC 206 card.
Therefore, we aren't too worried about Khabilov finishing Saggo and feel good about the possibility of Saggo catching Khabilov in a submission. Many people talk about Khabilov's wrestling but I am confident that Saggo's grappling can counter him and submit him late in the 2nd round.
Spooky Express Fight to Avoid
Zach Makovsky vs. Dustin Ortiz
This week's fight to avoid is Makovsky vs. Ortiz. Makovsky has a 37% finish rate, while Ortiz only has a 67% finish rate. Neither of these guys is known for their finishing ability and routinely go the distance. Makovsky has gone the distance in his last 9 out of 10 fights.
Ortiz has gone the distance the last 8 out of 10 fights. If you are looking to win a GPP this week, you definitely do not want these guys on your team. Look elsewhere for a finisher and AVOID THIS FIGHT!