UFC 229 Daily Fantasy Picks

*Insert Ron Paul “It’s Happening” Gif*

Yes. It is happening. The two greatest lightweights, possibly of all time, are finally facing each other. The Notorious vs. the Eagle. Ireland vs. Russia. Striker vs. Wrestler.

Are you excited? I’m excited.

But there’s also a whole card on which to make some of that sweet, sweet, DFS cash, so let’s do this bad boy.

The main card kicks off at 10:00pm eastern on pay-per-view, while the prelims start at 8:00pm on Fox Sports 1.  The early prelims kick things off at 6:30pm on UFC Fight Pass.

I use DraftKings for my UFC daily fantasy fix, so if you don’t have an account you can sign up here (and get a 50% bonus on your initial deposit). Also, you can check out the scoring criteria here.

Now let’s get down to business.

Value Picks                     

Value Picks

  • It seems like I am able to say this for far too many of his fights, but Conor McGregor ($7,800) is a value pick. Yes, Khabib is probably Conor’s TOUGHEST TEST YET, but the Irishman is still one of the GOATs, and poses his own unique test to the Russian. When Conor wins, he wins big, and it just so happens that Conor wins a lot. Even if you think that Khabib’s wrestling will be too much for him, at this price, hedge those bets by sliding the Notorious into your lineups.
  • Although I think I swore off ever picking him again two years ago, Ovince St. Prieux ($7,300) is strangely undervalued this weekend. His opponent, Dominick Reyes has been absolutely mauling his competition so far, but that competition has been far inferior to OSP. OSP is also Reyes’s first opponent who can probably match his athleticism and power. How will the youngster deal with it? It will be interesting to find out, but at this price, I’m putting the veteran in my lineup.

Avoid

  • Nick Lentz ($9,000). Sure, he’s the favorite to win, but just avoid this fight. It’s going to suck and be boring and just ugh.
  • Ryan LaFlare ($8,800) is another case of a fighter who will probably win, but not with the style, or flair, to justify the price tag. I mean, some losing fighters put up more DFS points than LaFlare does in his wins. Avoid.
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