UFC on ESPN 2 Daily Fantasy Picks

Every Justin Gaethje fight is appointment viewing, and this weekend is no different as he takes on fellow violent finisher Edson Barboza. And hey, it’s live and free on ESPN.

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

  • The pricing of the Justin Gaethje ($7,700) vs. Edson Barboza fight makes no sense to me. I get that Gaethje has been KO’d twice in his last three fights, but his patented pressure game is a nightmare style matchup for Barboza. Roster him and enjoy the violence.
  • The co-main event provides another value pick with David Branch ($7,900). Jack Hermansson has some momentum, but his rather awkward striking game and desire to wrestle should actually play into Branch’s strength, his own grappling. A submission finish seems likely.

Avoid

  • Desmond Green ($9,300) is effective, but boring. Boring is not good for DFS.
  • Sodiq Yusuff ($8,700) is awesome, but I fear that his matchup against Sheymon Moraes this weekend will be too much, too soon. He might prove me wrong, but I’ll wait to find out.

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