UFC 239 Daily Fantasy Picks

Jon Jones is back, and the card that the UFC put around him this weekend is actually pretty good. So what better way to enjoy it than by getting into a little DFS action?

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

  • Jorge Masvidal ($7,500) can be frustrating, but if the right “Gamebred” shows up this weekend, it will be a tough night for his opponent, “Funky” Ben Askren. Askren has the wrestling, but Masvidal has shown the ability to scramble well and get out of danger. On the feet, this fight is Masvidal by a mile.
  • Jan Blachowicz ($7,800) welcomes Luke Rockhold to the light heavyweight division. Rochold is skilled, but his last slew of fights have shown obvious holes in his game. On top of that, how his grappling translates against fighter more his size is still very much on open question.

Avoid

  • Amanda Nunes ($9,100) is arguably the greatest female fighter of all-time, but I just don’t like the style-matchup against Holly Holm. The Nunes-Schevchenko fight was notoriously awful, and on paper this looks to be a similar, slow, low output kind of fight.
  • Michael Chiesa ($9,200) has one skill – submissions. Unfortunately that skill doesn’t take advantage of Diego Sanchez’s fragile chin. Additionally, Sanchez has remembered his own wrestling chops, so this could be a tough night for Chiesa.
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