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This weekend, we’ve got a 12-fight card at Canada. DraftKings has some strong competitions for us to acquire a lot of cash from this week. The most important GPP is a $15 buy-in and $25k belongs to 1st place with a total of $100k being paid out. They also have a new Qualifier only competition for $175,000. There will be 100 qualifiers for that contest and they will compete for a $50k first place cost and that $175k will probably be spread out between all 100 entries that qualify. I will attempt to receive my 2nd chair this week if at all possible. Those Qualifier only contests can be actual bankroll suckers, so be cautious chasing those too hard. I’ll probably stick to the top GPP this week and throw a small number of entries at that $25k decoration, and then I will likely have a couple shots at the Q. I will also be publishing H2Hs as well as picking up H2Hs throughout the week to receive a fantastic amount of play into cash games.
With that said, let us get to a few plays I like this week along with my fade of the week:
Cash Game play of the week — Macy Chiasson — $9,400
Macy Chiasson is by far the safest play in the board and she also has 100+ point upside. She’s a lock within my cash games this week and that I don’t really see how she loses. I believe a submission would be Moras’ best opportunity but she isn’t capable of finding the battle to the floor, so that I see her becoming dominated on the feet until the ref steps in. She is by far my favourite play in the 9k selection and she is a -750 on the gambling line. I enjoy playing it safer in money games and I believe she’s a safe triumph this week.
GPP play of the week — Greg Hardy- $8,600
This is an easy one for me and he will be the chalk of this week. I will continue to be overweight on Merab though. His style is exactly what we want on DraftKings. He has a nonstop pace and he shoots for takedowns very often. He’s 22 landed takedowns in his initial 3 UFC fights and that is his very best path to success in this matchup as well. Even with 2 losses on his record from those 3 fights, he still averages more DK points than Katona does with his 2-0 UFC record. This isn’t my GPP play of the week since I understand he’s going to win, I just know IF he wins he will score highly, and that he should easily reach value on an $8.6k price tag.
Underdog play of this week — Donald’Cowboy’ Cerrone — $7,800
I have to pick Cowboy as the puppy of the week. His fights are always action packed and the winner of this fight will surely be on the first-place lineup. Especially if it is Cowboy. He always scores over 100 points in his wins and he’s 5-rounds to work with here. I don’t see a circumstance where he wins and doesn’t wind up about the 25k lineup. I will be obese on Saturdays this week, but this is an all-in struggle for me. If Cowboy isn’t in a one of my lineups, then you will see Iaquinta there. I will be heavier on the Cowboy side though and I believe he gets the work done by submission.
Fade of this week — Elias Theodorou ($8,000)
I would be very surprised to see Theodorou about the 1st location lineup this week. I’d be surprised to see him get 10x his $8k cost and that is the reason why I have zero lineups together with this week. Not counting his fight with Dan Kelly, his 4 wins before that scored 76, 69, 64, and 49. His style is simply not good for DraftKings. He will have to knock Brunson out if he is going to score highly and that he isn’t a power puncher. I believe you’re better off taking Elias from TKO on the gambling line at +870. I really don’t see any reason to invest in him this week in GPPs since he doesn’t possess the ceiling we would like to win that large $25k. I believe he’s fine in money games as a 65-point win would not kill us there. However he is an easy fade of this week for me this Saturday.
Thank you for reading this and great luck this weekend! If you would like my own full-card breakdown where I breakdown every fight on the card and give my full DraftKings evaluation, as well as all of my pick predictions, you can find that for just $7.99 at this link below:
(Premium bets are available at that link too. I am 71-45 for +233.79u (+$23,379) because May 19th, 2018 on Premium Plays)

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