This weekend, we’ve got a 13-fight card at Kansas on ESPN+. DraftKings has some solid contests considering this is a free card and that I look forward to pursuing the GPPs. The most important GPP is a $15 buy-in and $25k goes to 1st place with a total of 100k being paid out. They have a new Qualifier for $175,000. There will be 100 qualifiers for that competition and they will compete for a $50k first location price and $175k will be spread out between all 100 admissions that match. I won my very first chair into it a few weeks back and I will attempt to receive my 2nd seat this week if possible. Those Qualifier only competitions can be real bankroll suckers so be cautious chasing those overly hard. I will probably stick to the very best GPP this week and then throw a handful of entries at the $25k prize, then I will probably have a couple shots at the Q. I will also be posting H2Hs as well as picking up H2Hs throughout the week to receive a good amount of play into cash games.
With that said, let us get into a couple plays I enjoy this week Together with my fade of this week:
Money Game play of this week — Yana Kunitskaya — $8,900
There really are no cash game guards this week for me but I went with Yana because I fully expect this battle to go all 3 rounds so that I like the floor she brings to the table. I also believe she wins the fight and I think she will be the fighter heading for takedowns. I don’t know how large her ceiling is in cash games it doesn’t really matter a lot because we don’t have to hit 1st place in a double-up. I’d expect about 10x from Yana at a decision win and I will take that all day in my money games.
GPP drama of this week — Louis Smolka — $8,300
Smolka fights often score highly because there are a lot of scrambles and the grappling advances really add up. I expect this to be a really fun battle, but it ought to be Smolka that is the one going for the takedowns. I am always trying to find a minimum of 10x from my fighters and also at $8.3k I’d be amazed if Smolka didn’t get that with a triumph. The lowest he’s ever scored in a win is 99 DK points and he has even scored 162 vs Nguyen and he’s got a 61-point reduction to Elliott that is more DK points than Schnell’s triumph over Beltran. I love Smolka as a GPP play here and when he wins I would anticipate near 100 DK points.
Underdog play of the week — Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos — $8,000
For a fight I hope to remain standing, I’ve quite a lot of curiosity in this fight. I think it’s going to be an action-packed fight and I think someone gets pumped out. This is likewise the mid-range struggle of this week, so that I think a KO from guy would have a fantastic chance to set them on the perfect lineup. I like it more because I’m choosing the underdog to get the knockout and I anticipate Millender to function as higher owned fighter. I will have this fight in over half of my lineups, but I shall probably have at least double the ownership on dos Santos over Millender. I believe it is a much better GPP fight than it’s for cash games, but I believe dos Santos is currently in play for cash since he is an underdog and that I have him winning. I really don’t feel confident in many underdogs this week, but I’ll have a good amount of vulnerability to dos Santos.
Fade of this week — Anthony Rocco Martin ($9,200)
At $9.2K. Martin will require a finish at the wages and I really don’t see that occurring. If he wins a definite 30-27 conclusion, then he likely scores mid 70’s and in his cost that will not win anyone a GPP. I don’t think he goes for takedowns in this matchup and I think he uses his wrestling to keep the fight standing. Even if he does move for takedowns then I do not see him filing Moraes. So, it has to be a KO out of him to cover off that wages and I am not inclined to take this risk with my cash. That’s why he is my fade of this week.
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