Scoring Chart – How To Score Points
Analyze playbook articles, qualifying position, and vegas odds. Place Differential is the measure between where the driver qualified and where they finished. If a driver qualifies in 40th position and finishes 20th, then that driver earns 20 place differential points.
If a driver qualifies 5th and finishes in 30th, then that driver will lose 25 points. Always look for big team drivers that qualified poorly. Try to grab a value pick the qualified in the 30s. Value picks rarely finish in the teens or in the top 10, a qualifying position in the 20s limits their scoring potential. Extremely cheap long shots starting near the 40th position are worth a thought. Finally, stay away from drivers that seemed to qualify too high i.
Laps led is a category that rewards the best drivers and the DFS players that identify the best picks. Every time a driver completes a lap in first place. That driver receives 0. Some race feature laps points available while others involve only laps If a driver leads of laps that is 50 points.
How do you predict laps led? Generally speaking, the top 10 in practice and qualifying are your targets. More often than not, the driver that starts first will stay in front and lead laps based on the aerodynamics of the cars. The first car drives through a solid wall of air that evenly presses the car to the track. This down force allows the car to drive fast in the turns. The 42 cars behind the leader must deal with turbulence, air disturbed by the car in front.
Air does not evenly press the four tires to the track, so the car must drive slower in the turns. Fast laps is another stat for rewarding the best drivers with the best cars. Every lap 43 cars drive around the track, and the car that completes the quickest lap receives 0.
Women's Strawweight Polyana Viana v. The first two fights on this card are quite good but I can't even pretend to get excited about this one. I'll break it down to the best of my ability, but I'm telling you right now that the ceiling for both fighters is limited from a DraftKings perspective Viana, a high-level mat specialist, has six career wins via submission and nine first-round finishes overall.
The year-old Aldrich is in her brief UFC career. She has a background in striking, but hasn't looked particularly impressive in that aspect of the sport thus far. Aldrich is definitely in trouble if this fight goes to the ground and I'm not convinced she has the power to keep Viana honest on the feet.
This figures to be the most difficult test to date for each of these women. Viana has one world-class skill her ground game and thus is the selection, but I advise fading this fight in most DraftKings contests. Viana's price is a bit high, and there's no way anyone can accurately predict what is going to happen here. Featherweight Cub Swanson v. Renato Moicano DraftKings Salaries: Cub continues to do his thing in the UFC's featherweight division.
By that, I mean come up short against the best the division has to offer and beat up everyone else. This is what he is. He is tough, hits hard and has an underrated ground game, but he isn't a top pounder. One of the divisions up-and-coming fighters, Moicano is in his first five UFC bouts with his only setback coming against Ortega. Three of the four wins have come via decision with two being of the 'split' variety. A BJJ black belt, Moicano has five career wins via submission.
He has a distinct lack of power in his hands he has never won a fight via knockout , but the year-old is highly athletic and made a name for himself on the local Brazilian circuit before getting the call to the big leagues. The breakdown of this fight is fairly simple: Cub will have the advantage on the feet while Moicano has the edge on the mat.
Moicano is massive 5-foot for the featherweight division and excels at using his long limbs to his advantage. While I have a hard time picking Swanson outright, he strikes me as an excellent DraftKings value play given his low salary. Moicano is an impressive young fighter, but I see no reason he is such a healthy favorite. Fantasy implications aside, give me the Brazilian for the win, but I advocate rostering Cub as a better value play.
Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz , 1NC v. Brett Johns DraftKings Salaries: Although not on the main card, an argument can be made that this is the best fight going Saturday other than the two title fights. In other words, three of the better fighters in the game today. A black belt in BJJ, Munhoz has nine career wins by submission. His striking game is far less refined and often reckless, so it's imperative he gets Johns to the mat in a compromising position in order to emerge victorious.
Johns' undefeated professional record came to a crashing halt in April when he dropped a clear-cut unanimous decision to Aljamain Sterling. Johns, who has struggled to make weight in the past, had a very difficult time with the pressure and pace of Aljo. He's facing a different type of opponent in Munhoz, but Johns' conditioning issues are worth monitoring moving forward. Neither man has much finishing power in their hands, so the winner here will be the fighter that can control the action on the mat.
Munhoz is the better submission specialist while Johns is the much better wrestler. Johns' predictability concerns me. He doesn't vary his offensive thrusts all that much, and I think that has the potential to play into Munhoz's hands.
Johns likely has a better chance of winning than both the Vegas odds and DraftKings salaries would lead you to believe, so he's not a terrible dart throw, but give me Munhoz by decision. Other Bouts Middleweight Thiago Santos v. Kevin Holland DraftKings Salaries: Bantamweight Ricky Simon v. Montel Jackson DraftKings Salaries: Women's Bantamweight Bethe Correia v.
Irene Aldana DraftKings Salaries: Featherweight Matt Sayles v.