Two pretty equal fighters in Jussier Formiga and Alex Perez take to the octagon at UFC 250 in a Top 10 flyweight battle. But is there DFS value to have either on your roster?
Jussier Formiga: $7.900
Alex Perez: $8.300
Formiga is ranked #4 in the division, and has a career MMA record of 23-7. But he’s got the lowest average fantasy points per fight of anyone on the card at just 52.8 points averaged per bout. He only lands 1.38 strikes per minute, and he’s lost his last two fights. He’s basically fantasy poison.
His opponent Alex Perez might have some more value, with a 23-5 record and an average of 83.4 fantasy points per UFC outing. He swings a lot more with 4.48 strikes per minute, but his 3.47 takedowns per 15 minutes score as well. He’s also won his last two fights.
Perez appears to be a bargain at the median price if he can score a stoppage, which he has done 11 times in 23 wins. He’s got plenty of activity that can win, and he is the favorite at -137 on the money line. But even if you don’t go that route, Formiga is clearly burning salary cap. Stay away.
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