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DFS considerations for Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit

Tim Elliott faces Ryan Benoit in a flyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 13 at Fight Island on July 15th. We break down what to consider in setting your DFS lineups.

Opponents Tim Elliott and Ryan Benoit face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 14, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It’s a flyweight battle between #12 Tim Elliott and Ryan Benoit in the flyweight division on Fight Island at UFC on ESPN 13 tonight. But is there any DFS value in this fight?

DraftKings DFS Salaries

Tim Elliott: $8,500
Ryan Benoit: $7,700

Elliott is slight favorite at -125, with Benoit at +100 just behind him.

Normally we make a breakdown of each fighter here, and see where there might be an edge for either fighter to win. But in this match, here are some cold, hard numbers.

* Elliott is 2-5 in his UFC career, and averages 62.1 DFS points per fight.

* Benoit is 3-4, and averages 45.1 DFS per outing.

* Elliott lands only 3.41 strikes per minute. Benoit? 2.8.

* Elliott has a total of nine takedowns in his last five UFC fights. Benoit has one (1) takedown in his entire UFC career.

On a card with so many better fighters taking on last minute replacements offering better prices, this fight is just fantasy poison. Avoid at all costs.