DraftKings (Draftkings.com)UFC 183: Fantasy MMA Guide RJ Gardner January 28, 2015 Events, Previews, Spotlight DraftKings.com is one of the largest and most recognizable fantasy sports sites on the web. Every day DraftKings offers a slew of daily fantasy sports games for real money, and now that MMA is part of action fight fans have been flocking to the site to try their hand at fantasy MMA. As such, we here at The MMA Corner want to help our readers finish in the money so every fight week, we will offer up tips and advice for putting together your DraftKings Fantasy MMA contest lineups. Before we get into this week’s guide, let’s review the basics of Fantasy MMA. For each contest participants will be given a $50,000 salary cap to select a five-fighter lineup. The fighter pool will consist of all fighters expected to be competing in the upcoming event. Fighter salaries are determined by their past performances and they have nothing to do with what fighters are actually making. Fighters score points in two ways. First there is move scoring; +0.5 for significant strikes, +1 for advancing position, +2 for takedowns, +2 for reversals or sweeps and +3 for knockdowns. Then there are fight conclusion bonuses; +100 for a first round win, +70 for a second round win, +50 for a third round win, +40 for a fourth round win, +40 for a fifth-round win and +25 for a decision win. Fight scoring will be based on FightMetric statistical data. Winning/placing is based on the total score of your five fight lineup. On tap for this week’s Fantasy MMA contests is UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz. First and foremost, the most important key to putting together a winning Fantasy MMA lineup is understanding the true value of win bonuses. When you are selecting your fighters, always make sure to take fighters you believe will win the fight. At the end of the contest, those win bonuses add up and they separate the contest winners from the losers. Sleeper Pick At just $8,000, middleweight Ed Herman is a great value here and he has a favorable matchup against Derek Brunson. Herman is a crafty veteran and he knows how to finish fights. Brunson is a tough fighter, but he has been finished twice in his last five outings. Tip of the Week Play Joe Lauzon over Al Iaquinta. Iaquinta may be a slight favorite heading into this fight, but make no mistake, Lauzon is the best fighter Iaquinta has ever faced and Lauzon doesn’t want to be a stepping stone. The stat that is eye catching is the fact that all three of Iaquinta’s losses have come by way of submission and that just happens to be Lauzon’s bread and butter. To get in on all of the DraftKings Fantasy MMA action CLICK HERE to sign up and play.