Every week, Draft Ops 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 Draft Ops 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 the opportunity to select three to five fighters (type of contest will determine roster size). The fighter pool will consist of all fighters expected to be competing in the upcoming event.

Fighters score points in two ways. First there is move scoring; +1 for significant strikes, +0.5 for advancing position, +2 for takedowns, +3 for reversals or sweeps and +4 for knockdowns. Then there are fight conclusion bonuses; +150 for a first round win, +100 for a second round win, +75 for a third round win, +50 for a fourth round win, +50 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 Bellator 142: Dynamite.

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 of the Week

Arguably the biggest underdog in the light heavyweight tournament, Linton Vassell could prove to be a savvy play because of his finishing ability. Taking on Muhammed Lawal in the semis, Vassell has his work cut out for him. But even if he comes up short in that first fight of the evening, the Englishman should score some important points for your team.

Lock of the Week

Take Phil Davis and be confident about the play. Davis may not be the best striker, but his grappling ability should be more than enough to carry him through the one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament. Two wins combined with numerous takedowns and position advancements will result an excellent scoring night.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.