Several teams open their CS Summit campaigns on Thursday, including Faze and BIG. Here is an analysis for your fantasy roster from DraftKings’ CS:GO (CS Summit) slate on Thursday, which locks at 11:55 a.m. ET.
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Niko returned to the top of the K-D charts despite Faze losing to Vitality without winning a map. He had 52 kills and 41 deaths in a spectacular individual performance. He has now had a few days to rest after a busy few weeks, which should leave him ready to avenge Faze’s dual losses to BIG in the previous tournament. He has averaged 72.6 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Maka ($15,300)
High-priced flex options
Maka’s unparalleled skill with the AWP made him one of the players of this online CS:GO period. He wasn’t as prolific at LAN events. However, he has really come into his own now. He is the most expensive player in this slate and has averaged 84.2 DKFP per game, also highest in this slate. I’d say his price is a bit too high but he should still be in your flex positions.
Mantuu made a significant contribution in OG’s win against C0ntact in the qualifier of the CS Summit. He had 39 kills and 32 deaths with an ADR of close to 90. He even had a 1v2 clutch win in that game. He has been arguably the most potent weapon, particularly with the AWP, for OG in these last few months. That should aid his fantasy production.
A few poor games doesn’t make a player bad. Floppy has been upstaged by oSee’s return to form, which is also why his price has dropped. Still, he is an efficient killing option for Cloud9. He has averaged 58.3 DKFP, slightly more than oSee ($8,800). His fantasy return should be thereabouts on Thursday as well.
Others to consider: syrsoN ($8,600), Kscerato ($8,200).
Value flex options
TabseN’s price has dropped significantly while syrsoN’s has risen sharply. Overall, BIG has been the team of the month for me. TabseN, at a price of $7,600, is a bargain buy because he is definitely worth much more than that. Along with syrsoN, he has provided an airgap for the rest of his colleagues as they regain their momentum.
Another player whose stock has dropped due to another player’s prowess. In Yuurih’s case, it’s Kscerato ($8,200) who has overtaken him. However, Yuurih has been far more productive than Kscerato in the last few games. The difference in price between them is $800. That means Yuurih should derive more for his cheaper cost.
Others to consider: Cerq ($7,200), Nivera ($7,400)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.