Flashpoint and the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) resume on Thursday. Four games constitute DraftKings’ main CS:GO slate. Here is a look at options for Captain as well as the flex positions for your fantasy roster.
This selection doesn’t need to be too complicated. s1mple is one of the best - if not the best - players in the world right now. His opponent doesn’t really matter because he almost always has a positive K-D. He is averaging 78.6 DKFP per game, highest on this slate. These factors have had an understandable part to play in him being the most expensive player on this slate. Even against Astralis, s1mple is the best choice for Captain of your fantasy roster.
Other to consider: NiKo ($13,500)
High-priced flex options
This story has arrived far quicker than expected. NiKo will play against his former team on Thursday, when G2 face Faze. NiKo has challenged s1mple as the best player in the world with sustained periods of excellence and consistency. That, in itself, is a massive compliment to NiKo’s CS:GO standard. He is averaging 70.2 DKFP per game, second behind only s1mple on this slate. He will be keen to maintain his best against his former team.
Brollan’s value has moved up and down on DraftKings wildly, not too dissimilar to the volatile fluctuations of cryptocurrency this year. Like the latter, Brollan’s value has now risen significantly too. He endured a period of bad form but has overcome that. Fnatic also has the matchup advantage against Dignitas. In the previous game, Brollan led Fnatic with 72 kills and 62 deaths.
device is no pushover when it comes to a comparison between the best long-range professionals in CS:GO. His form has caught up to his skill, which makes for a dangerous combination. In the previous game, against a strong Mousesports team at IEM, device racked up 60 kills and 42 deaths with an average damage per round of 88.4 and a KAST of 80%.
Other to consider: kNgV- ($8,600)
Value flex options
Natus Vincere has been guilty of being too lackadaisical in the last few months. Even s1mple has called out his colleagues with sharp rants on Twitter. After a break, you wouldn’t expect Na Vi to find their best against a well-oiled unit in Astralis. As a result, it might make sense to stack. magisk is one of the best offensive players in Astralis, averaging 58.3 DKFP per game.
JW can often be an undervalued target in this Fnatic team. He has been selected in this category for two reasons. One, he is a stacking target from Fnatic against a relatively out-of-form Dignitas team. Two, his price is not a fair reflection of that additional value on account of that team advantage. Even though he had just 51 kills and 58 deaths against Mad Lions in the previous game, there is still enough value in this pick.
Other to consider: broky ($7,200).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.