The round of 16 of the Blast Premier Fall 2020 Showdown continues on Wednesday with three more fixtures. Here are some players to consider for your roster construction from DraftKings’ three-game slate.
ropz ($14,700 CP)
This decision is not based on fantasy output even though ropz has the highest fantasy average on this slate (63.3 DKFP per game). It’s based on quality and the level of skill of the player. Ranked No. 19 in the world in 2018, ropz improved to No. 10 in 2019. He has averaged a stunning 0.80 kills per round in his last 56 maps with a low death rate of 0.65 per round. His long-range effectiveness has created a headshot rate of 48%.
Others to consider: nawwk ($12,900 CP)
High-priced FLEX Options
nawwk’s rise in the professional CS:GO circuit has been noteworthy. With experience, he has learned to manage his in-game economy and death rate well. That has helped his K/D to the point that he is probably now the most valuable player on Ninjas in Pyjamas. He has racked up 18,653 kills (0.74 per round) with 11,713 deaths (0.63 per round), creating a K/D of 1.18 over close to 700 maps.
broky is just 19 years old. He was learning so much under NiKo’s able leadership. Now, he has the responsibility of leading FaZe through this difficult transition period. His talent is evident: He has a career K/D ratio of 1.11 (7,863 kills in 11,584 rounds). He will have to improve on his kill rate of 0.68 per round with NiKo absent. For this slate, he could be a crucial addition from FaZe.
Just like broky, kNgV- has the unenviable responsibility of leading a team through an unprecedented transition. Through his career, kNgV- has been an offensive powerhouse. He has averaged 0.77 kills per round (14,743 kills in 19,136 rounds) with 0.65 deaths per round. That K/D of 1.18 has made him one of the most efficient players around. At age 28, he is also one of the most experienced players in the pro circuit.
Others to consider: coldzera ($7,800)
Value FLEX Options
Farlig’s price is too low. After his acquisition, he has found his rhythm for his new team. He is a rifling and sniping specialist. A low number of close-range encounters improves a player’s death rate. That’s Farlig’s modus operandi, too. He has enough technical expertise with a variety of weapons to compel a higher price. That’s where his value lies on this slate because you can draft a quality long-range player for just $7K.
frozen should not be priced this low. For a long time, he was among the best in the world, particularly with the AWP and long-range weapons. His dip in form has dropped his price so much that he is probably the most valuable player on this slate. He had 54 kills and 56 deaths in a 2-1 loss to G2 in the previous game with an average damage per round of 77.6.
Others to consider: Plopski ($6,600)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.