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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (Nine to Five): Top DraftKings DFS Targets for December 14

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Monday’s CS:GO (Nine To Five) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 3:00 a.m. ET.

A general view of Team Assassins against Team Dignitas during the CS:GO World Finals on Day Two of the Girl Gamer Esports Festival at Meydan Racecourse on Feb. 22. Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images

The Nive to Five competition resumes on Monday with four games. Here is a look at the players that could constitute your DraftKings roster from the four-game slate.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $30K Clutch [$10K to 1st] (Nine to Five)


Captain

mou ($14,400)

A player in their late 20s is a rare occurrence in professional CS:GO. One main reason for mou’s selection on this slate is because of his experience. At age 29, he has played 33,814 rounds. In this period, he has racked up 24,095 kills (0.71 per round) and has displayed impressive presence of mind in close-range encounters as he is not a long-range specialist. He is also comfortably the most efficient player on K23.

Others to consider: hades ($14,700)


High-priced flex options

hades ($9,800)

On the other end of the spectrum, hades, in stark contrast to mou, is at the start of his career. He has been in steady form over the past few months on the pro circuit. Wisla Krakow has made rapid strides up the CS:GO rankings, and hades has played a major part in that ascent. Even though he has a headshot rate of just 30%, his kill rate is still at 0.75 per round (4,925 kills in 6,567 rounds). His defense has been equally effective, thereby increasing his career K/D to 1.18.

Kei ($8,000)

Kei is a bit of a curious case. He hasn’t quite found his best defensive form in the past few months (0.72 deaths per round in the past three months), but he has managed to compensate with his kill rate. In fact, his fantasy output has risen to 52.7 DKFP per game, primarily on his killing proficiency. Over 9,130 rounds in his career, he has managed 6,843 kills at a rate of 0.75 per round.

Sobol ($8,600)

Sobol has been rather busy in the past few months. He has played 85 maps in the past three months, which averages close to one map per day. In this period, he has averaged 0.75 kills per round with a headshot rate of 52.7%. His killing effectiveness has turned into all-round efficiency because of his low death rate of just 0.64 per round. While he has managed just 47.8 DKFP per game, there is still a high probability of a strong return on this investment.

Others to consider: Snax ($8,800)


Value flex options

mouz ($6,400)

In and around the top tier of CS:GO, experience starts to count in order to carry a decent team into the top 10. That is one of mouz’s crucial characteristics for Illuminar. He has played over 40,000 rounds, with close to 28,000 kills at a headshot rate of close to 50%. Not many players on this slate have similar numbers. He should improve on his fantasy output of 41 DKFP per game, making him a value-for-money selection.

Kylar ($7,000)

Kylar might seem like an absurd stack from Avez considering K23 is ranked 45 spots higher (K23 ranked 41 and Avez 86), but this is a one-dimensional selection based on price and expected return. Kylar has been excellent offensively, averaging 0.71 kills per round in the past three months. When compared to his price of $7,000, he should have a higher return on his price even if he can’t manage a positive K-D.

Others to consider: hallzerk ($7,200)

Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $30K Clutch [$10K to 1st] (Nine to Five)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.