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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (BLAST) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for December 8

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Tuesday morning’s CS:GO (BLAST) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 10:30 a.m. ET.

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The double elimination bracket of the Blast 2020 Fall Finals starts on Tuesday with two delectable fixtures, including the reinvigorated Astralis. Here is a breakdown of the players to consider for your DraftKings CS:GO roster from the two-game slate.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $40K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (BLAST)


Captain

ZywOo ($14,700)

ZywOo is coming off one of the best years of his young professional career. He finished 2019 as the top-ranked CS:GO player in the world. He has carried Vitality on his back, not just in individual games but entire tournaments. His career stats attest to that. He has a career kill rate of 0.86 per round (16,737 kills in 19,520 rounds) and a K/D ratio of 1.38. These numbers are unmatched and unparalleled on the pro circuit, with his large sample size of maps played.

Others to consider: s1mple ($12,300)


High-priced flex options

s1mple ($8,200)

For four years running, s1mple has ranked inside the top 10 in the world in CS:GO. He followed up a No. 1 run in 2018 with a No. 2 ranking in 2019, behind only ZywOo. That streak is not ending soon despite a topsy-turvy year for Natus Vincere. He has averaged 0.87 kills and 0.63 deaths per map in the last three months, playing over 64 maps. It’s hardly surprising he is averaging 80.6 DKFP per game, comfortably the highest on this slate.

device ($10,200)

It’s fair to say that device and Astralis have neared their best form that carried them to the top of the CS:GO rankings last year. In the new online format due to COVID-19, device saw a massive dip in his form earlier this year. That has all turned around now — quite spectacularly, too. In the previous game, he helped Astralis win the DreamHack Masters Winters with a 3-1 win against Mousesports. He had a sensational 102 kills with just 67 deaths. He was unstoppable with the AWP and the AK, adding a 1v3 clutch win and a quad in the closing stages.

dupreeh ($9,200)

While dupreeh didn’t have a terrific game against Mousesports, he still added 68 kills at an average damage per round of 70.7. He is also a stacking target from Astralis, considering the team’s recent form. He will continue to rely on the AK as his primary weapon of engagement. He is currently averaging 58.9 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: shox ($8,600)


Value flex options

ropz ($7,400)

While several teams underwent major cosmetic changes to their respective set-ups, Mousesports backed the core roster. It’s hard to argue against ropz being the most influential and dominant player on that roster. He has led Mousesports in multiple games this year, including the previous game where he had 92 kills and 70 deaths at an ADR of 86.6, primarily operating with the AK and the M4A4.

frozen ($6,400)

I’m still a bit surprised at frozen’s incredibly low DraftKings price. Yes, his offensive production has slipped dramatically but he is still one of the best long-range proponents in the top tier of CS:GO. He is averaging 55.6 DKFP per game, which is quite a high return for a price of just $6,400. He had 83 kills and 79 deaths against Astralis in a 3-1 defeat at an average damage per round of over 80.

Others to consider: magisk ($7,800)

Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $40K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (BLAST)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.