The Blast Premier Fall 2020 Finals continues on Thursday, including a spectacular matchup between s1mple’s Natus Vincere and ZywOo’s Vitality. Here is a look at some suggestions for roster construction for DraftKings’ three-game slate.
ZywOo ($13,200 CP)
In fantasy, there is the dreaded scenario of toggling between two fantastic players at the wrong time. In one of the toughest decisions in fantasy CS:GO — s1mple vs. ZywOo — the best method would be to just pick one and stick with that choice right through. My pick here would be ZywOo because he has been slightly more consistent. He had 40 kills and 24 deaths at an average damage per round of 85.6 in a demolition job of Mousesports in the previous game.
Others to consider: s1mple ($14,100)
High-priced FLEX Options
In almost every sport across the world, there is a player carrying a team without assistance. In the top tier of CS:GO, that is s1mple’s job with Natus Vincere. That’s a tough statement, but there is just too much statistical evidence in favor of it. For example, in the previous game against Astralis, s1mple led Natus to a 14-16, 16-12, 16-14 win with stunning returns of 83 kills and 46 deaths at an ADR of 90.7. No other player on his team had a positive K-D.
When he was with FaZe, NiKo was the most influential offensive player, impacting plays with his long-range proficiency. Now with G2, he has a lot more help, but his offensive production hasn’t slipped. He helped G2 beat Furia in the previous game with 68 kills and 62 deaths at a high ADR of 93.8. He is averaging 69.6 DKFP per game, third-highest on this slate behind s1mple and ZywOo.
Slowly, yuurih has regained some of his lost momentum. This Furia set-up has a different look to it now, with yuurih at the helm of the team’s offensive output. He has been in stellar form, too. He had 67 kills and 54 deaths in a straight-maps defeat to G2 in the previous game. At a fair price of $8K, yuurih will make for a high-priced target on this slate.
Others to consider: KSCERATO ($7,600)
Value FLEX Options
syrsoN’s value has dipped and risen quite dramatically in the last few months. That reflects the period BIG has had in the pro circuit. syrsoN is now back up as the most expensive BIG player on this slate. Rightly so. Against OG in the upper bracket quarter-final, syrsoN had 39 kills and 31 deaths. That form should continue here.
mantuu’s price is extremely surprising. He has been OG’s best player from an offensive standpoint for a while now, which makes this price even more valuable. Considering this is a star-studded slate, you will need a player to relieve some salary burden. mantuu is undeniably that player. He is averaging 62.6 DKFP per game, which is extremely high output for just $7.2K.
Others to consider: huNter- ($7,400)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.