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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (Nine to Five) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for July 8

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Wednesday’s CS:GO (Nine To Five) DraftKings DFS slate, which locks at 11:00 a.m. ET.

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DraftKings has another two games on the main CS:GO slate from the Nine to Five tournament on Wednesday. We bring you up to speed with form analysis and strategies for your roster for Wednesday’s slate.

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Captain

Keoz ($14,700)

Even though Syman cruised past Fate in the previous game on Tuesday, Keoz didn’t do much. He had 37 kills and as many deaths, a rare game in which he didn’t have a positive K-D. He is usually right on point when it comes to the important metrics, which is why he is the most expensive player on this slate. I’d expect him to perform much better on Wednesday.

Others to consider: Kei ($12,600)


High-priced flex options

Kei ($8,400)

While Kei doesn’t have too much experience to call upon, he has had a confident start to his career. He had another outstanding offensive performance on Tuesday as Avez breezed past a hapless Illuminar team. Kei had 38 kills and 19 deaths with a damage output per round of 99. He even had a lofty KAST of 83%.

Sensei ($8,000)

Sensei led the upset for Cr4zy against Saw. Up against a quality opponent in Saw, Sensei wasn’t perturbed as he finished with a game-leading 46 kills and K-D (+23). In fantasy terms, a neutral K-D might provide decent returns but a K-D of above 20 is game-changing. He won’t be able to repeat this on a consistent basis but this form is too strong to ignore.

Fame ($7,800)

Another player that simply couldn’t be halted on a topsy-turvy Tuesday in this competition. Fame led both teams with 49 kills and just 28 deaths. His damage per round of well over 100 was unparalleled. Syman will be another test for SG.Pro but this is also an opportunity to stand up against the better teams in the world.

Others to consider: Mou ($9,000)


Value flex options

Byali ($7,000)

Byali was arguably the best player on Tuesday in the Nine to Five competition. He was in unstoppable rhythm with 42 kills. He was also killed just 21 times. However, he was unmatched in ADR (104) and KAST (85%). If he can come close to this level of production, you will have a significantly higher return on this affordable investment of $7,000.

Nealan ($7,200)

You can consider Nealan as a stacking target from Syman. It might not seem like an obvious stack but Syman has beaten some of the best teams in the world in these past few months, including Natus Vincere. Nealan had 37 kills and 40 deaths on Tuesday and was the only player from Syman with a negative K-D. Expect better returns come Wednesday.

Others to consider: DemQQ ($7,600), Kade0 ($5,000).


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.