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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (DreamHack) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for August 12

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Wednesday’s CS:GO (DreamHack) DraftKings DFS slate, which locks at 10:00 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

Top-tier CS:GO is slowly returning after a long hiatus with the DreamHack Masters. That means DraftKings’ contests are also getting bigger. Three games constitute DraftKings’ main DreamHack slate on Wednesday. We take a look at some picks to consider from the six teams.

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Captain

Kscerato ($14,100)

Kscerato has been so consistent over these past few months that he has quietly taken over as the most efficient player in Furia. While other players have been very effective offensively, Kscerato has been able to stay efficient by keeping his death rate low, thereby increasing his fantasy value because of an atypically high K-D. He had 32 kills and 26 deaths against Yeah in the previous game, registering the second-fewest deaths among both teams.

Others to consider: BlameF ($14,700)


High-priced flex options

BlameF ($9,800)

BlameF is the most expensive player on this slate. It can’t be argued with any certainty that he doesn’t deserve that tag. He has been in fantastic killing form, particularly with long-range weapons. He had 64 kills and 47 deaths with a K-D of +17 and an average damage per round of 78.7 in a 2-1 win against Forze in the previous game. He even had a 1v2 deagle clutch win in that matchup.

Hen1 ($9,600)

Hen1 has been in some form this calendar year. He has followed his own aggressive template and has taken over as the most potent killing weapon for Furia. He will have more deaths than his colleagues but that comes with that aggressive territory. He had a sensational 40 kills and 23 deaths in an easy straight-maps win against Yeah on Monday.

K0nfig ($8,000)

K0nfig has occasionally had to fly under the radar of BlameF’s spectacular returns, but he has been quite solid in his own right. He has averaged 56.7 DKFP per game, which is not easy to do over a sustained period of time. He had 59 kills against Forze and was particularly effective with the AK.

Others to consider: Yuurih ($9,600).


Value flex options

Mantuu ($7,400)

For a while now, Mantuu has been OG’s best player. He has provided an offensive impetus that is required to compete against some of the best teams in the world. Case in point was the previous game where he had 59 kills and just 49 deaths to help OG beat Spirit in a thrilling three-map encounter. He had three AWP kills in a single round in the second map.

Xeppaa ($7,600)

Even though Xeppaa and Chaos had a quiet game against Liquid in their previous matchup, he is still a valuable target on this slate because he is arguably his team’s best player, at least from an offensive production standpoint. He had a disappointing 28 kills and 38 deaths, but Liquid’s proficiency tends to do that. He will be keen to respond against a newer entrant in Ze Pug Godz.

Others to consider: Valde ($6,400).

Set your DraftKings lineups here: CS:GO $30K Clutch [$10K to 1st] (DH)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.