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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (ESL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for September 1

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Tuesday’s CS:GO (ESL) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 8:00 a.m. ET.


The 12th season of the ESL Pro League will begin on Tuesday with action from the Europe and North American regional tournaments. Here are some suggestions for Captain and the flex positions for your DraftKings CS:GO roster.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $35K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (ESL)

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S1mple ($15,300)

Natus Vincere has had a topsy-turvy year so far. One consistent factor throughout this period has been S1mple. He has just not had the assistance of his colleagues to help him get Na Vi through this. He had 31 kills and 33 deaths in the previous game, a 2-0 drubbing at the hands of Ninjas in Pyjamas. That may seem like a sub-par performance but he still had the best K-D on his team.

Others to consider: Syrson ($14,400)

High-priced flex options

Syrson ($9,600)

Online CS:GO has completely changed the dynamics of the sport at the highest level. BIG was unstoppable in the big tournaments at the start of the year. That dominance also saw the team climb to No. 1 in the rankings. That was led by Syrson’s excellence, particularly with long-range weapons. He has averaged quite a solid 67.2 DKFP per game.

Elige ($9,200)

It all came down to a decisive fifth map to decide the North American region of the ESL One Cologne tournament. Liquid was beaten, 16-12, by Evil Geniuses in that map but Elige was simply stunning right through the game. He finished with an astounding 128 kills and 95 deaths, maintaining an average damage per round of 95.6. This form will be hard to stop in the Pro League.

Hunter- ($8,400)

Hunter- has regained some of his lost offensive fluency in the past few tournaments. In the semifinal of the ESL Cologne competition, he had 72 kills and 70 deaths, giving his team a chance against Heroic. Hunter’s form was a major reason for G2’s problems but there will be a change with his return. He is one of the best handlers of long-range weapons, as is evidenced from his sterling career statistics.

Others to consider: Xantares ($9,000)

Value flex options

Grim ($7,800)

Grim has taken his time settling into a new franchise. He is a fabulous acquisition by Liquid, providing some additional firepower, particularly with the AK. He had 97 kills and 95 deaths in that thrilling five-map final against Evil Geniuses. He will have a high death rate but he will also provide incredible offensive depth, which is where his fantasy value lies.

Farlig ($7,400)

Farlig was brought in to provide some accuracy with long-range weapons. He had a middling start to his career with Godsent but has now settled in nicely. He has averaged 60 DKFP per game, which isn’t easy to do with a team that can occasionally be guilty of being inconsistent for long periods. His sniping skills will be desperately required against S1mple and Natus Vincere on Tuesday.

Others to consider: Nexa ($8,000)

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.