Fanduel Introduces CSGO DFS

Hello everyone, Fanduel has finally gotten around to adding CS:GO to their lineup of DFS offerings. Tomorrow, April 9th, will be the first iteration and we will be adding Fanduel pricing and commentary to our articles moving forward after this slate. This will begin with the April 10th games and before then we wanted to take a look at their lineup construction and pricing to see what the differences are with Draftkings. 

MVP – 1.5X Points (1)Player (4)Team (1)
Kills 3Kills 2Bombs Planted 1
Deaths -1.5Deaths -1Bombs Defused 2
Assists 1.5Assists 1Rounds Won 1
Headshots .3Headshots .2Rounds Lost -.5
Sweep Bonus 22.5Sweep Bonus 15Match Won 10
Team Sweep 10

Fanduel has 6 slots for: a captain, 4 standard players, and a team. The captain position does not affect a player’s salary like it does on Draftkings. This is particularly advantageous for when you have an inkling that a superstar will put up a large performance but you don’t want to limit your options elsewhere. The team slot will be a lot of fun for those situations where you like a team to win but don’t like the fantasy prospects of any particular players so you can still get some exposure. We figure most users will try to pick the cheapest winning team because a lot of the stats you get points for are hard to predict, but a winning team should definitely fare better. 

Player scoring here is a lot more dependent on team success than on Draftkings. Sweep bonuses are standard and not relative to individual performance, so the biggest difference is getting the top player on a losing team as a one-off is probably not that great of an idea here. The arbitrary amount of points awarded for headshots is fairly negligible but certainly favors riflers. This can make a difference between NiKo and s1mple for example, as s1mple often uses an awp which gives NiKo a slight edge in what usually may be a neck and neck choice otherwise. 

As with Draftkings at the beginning, player pricing may be wonky at the onset and taking advantage of mistakes will be the name of the game early on, and there may be inexperienced players or overlay at the onset once again. We are excited to see more DFS options for CS:GO being offered and we will continue doing our best to bring comprehensive coverage for it and every other DFS option. Good luck and Game On.  

Thank you for reading! Please check out our podcast, todays CSGO for slate info and yesterdays LOL slate for even more great content. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all future posts. @GameOnDFS1

Podcast: https://www.launchpaddm.com/pd/Game-On-DFS

4.9.20 CSGO: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/08/4-9-20-csgo-slate/

4.8.20 LOL LPL/LCK: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/07/261/

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