4.20.20 CSGO LOOT & CL Slate

We are putting all of the games on Monday into this same article since they are small slates, if we end up getting multiple, larger slates from DK we will likely break them up into separate postings. With only 2 games in each slate, we’ll keep it all here to be easy. More small slates are bad for fantasy and I wish DK would instead find ways to combine these games into larger slates. Not only that, but their people or algorithm in charge of pricing these guys went off the rails today. These should be ugly tournaments and good luck to those of you brave enough or bored enough to hop into them. Have fun, good luck, and game on. 

*Draftkings actually deleted the entire LOOT slate and put it back up an hour later with new pricing due to how awful it was. We are including the old prices in parentheses if there are differences just to show how funny it was. We left our write-ups and added notes if any of our feelings changed but really only 1 team was majorly affected. It seems crappy for Draftkings to do this and rework an entire slate but a better contest is better for everyone*

Draftkings’ scoring follows the chart shown below, with a focus on K/D and clutch plays. Rosters are set with a Captain position who receives 1.5x his points at 1.5x his salary, but beyond that it is positionless. This is important to understand because CS teams follow a composition of different roles such as IGL (In game leader), entry fragger, support, etc. With Draftkings making no distinction between players, it is left to you to decide which roles are most important within this scoring system and to take advantage of that. For several teams for example, their IGL is not often going to score highly as they may be less skilled at the game but are valuable in ways that Draftkings doesn’t record. With that in mind, we will jump into a quick look at the roles of key players, their key stats, and how their perceived performance should fare in accordance with their salary. 

Players
StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+1.5 Pts
Assists+1 Pt
Deaths-1 Pt
Entry Kill (First Kill of the round)+0.5 Pts
1v2 Clutch+1 Pt
1v3 Clutch+2 Pts
1v4 Clutch+3 Pts
1v5 Clutch+5 Pts
Quad Kill+3 Pts
Ace+5 Pts
Rounds Not Played Bonus +0.5 Pts per round not played
Match Sweep Bonus +5 Pts (minimum of 2 maps played)

Our top plays are designed to show the most playable options on each team, factoring in performance and price. The top 2 plays on each team will be in our player pool and the third tier top plays are people we will sprinkle in a bit along with the core group. All of the statistics shown are for the last 3 months to see who has been performing well recently while still keeping a significant sample size. 

Slate #1 – LOOT

Nd(+148) V GY(-196) (5:30 AM EST)

Nd:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
TENZKI88001.06.6869.5%.99
HS8000(7800)1.02.6967.1%1.04
NaToSaphiX70001.6368.7%.95
cromen6200(5800).99.6468.4%.99
H4RR35200(4600).94.667.9%.97

We kick off this slate with one of several lopsided series that shows Nordavind as underdogs. That being said, they have been winning a lot of maps recently and currently have a better form rating than Gambit. They are probably the underdog best poised to upset here but they are still priced like a favorite. This entire team is all over the place in their recent series and TENZKI is practically untouchable at this price. 

*No big changes with the new pricing*

Top Plays: No first, NaToSaphiX/HS, cromen/H4RR3

GY:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
sh1ro10000(10400)1.27.7875.8%1.27
nafany7600(7400)1.6667.7%1.04
Ax1LE7200(6400)1.14.772.6%1.07
supra5600(4800)1.04.6669.2%1.06
interz5400(4400)1.01.5873.8%.8

Gambit is a great team for fantasy because their performance is much more predictable, like an NBA squad centered around their singular superstar and that guy is sh1ro. Unfortunately today he is priced even above his talent level. With the recent scoring changes, superstars are capped in what they can do in a short series and upside is shot for these guys. That makes it tough to swallow a 10400 salary, but on a 2 game slate we have more leeway with that, but a captain slot may be out of the question. Ax1LE is our second favorite guy on the team and his consistency and $1000 discount on nafany makes him an easy second option if you believe in Gambit as much as the bookmakers do. 

*sh1ro is an even better play here and none of these price changes have changed our other thoughts*

Top plays: sh1ro, Ax1LE, nafany

SKA(+146) V HER(-192) (8:00 AM EST) 

SKA:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Rock1nG6600(12800).98.6269.4%.94
rafftu5800(5600).97.6368.8%.9
dennyslaw7400(5400)1.06.7168.1%1.08
SPELLAN5000(5200).97.6166.5%1
Rainwaker8200(4000)1.18.7772.1%1.22

So a guy with a 1.18 rating and .77 kills/round is the cheapest player on the entire slate? Hello? Granted, he has not been himself in the last few series, but come on. For this price he has the best odds of being the top fantasy point per dollar guy on the entire day and having him at captain will allow you to do whatever you really want. Granted, they are underdogs here and Rainwaker’s upside might be limited but if you want to afford sh1ro and others you’ll have to weigh the risk. 

*Thank christ they fixed these prices!!!! Rainwaker is now a borderline play at $8200 for a good player who has consistency issues. We liked dennyslaw as a cheap guy with upside but now won’t pay up for him in a poor matchup.*

Top plays: No first, Rainwaker

HER:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Nivera9200(9600)1.18.7575.4%1.11
Lucky8600(8200)1.18.7274.8%1.17
Maka7000(6800)1.09.6770%1.13
kioShiMa6800(6000)1.07.6472.5%.92
xms6000(5000)1.01.6371.8%.95

Beyond being the solid favorites, Heretics look like they have a great situation in regard to map selection and they pair up very well with SKADE and we don’t envision an upset occurring here. These should be the safest guys to target on this small slate and we will have a bunch of exposure to most of them. They did lose 2-1 in their last matchup but they have been playing better recently and we think that better form and map selection will aid in a victory here. 

Top plays: Nivera, Maka/Lucky, xms

Slate #2 – CL (E-Week)

These games are only a best of 2, which essentially doesn’t matter anymore given the change in scoring. If a team wins 2-0, the players will each get an additional 5 points but no players will get additional round points for a 3rd map that didn’t happen.

RED(TBD) V BRAV(TBD) (5:15 PM EST)

RED:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
fnx90001.14.7272.9%1.12
nython88001.18.7975.1%1.16
latto78001.29.878.9%1.27
DeStiNy76001.19.7871%1.3
nak6400.98.673.8%.81

Red Canids have been playing well recently and have easily handled Bravos in their last matchups. The first thing that stands out here is that their pricing is an absolute disaster. Latto is one of the more talented players going today and is a questionable $7800 and the third highest priced guy on the team. Fnx and nython both played well against Bravos but fnx’s recent form and price put him behind nython on our target list. In a likely sweep, we’ll probably play DeStiNy a few times as well. 

Top Plays: latto, nython, fnx/DeStiNy

BRAV:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
UnK70001.08.772.8%1.01
krg66001.06.6770.5%1.08
WOOD760001.6965.1%.96
lealzNho5000.98.670.5%.96
kaiG4400.96.6467.3%.87

Anything can happen in such a small slate, but a Bravos victory is probably not going to be one of the things we see. We are having a hard time vouching for any of these guys but based on recent form and past matchups with RED, WOOD7 and kaiG are interesting value plays that need to just be okay as a contrarian play that saves you the salary you need for good players. 

Top plays: No first, no second, kaiG/WOOD7

ISU(TBD) V WM(TBD) (7:00 PM EST)

ISU:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
decov9jse80001.08.6873%.98
reversive74001.07.6974%.92
196268001.03.6769%1.06
Noktse54001.01.6665.6%1.1
L!nkz^4800.98.6469%.92

Isurus is poised for victory here, despite lesser odds, with an even map pool and better recent form but this should be a close series and possible tie. Luckily they are led by their top 2 guys here and they are the best bets to lead ISU on the scoreboard in this series. If you want to team stack, look to pair them with L!nkz^ for a risky, high-upside play who has been doing well recently. 

Top Plays: decov9jse/reversive, no second, L!nkz^

WM:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
raafa94001.03.6767.1%1.04
skullz84001.07.771.1%.98
real62001.06.6672.4%.96
ableJ58001.12.7271%1.13
pancc46001.12.7368.9%1.2

Raafa, skullz, and ableJ have been some of our favorite performers of late but two of them are expensive in this matchup. Salaries aren’t that big of a deal on this slate as middle-priced options abound but we still have to be careful. This is a well-balanced team where any player can conceivably top frag tomorrow so we will likely pick the other guys we want first and then play with the remaining salary for exposure here. We have no clear cut top targets but lots of guys that can go off if the series works in their favor. 

Top plays: No first, ableJ/raafa/skullz, real/pancc

Slate #3 – ISU/WM Showdown

ISU(TBD) V WM(TBD) (7:00 PM EST)

ISU:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
decov9jse90001.08.6873%.98
reversive80001.07.6974%.92
196272001.03.6769%1.06
Noktse62001.01.6665.6%1.1
L!nkz^5800.98.6469%.92

Isurus is poised for victory here with an even map pool and better recent form but this should be a close series and possible tie. Luckily they are led by their top 2 guys here and they are the best bets to lead ISU on the scoreboard in this series. If you want to team stack, look to pair them with L!nkz^ for a risky, high-upside play who has been doing well recently. 

Top Plays: decov9jse/reversive, no second, L!nkz^

WM:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
raafa134001.03.6767.1%1.04
skullz122001.07.771.1%.98
real108001.06.6672.4%.96
ableJ98001.12.7271%1.13
pancc68001.12.7368.9%1.2

Raafa, skullz, and ableJ have been some of our favorite performers of late but two of them are expensive in this matchup. Salaries are very important on this showdown slate prices are feast or famine. This is a well-balanced team where any player can conceivably top frag tomorrow so we will likely pick the other guys we want first and then play with the remaining salary for exposure here. We have no clear cut top targets but lots of guys that can go off if the series works in their favor. 

*This team seems overpriced for a single game and weird pricing overall. Nobody here will be touching this slate and we suggest you do the same,*

Top plays: No first, ableJ/raafa/skullz, real/pancc

Thank you for reading! Please check out our podcast, today’s CSGO slate info and today’s LOL Slate Info for even more great content. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all future posts. @GameOnDFS

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4.19.20 CSGO: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/18/4-19-20-csgo-slate/

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