4.25.20 CSGO ESL Slate

We have some weird slates broken up on Draftkings into smaller pieces and a larger, normal Fanduel slate. It’s all ESL road to Rio and all of it will be covered here. If anybody knows where to send hate mail for mouz, please let us know. There are some games that are DK only or FD only and we’ll do our best to make it clear which slate(s) a game belongs to. We have a fun weekend of LOL, CS:GO, Horse Racing, COD, and Nascar so enjoy yourselves, good luck, and game on. 

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)

Fanduel Scoring

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.

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. 

fnatic(+118) V Astralis(-154) (9:00 AM EST)

FNC:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
KRIMZ7,8001.140.7273.90%1.03
Brollan6,8001.110.7270.30%1.21
flusha6,4001.080.6870.60%%1.04
Golden5,2000.950.5969.20%0.88
JW5,0001.050.6667.60%1.16

This is our favorite game of the day and we wish it was part of the main slate. This features two of the best teams in the league and it’s anybody’s to win. Astralis are the current betting odds and we like them too (I’m an Astralis fan fwiw) but fnatic has certainly been an impressive team this spring, minus the disaster against ENCE. This 2 game slate on DK features 2 close games and we will have to play around here without obvious victories. This fnatic team is cheap if they can figure out Astralis (they beat them 2-1 in their last series) and making a team stack is not that difficult. KRIMZ is the top target here and after that it begins to get murky. Brollan and flusha are usually the next two guys up but if we look at their last matchup, flusha struggled a bit. Brollan is going to be our next guy and JW is a flyer we will be willing to take a flyer on. He is very cheap, has been solid recently, and played well against Astralis previously. For $5k on a 2 game slate, why not take a chance. 

Top Plays: KRIMZ, Brolan, JW/flusha

A:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
device8,4001.180.7671.80%1.24
magisk8,0001.120.771.70%1.15
Xyp9x7,6001.120.6874.30%1.03
dupreeh7,2001.080.6972.00%1.04
gla1ve6,2001.030.6371.30%1

Astralis is the team to beat here and their team chemistry makes them a pain to play in DFS. We will likely stack 2-3 at a time in every instance we play them to capture their variability and we’ll start our targeting with dupreeh and gla1ve who are both far too cheap, all things considered. We will follow that up with device and then magisk. Dupreeh seemingly gets cheaper and cheaper and we don’t care why, we’ll lock that in. Xyp9x is the guy we’ll avoid out of everyone as he’s awkwardly in the middle of consistent performer and upside value play. 

Top plays: dupreeh/gla1ve, device, magisk

Heretics(+143) V ENCE(-189) (9:00 AM EST) 

HER:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Nivera8,2001.220.7976.30%1.14
Lucky6,6001.220.7976.30%1.14
Maka6,0001.130.770.60%1.21
kioShiMa5,6001.040.6172.30%0.88
xms4,80010.6172.10%0.92

The other half of this mini slate is a close matchup of two crappier teams. ENCE is the betting favorite but we will take Heretics for the upset, as their map pool looks like a heavy advantage and that will be hard to overcome. Maka is close to a must play on this small slate and should be priced similarly to Nivera. Lucky is also under the radar in terms of price and even though we believe Nivera will outperform him, his price is a steal. If you believe in the upset, these three guys will take you to the promised land. 

Top plays: Maka, Lucky/Nivera

E:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
allu8,8001.080.7268.90%1.11
Aerial8,6000.980.6568.40%1.01
sergej7,4000.950.6266.40%0.88
suNny5,8000.950.6369.80%0.85
xseveN5,4000.880.5566.70%0.82

After ENCE’s upset of fnatic, they are now the #1 team in the world. Of course that’s a joke, but nonstop memes about this team make them difficult to take seriously (also because their roster is a dumpster). Their team pricing should make it obvious, as well as their stats, who their decent players are and if they stand to win again here, Aerial and allu will be the hard carries. 

Top plays: No first, Aerial/allu

compLexity(-104) V Vitality(-125) (12:30 PM EST) 

coL:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
blameF10,80011,4001.160.774.00%1.12
poizon10,20010,5001.110.7170.90%1.14
k0nfig9,20011,6001.090.7470.00%1.17
oBo7,6009,2001.010.6270.60%0.94
RUSH6,8009,10010.6472.10%0.87
Complexity6,100

This game exists as a single game on Draftkings and part of the main slate on Fanduel because Draftkings hate large tournaments that make sense. This game has close odds and it’s practically a toss-up. CompLexity has a slight advantage in the map pool, but Vitality has a ZywOo. This is a fun game for a single game but much more difficult to understand in the context of a larger slate. K0nfig and blameF should be your top target in a single game, but they are not a priority for the entire slate. RUSH should be avoided anywhere and you can play poizon or oBo as flyers in a single game if you believe in them winning. 

Top plays: Ni first, k0nfig/blameF

VIT:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ZywOo11,60012,5001.20.7672.80%1.24
RpK9,6009,0000.990.6569.50%0.93
apEX8,8009,3000.920.5966.20%0.87
shox8,2009,8000.980.6468.70%0.91
misutaaa7,2009,5000.90.5868.10%0.8
Team Vitality6,300

It’s Zyw0o against mediocre competition, try to figure out how to afford him and fade him in the single game at your own risk. RpK and shox are the only people we feel safe discussing in the single game, but we will avoid both in the all day tourneys. Vitality is similar to NaVi in that they have a contender for the best player in the world, surrounded by scraps. The type of scraps you don’t even feel comfortable feeding to your dog. Even if they win here, we likely won’t see massive scores from anybody and the team should really only be used in the single game and even then….

Top plays: Zyw0o

Imperial(+141) V Isurus(-185) (12:30 PM EST)

IMP:

PlayerFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
zqk10,4001.120.6973.60%1.1
delboNi10,3001.070.6869.60%1.06
dzt10,0001.090.6971.00%1.13
KHTEX9,8001.110.6972.80%1.07
SHOOWTiME9,6000.990.6270.90%0.93
Imperial 6,200

This game is Fanduel only for whatever reasons we don’t understand. It’s another fun, close matchup but Isurus just handled this same team 2-1 recently. 

Top Plays: 

ISU:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
noktse11,0001.010.6566.00%1.11
196210,70010.6667.90%0.66
decov9jse10,5001.090.6972.10%1.03
L!nKz10,200.980.6369.80%0.91
reversive9,5001.020.6671.60%0.9
Isurus 6,300

Isurus is our favorite here and decov9jse and L!nKz have been their top performers recently despite being mediocre players. This will probably be the matchup where L!nKz drops back to earth as he looked bad in his last appearance against Imperial. Decov9jse should be able to keep it going but what we really want to see is a rebound game from Noktse. This is a nice spot for it to happen and it’s just a matter of if you want to bet 11k on that or not. 

Top plays: No first, Noktse/decov9jse

MiBR(+252) V Liquid(-357) (4:00 PM EST) 

MiBR:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
FalleN8,00010,5001.140.7171,90%1.12
fer6,80010,1001.130.7472.50%1.13
kNgV-6,00010,6001.070.7168.90%1.09
meyern4,6009,3000.980.6270.10%0.9
TACO4,4009,5000.920.5467.90%0.83
MIBR6,500

Is MiBR being disrespected with these odds or are they significantly outskilled by Liquid? Maybe the answer lies somewhere in between, but they did get stomped in their last opportunity against Liquid. Fer is usually their best performer in series that go the wrong direction and he’s cheap as a flyer on DK. KNgV- is also cheap and if they turn this series around, it won’t take his all to pay off that salary. FalleN is too expensive for this matchup. 

Top plays: No first, no second, fer/kNgV-

TL:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
EliGE9,80012,2001.190.7768.80%1.32
NAF8,80011,9001.120.6972.60%1
Twistzz7,4009,5001.080.6773.90%1
Stewie2K7,2009,9001.010.6367.30%1.1
nitr05,6008,9000.930.5771.10%0.77
Team Liquid7,000

This is always a good team to target and we like NAF over EliGE here for both performance and price. Nitr0 played really well yesterday and also did really well against MiBR last time and for 5600/8900 he could be the top value target of the slate here.

Top plays: NAF, EliGE/nitr0

EnVy(-435) V YEAH(+297) (4:00 PM EST) 

nV:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Calyx10,2009,6001.130.7669.80%1.18
Nifty8,6009,4000.980.6367.40%0.97
MICHU8,40011,0001.080.7166.90%1.18
moose5,8009,3000.940.5869.90%0.82
ryann5,00010,1000.880.5666.00%0.78
Team Envyus6,600

What in the world is going on at Fanduel? Look at their pricing…..Ryann should be free before he was ever over 10k. Calyx is also 9600 when they are -435 to beat an awful team? Yikes. These guys should really be chalky over on FD and Calyx is a big target priority, along with MICHU on DK. Fanduel relies heavily on very recent performance and a few struggles for Calyx have made him a nice target. Moose can have a good game for nice salary relief but is a risky pick. 

Top plays: Calyx(FD), MICHU, moose

YEAH:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
dumau7,8009,8001.180.7571.20%1.24
RCF6,6009,5001.110.7268.20%1.19
iDk5,4009,7001.10.6970.00%1.08
f4stzin4,8009,00010.6568.00%1.05
tatazin4,2009,2000.990.672.10%0.76
Yeah Gaming5,800

This team shouldn’t be in this tournament for multiple reasons (like a massive conflict of interest) and we see no reason to even consider their players here. If you want to get spicy, try dumau. 

Top plays: No first, dumau

FURIA(-370) V Bad News Bears(+260) (4:00 PM EST) 

FUR:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
KSCERATO9,40012,0001.210.7575.30%1.12
HEN19,00011,5001.120.6373.70%1
yuurih8,20011,2001.160.7574.90%1.06
arT7,00010,4001.050.6769.30%1.22
VINI6,2009,7000.950.6167.20%0.92
FURIA 6,500

This game seems like one of the safer plays for DFS given their opponent and talents as well. That being said, they have blown it before (swept by Swole Patrol before) but this is as good a matchup as they’ll see. We won’t touch VINI at all but see ourselves playing everybody else. Their big three make for a nice stack and arT can be a guy you plug in here and there, although that is less interesting on a big slate. 

Top plays: KSCERATO, HEN1/yuurih, arT

BEAR:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
mitch7,6009,1001.050.6472.40%0.92
dapr6,40011,2001.250.8273.70%1.35
jonji5,2009,6001.10.6971.80%1.16
ptr4,4009,8001.060.6472.80%0.97
dazzLe4,2009,7000.970.6666.00%1.05
Bad News Bears5,500

DazzLe is nearly free on DK and if you believe in an upset, he will have to perform well and in the past couple of series he has shown he has it in him. 4200 for a 1.05 seems like a steal if you catch him on one of his good days. Dapr is the best player here and his price on each site discounts his upside, which is limited by the quality of the opponent.
Top plays: No first, dapr, dazzle

Thank you for reading! Please check out yesterday’s CSGO article. Also Check out today’s podcast, COD, Horse Racing articles, eNascar, and LOL LPL/LCK article. For even more great content. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on all future posts. @GameOnDFS

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4.24.20 CSGO: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/23/4-24-20-csgo-esl-slate/

4.25.20 LOL LPL/LCK: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/24/4-25-20-lol-lpl-lck/

4.24.20 COD: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/23/4-24-20-cod-slate/

Horse Racing: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/24/carousel-bachelor/

eNascar: https://gameondailyfantasy.com/2020/04/24/talladega-enascar-pro-invitational-4-26-20/

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