05.12.20 CSGO ESL Slate

We have a smaller 4 game ESL slate today, as a few of the lesser teams are done now. We have some even games and some lopsided games and we’ll see ZywOo again which is always a treat. There is going to be a lot of chalk on this slate as the first 2 games carry a lot more well-known talent and we’ll probably see their ownerships reflect that. If we construct our teams properly and focus on value, it could be a nice slate to play. Good luck to everyone 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 2Rounds Won 1
Deaths -1.5Deaths -1Rounds Lost -.5
Assists 1.5Assists 1Match Won 10
Headshots .3Headshots .2Team Sweep 10
Sweep Bonus 22.5Sweep Bonus 15

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. 

Vitality(-233) V GODSENT(+173) (10:30 AM EST)

VIT:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ZywOo10,40012,1001.230.7872.80%1.27
apEX6,8009,8000.950.6267.20%0.91
shox6,6009,4000.980.6367.90%0.93
misutaaa6,2009,5000.940.668.30%0.87
RpK6,20010,0000.980.6569.60%0.87
Vitality6,500

We kick off this slate with ZywOo and company against a GODSENT squad that was just swept by Movistar Riders. They are solid favorites here but we can never quite trust Zygod’s supporting cast. It’s hard to like any of the other guys on this team, but shox is the most likely to succeed here in a commanding victory. 

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GOD:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
STYKO7,4009,9001.080.7169.30%1.08
zehN7,2009,4001.080.7170.10%1.02
Maden7,0009,4001.080.7269.00%1.18
Maikelele6,4009,0000.970.6168.80%0.95
kRYSTAL4,2009,0000.820.564.80%0.78
Godsent6,200

It’s hard to like anybody here given the matchup but there are a few options that could do okay. ZehN would be our best choice there and then STYKO but neither is particularly appealing today. 

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fnatic(-435) V Movistar Riders(+297) (10:30 AM EST) 

FNC:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Brollan8,80012,5001.130.7470.40%1.22
flusha8,20011,7001.10.771.00%1.09
KRIMZ7,40011,6001.090.772.40%1
JW6,8009,4001.060.6868.00%1.15
Golden5,6009,4000.930.5869.00%0.87
Fnatic6,700

We have another lopsided matchup here for #2 fnatic against Movistar Riders. These guys should plow through them and we feel it should be a sweep, which would limit their upside for DFS purposes. Flusha, Brollan and JW should keep up their hot play here and we still haven’t seen KRIMZ break out of his funk. JW is far too cheap and is a top value option of the day. 

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MR:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
ALEX8,0009,6001.090.770.90%1.12
mopoz6,8009,30010.6369.30%1.01
steel6,6009,50010.6469.20%0.98
loWel6,0009,7001.040.6571.80%0.89
EasTor5,0009,4000.970.6368.80%0.89
Movistar Riders6,000

Movistar Riders are in a pickle as they are 1-4 in their last 5 series and they face the #2 team in the world here. We are assuming they will get beaten pretty easily and not really target them here but there are a few guys that could be contrarian values if they keep it close or upset. 

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North(+125) V Heretics(-164) (2:00 PM EST) 

N:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
aizy8,40011,5001.110.7470.50%1.15
MSL7,6009,80010.6566.90%1.05
cajunb6,4009,6000.990.6469.80%0.89
gade5,8009,0000.980.6169.90%0.91
Jumpy4,60010,8000.690.4365.40%0.84
North6,100

This match is an absolute toss-up which is always fun. North is technically the more skilled team, with a higher world ranking and good recent form but Heretics has some map preferences that play to their favor. In a close series, we can hope for 3 maps and the good scores from the top performers on each side so this may be a great matchup for DFS. 

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HER:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Maka9,80011,2001.170.7470.50%1.15
Nivera7,80010,6001.140.7572.90%1.07
Lucky7,00010,2001.140.773.80%1.11
kioShiMa5,2009,2001.020.6171.70%0.86
xms4,4009,0000.960.5971.00%0.99
Heretics6,300

Heretics has lost their last 4 series as North has been winning so momentum is not on their side here. If they turn it around here, it will likely be the result of a few of their top guys but it’s hard to trust them with their flailing recent form. If you go contrarian, it might make sense to do so from a value perspective and not invest too much into this team. 

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Copenhagen Flames(+148) V ENCE(-196) (2:00 PM EST)

CPHF:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Farlig9,20011,7001.190.7771.10%1.27
refrezh7,20011,1001.030.6769.30%1.07
Nodios6,00010,40010.6370.50%0.88
HooXi5,4009,3000.890.5666.80%0.82
Queenix4,8009,7000.970.669.90%0.87
Copenhagen Flames6,000

Copenhagen should be the underdog here by a much wider margin, there is really nothing to like about them in this matchup. There are some players here who have been able to thrive even in losses to superior opponents but even then they are expensive and very risky on a slate with some safer options.

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ENCE:

PlayerDK SalaryFD SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
allu8,60011,9001.140.7369.90%1.16
sergej7,0009,6001.030.6669.40%0.95
suNny6,6009,50010.6669.70%0.96
xseveN6,40010,0000.910.5768.70%0.82
Aerial6,20010,2001.020.6670.60%1.04
Ence6,300

ENCE is a favorite here and they have a solid spot to put up some good numbers. This team doesn’t have consistent star power so playing them is much more about the potential of their matchup than raw ability. There are some good guys here value wise that could make it easier to pay up elsewhere on this slate. 
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