06.17.20 CSGO BLAST

Can somebody let Fanduel know that CS is still going on? CK still has the only slate at the moment and it’s another 3 gamer. We see a lot of familiar faces here and some fun matchups. Premium content will be available in the discord today but not in a second article due to some technical issues, so premium members are welcome to ask any questions they may have. 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 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. 

G2(-139) V ENCE(+107) (10:30 AM EST)

G2:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
huNter-8,8001.150.7569.60%1.2
kennyS7,8001.110.7071.10%1.09
nexa7,0001.070.6771.10%1.02
jaCkz6,2001.010.6470.50%1
AmaNeK5,40010.6072.40%0.83

G2 feels like a bigger favorite than advertised but their recent form leaves a lot to be desired. ENCE is not a top tier team and this matchup should be the rebound series they need to get back on track. This looks like a 2-1 series with ENCE likely winning a map on train so there could be a solid play or 2 on each side. 

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E:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
allu8,4001.160.7570.50%1.18
Jamppi7,6001.080.7269.90%1.14
sergej6,8001.040.6669.90%0.98
suNny6,0001.020.6669.10%1.01
Aerial5,2000.980.6270.10%0.97

These guys are in a spot to challenge for an upset and should be able to take at least 1 map. Allu is a risky play but has the highest upside on the slate and he has teammates who could perform as well. This is our favorite underdog to target today. 

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NiP(-208) V OG(+157) (2:00 PM EST) 

NiP:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Plopski8,6001.130.7272.70%1.14
nawwk7,8001.120.7373.90%1.07
REZ7,0001.060.6770.80%1.07
twist6,0001.020.6369.10%1.04
hampus5,2000.980.6566.90%0.98

This would normally look like a pretty solid matchup but OG has looked terrible recently and NiP has the better form easily. Plopski is expensive as the player with the highest upside here but maybe it makes sense to pair him with a cheaper teammate for a nice combo?

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OG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
mantuu8,2001.130.7273.20%1.06
valde7,4001.060.6772.20%0.98
ISSAA6,6001.020.6569.30%0.98
NBK-5,80010.6566.70%1.04
Aleksib5,0000.950.5768.30%0.9

OG has had a rough stretch but their map pool aligns nicely against NiP and they still have a shot. They are not a priority team to target but a one off here isn’t a crazy idea, just be wary of high prices when in an uphill battle. 

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Liquid(-189) V Evil Geniuses(+143) (5:30 PM EST) 

TL:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
EliGE9,0001.210.7870.50%1.35
NAF8,0001.190.7373.40%1.16
Twistzz7,2001.070.6772.90%0.97
Stewie2K6,40010.6370.10%0.99
nitr05,4000.940.5871.40%0.8

Liquid has rolled over this team in 2020 and EG has not looked good recently. This is the team that we are most confident in today and they will likely anchor a lot of lineups. Prices are high for a good reason and we should all have a good amount of exposure here. 

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EG:

PlayerDK SalaryRating 2.0Kills/RoundKASTImpact
Brehze8,2001.110.7471.70%1.06
CeRq7,4001.10.7170.40%1.15
Ethan6,6001.060.6671.70%1.07
tarik5,6001.020.6668.70%1.03
stanislaw5,0000.930.5668.10%0.81

Liquid is the better team here with good recent form and a track record of success against EG. These guys are up against the wall here and are priced like they are in a more favorable matchup than they are. This team is a contrarian play and there is a chance that they are swept in this matchup. 

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Thank you for reading! For our premium members feel free to ask us any questions you have about the slate in the premium member discord!

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