Due to last week’s tournament being postponed a week, we now get a 2nd straight week of COD! Florida shocked everyone by winning last week thanks to their new pick up in Owakening, and they are looking to defend their title and become the first team this season to win 3 tournaments. This will be tough though, as Atlanta and Dallas will be in their way once again and they are hungry for revenge. Toronto is the only team to have made a roster change coming into this weekend, so we shouldn’t have to worry too much as they are one of the weaker teams here. The biggest news actually comes from Fanduel, who updated their scoring system to reward players and teams that actually win their series. There is also a small bonus for S&D kills, which is nice since big S&D performances hadn’t really meant a whole lot for DFS. Overall though, these changes don’t really seem to affect much, as you will still earn more points from your players playing 4 games, but it is nice to know that a sweep won’t hurt you as much anymore. With 3 teams fighting for their 3rd win of the season, it’s sure to be another great weekend!
The scoring here is pretty similar between the 2 sites, but Fanduel decided to update their rules to reward players and teams who win quickly. This scoring is similar to CS:GO in that you need high kill counts to score well, while objective play provides a nice bonus. For Call of Duty, there are 5-game series with the following game modes: Hardpoint – S&D – Domination – Hardpoint – S&D. For DFS purposes, Hardpoint will be the highest scoring gamemode, followed by Domination, with S&D significantly behind for the most part. Fanduel has added an additional point per S&D kill to help try to bridge the gap, but it will still be the lowest scoring mode for players. Despite the scoring change, we still want at least a 4 game series for both sites, as most players will score more in Hardpoint than the 30 point sweep bonus from Fanduel, and Draftkings still has no adjustment. This means that game stacking should still be a viable strategy, but getting a 1-off from a sweep could pay off if they do well enough.
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Bomb Plants/Defuses (S&D)||+3 Pts|
|Capture Time (Hardpoint)||+0.1 Pts per 1 second|
|Captures (Domination)||+1 Pt|
|S&D Kill Bonus **FANDUEL ONLY**||+1 Pt|
|Maps Not Played Bonus **FANDUEL ONLY**||+15 Pts|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Wins (Match)||+10 Pts|
|Wins (Games)||+4 Pts|
|Wins (Rounds S&D)||+0.5 Pts|
|Maps Not Played Bonus **FANDUEL ONLY**||+3 Pts|
Included next to each player are their Kill/Death ratio for the season, along with their average Hardpoint capture time and Domination captures per game. S&D plants/defuses were not included as these are mostly situational and only a handful of players average a significant number. Team spots were not included as the maximum a winning team can get on Draftkings is 28, while the minimum a winning team can get is 22 on Draftkings. On Fanduel, the minimum is 25 and the maximum is 31. The strategy here is to just get the cheapest winning team to make the rest of your lineup fit, and it may even be possible to do well with a losing team if your players score high enough.
FLA(-500) V PAR(+323) (1PM EST)
Our reigning champions start the day off today as they look to ride their momentum into another win this weekend. They couldn’t ask for a better way to start the week, as Paris may be the worst team in the league now after the other bottom feeders made some beneficial roster changes. Owakening didn’t disappoint in his debut and is now among the highest priced players as predicted, but he definitely proved that he belongs there. We haven’t seen Paris in almost a month, but they have only won 5 total maps in their last 6 series (all losses), and for some reason they are sticking with the same roster. I have been calling for a roster change for a while now, and they are about to be too far gone to salvage this season, so this is their last chance to try to prove themselves.
|FLA (13-8)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
As expected, Owakening vaulted from the cheapest player here last week, to their most expensive now after some huge performances. Despite that, Skyz is still the most consistent player on this roster and his huge price cut is questionable. The rest of the 3 seem to rotate big performances and are not necessary in a matchup that should be quick. The team spot is an attractive option however, especially on Fanduel where a sweep would earn the new bonus points.
|PAR (6-10)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
I’ve already made my thoughts on this roster clear, but it’s really hard to trust any of these guys. Louqa is their best player, but both sites finally realized that and priced him way up instead of the usual decision to price him in the middle of this roster. Denz and Shockz are capable of solid games, but I’m not sure if you really need to go there today. Those 3 are all solid options if you want to buy into the upset here, as we’ve seen some crazy results recently. The other 2 down here honestly don’t belong in the pro league right now and I’m sure they know that, so they are only playable if you want someone fighting for their roster spot and believe that will make them play better.
DAL(-263) V LON(+190) (2:30PM EST)
After a disappointing semi-final loss to Florida at CDL Minnesota, Dallas wants to prove that they are still in the conversation for best team in the league, and it starts with a tough matchup against London. The Royal Ravens looked great in their last appearance after bringing in Zer0, resulting in a 2nd place at CDL Seattle. It will be interesting to see how they will play now though, as that was almost a month ago and there have been some big changes with the game since then. Still, they have been trending in the right direction, although they have a big test in front of them.
|DAL (15-8)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
By now everyone knows that this is Shotzzy’s team, as he very well may be the best player in the league at this point. If you’re looking at this series, it’s hard not to start with him, even with the high price tag. There is a decent drop off though, especially on Draftkings, as Huke is almost $2000 cheaper despite being a great player himself. Clayster and iLLeY are always trading off big games, so it’s hard to pick between them, but AR players are generally safer so Clayster has a slight edge.
|LON (8-9)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
Zer0’s stellar debut for this team has made him their most expensive player, but I’m not sure that is necessarily the right decision. He didn’t look very good on New York earlier this year and has never really been a star player, so I don’t know if I’d pay up for him over his teammates until we see more of this team. Dylan is one of the fastest players in the league and is always capable of high kill counts, which will be very important against this Dallas squad. He has a similar playstyle to Havok who we saw take over the series against Dallas last weekend, and Dylan will need to do the same here to take the win. Skrapz is always in play for this roster and Wuskin seems way too cheap considering his season stats. AR players tend to play well against Dallas because of how fast their SMG players are, so Wuskin should be primed for a big performance.
NY(-164) V OGLA(+123) (4PM EST)
While these teams don’t have the best records, both of them have looked great since their recent roster changes and they both most recently lost close series in the semi-finals of CDL Seattle. This is sure to be a close series and is a prime target for DFS, especially since the top guys here aren’t as expensive as the other matchups. Mack and Slasher are both among the top players in the league right now, so this matchup should not disappoint.
|NY (6-12)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
Owakening is the shiny new thing in the league, but Mack was the first amateur player to make a huge impact for his team this season. Since replacing Zer0, Mack has done nothing but produce big numbers for this team. Much like with Dallas, the price gap is big here on Draftkings, but Mack is definitely the player to target from this lineup. Temp and Attach have been the next guys up most often, with the occasional big game from ZooMaa and Accuracy. It’s tough to choose the next guys up here, but Temp does seem a little cheap after looking great in recent scrims.
|OGLA (7-11)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
While New York seems like a 1 man team, OGLA has their own duo at the top that lead the way every matchup. Slasher and Dashy are one of the better duos in the league, and they should lead this team once again in this tough matchup. Dashy in particular is looking to bounce back after his first bad tournament of the year, and this may be the cheapest we will see him. After those 2, Kuavo and TJHaly trade off their big games, but I’m not sure if you will need to go down there today.
ATL (-909) V TOR(+491) (5:30PM EST)
The reigning runner-up against a new look Toronto squad promises to be an interesting final match of the day. For reasons that are too complicated to dive into here, Toronto has benched Classic, who has been their most consistent player recently, in favor of CleanX. CleanX was a breakout player at the end of last season, but has been stuck playing with the other Toronto substitutes all year and hasn’t faced the best competition in practice. I am not expecting a Mack/Owakening situation here and instead, I am just wondering about Classic’s future. Atlanta didn’t look nearly as dominant at CDL Minnesota as they have all year, and they still finished in 2nd. That’s pretty scary for the rest of the league. Assuming Priestahh doesn’t put up another 0.6 K/D here, this shouldn’t be a long series.
|ATL (19-3)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
Same story as always with this team, Simp and Cellium are the guys to target. The interesting thing here is Priestahh’s huge price drop due to his terrible performance last weekend, but I would expect him to turn it around here. Still, there’s not much of a reason to go past the top 2 here, and either makes for a good one-off on Fanduel since they can get a bonus if this does end up being a sweep.
|TOR (4-10)||DK Salary||FD Salary||K/D||HP TIME||DOM CAPs|
This team is an absolute mess right now and it’s tough to narrow down the players here since we’ve seen some very up and down performances across the board and the only consistency was subbed out. For some reason, Bance is still basically minimum priced despite putting up great numbers for this team, and he might be the best player to target here. MeTTalZ was the top performer at CDL Minnesota, but I’m not sure how the addition of CleanX will affect his playstyle. Methodz put up some absolute duds last week, but he has been great this year and could go under owned due to his game logs.
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