06.21.20 COD Slate

We’re down to the final four and I have to say, it feels good to see the 4 expected teams here. What didn’t feel good was watching OGLA lose what felt like the biggest Hardpoint blowout in COD history. At least Slasher was kind enough to take the “worst series of the season” title from Dashy with his 0.55 K/D, after his teammate set the record the day before. These should be some exciting matches and there is a high likelihood that we see the same Finals matchup as last tournament, and Florida can firmly prove they are the best team in the league with another win today. 2 game slates are always tough for DFS, so I would recommend playing lightly and just enjoying the matches.

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.

Players
StatisticFantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values
Kills+2 Pts
Deaths-1 Pt
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
Teams
StatisticFantasy 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 is 28, and the minimum a winning team can get is 22. For some reason there is no penalty for losing games, so a team will benefit from going to a full 5 games so they have a chance to win more S&D rounds. 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 v NY  (2PM EST)

The less exciting matchup starts our day, as Florida is maybe the best team in the world right now, while New York still has no idea how to play this game. They have made it this far off slaying power alone, but Florida has slaying power and they know how to play the game right. New York outslayed Toronto by 25 kills in the Domination yesterday and only won by 7 points. That’s not gonna work against Florida. Florida is probably the safest team spot today, as it would be a huge surprise if New York could take this one.

FLA (15-8)DK SalaryFD SalaryK/DHP TIMEDOM CAPs
Owakening900099001.1262.885.50
Fero780087001.0859.755.57
Skyz780096001.2456.194.14
Havok760083000.9551.844.76
Frosty640079000.9649.244.71

As always, Skyz and Owakening are the targets here and they are probably the safest players on the slate with the way they’ve looked recently. Fero is finally playing like he did earlier in the season when he was brought in for Prestinni, so he is once again the clear 3rd option on this team. The other 2 are playable for salary relief as New York plays really fast and they should be able to rack up kills. 

NY (8-12)DK SalaryFD SalaryK/DHP TIMEDOM CAPs
MackMelts860091001.1055.845.91
Attach740081001.0751.714.72
Temp720076001.0152.524.44
ZooMaa680074000.9841.354.94
Accuracy660071001.0174.875.94

It’s hard to look past Mack today at his price, but he’s looked vulnerable this weekend and I’m not sure anyone here is that great of a play in this matchup. That being said, Mack is still the best player here and could make for a good one-off. Keep in mind, only 1 Dallas player had a K/D above 0.9 against Florida yesterday, and New York is nowhere near the Empire’s talent. All 4 other guys on this team have good and bad games with no real rhyme or reason, so it’s hard to recommend any of them in this uphill battle.

DAL v ATL   (3:30PM EST)

This is the 3rd time in 4 tournaments that these teams are facing off, and the first 2 matches certainly didn’t disappoint. Dallas took the first series 3-1, while they squandered a 2-0 lead the 2nd time for a reverse sweep by Atlanta. Atlanta looked much better yesterday than they have in a while, but it was against the Subliners who, as I’ve mentioned numerous times, also look lost in this game, so it was mostly just a talent difference. Dallas however was defeated by Florida once again and I’m sure they’re thirsty for revenge. No matter the outcome, this should be a great series and the scores here should be high. 

DAL (17-9)DK SalaryFD SalaryK/DHP TIMEDOM CAPs
Shotzzy920093001.0467.796.05
Huke800086001.0543.924.00
Clayster700083001.0452.875.45
iLLeY700079000.9561.084.82
C6620078000.9441.264.14

To the surprise of no one, Shotzzy and Huke were the top players in both previous series against Atlanta, and they both received decent price drops today. iLLeY has looked really good this weekend and is the next guy up, while Clayster has been struggling recently. Clayster has looked decent against Atlanta in the past though, so he could be playable if you want to trust his past performances in this matchup. It’s still hard to recommend C6 for fantasy, especially against a team that held him to a 0.79 last matchup.

ATL (19-3)DK SalaryFD SalaryK/DHP TIMEDOM CAPs
Cellium8400101001.1755.004.48
Simp820097001.1852.395.43
Abezy760095001.0150.675.14
Priestahh740090000.9657.695.81
MajorManiak720087001.1152.224.38

When starting at the top here as usual, Cellium still jumps out, but Simp has been underperforming (by his standards) recently. In the past 2 matchups with Dallas, Cellium and MajorManiak have been the top performers, while Priestahh and Abezy have struggled and Simp had a great series and an awful one. Cellium is the top target here, while Simp is risky, especially since his ownership should continue to be high. MajorManiak makes for a nice value play assuming he can continue his dominant form as of late. The other 2 are playable but so inconsistent that it’s hard to recommend either.

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