The Blast Premier Fall Series resumes on Monday as Astralis, MIBR, G2 and Furia prepare for their return to the professional circuit. Here is a breakdown of the players to consider for your DraftKings roster from Monday’s slate.
Set your DraftKings lineup here: CS:GO $40K Quickscope [$10K to 1st] (BLAST)
Clearly, device has been in tearaway form in the last few months. There was a time earlier this year when he was struggling for killing fluency but that has all changed now. Against Heroic in the previous game, he had 71 kills and 56 deaths, despite Astralis’ 2-1 loss. His average damage per round has gone up, which has had a direct impact on his fantasy value. This isn’t a hard choice on this slate.
Others to consider: huNter- ($12,000)
High-priced flex options
Furia has had a good 10 days away from professional CS:GO after a successful, title-winning run at the IEM New York in October. From an offensive standpoint, Furia will continue to look at HEN1 for production. He suits Furia’s attacking style of starting rounds. In a 3-1 win against 100 Thieves in the final, HEN1 had 69 kills and 68 deaths. He has averaged 66.7 DKFP per game, highest on this slate.
G2 had a disappointing run at the DreamHack Open last week, finishing at a lowly 12th position. Much of that was down to huNter-’s lack of offensive penetration. He has been in steady and consistent form in the last few months, which is evident from his fantasy output of 61 DKFP per game. G2 need him more now to overturn this despondent run of form, which currently includes a four-game losing streak.
While dupreeh can often be guilty of having a high death rate, not many can argue against his offensive skill. When Astralis was at the top of the CS:GO rankings, it was the powerful combination of dupreeh, device ($15,900) and magisk ($13,200) that formed one of the most powerful offensive trios in professional CS:GO. Dupreeh had 59 kills and 62 deaths in that loss to Heroic, but he should still provide sufficient fantasy points.
Others to consider: yuurih ($12,600).
Value flex options
KSCERATO’s form has dipped rather dramatically in the last few months. Still, there is skill and class. Those are always characteristics that you can back in fantasy, even if momentum is lacking. His selection becomes even more compelling with this affordable price. He is averaging 64.8 DKFP per game. If he comes close to that on Monday, he would have provided a fantastic return on investment.
The value of kennyS keeps fluctuating wildly on DraftKings. That’s understandable because he has had a tumultuous stretch in 2020. However, at this price, he is a steal because he can easily be G2’s most proficient K-D player. This was the case in the previous game as well where he had 41 kills and 37 deaths to lead G2 against Godsent in a place decider at the DreamHack Open.
Others to consider: nexa ($10,800).
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.