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Fantasy Esports Picks: CS:GO (Nine to Five) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for July 7

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Tuesday’s CS:GO (Nine to Five) DraftKings DFS slate, which locks at 11:00 a.m. ET.

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The first edition of the Nine to Five competition resumes on Tuesday with plenty of games. DraftKings has picked two high-profile, time-friendly games to make up the main CS:GO slate. We’ve got some selections and analysis for the slate.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: CS:GO $60K Quickscope [$15K to 1st] (Nine to Five)

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Mutiris ($13,200)

Mutiris did his part but couldn’t prevent Nordavind from sneaking to a 2-1 win in Saw’s previous game on Sunday. He had 60 kills and 54 deaths in a spirited performance, reflective of his form on the big stage these last few months. He has averaged 0.74 kills and 0.66 deaths since the start of April with an ADR of 82.7.

Others to consider: Snax ($12,900)

High-priced flex options

Snax ($8,600)

There isn’t too much doubt that Snax is the leader, at least offensively, of this Illuminar team. He had 68 kills with 54 deaths to lead Illuminar past a tricky Wisla Krakow on Monday afternoon. He has the experience and skill to continue that dominant performance and lead Illuminar to another victory, plausibly without as much hassle as Monday.

Kei ($8,400)

Kei is just 19 years old. He is surely going to improve as he plays. He has started well with 0.73 kills per round in his career (2813 kills in 3837 rounds). He has been killed far too often, though. That survival skill will increase slowly (disengaging and preserving your life to also keep your economy intact). If you’re looking for a proficient killing weapon, Kei might be your target. He also has a career damage output per round of over 80.

Statodo ($8,000)

Statodo was decent but was killed 58 times against Nordavind. I’m using that game as a reference point because it is the team’s most recent fixture and it also ended in defeat. A loss indicates how players perform under pressure. In the last three months, Statodo has been averaging 0.70 kills and 0.63 deaths per round, solid returns over a sustained period.

Others to consider: Reatz ($7,800)

Value flex options

Innocent ($7,000)

Innocent’s death rate is a bit high (0.67 per round in the last three months). He would want to reduce that a bit but he has been strong offensively, putting up 0.68 kills a round. That delta is not high, which has been reflected in his affordable price of $7,000. Considering Illuminar start as slight favorites, stacking might not be a bad strategy, either.

Just ($7,200)

Just is a very strong stacking candidate. He has been in dynamic form in the last few games in particular. Even in the last game against Nordavind, Just led Saw in several metrics, including kills (68), K-D (+13) and damage output per round (90.3). Similar returns at this price could potentially provide you with a differentiating factor to your roster.

Others to consider: Sergiz ($6,600), Byali ($7,600)

Set your DraftKings lineups here: CS:GO $60K Quickscope [$15K to 1st] (Nine to Five)

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.