The ESL Pro League resumes on Tuesday with four games. There are some surprising prices in DraftKings’ CS:GO slate. We take a look at those and some other suggestions for your roster from Tuesday’s games.
Device’s return to form was always going to be inevitable but Astralis will be pleased he didn’t take too long. He has quickly risen to the top of the DraftKings price list after a worrisome period lingering in the middle of most slates. He is coming off another splendid performance against one of the better CS:GO teams around, Mousesports. He had 61 kills and 50 deaths with an average damage per round of 80.9.
Others to consider: Zywoo ($13,500)
High-priced flex options
It seems a bit risky to not pick Zywoo as Captain, not just on this but any CS:GO slate. However, he is facing a quality team in Fnatic while Device has a distinct matchup advantage. He would, at least, be my first pick in the flex positions. He had another positive K-D game against Faze, finishing with 35 kills and 33 deaths in a blowout win.
If Chaos was facing a tougher opponent, Xeppaa would not be on this list. However, he could capitalize on an even matchup against Spirit because of his form and his long-range proficiency. The best players in CS:GO are conspicuous by their presence in the closing stages of rounds. That gives them a lower death rate and higher fantasy value. He had 23 kills and 35 deaths in a 2-0 bashing at the hands of 100 Thieves in the previous game but he’ll perform better on Tuesday.
It would be a mistake to discount Brollan. He has been quite consistent for Fnatic in a truly up-and-down year. Evidence of that is in his fantasy average of 57.7 DKFP per game. He had 55 kills and 66 deaths in a 2-1 loss to Complexity in the previous game but it’s rare for Brollan to have two negative K-D performances back-to-back.
Others to consider: Mir ($9,800)
Value flex options
This is quite an unbelievable price for Niko. For one of the best players in the world to be this inexpensive is extremely rare. Nevertheless, this provides you with an excellent opportunity to draft him for an unprecedented cost. Form isn’t a concern either because he led Faze again with 40 kills and 37 deaths despite his team being drubbed by Vitality in the previous game.
Astralis was outright struggling at one point earlier this year. Mental struggles had forced a few players to take a break. Their replacements just couldn’t level up against the best in the world. Despite that topsy-turvy period, Dupreeh stayed solid and helped Astralis get through that with only a loss of a few ranking spots. Now, with some form and fluency, he could take advantage of that incredible discipline.
Others to consider: Plopski ($7,400)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.