Call of Duty Daily Fantasy Helper: Week 8 Seattle, Friday 5/22/20
FanDuel is now offering Call of Duty League DFS, and we have a tournament starting on Friday. If you are new to Call of Duty DFS, I put together a quick introduction piece to give you the basics. The rosters are similar to CS:GO DFS, and we'll take a look at a few different things to break down some players in good situations.
Week 8: Seattle
Call of Duty DFS is back this week, and we have the Seattle Home Series to breakdown. Two weeks ago, the Atlanta FaZe won the Florida Home Series, which vaulted them to the top of the overall standings. They won't be in action this week, but they're certainly a team to keep an eye on when they return to action.
Let's take a look at the league standings to get a clear picture of the competition we will see in action this week.
|Place||Team||Series||Series Win |
|7||London Royal Ravens||5-8||38%||22-30||42%|
|8||OpTic Gaming Los Angeles||5-9||36%||24-31||44%|
|11||New York Subliners||4-10||29%||23-33||41%|
|12||Los Angeles Guerrillas||2-9||18%||14-30||32%|
For this week's event, the Chicago Huntsmen are the best team at the event -- with Minnesota right behind them -- and then five teams from the bottom-six in the league. This could lead to a few blowouts and then -- potentially -- some sloppy games with the bottom-tier of teams facing each other.
As mentioned a few weeks ago, players have the most upside when they aren't in a series that is over 3-0. In fact, playing on a losing team but going to five games brings more upside compared to being on the winning side in a 3-0 sweep. This is something we need to consider when it comes to roster construction and how to best spend the available salary.
Envoy, Chicago Huntsmen ($9,400)
Chicago Huntsmen come into this tournament with the best record, yet they don't have any players priced over $10K. Envoy comes in as their most expensive option and he is a player we should be considering for the MVP spot. Two weeks ago, Envoy played 11 respawn maps and averaged 24.9 kills per map.
Respawn maps are where the players truly rack up the fantasy points -- not Search and Destroy. This is why we want to target players who are playing more maps, and that could be the case for Chicago this week. They acquired a new player, Prestinni, who will be entering the starting lineup in place of Gunless. Naturally, there could be some growing pains, resulting in a closer series than some might initially anticipate versus Paris Legion.
If Envoy can continue to post consistent kills per map -- with a high of 39 kills two weeks ago -- he should be a prime option for the MVP spot and is very affordable.
Skrapz, London Royal Ravens ($10,100)
The Royal Ravens are a good middle of the road team, with some fantastic fantasy options this week. They come in averaging exactly four maps played per series, giving their players solid fantasy upside due to a consistent amount of maps played per series. Even in their wins, they tend to be on the longer side, which should help Skrapz, who is the third-most-expensive player this week.
Over the eight respawn maps he played at the last event, he averaged 23.3 kills per map and has posted five domination captures or more in each of his last two series. A strong floor of points should continue this week since he is taking on the Los Angeles Guerrillas, who are dead last in the league with a 2-9 record.
Scump, Chicago Huntsmen ($7,900)
Scump comes in as the cheapest player on Huntsmen -- the team with the best record at this event -- presenting him as a bit of a value play this week. The Huntsmen were last in action two weeks ago, and Scump played 11 respawn maps in that time and was able to average 23.5 kills, with a high of 31 kills twice.
As mentioned above, his teammate, Envoy, finished those same 11 maps with an average 24.9 kills. Scump is $1,500 cheaper and only averaged 1.4 fewer kills per respawn map. They are both posting strong numbers and both viable in DFS, but Scump offers strong point-per-dollar value.
Kuavo, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles ($8,300)
OpTic Gaming were on their best form two weeks ago and were able to come away with a second-place finish, falling to FaZe in the finals. This was a big step for a team who are sitting in the bottom-half of the league, and we saw some strong performances from their players along the way. One such player was Kuavo, who comes in at a very affordable price tag this week and could be in for a longer series.
Kuavo is up against Minnesota -- currently fourth in the standings -- but coming off a rough event two weeks ago where they didn't make it out of group play. This gives us a good team in Minnesota -- who are struggling a bit -- against an OpTic team that's looking the best they have all season. This should play into the hands of Kuavo, who averaged 25 kills per respawn map two weeks ago while having five domination captures or more in each of his last three series.
Octane, Seattle Surge ($8,600)
Octane is too cheap this week, and you should be looking to roster him in your lineups. That is the short way to put things. How about the long way? In the 11 respawn maps Octane played at his last event, he averaged 27 kills per map, posted a high of 40 kills, and never had fewer than 21 kills. He is only $8.6K and putting up numbers as if he is $10.6K.
He averages a modest number of fantasy points when it comes to domination captures and hardpoint capture time, but the ceiling of kills he brings is almost unmatched. Given his price tag this week, he is one of the better value plays on the slate and should be popular because of this.
London Royal Ravens ($5,700)
The Royal Ravens are taking on the Los Angeles Guerrillas in the opening round this week and are a strong option for the team spot. The LA Guerrillas are the worst team in the league and come in having won only one map or fewer in four of their last five series. They have only won 32% of their maps on the entire season and won a total of two series out of the 11 they have played. This should put London in a spot to win the series and pick easy fantasy points along the way.