Call of Duty DFS Lineup Picks (7/15/22) – DraftKings Daily Fantasy COD Advice

Hello DFS eSports enthusiasts and welcome back to RotoBaller’s coverage of the Call of Duty DFS Contests for DraftKings! Welcome to the final Major of the year, part two! This time we have the group of losers. The winner’s bracket, while fun, didn’t come close to what was planned. Both Toronto and the NYSL pulled off Reverse sweeps after being down 0-2. Boston nearly pulled off the reverse sweep to help us, but choked in Game 5. And finally, for the first time in the CDL era, the LA Thieves pulled off the upset and sent Atlanta to the losing bracket.

This is easily one of my favorite sports to cover here at Rotoballer because I play a lot of COD myself and like to think I’m pretty good at it too. I’ve been following the COD League for about five years now and I can finally put all this knowledge to the test! Hopefully we have better luck getting into the current side of things because the COD Gods weren’t kind. We have a great couple of games to start today. For starters, we have the #1 team vs. the #1 team. The 12th team as the Atlanta FaZe looks to bounce back against the Paris Legion! Then we have the London Royal Ravens taking on the LA Guerrillas, then we have the Boston Breach taking on the Seattle Surge, and lastly we have the Minnesota Rokkr taking on Optic Texas.

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Call of Duty: Major 4

best of 5

  • Atlanta FaZe (-2000) vs. Paris Legion (+900)
  • London Royal Ravens (-150) vs. LA Guerrillas (+115)
  • Boston Breach (+150) vs. Seattle Surge (-200)
  • Minnesota Rokkr (+140) vs. Optic Texas (-150)

Whiteboard Overview

As much as I’d love to see Atlanta FaZe torn apart by the Paris Legion, I see those chances as slim to none. FaZe hasn’t secured the first seed for champions, so he still has every reason to play. Paris Legion only play for a little pride and a little money. Paris has two wins on the year, one online and one on LAN. This place is too big for them, they may be able to steal a map that’s probably coming in Control, but anything more than that and I’d be very surprised. 3-0 Atlanta, but good luck playing any of them as expensive as they are.

London Royal Ravens fell apart after losing control today and they can’t keep letting that happen going into this series with LA Guerrillas. They may have a guaranteed spot on the Champs, but there is still money on the table to be won and a race to the underdogs is very possible. LA Guerrillas definitely have the pieces to pull off an upset and have already beaten London once in the final game of the qualifiers. But they have been too inconsistent beating London and Atlanta but losing to Boston, NYSL and Toronto. I think this one can go the distance, but I think London toughens up and gets the win here. 3-1 London

Seattle was completely dismantled during the playoffs with their only win coming against Paris. They fell and paid for it. They are still technically fighting for a place in the champions, but they have a very good chance of making it. Boston, on the other hand, is still hanging on for dear life and absolutely needs a win to stay in contention or they could be in for a rude awakening. I think Seattle pulls this off though. Boston did exactly what they can’t do to Seattle and that is give up maps on HP and SnD because Seattle is one of the best Control teams in the league. Also, with this in LAN, I’m confident that Seattle will work out their problems and get back to their winning ways. Seattle 3-1.

Last but not least, we have an absolutely explosive matchup with Optic getting his first chance in a while to play Illey on LAN again since his injury. Minnesota once again stifled the home team and desperately needs a win here against Optic to keep their championship hopes alive. Optic is the best Control team by far. But the other game modes are a toss up. I’m leaning towards SnD being more on the Minnesota side and HP could seriously go either way. I feel like Minnesota has more to play with Optic locked into a spot at Champs, so I’m going back to Minnesota, but not with confidence.

COD DFS Basics

  1. Just like in CSGO, players receive two points for kills and are penalized -1 for dying. Therefore, the easiest stat to look at here is the K/D ratio.
  2. You need to include a team post on both sites. Teams accumulate fantasy points for games won (+4), matches won (+10), and search and destroy/control rounds won (+.5).
  3. Teams will play best-of-five matches in a rotation of various game modes. Those modes and the order in which they are played are as follows: Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, Control, Hardpoint, Search & Destroy.
  4. In hardpoint rounds, players with positive K/D ratios are usually the ones with the highest score and these rounds are usually the bloodiest.
  5. They have also changed a game mode from Domination to Control for League play. This will be very different in the game as it is based on rounds and not first in 200. They play first to win 3 rounds. You win by capturing both points or by killing the enemy team until they run out of life. One team defends and the other attacks.
  6. There is a sweep bonus this year as both teams and players can get a 20 point player sweep and a 5 point team sweep. In the event that they sweep, they are also awarded a 20 point bonus for not playing the hard spot and a 5 point bonus for not playing the final Search and Destroy map. That adds up to a sweep of 45 extra points that are going to be very crucial this year.

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Captain COD DFS Considerations

Elegant: The one bright spot on the Optic Texas team so far has been Dashy. The potential MVP of the year had an impressive qualifying leg of Major 4 averaging 1.19 HP, 1.35 SnD, and 1.15 Control. All of which takes quite a bit to the team. They will need this beast to lead them to a much-needed victory to get them back on track before the Champions. The optics look rough, so I think this game is 5 rounds long, but I think that only benefits Dashy. As long as he puts up solid numbers, he should give us a solid score. He’s gotten 125+ in 5 of his last 6 and that’s all I’m looking for from him at a nice 9k price.

Held down: Even though Seattle struggled, the only consistent one was Pred and its respawn game modes. He averaged a crazy 1.23 HP and 1.25 Control. All this while losing 4 of his 5 qualifiers. He has also played consistently well in LAN so far this season. In all the games that DK has scored, Pred has scored over 105 in 9 straight games with some games going over 130 as well. It’s a great price of $8200 and should allow you to get another top player on the board as we’re getting a cheapest captain!

Other captain moves: Cellium, Shotzzy, Attach, Sib,

COD DFS Value Plays

Havoc: It’s a bit risky but Havok can work. It hasn’t been the most successful recently, but with how close I see this game. They’re going to need their speed and elusiveness to make a difference against a speedy team like Optic. I’ve had success picking Havok in good places and I hope it will do well for me again. Scum on the other side of this game is a solid option if you want something a little more secure. But for bigger tournaments, Havok is solid and should be a lower property play. He averaged 1.09 HP, .90 SnD, and 1.00 Control. They’re not the best numbers, but when he’s hot, he can score extremely well.

Cutter: This is a GPP play if I have ever seen one. But we’re getting great value. Since the roster change at LAG, Slasher has felt much more comfortable in his role and has been doing some serious killing. He has scored pretty well recently and for us to be able to do it in 7k is great. During the qualifiers he scored 141, 105, 136, 61 and 111. So just a tough game there. He also averaged 1.18 HP, 1.65 SnD, and .99 Control during this time. As long as London doesn’t sweep them off, which I don’t see happening, then Slasher could have another solid outing.

Other value plays: Afro, TJHaly(GPP),

Batteries COD DFS

Seattle Surge: Price-wise, this kit for a stack makes a lot of sense. $8,200 for Pred is ridiculous and getting Mack and Accuracy under 7k is unbelievable. Seattle hasn’t been the best since their crazy run of Major 3 wins, but I still believe this is a contender team. Pred and Sib easily lead the Rookie of the Year race this season and can also solidify that with a Major 4 run. This team as a whole plays very well and getting them at such reasonable prices is insane. You could even include a FaZe player in your rosters with a Seattle stack. Seattle is also my next most confident team to beat Atlanta. The other two games feel too close and could go either way. Pred is my best Seattle play and I love Accuracy as a great floor value play. Mack, I like him better because of the ceiling on him, so if you’re in GPP tournaments, I’d pick Mack over Accuracy, where I’d grab him in cash games.

Other team plays: Atlanta FaZe (good luck), London RR, Minnesota Rokkr, LAG (GPP)

Summary

  1. TLDR: 3-0 Atlanta, 3-1 London, 3-1 Seattle, 3-2 Minnesota
  2. Atlanta: all (hard to fit, although 3 of them are over 10k)
  3. Paris: temporary
  4. London: Afro, Gismo, Nastie
  5. LAG: Slasher, Neptune
  6. Seattle: Pred, Bb, Accuracy
  7. Boston: Methodz, TJ Haly
  8. Minnesota: Deputy, Havok
  9. Optician: Dashy, Shotzzy

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