Today’s slate features a lot of potentially exciting matchups to choose from. Only one seems rather one-sided, so once again we’ll get to decide which matchup is likely to produce the most points. If you ask us, LoL is more fun to play that way. After all, who wants to enter in a contest and win 2 cents after sharing the winning TES lineup with 200 other people? At least this way there’s some more excitement… even if LPL still proves to be dominant in many areas.
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Players drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|Creep Score||+0.02 Pts|
|10+ K/A Bonus||+2 Pts (10 Kills or 10 Assists in a single game)|
|Statistic||Fantasy Points*Teams drafted as Captain earn 1.5x fantasy point values|
|First Blood||+2 Pts|
|Win in Under 30 Minutes Bonus||+2 Pts|
SP(+412) V GEN(-667) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:21||32:57|
This first matchup is one of the easier ones to predict. GEN is an incredibly solid team, having continued their streak of playing well from the Spring and the MSC. So far they’ve taken down DWG and KT, only losing to DRX, arguably the best team in the LCK right now. The upset is definitely possible, but honestly it isn’t really worth the investment. It’s hard to believe SP would be able to stomp GEN to the extent where they’d outperform one of the LPL teams. Even GEN might not do that, although it would be interesting to see them come alive in terms of fantasy points against the weakest team they’ve played so far this split.
SP Top Picks:
The most attractive part of these GEN picks would be the cost. They are fairly cheap, which is interesting given the likelihood GEN wins this series, but not illogical. It would make sense for SN and FPX (the favorites for the LPL) would rack up more points than GEN would even in an easier matchup. Of course, FD does things differently, so you’ll have a harder time picking up GEN players over there.
If you like the GEN roster here, these picks will serve you well. In the case GEN is your secondary choice, you’ll want Ruler as one ADC and can substitute Bdd if you can afford the salary. Remember the team slot needs to be filled, and GEN’s team slot will be incredibly useful in the event of a GEN win. That will help free up some much needed salary on DK at least, potentially allowing for a dominant LPL mid laner.
SN(-556) V DMO(+360) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:24||30:49|
We mentioned there were a lot of closer matchups in the intro, and the same could be said of this LPL series. Yes, DMO has been complete garbage so far this season, and are fast becoming the new V5. Still, don’t underestimate the power of the upset.
Ok, that’s not really a great reason to think DMO will take this series. Hey, we mostly said it would be exciting, and watching a lower tier team mop the floor with DMO is bound to deliver, so what do you want from us?
SN Top Picks
Yeah, definitely going to say no to this DMO lineup. The picks are the cheapest of the slate for a reason. Meanwhile, SN’s lineup remains the most expensive on both platforms, so you’ll have a difficult time putting it together. Ideally you can grab Bin or SwordArt to fill that fourth spot if possible, but that is going to be difficult depending on the other team you choose to stack. If you want some players from this game, at least go for Angel and huanfeng. Despite Angel’s rather poor record so far in the mid lane (fantasy speaking) he’ll have every chance to go berserk. After all, his best performance was on Leblanc against RW, another incredibly embarrassing team to watch in the LPL. The others are sure to be solid, and we chose SofM over Bin due to the addition of Chelizi, a pick that seems to be alright for DMO. This could be a potential one off, but that’s a risky move.
FPX(-294) V ES(+214) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:40||32:08|
This is going to be fun. The edge lies with FPX in this series given how back and forth ES has been lately, but we still count this as a close matchup. ES still has the potential to score incredibly well when ahead, and FPX isn’t guaranteed anything. ES has actually lost 3 of their 5 series so far, but they’ve taken the 2 wins without dropping any games while taking every lost series to a Game 3. FPX is expensive on both platforms, so definitely don’t rule out the ES upset here. We’re always excited about potential upsets that save a lot of salary (this could help open up room for SN as well, so you can have one hell of an LPL stack.)
FPX Top Picks:
Definitely a stranger game to decide picks. On one hand, as we’ve mentioned, the ES lineup is very attractive for multiple reasons. Given this, you’ll want to stack these four, replacing Xiaobai with ShiauC or vice versa as you see fit. Still, FPX is a strong team and not everyone will be perfectly willing to jump on the upset train this time around, so their picks will serve you well. If you want the 4 stack you can add Lwx, but we’re not sure that’s the way to go here. SN would be the better 4 stack for the LPL, and you won’t be able to afford 2 adcs if you stack both favored LPL teams in this slate. If you go for one of the cheaper LCK teams then it could be worth it, and putting most of your resources towards FPX means you’ll need their adc. Still, bear in mind he hasn’t been the most impressive so far this split, so your salary might be better spent in other areas.
DWG(-250) V KT(+185) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||27:46||34:23|
KT has some very strong players on their squad, but DWG has been running the show throughout the summer. This is what makes them the favorites; however, we could see DWG lose their second series this slate. Part of what made them so dominant was their ability to sweep 2 times in a row, but when the teams are SB and SP, that’s not exactly a groundbreaking achievement. We saw GEN bring them low the other day, so now it makes us wonder just how much trouble a more solid looking KT will give them.
DWG Top Picks:
ShowMaker has been a great performer throughout this split so far, and he is definitely worth considering. There are other solid picks on DWG, and it is worth considering them if you like DWG going into this slate as their lineup is fairly cheap. As with the other LCK matchup, this is because they aren’t as likely to outscore the LPL teams, but there are still options for supplementary lineups here. The picks on both sides are worthwhile, but be double sure to grab Aiming if you want KT. He’s definitely the star on that roster. Smeb has been a great addition as well, helping contribute to KT’s success. Still, this matchup is going to be close, so be prepared. It could be one of the riskier matchups to choose from, so if you need the salary and want an LCK team, GEN could be the way to go here (especially for you DK players.)
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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