There were some strange games over in the LPL while the LCK made more sense. We figured VG might have a chance, but the games played out in a very strange manner. JDG did manage to defeat LGD 2-1, but it was even more of a struggle given they didn’t score too well (LGD did alright when he won.) Still, T1 and DWG managed to pull through, so we had some good games there.
There should be even more great games coming in this slate, so hopefully we’ll see some better performances out of the LPL teams. Still, it’s always exciting for the LCK to perform, and we’ve got some great options there as well, so be prepared to make some tough choices.
|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)|
|Games not Played Bonus||+20 per Game not Played|
|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|
|Games not Played Bonus||+15 per Game not Played|
DYN(+308) V GEN(-455) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:02||31:36|
DYN has had a good run so far this split, but GEN is quite the obstacle to overcome. We can expect a GEN victory here, but it’s questionable just how well they’ll perform in terms of points. Given how expensive some of these players are, it might not be the best matchup.
DYN Top Picks:
GEN Top Picks:
Bdd and Ruler are two fantastic options for GEN under normal circumstances, but we’ll include Rascal due to the top lane matchup. 1v1 matchups aren’t typically a significant reason for our picks, but Rascal is a much better player overall and could be dominant if focused. The others are safe bets, with Bdd especially performing very well for his team so far this split. Still, bear in mind GEN’s roster is very expensive on DK and FD (although a little less so on FD.) Given the team’s record, we’d be foolish to avoid any picks on GEN’s side, but you might want to consider the other players available in this slate.
OMG(-119) V BLG(-109) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:21||30:09|
We’ve seen BLG improve since Meteor has been starting consistently, so it’s possible they’ll emerge triumphant against OMG. This is definitely going to be an unpredictable matchup, though we aren’t huge fans of OMG to begin with. The main issue with this matchup is determining how well the victors will do; BLG hasn’t exactly dominated the scoreboard when winning recently, while OMG has had a bit more success. Still, this is a close matchup, so the chances of a strong victory are even less likely now.
OMG Top Picks
BLG Top Picks
BLG’s picks can get tricky; top lane isn’t a bad investment for either team, but we’ve seen ADD subbed in on a few different occasions. Meteor is an obvious choice for BLG and will likely play a huge part in winning the series if BLG can take it there, but we aren’t huge fans of the team as a whole. Of course, the same can be said about OMG, though the picks listed for that team have done well when winning in the past. Definitely not our favorite LPL matchup, although we believe the next one will make up for it.
iG(-357) V ES(+252) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:03||32:30|
With ES on a 5 series losing streak and iG showing very well, this seems to be a pretty straightforward matchup. It’s no accident iG’s roster is so expensive this slate, and it’s likely to be the most worthwhile choice, making salary a bit difficult to manage. Odds are you’ll be best off selecting the bulk of your lineup from iG and taking players from the other matchups here and there, though beware… the ES comeback doesn’t seem too likely, but we’re still convinced it’s coming and will lead to some wild games. Afterall, TheShy has to face off against Xiaobai…
iG Top Picks:
ES Top Picks:
We’re still not quite ready to include TheShy in our picks, but honestly we’re starting to seriously consider it. He keeps having these strange moments where he’ll play like an idiot Game 1 then come back and dominate the next 2 games; if we can get him to stop screwing around in that first game then he’d be phenomenal. If you want to go for 4 picks on iG, plan on grabbing Baolan or the team spot. Baolan has some awful stats, but that’s only from a singular game this split so don’t be too worried. As for the ES lineup, only go for these picks if you are a true believer. Seriously, it’s still not very likely, but when ES does make it’s comeback it’s going to be a sight to see.
KT(+-189) V SB(+143) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:14||31:52|
This should be a straightforward matchup for KT overall, though you’ll want to be careful about who you pick. With TusiN out sick, they put Smeb on support against DRX and it actually worked out alright. It’s yet to be determined if TusiN is back yet, so check twitter constantly for LCK lineups. They said he was really sick, so you never know, but DK and FD aren’t listing Smeb as a support. It’s possible a top laner as a support slot could mean better things if KT’s bot lane continues to dominate, but you’re still ultimately paying more than usual for a support.
KT Top Picks:
SB Top Picks:
Ucal is another pick to be mindful of; we could see kurO once more, but we just don’t know with the LCK. However, bono and Aiming are 2 consistent picks, with Aiming being a fantastic performer throughout the season. Expect good things from him against a team like SB, though the upset is still entirely possible… we just don’t see SB taking down the team that managed to bring DRX low so recently.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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