|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|
T1(-1000) V HLE(+541) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:59||32:47|
It’s no wonder T1 is so expensive in this particular slate. T1 might not be the best team right now, but they’re still incredibly strong and should make short work of HLE. T1 has been known to drop some games against worse teams, so be on the lookout for that, particularly with Viper in the mix of things. Still, this is a fairly safe matchup to grab players from. We haven’t seen a lot of success from the LPL lately, so it’s not the worst idea in the world to invest in T1 here.
T1 Top Picks:
HLE Top Picks:
We still believe in Viper’s potential; a losing scenario will make him a poor choice as usual, but in the case T1 isn’t giving it their all against the worst LCK team, Viper is the most likely to succeed. We just don’t see it very often, so it’s difficult to imagine him topping the charts. However, we’re adding Haru given his decent performance against SP. DuDu was another strong performer in that matchup, but fighting Ikssu is a lot different than fighting Canna, so we don’t expect as much out of him regardless of the outcome. Viper actually didn’t score as well in that series, but he’s still the strongest pick, and they’ll need him to perform if HLE has any chance against T1.
On the other hand, there are a lot of great picks for T1; the chances of Cuzz playing are pretty high, but you never know. Still, there are plenty of other choices to make up for it, and we’ve included Faker due to his reduced salary compared to Doinb. Just be warned: strong teams don’t always dominate these weaker ones as we saw with TES and JDG not too long ago, and even if they did, T1 isn’t known for incredibly high scores. Like we mentioned, we’ve seen more fantasy success with the LCK lately, but given the matchups here that could very well change with this slate. However, it’s undeniable there’s potential for these T1 players, so don’t automatically fade them given their reputation as a team.
VG(-278) V OMG(+203) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:10||33:19|
VG had an excellent comeback at the beginning of the month, but unfortunately they had to face JDG then TES very recently. Their latest defeat was to EDG, which isn’t the most surprising thing in the world, but this is their chance to get back on the horse. OMG’s best performances were against the weakest teams in the LPL (back when RW was losing every single game) so it’s doubtful they can overcome VG, especially with Aix starting. Still, we’re not sure you should expect a simple 2-0 here. It’s been looking close for the LPL lately, and OMG has been able to put up a fight in a number of their matchups.
|Sora (one game played)||100%||.3||.9|
VG Top Picks
OMG Top Picks
Even if OMG takes this series, we’re not too confident in their ability to outperform the other players in this slate. Curse might not be a bad one off, but VG definitely has the better players elsewhere. If VG loses Game 1, Aix might be subbed out for Leyan, but it’s doubtful that’ll happen; it’s more likely OMG takes Game 2 and Aix is kept in for the final match. Zeka and iBOY are great choices, with Zeka having the opportunity to score very well on kills for the first time in July (that one TES game doesn’t count, that was just stupid.) Some decent picks here, and they’re some of the cheapest of the slate on both sites, so don’t fade this matchup.
EDG(+194) V FPX(-263) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||35:01||31:31|
Both teams have fallen short given expectations going into this split, but FPX still stands as the strong team. Still, the upset is definitely possible, and it’ll be interesting to see how certain lanes play out. There are a lot of great choices on both sides; EDG’s kills and deaths are fairly even, something that tells you they aren’t to be discounted right away. Still, FPX might not be on top, but they’re stronger than someone like VG and are expected to give EDG some trouble.
EDG Top Picks:
FPX Top Picks:
As we said, a lot of great picks here. Top lane is a popular role, given GimGoon has had a strong start back with his series against OMG and xiaoxiang has done well for himself so far. EDG has strong junglers, but you never know if JunJia will be called back in. If you’re angling for the favorites, you’ll need to work around salary issues. Some FPX players are more expensive on DK than FD, as FD is prioritizing the LCK teams for cost. Still, they aren’t cheap, but you might be able to make some interesting lineups work if you pull from both LPL teams here. That hasn’t been the best formula recently, but given the nature of our final matchup and T1’s tendency not to kill quite so often, it could be the way to go here.
DRX(-118) V GEN(-110) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:40||31:26|
With 2 LCK powerhouses going against each other, anything could happen. Past performances in games like these have indicated there will be bloody games, but that isn’t a guarantee. DRX has done better for themselves against the stronger LCK teams, and they took down GEN the first time around, so that looks good for them and is part of the reason they’re favorites. Of course, they’ve also won more games overall. Both teams are the only ones to have taken any games against DWG, so this is going to be fun. However, it’s definitely a riskier matchup, and FD players are going to find DRX to be an expensive investment while DK will pick them up far more easily.
DRX Top Picks:
GEN Top Picks:
This matchup might not be ideal, but there’s still potential here. We just wouldn’t advise putting too much into DRX, although if you play DK, it’ll be far easier to afford their players. Still, even though LCK has looked better recently, this slate does look good for the region. If GEN gives DRX a bloody series, the deaths might offset any high scores enough to put these players behind in points. If you use FD, it’s far safer to invest in T1 in spite of their record for fewer kills in games. HLE is just that weak.
Still, the picks here can serve you well, especially since Pysoik is almost never this cheap on DK. He might not be a bad one off choice to save salary, so don’t think you need to completely ignore this matchup in order to create a successful lineup.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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