It’s insane how close some of these matches are getting. TES was 1 kill and roughly 3k gold apart from SN in Game 1. SN is a good team, but it’s still very interesting to see this outcome. Keep this in mind as you choose your lineups moving forward; it appears to be a more common trend, and there are some tougher matchups in this slate for sure.
|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|
KT(+219) V T1(-303) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:03||33:15|
KT is definitely not what you’d consider to be a consistent team, and they’re going up against a team known for their generally solid gameplay. This might just be the most solid matchup of the slate, but like usual, T1’s scores generally aren’t the most impressive. This, combined with their expensive pricing for players like Canna, makes them less than ideal choices. However, we aren’t seeing the LPL score miles above the LCK in every slate, so there are still options here.
KT Top Picks:
T1 Top Picks:
There’s always some sub risk for Cuzz, but he’s still a good pick and is very cheap this slate. Given T1’s chances are pretty good, there isn’t as much of a risk for him to be subbed out, but you’ll have to figure out if he’s starting closer to the match. Faker is another fairly cheap player given his role, and he had success against KT last time. Canna and Teddy are 2 very popular picks for T1, hence why they’re more expensive, so they’re only worth getting if you want your lineup to be heavy on the T1 players.
As for KT, the sub risk is far too great for most of the roster, so the bot lane is our usual recommendation. It helps that Aiming is probably their best player, so it’s not a difficult choice.
RNG(-455) V DMO(+308) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:25||31:43|
You know how we said the KT/T1 matchup might just be the most solid of the slate? Yeah, well, no. Honestly, we just wanted to have a little fun and see how many people would stare at the screen in disbelief after reading that statement. So no worries, DMO is a garbage team and will likely be demolished by RNG, despite their recent issues. We don’t expect much out of RNG, but this is DMO we’re talking about. DMO only managed to take down EDG so far, and that was when they had a different adc when Hope had medical issues to take care of.
RNG Top Picks
DMO Top Picks
Yeah, the DMO upset really isn’t too likely. Still, we’ll include some picks from their lineup just because RNG has been pretty awful lately and a DMO victory could mean great things for them. Still, the RNG picks should generally serve you well, and they fill some of the key positions. It’s worth investing pretty heavily in RNG here given their likelihood of success against DMO, so don’t be afraid to go in on them for this slate. They are fairly expensive, but there should be enough leeway in the other matchups to allow you flexibility for the other picks.
LGD(-152) V VG(+116) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:10||32:30|
LGD is another decent choice here, but VG shouldn’t be underestimated. With Aix starting recently and Zeka being a monster, a VG victory here is definitely on the table, so be careful about this one. We could see some closer games and will likely head to Game 3, so investing a lot of salary into LGD might not be ideal.
LGD Top Picks:
VG Top Picks:
We’ll include the best players for LGD given they could fare very well against VG and end up as top performers of the slate, but as we said, be careful. VG’s side has some decent options and they’re much cheaper, so going against the favorites here wouldn’t be too controversial .Out of the 3 picks, Zeka is the most favorable, but it’s not a bad idea to snag Cube or Aix if you need a spot to fill. They could be especially useful if you stack RNG players. Even if they do lose to LGD, it’s likely to be close, so at the very least the VG picks could provide a decent boost to your points and allow you to afford more fantastic players other lineups might not have.
DYN(-106) V SB(-122) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||32:37||32:26|
This matchup is a bit underwhelming and could go either way really. Probably the least favorite matchup of the slate, although there are cheap players on both sides. It could help with affording RNG if you don’t like VG’s chances, so let’s see who is ideal.
DYN Top Picks:
SB Top Picks:
There are decent choices on either side, and it’s worth noting the kills came incredibly close the last time these 2 teams played each other this split. We’re still not the biggest fan of Rich, you’re better off with other DYN picks the majority of the time. The others could prove useful, although Beyond has been dying a bit too frequently for our taste. OnFleek on the other hand has been a strong force for SB, alongside FATE. You can’t go wrong with those 2 in a winning scenario, and a close series might still see them with some good scores. It’s yet to be seen if they can match the LPL teams and T1, but they’re cheap for a reason. It’s not the worst gamble to take if you want 4 expensive players from RNG.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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