We have an extra LPL match for this slate, so it’s a 5 gamer! That could lead to some great potential, but the LCK matches aren’t worth abandoning quite so quickly, so let’s take a look.
|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|
RW(-270) V LNG(+198) (3 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||33:19||31:46|
RW might not be the best team, but they’ve had a great track record when winning and are up against a fairly weak team here. You can expect some great scores out of this team, but the RW players are very expensive across the board. RW did lose to BLG the other day, so it might be a slightly riskier play. Given some of the other LPL matchups, there could be some better plays.
RW Top Picks:
LNG Top Picks:
In a matchup like this, we don’t expect too much from LNG. Even if they pull off the upset, it’s doubtful they’ll be the top scorers in the slate against RW, so they aren’t a contrarian lineup you should focus too much on. It would be nice to advocate for more RW players, and they could play well, but there are some other potentially great options in the other matchups, including the LCK. Keep an eye on these, but if you want a few RW picks, Haro and Wuming are top choices. They’re in expensive slots, but adc is by far the most expensive role and you can save some salary there.
Things are a bit different if you’re a FD user. RW is a lot cheaper there, so stacking them might be worth the risk. In that case, you’ll want more players like ZWuJi and Ley, so keep that in mind.
SP(+788) V GEN(-2000) (4 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:02||31:55|
Not much to say here. Pretty straightforward matchup, SP has just about no chance to take this one. GEN is a very expensive team for this reason, and the players have potential to score very well. Unlike the RW matchup, there’s little chance of GEN losing, but they’re still an expensive option. You’ll have ways to work them in to be sure, but it’ll be a bit more difficult to focus your attention on GEN (particularly if you want RW as well.)
SP Top Picks
GEN Top Picks
There are some decent options on GEN’s side of things. If you’re willing to invest the salary, you can stack their team pretty heavily and grab some cheaper options elsewhere and you’d be pretty well off. Going heavy on the LCK teams might seem a bit sketchy considering we have an extra LPL matchup, but with this kind of series, it could be worth it. These picks, especially Bdd, could serve your lineup very well.
FD has GEN’s lineup as the most expensive, so you might have a more difficult time there. This makes stacking GEN even less enticing of an option.
EDG(-141) V BLG(+108) (5 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||34:21||32:24|
Another great LPL matchup. EDG hasn’t been too strong lately, so it might be one of the sketchier ones, but it’s still not bad. EDG’s record is on par with BLG’s, something we didn’t see coming at the start of the split, but we still have faith in EDG’s abilities here. They’ve managed to beat some of the weaker teams recently, and BLG isn’t very strong. It’s especially great since EDG is the cheapest of the LPL teams, yet still has a good chance of success. It might not be quite as set in stone as GEN/SP, but it’s still a solid matchup you should see success in.
EDG Top Picks:
BLG Top Picks:
There are a few decent picks on BLG’s side in case things go their way, but we’re most excited about EDG. A heavy EDG investment is fairly cheap and could mean great things for your lineup, particularly if they’re able to go 2-0. Jiejie has been playing a lot of the games recently, so sub risk isn’t as big of a concern. The others are great picks and should have plenty of opportunities to shine in this matchup, so they’re worth a shot. EDG has been a pretty sketchy choice lately, but they should be fairly solid here.
iG(-769) V OMG(+455) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||30:51||32:59|
This is a solid matchup to be sure. It’s more solid than EDG, and iG’s lineup isn’t as expensive on DK (it’s the second most expensive on FD.) This team is a must have if you play DK, and honestly it’s worth the investment on FD as well. OMG just doesn’t impress too often, and any team that can manhandle TES is worth a shot, particularly since they’ve been so strong for quite some time now.
iG Top Picks:
OMG Top Picks:
TheShy has been fantastic for a little while now, so he’s a pretty consistent pick. This is quite the turnaround from the beginning of the split, so credit to him. The other choices are ideal; if you can’t afford it, choose between Puff or RooKie. Puff has had a bit better of a record, but it’s not a huge difference. It’s still more likely for the ADC to be outperforming, so that might be the safer option overall. OMG isn’t the worst team, but we don’t like their chances at all here, so once again we’re not a fan of the contrarian lineups.
DRX(-455) V AF(+308) (7 AM EST)
|Avg. Game Length||31:52||31:06|
AF isn’t the worst team, but they aren’t as guaranteed a strong win against a team like DRX. This is probably the least attractive matchup of the slate, so don’t feel like you have to invest too heavily. With 5 matches, there are plenty of other options that will allow you to fade this one; salary shouldn’t be as much of an issue.
DRX Top Picks:
AF Top Picks:
We might not like this matchup as much, but if you do need to save the salary, there are still some decent choices on each side. These picks should serve you well enough, and they might be worth it if you need a few hundred extra dollars in order to afford that fantastic player that will complete your lineup. We don’t recommend going all in on either team here, particularly not AF, but grabbing a few players if necessary isn’t the end of the world.
Overall Summary of Picks By Lane
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