League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, Wednesday 4/15/20
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Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Wednesday, April 15th, and see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 2:00 am Eastern.)
Hope, Edward Gaming ($10,000)
Hope and Edward Gaming are in 6th place right now in the LPL and set for a very important series versus OMG tonight, who are holding the 8th seed and are only one win behind them. With only five days left in the Spring Split, playoff seeding is on the line in a big way. This is a series that could easily go all three games, presenting plenty of upside for one of the best ADCs in the PLP.
Hope comes in with the highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) among ADCs, the second-most total kills, the lowest share of his team's deaths, the third-highest Creep Score (CS) per game, and the fifth-highest CS per minute. Anytime you roster Hope, you are expecting a ton of fantasy points, and that has been showing up in a big way recently. Over his last 10 series, Hope has piled up over 10 kills and 10 assists in nine of the series. The one series he didn't reach that mark was when he had 8 kills and 18 assists.
Jinoo, Edward Gaming ($8,600)
Jinoo has taken over the starting top lane role for Edward Gaming and is another player from this series you should be considering. Getting the sweep is great for the bonus points -- look to The Shy ($8,800) for that -- but going to a full three games also brings upside in its own way. In his last two series played -- five total games -- Jinoo has totaled 7 kills, 38 assists, and 13 deaths.
Among the sixth-most expensive top laners on this slate, he could be the only player who goes all three games and wins the series. There are other options who should win with a 2-0, but they're slightly more expensive. This is one of the larger slates we will have, and it brings everything you want -- pay up for a sweep or save a bit for a closer, three-game series.
XLB, Royal Never Give Up ($8,600)
Royal Never Give Up -- RNG -- are one of the teams on this six-game slate who could be in for a 2-0 sweep tonight. XLB isn't a high-kill jungler -- 10th-most in the LPL -- rather bringing upside from his assists. He comes in with 12 assists or more in eight of his last 10 series and 26 or more in each of his last two series.
RNG are up against Dominus Esports, who have the fourth-worst KDA as a team in the LPL and have the fourth-fewest kills as a team. XLB and RNG -- sitting in 7th place right now -- should handle the 15th-placed team easily tonight. Grab XLB and grab bonus points for a 2-0 sweep.
Rookie, Invictus Gaming ($8,100)
Taking the mid laner from the best team on the slate? Yeah, sign me up. Invictus Gaming sit atop the LPL with an 11-2 record and come in with eight series wins in their last 10. This shouldn't come as a surprise, as Invictus Gaming have been one of the best teams in the world in recent years, and Rookie is showing that off in the mid lane. He comes in with the fourth-most kills overall, the third-best average kills per game, and the fourth-best average assists per game. That's an all-world level of consistency you don't want to pass up.
Some of his other stats may seem a bit pedestrian, but Invictus Gaming don't lose too often and don't go to a third game too often, so Rookie simply doesn't have the same volume of stats other players do. Load up some shares tonight, and don't look back.
Ruler, Gen.G Esports ($10,200)
Whether you are running out one lineup tonight or max entering tournaments, one thing is clear -- you need to get Ruler in there. He is the ADC for Gen.G -- the first seed in the LCK -- and is putting up some fantastic numbers in the Spring Split. Right now, Ruler has the best KDA among ADCs in the LCK, the fourth-most assists, the fifth-most kills, and the third-fewest deaths.
Ruler comes in with 10 kills or more and 10 assists or more in three of his last four series, resulting in 83 FanDuel points or more in each series. That is the level of production we have seen from him all split long, and you should look to lock that into your lineups tonight, even with him being the second-most expensive player on the slate.
BeryL, DAMWON Gaming ($7,500)
OK, time to find some savings. A lot of the players on this slate are very expensive -- as the should be -- but spending up for a few of them can make roster construction tough tonight. BeryL is among the cheaper options at support, but he is also one of the cheapest options who have a chance to win. We know that players on losing teams only score about 60% of the points compared to the winning team, so finding winning players is key.
DAMWON Gaming are the 5th seed right now with an 8-9 record and are taking on SANDBOX Gaming, who are the second-worst in the LCK with a 5-12 record. DAMWON aren't elite, but they are much better than SANDBOX Gaming. This is why we want to target BeryL, who comes in with the third-most average assists per game, the sixth-best KDA, and the ninth-best Kill Participation percentage. DAMWON make a sneaky stack tonight.
Royal Never Give Up ($7,600)
RNG have grabbed first blood in four of their last 10 games and have 54 towers, 23 dragons, and 7 barons over that same span. That is 10 games -- spanning four series -- not 10 entire series. They are the fourth-most expensive team on the slate but are worth paying for due to their potential for the 2-0 sweep -- and thus, the bonus 15 points for game not played. Yes, the three teams ahead of them could all pull off the 2-0 sweep, but again, all of those teams are more expensive.