League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL, Friday 4/17/20
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Let's break down the LPL slate for Friday, April 17th, and see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 3:00 a.m. Eastern.)
Teacherma, Team WE ($8,300)
Team WE come in as a heavy favorite on this slate, and their salaries don't reflect that. Normally, we see the heavy favorites among the most expensive options. That is not the case here, and we want to jump on this. Team WE are sitting in ninth place in the LPL right now -- out of 17 teams -- and facing off against LNG Esports, who are in 16th. Team WE aren't elite, but, man, LNG are terrible. This is the team we want to attack.
Over his last eight series, Teacherma has posted nine or more kills six times, along with 19-plus assists six times. His stats for the Spring Split are where you would assume them to be for a mid laner on the ninth-place team; they are average for the most part -- some slightly better, some slightly worse. Attack LNG, and do so with Teacherma in the Star spot.
Zoom, JD Gaming ($9,000)
JD Gaming are another large favorite on this slate, so we should look to some of their players as viable options. Zoom is the most expensive and most consistent option among top laners on the slate -- a near lock in any format. Zoom has just 10 games played in the Spring Split, which gives him the highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) among top laners in the LPL. Of course, this is a smaller sample size, but his 49 assists and only 13 deaths in his last six games should speak for themself.
JD Gaming have also picked up the Game Not Played bonus in each of their last four series -- something that looks likely against Dominus Esports, who are in 14th place and already eliminated from the playoffs. Zoom can be confidently added to a JD Gaming stack, which should be chalky on this slate.
Leyan, Invictus Gaming ($8,700)
In what should be the best matchup on the slate, Invictus Gaming are taking on Edward Gaming -- the top seed versus the sixth seed. Leyan comes in averaging the third-most kills per game among junglers in the LPL and has posted five kills or more in each of his last 10 series. Invictus are the number-one seed, and they should win this series. If it's a 2-0 victory, great -- the game not played bonus is always awesome. If it goes to a full three games, Leyan has a huge ceiling from his kills.
This slate is shaping up to have two potential sweeps and one close series. How you approach stacking on this slate should be the first question you answer when building. Do you want teams who could pull off a 2-0 sweep or do you want teams who could go to a full three games? Leyan and IG have both as an option.
Yagao, JD Gaming ($9,200)
Yagao is the easy answer on the slate when it comes to mid lane. That's the best way to put it.
He is the most expensive and should see decent ownership because of that. He is in a spot to not only have a big game in terms of his stats but also to pull off the 2-0 sweep. He has seven kills or more in eight of his last 10 series, along with eight assists or more in those same eight series.
The second-highest KDA among mid laners is what Yagao carries into this game, and considering JD Gaming are facing a bottom-four team, there is no doubt he will build on those numbers.
Jiumeng, Team WE ($8,900)
Another option form Team WE? Yes. They are under-priced and come into this series as massive favorites. This is a clear gap we want to attack, and since Jiumeng is the second-cheapest option at ADC tonight, no reason you shouldn't consider him. He plays for a middle of the road team -- ninth seed -- but most of his stats are rather good.
He comes in this one in the top half of the league in KDA, total kills, total assists, and average kills per game. Team WE are shaping up to be the chalky stack that allows you to stack any other team. Does that make sense? You stack Team WE, and then you add Invictus Gaming or JD Gaming. Or you can go contrarian with Edward Gaming.
Southwind, Invictus Gaming ($7,700)
Normally, saving at the support spot it always a popular option, but paying up there could be a benefit tonight. Southwind has at least 17 assists in seven of his last 10 series and makes for an ideal pairing with IG's ADC Puff. If you are looking for a full IG stack, Southwind might go a bit overlooked, considering most will look to stack Rookie in mid or TheShy in top. If you need the savings at support, Missing ($7,300) is the easy answer.
Team WE ($7,300)
Team WE have picked up the first blood in four of their last eight games, and they have 15 dragons and 34 towers across those eight games. They also hold an average game time of 31.1 minutes, the fourth-fastest in the LPL. This gives them a shot at picking up the Win in Under 30 Minutes bonus. They are up against LNG, who come in with a team KDA of 0.77 -- the second-worst in the LPL. This is all Team WE tonight. Load up.