League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: EU Masters, Wednesday 4/29/20
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The slate is a bit different than what we normally have, so a bit of an explanation is needed. In the EU Masters, there are four groups of four teams. They are finishing up group play over the next few days and will have each day dedicated to only one group. The contests show only a single matchup, BUT, the teams will play a full round-robin today -- playing each team once. The players will play the same numbers of games -- three -- but they will be against three different teams.
If you want more information on the group stage and the schedule of these matches, look here. I'll give an overview of each team and the players you should be targeting, since they will be playing three different teams.
Vodafone sit at 3-0, are in first place in their group, and arguably one of the two best teams in the EU Masters. They will play each of the other teams once today, which has Vodafone coming in as the favorites in all three matchups. I will stress this right now and throughout this entire article, Vodafone are the best team and you should do everything you can to get as much exposure to them as you can. It's that simple.
Attila ($9,800) is the second-most expensive player on the slate and he is as close to a 'must-play' as you will find. We always look to target ADC's from winning teams, and with the Vodafone Giants being the favorite in all three matchups, Attila is a fantastic option today. Lamabear ($8,600) is the jungler for Vodafone Giants, and he comes in with four-highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) in the entire EU Masters. Erdote ($7,600) is the support and gets you cheaper exposure to the best team on the slate -- another easy option for a Vodafone Giants' stack.
LDLC are the second-best team in the group and come in as favorites in two of the three matches -- except against Vodafone Giants. The hierarchy of this group is very clear and the odds in each matchup reflect that. LDLC and each of their players are the most expensive at their respective positions -- presenting the major question of the slate. Do you pay for Vodafone Giants or LDLC?
If you choose to pay for LDLC, Hades ($10,300) should be the top option as he holds the second-highest KDA -- 16.5 -- in the entire league and comes in with only two deaths in his first three games. TynX ($8,900) comes in with a KDA sitting at 6.17, while the next highest on the team is YellOwStaR ($7,800), at 2.5. There is a clear drop off in consistency from Hades and TynX -- making them the top options if you are stacking LDLC. Personally, I'm still leaning towards Vodafone Giants, since they are cheaper.
You should be able to tell at this point, given the other teams, but AGO ROGUE are favorites in just one match -- against Defusekids. They are large underdogs versus Vodafone Giants, and very, very slight underdogs against LDLC. This could make them the ideal stacking team alongside either Vodafone Giants or LDLC -- simply from a roster construction standpoint.
Overall, AGO ROGUE are a very average team to start the EU Masters. Czekolad ($8,500) is their mid laner -- and potentially best player -- who comes in with a 3.8 KDA, which is good for 39th in the league. It also helps that four of their five players -- not including support -- are the cheapest at their given positions. Woolite ($9,600), in theory, has the most upside due to the fact he is their ADC -- which is a position with plenty of upside. Szygenda ($7,900) would be the next best option, but is clearly the third overall option on his team and at the top.
Defusekids come in at 0-3 in the group and have one final day to make an impact -- but it might not be a big one. Over their first three games, they have four kills or fewer in two games, while failing to destroy a single tower in their most recent game. They simply aren't a good team -- there is no other way to put it. Nightmares ($7,300) is their cheapest player, their support player, and comes in with the best KDA on the team.
They are the underdogs in all three of their matchups and it wouldn't be a surprise if they end this group with an 0-6 record. They are by far, the lowest equity option on the entire slate.