League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: EU Masters, Friday 5/1/20
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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.
FC Schalke 04 Evolution
Three of the four teams in this group are tied with a 2-1 record, the exception being Singularity Esports. In the first set of group matches, we saw Movistar Riders beat FC Schalke, FC Schalke beat K1CK, and then K1CK beat Movistar Riders. There is no clear hierarchy here, so we could be in for a wild final day.
Sleeping ($8,900), their top laner, comes in with the highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) on the team but still lacks a ceiling due to being a top laner, who generally don't pile up kills.
Neon ($10,400) is the most expensive player on the entire slate and is their starting ADC. Between his floor and ceiling, he should be a trusted option today.
FC Schalke has two junglers listed in Gilius ($9,000) and Lurox ($8,000). Gilius started the first two games, while Lurox was in for the third, and there is no clear indication on who will be in for the final three games. This could be a situation to avoid since you could be missing out on points if one player doesn't play all three games.
K1CK eSports Club
K1CK are 2-1 and have two of their players sitting in the top-10 for the highest KDA in the EU Masters. They should be a popular team today since their players are the third-most expensive at their respective positions. It appears to be clear that Singularity Esports are the worst team in this group, and they don't don't offer a ton of fantasy value. That means it comes down to the three other teams and which two are you going to stack. K1CK present themselves as a 'value' option, since they are cheaper and have shown they can compete against the other teams.
Those two players in the top-10 for KDA are ADC Puki Style ($10,000) and mid laner Matislaw ($9,000), who should be the two top options for stacking. Going for straight savings will lead you to Raxxo ($7,600) at support or the team spot at ($7,400). Stacking K1CK plus FC Schalke or Movistar could be a popular lineup build.
Stacking on this slate could come down to deciding between spending up for FC Schalke or Movistar Riders. It'd be tough to fit both of them in your lineup, just take note of that. beansu ($8,700) has the third-highest KDA in the entire EU Masters, but that is due to mainly assists instead of kills.
Elyoya ($8,900) isn't that far behind him on the KDA leader board and comes in with 15 assists in their two wins combined. rhuckz ($7,800) could be one of the better point-per-dollar plays on the slate and should fit well into a Movistar Riders stack. As a support, he lacks a potential ceiling, but he has a strong 73% Kill Participation rate and will be involved it they are winning games.
Singularity aren't a good team. They haven't shown a single thing in their first three matches that resemble any amount of fantasy relevance. In their first three matches, they have a combined 15 kills, four towers, and one dragon.
When it comes to overall KDA in the EU Masters, their five players are the worst five in the entire league. This group is very close at the top with three teams being tied at 2-1, but Singularity are at the bottom by themselves and hold almost no value at all today.