League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: EU Masters, Saturday 5/2/20
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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.
With a record of 2-1, Energypot Wizards are one of three teams tied at the top of Group D. The last day of round-robin group play is here, and we will see which two teams advance to the playoffs. So far, we have seen Energypot Wizards beat Fnatic Rising, Fnatic Rising beat mousesports and finally, mousesports beat Energypot Wizards. Surprisingly, Energypot Wizard come in as a favorite in only one of their matches today -- the one against eSuba -- and are the underdogs versus both Fnatic and mousesports.
vzz ($9,900) is the ADC for Energypot and has posted a few average stat lines to start group play and has a total of 15 deaths through three games. He may lack consistency so far, but as the second-cheapest ADC, there is certainly some upside there. In terms of KDA, Spooky ($8,700) and klowny ($8,400) have been the two best performers for Energypot and are viable salary savers today.
Fnatic Rising come in as very large favorites versus eSuba and Energypot Wizards while being extremely small underdogs versus mousesports. Each of their players are the second-most expensive at every position and are likely going to be popular -- they are favorites and can be stacked a bit easier compared to mousesports.
Bravado ($7,700) and xMatty ($10,200) have the highest KDAs on the team and bring correlation to your lineup, as they are the support and ADC, respectively. Their mid-laner, MagiFelix ($9,000), actually has the lowest KDA on the team and hasn't shown too much upside through three games. That would leave Dan ($8,700) and Pride ($8,600) as more intriguing options, who also happen to be cheaper.
mousesports are the only team on this slate who are the favorite in all three of their matches, and that leads them to being the most expensive team on the slate. Jeskla ($10,500) has the fifth-highest KDA in the entire EU Masters and has been consistent through the first three group stage matches. He is the most expensive player on the slate, but there might not be a player who can match his combination of a high floor, along with a high ceiling. Obsess ($9,100) and LIDER ($9,600) are also near the top of the league when it comes to overall KDA.
These three players are all in the top five for most expensive players on the slate and if you choose to roster them, it could force you into a specific type of roster construction since you don't have salary flexibility. They are a strong team and could be considered one of the favorites to win it all in the playoffs. They are a fantastic option for this slate, and it only comes down to their very expensive salaries.
As with every group, there is one team that isn't on the same level as the others and has limited fantasy value. This is not to say they have no value, but you just need to know there isn't a ton of upside from a player on a team that could conceivably lose all three matches today.
Dany ($8,900) is the cheapest ADC on the slate -- a position which carries high upside -- making him the best of the bunch since he can outperform his salary. Jejky ($7,900) is coming off a decent game and can be a highly involved player since he is their jungler. He might be the boom-or-bust play to take a shot on if you need to punt a position.