League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: Mid-Season Cup, 5/30/20
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Group Stage is over and the Knockout Stage is upon us with two semi-final matches. The series will be a best-of-five.
FunPlus Phoenix vs. JD Gaming
FunPlus Phoenix looked good in Group A, taking down Top Esports and DAMWON Gaming. They lost to T1, but they are a great team, and this is top-level competition.
JD Gaming won two of their first three matches and then had to play a tiebreaker game, which they won.
These two teams know each other well, as they are both from the LPL and played two times during the Spring Split. FunPlus won the first series 2-1 in the regular season, while JD Gaming won 3-0 in the playoffs.
During their two wins in the Group Stage, Doinb ($8,900) had 9 kills, 15 assists, and 5 deaths. A strong line from the former World Champion, and you can look to roster him as a key part of a FunPlus stack.
Tian ($8,400) is the jungler for FunPlus and truly put together some strong games in their Group Stage wins. He ended with 7 kills, 18 assists, and only 2 deaths -- one of the best overall performances on FunPlus Phoenix.
Surprisingly, Lwx ($9.900) didn't have an amazing performance. I'm not saying he was bad, but he wasn't great, either -- just a middle of the road performance, which isn't helpful when he is so expensive. Lwx ended with 6 kills, 19 assists, and a death in their two wins. On the slate two days ago, Tian was $1.3K cheaper and only had 2.52 fewer FanDuel points.
Despite having two top laners listed, FunPlus started Khan ($8,300) in all of their games the other day. He played very well in their two wins, with 9 kills, 16 assists, and 3 deaths -- a strong point-per-dollar play.
On the JD Gaming side of things, we will be looking at their two wins -- only from the original matches, not the tiebreaker. We need an even sample size to look at the two teams.
LokeN ($9,500) is the most expensive player on JD Gaming and showed why in their two wins. He ended with a team-high 9 kills, 12 assists, and 2 deaths -- the clear carry of the team. LokeN will continue to be a high-upside player, and you should look to have him in the ADC spot or the MVP spot.
Jungler Kanavi ($8,200) had a very strong series, with only one death in the two wins, along with 8 kills and 14 assists. The combination of price, potential upside, and high Kill Participation Percentage is something you want in all of your lineups.
JD Gaming are the favorites in this series, yet we see their players among the cheaper options on the slate, and that means Yagao ($8,500) is firmly in play. A total of 8 kills, 12 assists, and 4 deaths would make him a secondary carry after LokeN.
Gen.G Esports vs. Top Esports
Top Esports come into this series as the favorite, and we see their players come in as the most expensive option at three of the five positions. Both Top Esports and Gen.G won two of their three games during the Group Stage, and it should set us up for a very solid series.
JackeyLove ($10,200) is the most expensive player on the entire slate and is consistently one of the higher-scoring ADCs we see in action. Over Top Esports two wins, JackeyLove had 14 kills and 11 assists but 5 deaths. Even with his expensive price tag, you can look to roster him confidently on this slate.
knight ($9,200) also showed to be a true star with 14 kills, 12 assists, and 3 deaths in their two wins. He is the most expensive mid-laner on the slate and should carry a decent amount of ownership since Top Esports are the favorites in this series.
Top Esports have two top laners listed but 369 ($8,000) is the starter and has a cheaper price tag for being on the favorite. They also have two supports listed, but we saw yuyanjia ($7,700) get the start, and he's been confirmed to remain in the starting lineup.
Even though Gen.G are the underdogs in this series, you can safely stack them given the fact they have very favorable price tags. Their players are the cheapest at every position and offer some serious point-per-dollar upside. In the helper published yesterday, I spoke about Ruler ($9,200) and Bdd ($8,200) being absolute stars during the LCK Spring Split, finishing near the top in all major categories.
You can be certain I want to buy in on those players at cheaper price tags, knowing the potential upside they bring. Bdd had 20 kills in their two wins in the Group Stage, Ruler had 8 kills, 18 assists, and only 1 death.
Life ($7,300) is one of the cheapest players on the entire slate -- he is the support for Gen.G -- and can easily slide into any lineup, allowing you to pay up for your favorite stack.