League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL, 6/5/20
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The LPL Summer Split is officially here and we have League of Legends DFS action back! There are matches every day from this Friday, until August 9th. The LPL is considered to be one of the two best regions in the world, which should bring us high-quality League of Legends on a daily basis. If you want a quick overview of the teams and their rankings, check here.
Let's break down the LPL slate for Friday, June 5th, and see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 5:00 a.m. EST.)
Star - 1.5x Points
Scout ($8,500) and Edward Gaming come in as the largest favorites on this slate and carry a 64.5% implied win probability. It makes sense to look toward one of their players for the Star spot, since we know that players on losing teams only score about 60% of the fantasy points that players on the winning side get. You want a player on a winning team in the Star spot, thus we are looking at Scout.
He is the Mid-Laner for Edward and finished the 2020 Spring Split as one of the best Mids in the LPL. Scout ended with the fifth-highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) among Mid-Laners in the LPL, the third-fewest average deaths per game, the seventh-most average kills per game and the highest average Creep Score (CS) per game. On the down side, he had the third-lowest Kill Participation (KP) Percentage.
Given his relatively modest price tag and the fact Edward Gaming are the favorites in this series, Scout is shaping up to be a great option for the Star spot.
Bin ($8,600) and Suning aren't the best team the LPL -- ranked 13th out of 17 in the link above -- but they are facing LNG, who are ranked 17th. During the Spring Split, Bin played about half of the games in the Top lane -- giving him a smaller sample size compared to most players. Combine that with the fact Suning are very average team -- finishing 11th out of 17 teams in the Spring Split -- and Bin doesn't have impressive stats.
He averaged the third-most average deaths per game -- again, a smaller sample size -- along with averaging the eight-most average kills per game. He offers a bit good, a bit of bad, and it all needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
With all that said, Suning have a 64.5% implied win probability and are facing arguably the worst team in the LPL -- so look to Bin in the Top lane.
beishang ($8,900) and Team WE are the underdogs in this series, but that doesn't mean they don't have some viable fantasy options. By underdogs, I mean they carry a 43.5% implied win probability -- not like they don't have any shot in this series. They are the eighth-ranked team, while Edward Gaming are the sixth-ranked squad. This isn't a massively lopsided matchup, so look to stack Team WE in some lineups.
The jungler can be considered "the straw that stirs the drink" on a team and is player who gets the action going. We see this to be true for beishang, who ended the Spring Split with a KP sitting at 75.5% -- the fifth-highest in the LPL among junglers. That means he is involved in three out of every four kills on his team -- granting him very high upside.
Team WE see their players come in as the most expensive at every single position, but they are worth it for the potential upside they bring to your lineups.
Teacherma ($9,200) might be too expensive for my liking on this slate, but he is a good option to add to a Team WE stack. When I say "good," that's what I truly mean.
For everything he brings with having the third-most average assists per game in the Spring Split, he also has the sixth-most average deaths per game. And we can go on -- the eighth-most average kills per game but the worst average Creep Score (CS) per game.
He was all over the place in the Spring Split, hence why the price tag is a bit of an issue on this slate. Stacking him with other players from Team WE could help mitigate some of the potential downside -- since his assist numbers are very strong -- and you can capture the kills with the other players in the stack.
Hope ($9,500) could be the most popular ADC on the slate since Edward Gaming are the favorite in their series and he is the second-cheapest option at his position. Hope was an absolute monster at the ADC position during the Spring Split and comes in with a great combination of floor and ceiling for fantasy points.
Among ADCs in the LPL Spring Split, Hope had the highest KDA, the third-highest average CS per game, the fewest average deaths per game, the fourth-highest average kills per game, and the second-highest Kill Share on his team. The low amount of deaths per game ensures he won't be giving away fantasy points. Combined with his ability to pick up kills, this gives him a high ceiling.
Meiko ($7,400) is the support player for Edward Gaming, and as with all supports, he doesn't have a super-high ceiling in fantasy. Support players are not there to pick up kills; they are looking to enable their teammates and pile up points via assists. Meiko averaged 8.63 assists per game during the Spring Split and carried a 66.8% kill participation rate.
He is the second-cheapest option at support and should be a core part of any Edward Gaming stacks since he is so easy to roster.
It shouldn't be a surprise, but there is some correlation between the players performing well and the team picking up fantasy points. Ideally, you would stack Edward Gaming ($7,300) if you are going with them as your main stack or Suning ($7,600) since they are the favorite in their series. As we get further into the Summer Split, we can start to look at more team stats -- average towers per game, average dragons per game and average game time.