League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL, 6/9/20
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The LPL Summer Split is officially here and we have League of Legends DFS action back! 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 Tuesday, June 9th, and see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 5:00 a.m. EST)
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This is going to be an extremely interesting slate since we have two teams who are overwhelming favorites -- and they are the most expensive at each position. Stacking both FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports is going to be near impossible, but you should still maximize your exposure to their players.
Star - 1.5x Points
Lwx, FunPlus Phoenix ($10,200) is the most expensive player on the slate, and with FunPlus Phoenix being overwhelming favorites, you want plenty of exposure to him in your lineups. Lwx finished the Spring Split as one of the best ADCs in the LPL and should continue that during the Summer Split. He ended with the third-highest Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA), the third-fewest average deaths per game, the third-highest average assists per game, and the sixth-highest average kills per game.
Stacking Lwx and FunPlus Phoenix should be a very popular option on this slate considering how much of a favorite they are -- it's just a matter of finding the salary to afford them all in the same lineup.
369, Top Esports ($8,600) and Top Esports are the second-largest favorites on the slate, so expect plenty of ownership on them for this slate. 369 showed to be a very consistent option in the top lane during the Spring Split, but doesn't always carry a ton of upside. That is no fault of his own, that is simply how it goes for most top laners. They are left on an island by themselves, they aren't one of the big damage dealers -- carries -- of the team, and they mainly attempt to set up their teammates for kills.
Generally, a top laner like 369 would potentially get upside from Top Esports completing the sweep -- and that is why you should like him on this slate. His stats in the Spring Split were as good as they could be for a top laner, but ultimately, you want the 'Game not Played' bonus to boost his overall points.
Haro, Rogue Warriors ($8,200) is the jungler for Rogue and this could be the spot to be a bit different when it comes to roster construction. Yes, Rogue Warriors are the underdogs in this matchup, but you have to roster players from at least three different teams for the lineup to be valid. This is where Haro comes into play, since he will need to have an impact as the jungler on the underdog.
Having an impact is what he is known for, as he averaged the most kills per game among junglers in the LPL Spring Split. He played 26 games in the Spring, while some junglers were at or above 40 games played -- a slightly smaller sample size but still viable to look at. Haro also held the third-highest Kill Participation (KP%) Percentage among junglers -- i.e., getting involved in most of the action that happens each games.
knight, Top Esports ($9,100) has always been a strong option in the mid lane, but today, he could be even better. Top Esports announced that starting ADC, JackeyLove, is OUT for this match against Rogue. You might be asking, how does the ADC being out affect the Mid-Laner? Well, for most teams, the Mid and the ADC are the 'stars' of the team and the ones who carry the team to victory. With JackeyLove being out, a bit more of the responsibility will fall to knight. Think of it like this, if Anthony Davis is out, LeBron James is going to need to do just a bit more than usual.
This shouldn't be an issue for knight, who finished the Spring Split with the fourth-highest KDA among Mid-Laners, the second-most average kills per game, the fifth-most average assists per game, and the second-highest KP% per game. knight is already a star, now he gets to shine a bit brighter.
ZWuji, Rogue Warriors ($9,400) is a higher-risk play on this slate and could offer some leverage in tournaments. We know that JackeyLove is out for Top Esports, which leaves Lwx as the best option at ADC. If you do roster Lwx in the Star spot, you have to roster another ADC and would lead you to ZWuji.
He should have a considerably easier time in the bot lane since he won't be against JackeyLove and offers some potential for scoring. ZWuji averaged the second-most assists per game and held the ninth-highest KDA among ADCs in the Spring Split. He isn't horrible and could be able to capitalize on this opportunity versus Top Esports.
Crisp, FunPlus Phoenix ($7,900) is the easy answer at support for this slate and you don't have to overthink it. FunPlus are massive favorites, they can pick up the sweep bonus, and Crisp can flex his second-highest KDA from the Spring Split. None of that should come as a surprise. Outside of him, the support position is rather interesting -- since Top Esports will have yuyanjia ($7,700) as their starting support and QuiQui ($7,300) will be starting at ADC for JackeyLove.
You could, in theory, roster two of these three players -- one in the Star spot, one in the support spot -- and bring a ton of savings to your lineup. QuiQui is only $7,300 and playing the role of ADC, who are normally priced at $9K. Roster construction can take you a number of different routes on this slate and this is a key position to take note of.
FunPlus Phoenix ($8,000) are a near-lock for the win and the sweep against LNG Esports and should be the top option in the team spot. Given the fact you have flexibility with three supports on this slate, spending up for a team isn't that tough. Stack FunPlus Phoenix, add their team to it, and pile up the fantasy points.