League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LCS, 6/19/20
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The LCS Summer Split is officially here, and we have a two-game slate. The official schedule is here, which will show you each week they will have two games on Fridays, four on Saturdays, and four on Sundays. All matches are a single game, not a best-of-three series.
|Net Towers |
+ Net Kills
Here are the standings after the first week, along with each team's Net Towers + Net Kills. Call it a power ranking, call it a new way to look at things, call it whatever you want, but it's good to identify which teams are actually succeeding. Team SoloMid are heavy favorites in their matchup, while the CLG versus Golden Guardians matchup is a near coin flip.
Star - 1.5x Points
Doublelift, Team SoloMid ($10,100) is back with his former team and wasn't able to show his upside in the first week's games. In their win, he posted 4 kills, 2 assists, and 0 deaths -- which is good, but not great. This matchup versus Immortals is very lopsided in favor of TSM, giving us the potential for a blowout.
Doublelift will always hold a strong upside based on his role within the team, and that makes him even more enticing for the Star spot.
Hauntzer, Golden Guardians ($8,000) is one of the cheaper options in the top lane -- which can be a bit of a wasteland in terms of production. The Golden Guardians went 1-1 in Week 1, so we'll look at their win for some insight. Hauntzer had 10 assists, 2 deaths, and 0 kills in their win -- which was good for a Kill Participation (KP) Rate of 66%. At one of the higher-variable positions, look to a cheaper option with some upside.
Wiggily, Counter Logic Gaming ($8,600) looked great in CLG's win and bad in their loss during Week 1. It's as simple as that for some players, and we don't have a large sample size to draw from. However, if we look back to the Spring Split, we see that he carried a 76.1% KP, the highest among junglers in the LCS.
CLG's lineup is largely the same from the Spring Split, so expect Wiggily to remain involved around the map when they pick up kills.
Bjergsen, Team SoloMid ($9,300) is off to an interesting start for the Summer Split -- as is the rest of TSM. In their first game, they picked up only a total of two kills as a team -- making all of their stats from that game irrelevant for fantasy points. In their second game, they racked up 13 kills, where Bjergsen had a classic line of 5 kills, 5 assists, and 0 deaths.
With the matchup being heavily in their favor, expect a performance similar to the second game -- making him worth the higher salary.
FBI, Golden Guardians ($9,600) is the third-cheapest ADC on the slate and could end up being one of the most rostered players at this position. If Doublelift is too expensive for your lineup, you'd be looking at FBI or Stixxay ($9,900). CLG are technically the underdogs in this matchup, so why not take the cheaper player on the other side?
That is where FBI comes into play, and this isn't some 'punt play' -- He posted 20 FanDuel points or more in each of his first two games, something neither Doublelift nor Stixxay can match.
Smoothie, Counter Logic Gaming ($7,600) is an easy option at support and that could lead to him being one of the highest-rostered players on this slate. Biofrost ($7,800) is also a solid choice, but a bit more expensive. Huhi ($7,500) is a former mid-laner and truly but hasn't shown to be a great support yet. While Gate ($7,200) is a massive underdog. Naturally, this may lead you to Smoothie fitting into a lot of your lineup.
Golden Guardians ($7,400) finished Week 1 with a Net Tower + Net Kill differential of +7, after going 1-1. CLG also finished Week 1 with a 1-1 record but held a Net Tower + Net Kill differential at -10. TSM's salary might be a bit too expensive this week, so look to the Golden Guardians, who are playing strong around the map through their first two games.