League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LCS, 6/20/20
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The LCS Summer Split is officially here, and 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. If you want an overview of the teams for this split, power rankings can be found here, and offer some insight on what to expect.
This slate locks on Saturday, June 20th at 4 p.m. EST.
|Team||Match Record||Net Towers |
+ Net Kills
100 Thieves vs. Team Liquid
100 Thieves started the Summer Split in a rough way, going 0-2 in the opening week. On top of that, they have three players sitting in the bottom 10 of the entire league for worst Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA). It's a rough start that won't get any easier since they are up against a 2-0 Team Liquid squad.
Regardless of their bad start, we should still look to them for some fantasy options, and that starts with Cody Sun ($9,200), who posted 5 kills, 1 assist, and zero deaths in their two games in the opening week. He is without a doubt the best player on 100 Thieves.
As a mid-laner Ryoma ($8.200) would have the most potential upside despite carrying 10 deaths and only 2 kills last week. These appear to be the only viable fantasy options for 100 Thieves.
For Team Liquid, Tactical ($10,000) showed up big time as the new Team Liquid ADC, posting 12 kills, 10 assists, and only 1 death in their first two games. He is a lock-and-load option on this slate.
Jungler Broxah ($8,800) carried an 84% Kill Participation (KP) Percentage and should continue to have high involvement around the map. Mid-laner Jensen ($000) didn't have eye-popping numbers in the first week but has always been a high-upside player.
FlyQuest vs. Team SoloMid
Team SoloMid looked bad in their first game and good in their second game. This inconsistency is what we could see from them with their new roster, possibly keeping them in tournament-only territory.
Bjergsen ($8,600) flashed his upside in their win with 5 kills, 5 assists, and zero deaths. He is one of the most consistent mid-laners and is where you want to start any TSM stack.
Biofrost ($7,500) should be a popular option at support since he carried an 80% KP through the first two games. The question for TSM comes down to what do you do with Doublelift ($9,400), an expensive option who can always be a boom-or-bust play. If you stack TSM, add him in, but don't play him as a one-off.
For FlyQuest, they should be among the less popular options on a full four-game slate, presenting them as an interesting tournament play.
WildTurtle ($9,600) and PowerOfEvil ($8,800) will always be the best fantasy options for FlyQuest. WildTurtle had 8 kills and 12 assists in Week 1, while PowerOfEvil had 10 kills and 11 assists.
IgNar ($7,600) would be a viable addition to a FlyQuest stack if you are aiming for a low-rostered combination.
Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses
This is the matchup you want to watch as its the two best teams in the LCS facing off early in the season. When it comes down to it, all 10 players in this series are going to be fantasy viable. After Week 1, all 10 players are in the top 24 in the league for best KDA, and 9 of the 10 players have 4 deaths or fewer combined in their first two games.
Blaber ($8,900), Zven ($10,300), and Nisqy ($9,100) would be the ideal targets from Cloud9, but they are very expensive to roster.
Bang ($9,000), Jiizuke ($8,000), and Zeyzal ($7,300) make a strong three-man stack from EG and shouldn't be as popular as Cloud9.
CLG vs Dignitas
CLG had zero kills as a team in their first game and 16 kills as a team in their second game. On the other side, Dignitas had a total of nine kills combined in their first two games.
This may not be the best matchup to watch, and if you are looking for fantasy value, it should come from the CLG side of things. Stixxay ($9,800) is the ADC for CLG and will carry some of the most upside on the team. Pobelter ($8,900) would be next in line and isn't too expensive. Smoothie ($7,800) is a viable support option, and I don't mind using him as a one-off in some lineups.