League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LCS, 7/3/20
FanDuel is offering League of Legends daily fantasy, and look, if you don't know what that is, it's okay.
I have you covered with a detailed but straightforward primer to get you all set up, whether you're a DFS player looking to dig into the new sport, or a League of Legends fan ready to take your action over to FanDuel.
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. This slate locks on Friday, July 3rd at 9 p.m. EST.
100 Thieves versus Golden Guardians
Both teams in this matchup -- 100 Thieves (1-5) and Golden Guardians (2-4) -- are among the bottom four in the LCS so, we could be in for a bit of a sloppy game.
The best player for the Golden Guardians is FBI ($9,400), and it's not even close. He comes in with 17 FanDuel points or more in five of their six games, while no other player has more than three games at that level.
Who is that player? That would be their mid-laner, Damonte ($8,200), who is at 20 FanDuel points or more in three games. But he's also at 11 FanDuel points or fewer in the other three. He's a true boom-or-bust player.
Closer ($8,000) is really the only other viable fantasy option on the roster and has flashed a bit of upside with 22 FanDuel points or more twice this split.
For 100 Thieves, they have undergone a roster change -- which will see Contractz start in the jungle and Poome start at support. Seeing two Academy-level players jump to the LCS in one week will test the rest of the lineup.
Speaking of their lineup, Cody Sun ($9,700) is by far their best player and comes in with 30 FanDuel points or more in two of his last three games. If you want to stack 100 Thieves on the slate, you need to be starting it with Cody Sun.
Ryoma ($8,600) had a very rough start to the Summer Split but has turned things around and comes in with 22 FanDuel points or more in three straight games. He's coming off a game in which he posted an insane 51 FanDuel points ... in a loss.
Cloud9 versus Counter Logic Gaming
Despite this being a matchup of the two best teams in the LCS, Cloud9 are still massive favorites. They have been the best team in the LCS dating back to the Spring Split, when they won the championship.
If you are making one lineup, stacking Cloud9 is the right call, and it only comes down to how much salary you have available for your lineup. Zven ($10,100) has posted 43 and 33 FanDuel points in two of his last three games and will always carry some of the highest upside on the team.
Nisqy ($9,000) has yet to break 40 FanDuel points in the six games they've played, but he's also been at 23 FanDuel points or higher in all of them. He's a consistent option you can rely on for any lineup.
Blaber ($8,800) is averaging the most (6.00) kills per game among junglers in the LCS, the third-highest (79.2%) Kill Participation (KP%) Rate, and has the second-highest (6.91) Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA). He's an elite option at a very variable position.
If you want to be a bit different in tournaments, stacking CLG is the way to go. Again, this shouldn't be your first option, but you can go here if you're playing multiple lineups.
Stixxay ($8,800) is the obvious place to start a CLG stack as he is their best player. He comes in with 25 FanDuel points or more in five of their six games, with a high-water mark of 47 points.
Jungler Wiggily ($7,700) has also been great so far with 20 FanDuel points or more in five of their six games and a total of six deaths in those five games.
At his price, Ruin ($7,500) is one of the better salary savers on this small two-game slate and comes in with 19 FanDuel points or more in five of his last six games.