League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/8/20
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The LCK Summer Split is officially here, and we have League of Legends DFS action! Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Wednesday, July 8th to see who stands out. (Just a heads up, the slate locks at 4:00 a.m. EST.)
Here are the starting lineups for the LPL. Generally, the LCK doesn't release starting lineups prior to the games.
|Team||Match Record||Map Record||Average Towers
The LPL has two very clear favorites with Victory Five and Invictus Gaming, giving us two elite options for stacking.
|Team||Match Record||Map Record||Average Towers |
|Average Dragons |
|Hanwha Life Esports||0-6||2-12||2.4||1.86|
DragonX are massive favorites and are currently the best team in the LCK. SANDBOX Gaming versus Hanwha Life Esports is a clash between two bottom-tier teams.
Star - 1.5x Points
Weiwei, Victory Five ($8,400) has been one of the better junglers in the LPL Summer Split, and with Victory Five coming in as the favorites, we want to look in his direction again. Weiwei has posted 57 FanDuel points or more in six of his eight series, along with 94 FanDuel points or more in two of his last four.
He comes in with the highest (8.17) Kill/Death/Assist (KDA) among junglers in the LPL, the fewest average deaths (1.15) per game, and the fourth-highest (74.9%) Kill Participation (KP) Rate. He is in a spot to continue having a large impact around the map. Combined with the potential for a sweep, it makes him even more valuable in the Star spot.
Summit, SANDBOX Gaming ($7,600) is viable in the top lane, but he comes with some risk. SANDBOX Gaming are 1-5 to start the Summer Split and aren't a good team -- that much is obvious. But they are up against Hanwha Life Esports, who are 0-6 right now. This is a classic case of two bad teams playing each other, and one is a bit worse.
Even with the bad record for his team, Summit has posted 44 FanDuel points or more in two of his last four series, which is solid given his cheaper salary.
Ning, Invictus Gaming ($8,700) is a middle-of-the-pack jungler in the LPL -- as is Invictus Gaming as a team overall -- and that is where we find all of his stats. Nothing jumps off the page too much, but since he is up against Bilibili Gaming (2-4 record), we should look to side with a player likely on the winning side.
Invictus Gaming have won two of their last three series, and in that time, Ning has posted 75 and 59 FanDuel points. Neither of those series were won via a sweep, and considering how bad Bilibili Gaming is, Ning's point total could be boosted further in this matchup.
Chovy, DragonX ($8,500) is way too cheap on this slate and is one of the clear easy answers for mid lane. DragonX are 6-0 and are the best team in the LCK, which is arguably the best league in the world. However, their players are only the third-most-expensive at their positions on this slate. This gives us a clear team to target for stacks since they are affordable and in a spot for their fourth-straight series sweep.
Chovy is one of the elite-tier mid laners in the LCK, and he currently holds the second-highest (6.9) KDA while averaging the second-fewest (1.4) deaths per game, the third-most (6.4) assists per game, and the fourth-most (3.47) kills per game.
Deft, DragonX ($9,500) is another player from DragonX who is a bit too cheap. His salary should be reachable in nearly all lineup builds, and he is certainly a player you can trust on this slate. Among ADCs in the LCK, Deft has the second-highest (6.86) KDA while averaging the second-most (6.4) assists per game, the second-fewest (1.4) deaths per game and the sixth-most (3.2) kills per game.
You are getting a super safe floor of points from Deft, and while he normally lacks a massive ceiling, DragonX should be able to pull off the sweep in this series, granting him the extra bonus points.
ppgod, Victory Five ($7,700) has been strong at support for Victory Five and is one of the more consistent options available on this slate. Victory Five have picked up the sweep bonus points in three of their last four series and are now up against LNG Esports, who are the fourth-worst team in the LPL.
ppgod comes in with the fourth-highest (71.7%) KP among all supports, the fifth-highest (3.46) KDA, and averages the sixth-highest (8.7) assists per game. He's an all-around strong option in a soft matchup.
DragonX ($7,600) are very affordable on this slate. They are 6-0 in the Summer Split and come in with an insane 48 FanDuel points or more in each of their series. From a point-per-dollar perspective, their team could be one of the best options on the slate, even over some actual players.