League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/9/20

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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 Thursday, July 9th 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
Per Game
Average Dragons
Per Game
FunPlus Phoenix 5-2 12-7 6.3 2.63
Vici Gaming 4-3 8-9 5.9 2.71
JD Gaming 6-2 13-6 6.6 2.32
LGD Gaming 4-2 8-7 6.3 2.40

FunPlus Phoenix and JD Gaming are the favorites in their respective series but only by a slight margin.

TeamMatch RecordMap RecordAverage Towers
Per Game
Average Dragons
Per Game
SeolHaeOne Prince1-53-113.41.50
DAMWON Gaming5-111-28.22.23
Afreeca Freecs4-29-55.92.86

T1 are massive favorites in their series, while DAMWON versus Afreeca is set to be much closer.

Star - 1.5x Points

Mystic, Afreeca Freecs ($9,000) is looking to be one of the best point-per-dollar plays on the slate, even at his $9K salary. It can be weird to say a player at his salary is a "value," but based on his production, he could/should be more expensive. He has the second-highest (76.7%) Kill Participation (KP) rate among ADCs in the LCK, averaging the most (4.93) kills per game, the third-fewest (1.64) deaths per game, and the second-most (357) Creep Score (CS) per game.

He is legitimately among the best ADCs in the LCK, but because the Afreeca Freecs are slight underdogs in this matchup, his salary is sitting at $9K.


Kiin, Afreeca Freecs ($7,400) is arguably one of the best top laners in the entire world and comes in at a very affordable salary. He is under $8K, and even though he is technically the underdog in this series, you shouldn't look past him. Afreeca Freecs are 4-2, while DAMWON Gaming are 5-1, giving us two strong teams in what should be a close matchup. ]

Kiin comes in with the second-highest (4.14) Kill/Death/Assist (KDA) among top laners in the LCK Summer Split, the second-highest (64.4%) Kill Participation (KP) Rate, averaging the most (3.36) kills per game, and the second-fewest (2.00) deaths per game. Kiin is an absolute monster in the top lane for Afreeca and comes in at an amazing salary.


Tian, FunPlus Phoenix ($8,800) could be the safest and highest-upside jungler on the slate, but he also comes in with the highest salary. Kanavi ($8,500) is also a very consistent jungler, but his series is a bit of a coin-flip. Cuzz ($8,200) and Ellim ($8,000) have been splitting time in the jungle for T1.

This leads us to Tian, who has posted 74 FanDuel points or more in four of his last six series, which largely comes from the fact he has 17 assists or more in each of the six series. Seeing high assists from a jungler is great, as that is where they derive most of their fantasy points.


Faker, T1 ($8,400) is too cheap -- way too cheap. T1 are massive favorites over SeolHaeOne Prince, and we have a mid-laner who is at $8.4K. Oh, and this specific mid-laner is the best League of Legends player of all time. Can you make the case that Faker is the best overall play on the slate regardless of price or position? Yes.

That is a strong argument to make, and when you hear that he has posted 75 FanDuel points or more in four of his last five series, you shouldn't be shocked. Stacking T1 is looking to be a great roster construction path on this slate, and be sure to add Faker to it.


Ghost, DAMWON Gaming ($9,300) comes in with 78 FanDuel points or more in four of his last five series and is the fourth-most expensive ADC on the slate. He is yet another player who is too cheap given his potential production. This matchup versus Afreeca Freecs has all the makings of going the distance and looking here for some options is a good call.

Ghost is averaging the third-most (2.08) deaths per game -- which isn't great -- but makes up for that by averaging the most (6.54) assists per game and the fourth-most (3.62) kills per game among ADCs in the LCK.


LvMao, JD Gaming ($7,800) has the second-highest (4.29) KDA among supports in the LPL and is averaging the second-most (10.32) assists per game. His KP is only 68.9% -- around middle of the league -- but he still manages a way to post solid fantasy points from what he is involved with.


T1 ($7,500) have a record of 4-2 in the LCK Summer Split and have posted 53 FanDuel points or more in each of the four wins. You win the series, you score more fantasy points as a team -- simple as that. With T1 being massive favorites -- and the third-most-expensive option -- they are a clear pick to rack up another 50+ FanDuel points.