League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/18/20
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Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Saturday, July 18th, 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
|Royal Never Give Up||5-5||13-12||5.7||2.28|
Both Bilibili Gaming and Invictus Gaming are the favorites in their respective matchups, but it isn't by much.
|Team||Match Record||Map Record||Average Towers |
|Average Dragons |
Despite having the worse record, T1 are the favorites over GenG, while the other series is a pure coin-flip situation.
Star - 1.5x Points
Clid, GenG ($8,800) comes in with the third-highest (5.00) Kill/Death/Assist (KDA) among junglers in the LCK and should be strong option for the Star spot. GenG (7-2) have a better record compared to T1 (6-3), yet they are the underdogs in this series. If this is going to make them less popular, they could be a great team to stack.
Over his last three series, Clid has been on fire with 22 kills, 54 assists, and only 6 deaths. None of this should be surprising, as he has been among the stronger junglers in the last few years. With 77 FanDuel points or more in three straight games, you don't want to be passing up this level of production just because they are underdogs.
Summit, SANDBOX Gaming ($7,600) has a super affordable salary on this slate and is looking better than ever in recent series. SANDBOX Gaming are on a four-game winning streak and we see all of their players coming in with strong fantasy production in this time. Summit, specifically, has looked awesome in this stretch, with nine assists or more in each series along with six kills or more in each.
Most of the players on SANDBOX Gaming are very affordable and stacking should open up plenty of possibilities for almost any type of roster construction. Summit can also be used as a one-off if you are planning on stacking two other teams.
Meteor, Bilibili Gaming ($8,000) could end up as one of the more popular junglers on the slate due to his matchup against Dominus Esports (1-9), the worst team in the LPL. Bilibili Gaming (3-6) aren't the best team by any means, but this is a winnable matchup against a truly bad team.
Since rejoining the starting lineup, Meteor has played in four series where he has posted 62 FanDuel points or more in each one, with a high of 124 FanDuel points. The time off helped him tremendously, and he is back in form, putting up fantasy points left and right.
Rookie, Invictus Gaming ($9,000) is a strong option in the mid lane, and with Invictus Gaming being slight favorites, he could be a player to add to a stack. If you look at his stats for the entire Summer Split, nothing truly stands out. He is around the top 10 in average kills per game, average assists, average Creep Score (CS) per game, and Kill Participation (KP) Rate. He is good but not great in any one area.
This is why he needs to be used in a stack, so he can reach his ceiling via the entire team performing well. He won't solo carry a game and post a massive stat line but is a consistent part of a strong overall team.
Route, SANDBOX Gaming ($9,200) is another player from SANDBOX to consider since he has been on fire lately. He has 91 FanDuel points or more in three straight series, posting 17-plus assists and 8-plus kills in all three, along with a total of 5 deaths in this time. This level of production is what we see from the most expensive ADCs, not a player sitting at $9.2K.
Psst...both Puff ($10,100) and Teddy ($9,800) are more expensive and neither of them can match the fantasy production Route has posted in their last three series.
Effort, T1 ($7,600) is averaging the third-most (8.15) assists per game among supports in the LCK Summer Split along with the fifth-highest (67.2%) Kill Participation (KP) Rate. He comes in with 44 FanDuel points or more in four straight series and has double-digit assists in all nine during the Summer Split. Effort is a player you can set into your lineups and simply forget about since he is so consistent.
SANDBOX Gaming ($7,400) are on a four-series winning streak (in part to a new coach) and have won two of those series with a 2-0 sweep. In this time, they have racked up 43 FanDuel points or more in each series, and yet, they are the fourth-cheapest team on the slate. This is a very winnable matchup versus KT Rolster, who have lost three of their last four series.