League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/24/20
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Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Friday, July 24th, 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.
|Royal Never Give Up||5-6||14-14||5.6||2.14|
Royal Never Give Up and LGD Gaming are in a series with no favorite whatsoever, while Victory Five are slight favorites over Suning.
|Average Towers |
|Average Dragons |
Both DAMWON Gaming and Afreeca Freecs are strong favorites in their respective series, so you can look to stack either of them.
Star - 1.5x Points
Fly, Afreeca Freecs ($8,600) is coming off two very tough series, but you want to throw those out and look at his potential upside. We know that players score fewer fantasy points in losses, so, at times, you want to focus on how they produce when they win, which is where we should see Afreeca Freecs on this slate against SeolHaeOne Prince.
In the last three series Afreeca have won, Fly posted 81 FanDuel points or more, double-digit assists, a total of four deaths, and picked up the sweep bonus points in each series. When they are winning, Fly looks like he is among the best Mid-Laners in the LCK. It also helps that one of those series with 81+ FanDuel points came against SeolHaeOne Prince, who he gets to face in this matchup.
Nuguri, DAMWON Gaming ($8,600) is the most expensive Top-Laner, and spending all that salary for him can push some people away, but you should be going against the grain. The top lane is a lower-scoring position, and spending for higher-salary players can prevent you from spending at other positions which have higher upside.
However, Nuguri is looking amazing right nowm and DAWON come in as a massive favorite versus SANDBOX, so he should be in a spot to continue his production. Over his last five series, he has posted 71 FanDuel points or more in each series, including three-straight series with 10 kills or more. Top-Laners are potentially in a spot to start picking up more kills due to a meta change within the game, and Nuguri is a player who can capitalize on that change.
Peanut, LGD Gaming ($8,100) is affordable on this slate and in a series with no favorite versus RNG. A pure toss-up should give us a series going to a full three games, and that means plenty of fantasy points to capture. Peanut comes in with the sixth-highest Kill Participation (KP) Rate (74.1%) among junglers in the LCK, along with being the ninth-highest for assists per game (6.74) and kills per game (2.89).
Peanut has high involvement around the map and has shown off his ceiling recently, with 10 kills or more in three of his last four series. We could be in for a sloppy series with plenty of kills going back and forth.
Xiaohu, RNG ($8,400) has been looking good in recent series, and at his lower salary, he should fit easily into your lineups. In his last seven series, Xiaohu has posted 65 FanDuel points or more in six of them and has six kills or more in each of those six. We also see him come in with 20 assists or more in three of his last four outings, giving him a very solid floor to build on.
Stacking DAMWON Gaming is looking to no only be the safe option on this slate, but also one that brings plenty of upside. Finding a bit of savings with Xiaohu can help you get that done in your lineups.
Ghost, DAMWON Gaming ($10,200) is one of better ADCs in the LCK and has been posting strong numbers for the overwhelming majority of his series. Ghost has posted 69 FanDuel points or more in 80% of his series this split and has posted 11 assists or more in each of his 10 series. He has a super high floor of points every time he takes the rift, but he also carries a high ceiling since he is averaging the fourth-most Kills per game (3.45).
With DAMWON Gaming being massive favorites over SANDBOX, you should be looking to stack them, and starting with Ghost is a very strong option since he should also be in a spot to pick up the sweep bonus points.
ppgod, Victory Five ($7,900) has been one of the most consistent Support players in the LPL, and honestly, he makes for an easy choice on this slate. He has 54 FanDuel points or more in four-straight series, a high-water mark of 84 FanDuel points, and has posted fewer than 30 points only two times. There is no reason not to like him, except for maybe his salary.
RNG ($7,400) comes in on a two-series losing streak, but they managed to post 34 and 36 FanDuel points in those losses. In their wins, they are scoring 50+ FanDuel points most of the time, which is great to see. You can easily roster them since they are able to pick up points in a loss and won't be a dead roster spot.