League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LEC/LCS, 8/29/20
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Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Saturday, July 25th, 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.
Star - 1.5x Points
Rekkles, Fnatic ($9,200) - The classic rivalry in Europe has a new chapter on Saturday, as Fnatic are set to take on G2 Esports in the semifinals of the LEC Summer Split for a spot at the World Championship. Fnatic comes in as the underdogs in this matchup, and that means we are getting their players at a bit of a discount. Rekkles has always been one of the more dominant ADC's in the region, and if Fnatic are going to pull off the upset, he will need to have a big performance.
In Fnatic's most recent series, they won 3-0 over Rogue, which led to Rekkles posting 124 FanDuel points. That came from 12 kills, 18 assists, and only 5 deaths -- along with the bonus points for the series sweep. He will need that level of production -- and then some -- if they want to beat G2. If that turns out to be the case, Rekkles could end up as one of the best point-per-dollar players on the slate.
Licorice, Cloud9 ($8,300) - The powerhouse that is Cloud9 finds themselves one series loss away from not making the World Championship, something that was borderline unimaginable a few months ago. They will need a full team effort as they showed off last week, with a 3-0 sweep over Evil Geniuses.
Licorice posted a massive stat line in that series with 12 kills, 40 assists, and only 7 deaths. Add in over 800 (CS) creep score plus the sweep bonus and Licorice posted 165 FanDuel points. With him being the most expensive top-laner on the slate, he will need to replicate that production -- which is doable in this matchup.
Jankos, G2 Esports ($8,100) - Jankos is forever known as "The First Blood King" for his ability to make plays early in the game. He finished the LEC Summer Split averaging 2.17 kills per game (fourth-most among junglers), 6.83 assists per game (third-most in the LEC), and a 3.38 Kill/Death/Assist Ratio (KDA) the fifth-highest in the league. G2 most recently played against Mad Lions and won the series 3-1, where Jankos was able to post 10 kills, 34 assists, and 17 deaths, good for 113 FanDuel points. If you are going to stack G2, he should be a top option.
Caps, G2 Esports ($9,200) - Cap is an elite-tier mid-laner, and he comes in at only $9.2K on this slate. Caps is coming off a huge performance with 19 kills, 28 assists, and 10 deaths in their 3-1 series win over Mad Lions -- good for 144 FanDuel points. Prior to the playoffs starting, Caps was on fire with 34 FanDuel points or more in five straight matchups -- which were only one game each compared to the playoffs which are an entire series.
He ended the LEC Summer Split with the highest (4.78) kills per game, the second-highest (4.76) KDA, and the third-highest (5.28) assists per game. Caps is an absolute monster in the Mid-Lane and can carry a game by himself and lead G2 to a victory.
Doublelift, Team SoloMid ($8,800) - Doublelift is the cheapest ADC on the slate and also the underdog versus Cloud9. To make this as clear as possible, Doublelift is like the quarterback of an NFL team who are underdogs. But why does that make him worth a roster spot in DFS? Well, he should be one of the less popular options, along with the fact he will need to have a huge game if Team SoloMid are going to come away with the victory. If that quarterback is going to pull off the upset, he needs to go out there and throw 300 yards and 3 touchdowns.
That is the thought process you want to use when considering Doublelift for your lineups. He offers leverage against the field since he won't be popular and is cheaper, which helps with roster construction overall on a two-game slate.
Hylissang, Fnatic ($7,300) - Hylissang is the second-cheapest support on the slate and if you are going with Rekkles in your lineups, you should really stack them together. You should always be aiming for upside and pairing an ADC with his support, since they have strong correlation between kills for the ADC and assists for the support. Again, Fnatic are the underdogs in this matchup, so this would be a bit of a contrarian stack.
G2 Esports ($7,600) - G2 make the easy choice at the team spot, since they are the favorite to win and they aren't the most expensive option. The 80 FanDuel points in their most recent series against Mad Lions is massive and what we could be expecting from them against Fnatic. This shouldn't be a sweep in either direction, and that will give G2 plenty of time to post big fantasy points for your lineups.