League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/11/20
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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 Saturday, July 11th 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
One matchup features the two worst teams in the LPL -- Dominus versus Rogue -- and the other has some of the best teams in the league in Top Esports versus FunPlus Phoenix.
|Team||Match Record||Map Record||Average Towers |
|Average Dragons |
Afreeca Freecs are large favorites over SeolHaeOne, which should make them a team to stack. DragonX versus DAMWON is a coin-flip since they are both very strong.
Star - 1.5x Points
Ghost, DAMWON Gaming ($8,900) is far too cheap for this matchup -- or any matchup. DAMWON are in first place and are taking on DragonX, who are in second place. This is going to be a tough series, but Ghost comes in with 71 FanDuel points or more in five of his seven series in the Summer Split. He comes in with 11 assists or more in each of his seven series, 7 kills or more in four of the seven, and 4 deaths or fewer in four of seven.
A full three-game series is on the horizon for this matchup, and at his lower salary, Ghost can reach or exceed value in a hurry if he is in the Star spot.
Chelizi, Dominus Esports ($7,700) is a cheaper Top-Laner on this slate and is actually putting up decent fantasy number recently. Over his last three games, Chelizi has posted 63, 43, and 88 FanDuel points, which is honestly very good. You have to remember, Dominus Esports are 1-8 right now and simply aren't a good team. The 88-point performance came in their only win, while the other two came from series which went a full three games.
A win or a three-game series is on the table versus Rogue Warriors, who are 0-8 right now.
Pyosik, DragonX ($8,100) will need to continue having a high impact around the map if DragonX are going to win this series against DAMWON Gaming. Pyosik comes in with the third-highest (73.9%) Kill Participation (KP) Rate among junglers in the LCK Summer Split, giving him plenty of upside in each game. The role of the jungler is to help facilitate the action around the map and help their teammates pick up kills. Pyosik is one of the better junglers at doing this, which is why he has 15 assists or more in all seven of his series this split.
I love his salary on this slate, love the involvement he has around the map, and love that this series could be going to all three games. We're not banking on his pure skill alone -- it's more of the matchup versus a terrible team.
Fly, Afreeca Freecs ($8,800) is the second-most expensive jungler on the slate but is worth paying up for since Afreeca are heavy favorites over SeolHaeOne Prince. Fly has posted 81 FanDuel points or more in four of their seven series this split, which makes sense since Afreeca holds a record of 4-3. More points in a series win is nothing new, and that is the level we should be expecting him at in this matchup.
If you look at Fly's stats overall, nothing jumps off the page, and he finds himself in the middle of the pack for several stats in comparison to other Mid-Laners in the LCK -- except for two things. He is averaging the second-most (6.13) assists per game and has the second-highest (75.5%) KP Rate of all Mid-Laners.
JackeyLove, Top Esports ($10,200) is on the slate and that means I'm going to talk about him. JackeyLove is like Lamar Jackson -- when he is on the slate, you want to have him in your lineups even though he has an expensive salary. That's really what it comes down to. How many lineups can you afford him?
That expensive salary is due to the fact he comes in with 85 FanDuel points or more in five of his last six series, has 12 kills or more in each of the six, and has 4 deaths or fewer in four of the six. The floor and upside he brings on a daily basis are staggering and almost can't be matched on this slate.
Yui, Dominus Esports ($7,500) is brand new to the lineup for Dominus Esports and only has one game in his game log, where he posted 27 FanDuel points in a loss to Team WE. There's not much to draw from that, but he will be in the lineup against Rogue Warriors (0-8), is very affordable, and shouldn't be too popular given the options around him.
FunPlus Phoenix ($7,200) are the underdogs versus Top Esports, but they still offer plenty of fantasy production. They come in with a record of 5-3 in the Summer Split and have turned that into 31 FanDuel points or more in every series. Getting solid fantasy points out of the team spot in a losing effort is tough to find, but FunPlus could be the answer.