League of Legends Daily Fantasy Helper: LPL/LCK, 7/23/20
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Let's break down the LPL/LCK slate for Thursday, July 23rd, 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.
Top Esports are the best team in the LPL, playing Dominus Esports, the worst team in the LPL. JD Gaming are in third place right now, set to take on LNG Esports, who are in second-to-last place. We have two massive favorites coming from the LPL.
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Both DragonX and GenG are strong favorites in their respective matchups, giving us four very clear stacking options.
Star - 1.5x Points
JackeyLove, Top Esports ($10,300) is, as usual, the most expensive player on the slate, and you should be looking to have him in your lineup via the Star spot or the normal ADC spot. He comes in with the most kills per game (5.24) among ADCs in the LPL, which happens to be the second-highest in the entire league, regardless of position. On top of that, JackeyLove comes in with the second-most assists per game (6.52) among ADCS.
He has a super-high floor of points along with a high ceiling since he holds a 30.6% Kill Share (His Kills/Total Team Kills), the second-highest on Top Esports. A high salary, but worth every dollar considering the potential for fantasy points he brings to your lineup.
Doran, DragonX ($8,100) is the cheapest Top-Laner among the four teams who are favorites. That's what he's bringing to the table, and it can't be overstated how much you will need to find salary relief on this slate, considering that the four favorites have the four most expensive players at every position. Doran comes in with 71 FanDuel points or more in three of his last five series and should be able to replicate that versus KT Rolster.
Sure, there are other Top-Laners who have a higher ceiling, but spending up on them could prevent you from spending up at Mid or ADC, which is where you want to focus your salary.
Clid, GenG ($8,300) is one of the best junglers in the LCK and has produced 58 FanDuel points or more in 80% of his series during the Summer Split. He has the second-highest KDA (5.24), the second-most kills per game (2.52), and the second-most assists per game (7.04) among full-time junglers in the LCK.
Clid is an easy lock and load option in the jungle that you don't have to overthink and should pay off his salary easily. If you can afford to pay up for Karsa ($8,700), he is also an elite option.
Yagao, JD Gaming ($9,000) is in the top five for the highest average kills per game, average assists per game, and overall Kill/Death/Assist (KDA). He is everything you could possibly want in a Mid-Laner, who is, almost certainly, in a spot to pick up the sweep bonus points. JD Gaming (9-2) are insanely better compared to LNG Esports (2-9), and this should be a quick 2-0 series win.
Yagao has seven kills or more in 9 of his 11 series during the Summer Split, a level of production he should be able to reach or exceed versus a very weak opponent.
Ruler, GenG ($9,700) is to ADC what Clid is to jungle. Ruler finds himself in the top three or better for average kills per game (5.3), average assists per game (5.13), overall KDA (6.32), and Creep Score per minute (10.28). Ruler has been showing that off in a big way lately with an insane 96 FanDuel points or more in each of his last four series.
This comes from the fact he has posted 17 kills or more in three of those four series while having 4 deaths or fewer in each one. Listen, we are dealing with an elite option at ADC -- there is no other way to put it. Get Ruler into your lineups.
Keria, DragonX ($7,600) is another player who is the cheapest option at his position among the four teams that are favorites. DragonX have picked up the sweep bonus in five of their last seven series, giving a solid boost to Keria's points since he has a limited ceiling as a support player. This has led him to posting 53 FanDuel points or more in six of his last seven series, making him a safe option at support.
JD Gaming ($7,900) comes in on an eight-series winning streak and have been rolling over teams in the process. They have received the sweep bonus in four of the eight series, 17 towers or more in every series, and 6 dragons or more in six of the eight series. They play fast and pick up objectives around the map for fantasy points.