Monday’s League of Legends action will see only two games from the LPL with the LCK on break. Here is a breakdown of picks to consider for your DraftKings roster from Monday’s LPL games. The slate locks at 5:00 a.m. ET.
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Lwx has been a star for FunPlus Phoenix this year, spring split included. He has managed 81.5 DKFP per game, primarily due to a high kill rate. He has averaged 3.92 kills and 6.69 assists per game, giving him quite a high kill participation rate. I’d also want another ADC in my roster, which is why it’s important to pick a bot laner in this category.
Others to consider: BBD ($11,700)
Since there are no LCK games on Monday, you could look at some hedging targets from the weaker teams for top laner and jungler. At least for top laner, it might be crucial to pick an inexpensive player. Biubiu fits the bill nicely. He has a KDA of 5 so far because he has been able to add 2.53 kills and 4.8 assists while keeping his death rate to 1.47 per map.
Others to consider: Khan ($6,400)
FunPlus Phoenix has won 8 of 13 maps so far in the LPL. On their roster, they have four players who have more than three kills per game. One of those players is Tian. He has been a fantastic addition from the flanks in the jungle, engaging fights when he has to and taking his opponents by surprise. That same attribute has helped him rack up 7.77 assists per game.
Others to consider: Weiwei ($6,200)
Doinb is in such good form that not including him might be too painful of an experiment. He has led FunPlus Phoenix’s killing production with 4.15 kills and 7.54 assists, giving him a participation rate well over 11. He even has a creep score per minute of 8.12 in the summer season so far.
Others to consider: Scout ($7,400)
Important team news for Edward Gaming: their starting bot laner Hope is likely to be on the sidelines for this game as he recovers from spontaneous pneumothorax. That means BBD will plausibly get the start again. In three maps so far, he has 2.67 kills and 4.55 assists. These aren’t Hope numbers, but they should improve as this split progresses.
Others to consider: SamD ($7,000)
Victory Five has had a very good split so far, at least comparatively to their appalling spring season. However, FunPlus is one of the best teams in China. Crisp has played his part in that reputation. In this season so far, he has averaged 8.85 assists per game. He also averaged 59.7 DKFP per game, highest for support players in this slate.
Edward Gaming ($5,600)
If possible, I would try to save some of my budget for Edward Gaming. Dominus Esports has had a terrible split to date, which will adversely impact their confidence and momentum. There aren’t too many such problems for Edward Gaming.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.