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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for July 16

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Thursday morning’s League of Legends (LPL-LCK) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 4:00 a.m. ET.

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Four games from the LPL and the LCK make up DraftKings’ League of Legends slate on Thursday morning. We break down the games with picks for each position for your roster.

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Captain

Teddy ($12,000)

Teddy is one of the most disciplined bottom laners in the LCK. He had a death rate of just 1.2 per game, which means he doesn’t usually engage in team fights without good reason. He is patient in waiting for his colleagues to engage before dragon or baron spawns. He also has 4.75 kills and 7.75 assists, which equates to a high kill participation rate too.

Others to consider: Puff ($12,300)


Top

TheShy ($6,400)

TheShy has been killed far too often. An average of 3.81 deaths is an indicator of an aggressive style of play. His kill rate of 3.08 is proof of that. He needs to disengage and flash away better, depending on his champion. He has averaged 55.2 DKFP per game, which is decent. He should improve on that against LNG Esports.

Others to consider: Bin ($6,200)


Jungler

OnFleek ($6,600)

OnFleek has been an undervalued jungler because his team doesn’t usually take the spotlight. He has 2.17 kills and 2 deaths, which is an early tick mark for a jungler. He has a KDA of 3.61, which is incidentally the highest in Sandbox Gaming for any player that has played all games in the summer split of the LCK so far.

Others to consider: Ning ($6,800)


Mid

Faker ($7,600)

Drafting Faker would allow you to own the mid laner and ADC from T1, one of the best teams in Korea. Faker has a little under three kills a game. That’s not down to his ineffective killing game, it comes down to the pace of the LCK and T1’s smart engagement. His other metrics are very strong, including a death rate of 1.65 and a creep score of 308.

Others to consider: Rookie ($8,000)


ADC

Puff ($8,200)

I wouldn’t experiment by leaving Puff out of this slate. He has proved to be one of the most efficient offensive players. He has averaged 3.54 kills per game, highest in Invictus Gaming. He has a KDA of 4.26 and a creep score of 302. He even collects the most gold for Invictus, at around 13,600 per game.

Others to consider: Huanfeng ($7,800)


Support

Ming ($5,400)

Royal Never Give Up has had a poor few games after a sprightly start to the season. Ming has been quite consistent through this period despite a loss of team form. He has averaged 7.5 assists per game with close to 1 kill a map. He should have a decent day even against a tricky opponent in Suning.


Team

Sandbox Gaming ($5,400)

Sandbox Gaming started this season with five straight defeats. Now, the team is on a three-game winning streak to move out of the bottom two. On Thursday, Sandbox Gaming will face SeolHaeOne Prince, a team that has lost seven of eight series in summer. There is a widening gulf in confidence between these two teams.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.