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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (Worlds) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for October 8

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

League of Legends – 2020 Worlds Group Stage: Day 4 Photo by David Lee/Riot Games/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images

Action from Group A intensifies on Thursday with six round-robin games from the World Championships. We break down a change in strategy for the slate along with picks from each position for your DraftKings roster.

Note: Each team will play three games in a round-robin format. Players will score points for each game played.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL Series $70K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (Worlds)


Captain

Perkz ($11,700)

The strategy for this slate should be entirely different because teams play each three games in a round-robin format. You need to pick the team you think is the strongest and back the bot or mid laner from that team as your Captain. For me, that team is G2 and the player is Perkz. He has averaged 3.67 kills with 9 assists per game so far at this event.

Others to consider: Caps ($11,400)


Top

Impact ($5,800)

In three games, Impact hasn’t really found his offensive stride. Those performances have come in one loss and two wins. He has averaged just one kill along with 3.67 assists per game, but he has stayed reliable on the defensive end. He is a strong player, and also helps you save salary for the more explosive categories.

Others to consider: bin ($6,400)


Jungler

SofM ($7,000)

SofM is quite expensive for a jungler, but he should still provide you with a high return, particularly after Suning has found some rhythm and fluency. He has the best KDA for Suning at Worlds. He has averaged 2.67 kills, 1.33 deaths (lowest in his team) and 7 assists per map, earning him an impressive KDA of 7.25.

Others to consider: Broxah ($6,400)


Mid

Caps ($7,600)

Caps’ inclusion is a no-brainer on this slate. He has averaged 5.33 kills and 9 assists, giving him a terrific kill participation rate. He even has a creep score of 289. Most importantly from a fantasy standpoint, Caps has been unstoppable in team engagements. His kill rate has continued to improve as this tournament has progressed.

Others to consider: Angel ($7,400)


ADC

huanfeng ($7,600)

He’s been one of the best bot laners at Worlds because of his all-round proficiency. He has 4.67 kills per game, which is impressive as a standalone stat. He adds a death rate of just 1.67 and a kill participation of over 11. It’s not surprising that Suning has been hard to beat. This fine form should help huanfeng provide a high output once again.

Others to consider: Tactical ($7,200)


Support

CoreJJ ($4,800)

This selection comes down to your preference: Do you want a strong support and steady team or are you trying to save salary at this position? I’d prefer a solid support player and a stronger team, which is why the cheaper CoreJJ is viable on this slate. He has averaged five assists per game, which isn’t fantastic, but is more than acceptable at this price.


Team

G2 Esports ($5,400)

The slight sacrifice in support allows us to draft G2 Esports within our budget. G2 was beaten by Liquid on Tuesday, which will be a vital characteristic given the quick turnaround. That loss was G2’s only blemish in an otherwise stellar performance at Worlds so far.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL Series $70K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (Worlds)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.