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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for July 17

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

League of Legends Pro League teams FunPlus Phoenix (L) and Top Esports (R) compete during the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup finals at the LPL Arena on May 31. Photo by Riot Games/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images

Four high-profile teams from China and Korea are in action on Friday’s mixed LPL-LCK DraftKings slate. We break down the slate with picks to consider for each position for your League of Legends DraftKings roster.

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Captain

Lwx ($12,300)

By his own lofty standards, Lwx has been quite middling in this summer season so far. He has managed 3.38 kills along with 6.38 assists per game, which is still a solid kill participation rate. He is the most expensive player in this slate because the expectation is for him to build on those numbers against a stuttering team.

Others to consider: Doinb ($12,000)


Top

Nuguri ($6,400)

Nuguri has mid and bot laner numbers this season. He has averaged 3.7 kills per map, second highest in his team. That level of offensive production opens up so many opportunities for his team and fantasy owners. Turret destruction is almost guaranteed in the top lane with this kill frequency.

Others to consider: Doran ($6,200)


Jungler

Pyosik ($7,000)

Pyosik is worth his salt as well as his fantasy price. He has been one of the best junglers, in terms of output and stability, in the LCK. He has managed 2.76 kills and 6.81 assists. He has kept his death rate quite low too. His fantasy output of 69.8 DKFP per game is second highest in this slate, behind only Tian’s 70 DKFP.

Others to consider: Tian ($7,000)


Mid

Doinb ($8,000)

One of Doinb’s strengths has been his consistency. He was tied in FunPlus Phoenix for kills in spring with Lwx. This season, he has even surpassed the AD Carry, averaging 3.54 kills and 7.08 assists. His KDA of 4.18 is joint highest in FunPlus Phoenix. Despite this high price, he should be worth the cost.

Others to consider: ShowMaker ($7,600)


ADC

Hope ($7,400)

Normally, you wouldn’t look at the ADC category to save some of your remaining salary. However, it’s a natural fit on this slate with Hope available. Hope has averaged 5.24 kills this split, exceptionally high by any standards. He is behind only Knight and JackeyLove in the LCK for offensive production. He has the highest DKFP average (79.2) among all bot laners on this slate.

Others to consider: Kramer ($7,800)


Support

BeryL ($5,400)

A support player for $5,400 isn’t too bad if you can manage your roster effectively. If you can, BeryL will provide a high fantasy return. There is precedence for that because he has racked up an astounding 2.6 kills, which is almost unheard of for support players. He even adds 7.6 assists per map to that.


Team

Edward Gaming ($4,800)

This isn’t exactly an upset, but Edward Gaming is the most inexpensive team that I would back to win the series on Friday. In 22 maps, Edward Gaming has won just nine. The team is far better than that win percentage suggests.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.