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

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Friday, July 17th’s League of Legends (LCS) action, which locks at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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A new week of the LCS starts on Friday night with a couple more games, including a vital fixture between Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid. We break down picks from each position for your League of Legends roster below.

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Doublelift ($11,700)

Doublelift has the joint-most kills in this season’s LCS so far. He has managed 4.7 kills per map, tied with FlyQuest’s PowerOfEvil. He also has a creep score of 342.2 with gold collection of 15,500 per map. This was after a sub-par start to the split with a loss to his former team Liquid. He has averaged 25.6 DKFP per game.

Other to consider: Bjergsen ($11,400)


Impact ($6,200)

Impact has been quite steady in the top lane. He has 2.6 kills and 2.5 deaths with a K/D ratio of just over one and he has added 4.1 assists. Impact has held Liquid in good stead with his stability across the board, including team fights and turret destruction. Liquid will face a tricky opponent in Evil Geniuses and Impact will be desperately needed.

Other to consider: Broken Blade ($6,600)


Svenskeren ($6,200)

There isn’t a lot to justify Svenskeren’s selection, particularly from a statistical standpoint. Evil Geniuses has outright struggled this split. It’s time for a change in dynamics and there is no hotter team in the LCS than Liquid right now, apart from the ever-consistent Cloud9. Svenskeren will be eager to improve on his 1.1 kills a game in summer.

Other to consider: Broxah ($6,600)

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Bjergsen ($7,600)

Bjergsen has been amazing this season, not just engagements or production but even his League of Legends acumen under immense pressure. He has sneaked into opponent bases, he has engaged in team fights to fantastic impact and has even contributed in terms of itemization. He has done it all and that should continue.

Other to consider: Jensen ($7,200)


Tactical ($7,600)

Just based on split form, not many teams will come close to Liquid’s proficiency. Tactical has been a huge part of that early season success. He has a very impressive KDA of 6.23 with 3.9 kills, 1.3 deaths and 4.2 assists per game. His creep score of 352 is second best in the entire LCS.

Other to consider: Bang ($7,400)


Zeyzal ($5,200)

Zeyzal isn’t a bad option if you’re looking to save some of your average salary remaining per player. He has just 6.2 assists per game, which is an indicator that this bot laner hasn’t done much damage in fight situations. However, he still adds plenty of value to Evil Geniuses and should do the same for your roster.


Evil Geniuses ($4,800)

Both the academy teams of Evil Geniuses and Team SoloMid won their games against Liquid and 100 Thieves, respectively, on Thursday night. Even though these games will be closer, I would still expect the same results. TSM’s price is too high but Evil Geniuses is not too expensive.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.