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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for July 18

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Saturday, July 18th’s League of Legends (LPL-LCK) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 4:00 a.m. ET.

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Saturday’s League of Legends action includes several evenly-matched games from both the LCK and the LPL. The highest-profile matchup sees T1 face Gen.G. We break down some selections for your roster from DraftKings’ mixed LPL-LCK slate.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $80K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LPL-LCK)


Captain

Puff ($11,700)

Bilibili Gaming’s bot laner Wings ($12,000) is the most expensive player on a slate that includes Gen.G, T1, Invictus Gaming and Royal Never Give Up. Even though those teams face each other, this is a strange slate. Puff has remained quite consistent with a high level of production that includes 3.68 kills (highest on Invictus Gaming) with 1.86 deaths and 4.71 assists so far. He even has a creep score over 300.

Other to consider: Teddy ($11,400)


Top

Canna ($6,400)

Here are some very compelling numbers to justify Canna’s selection. He’s averaged 3.45 kills per game, second highest on a team as good as T1. For a top laner, that’s unmatched offensive output. He also has just 1.59 deaths per map, the second lowest on his team. That gives him a KDA of 4.97 for a top laner. Astounding, particularly by top laner standards.

Other to consider: TheShy ($6,200)



Jungler

XLB ($6,000)

Royal Never Give Up isn’t a bad team. There is plenty of skill throughout the roster, including XLB. Also, this price for a steady jungler could set the rest of your roster apart if you’re willing to take that risk. He has 2.68 kills and 2.4 deaths with a kill participation that isn’t far away from 10 a map. He has also averaged 59.6 DKFP per game.

Other to consider: Ning ($6,800)


Mid

FoFo ($7,800)

Despite Bilibili Gaming winning just 9 of 23 maps in this summer season so far, FoFo has done a magnificent job in guarding the middle lane. He has the most kills for his team, adding 3.52 per game and even chips in with close to five assists every map. His price is high on account of a perceived matchup advantage against Dominus Esports.


ADC

Teddy ($7,600)

Irrespective of opponent, Teddy is a solid choice for bottom laner. His inclusion is additionally attractive when his price is as low as $7,600. He has the most kills for T1 (4.5 per game) and fewest deaths (1.18 per game), which means he is the most useful weapon when it comes to claiming neutral objectives by engaging in team fights.

Others to consider: Wings ($8,000)


Support

Gorilla ($5,000)

Gorilla won’t provide you with many points for kills. That’s an early disclaimer because that’s just not his game. His value is derived from a powerful combination of inexpensive price and steady output in helping his colleagues out because he averages 7.05 assists per game in summer so far.


Team

T1 ($5,200)

I’d be quite careful of going against a real quality team in Gen.G. However, I’m taking the path to least regret because it’s never a bad idea to back one of the most-skilled rosters on this slate. T1 has a 6-3 series record and has won 14 of 22 maps.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $80K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LPL-LCK)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.