G2 will be desperate to end a wretched start to the summer season, while Mad Lions and Rogue seek continued dominance against some tricky teams in Friday’s delectable schedule of the LEC. Here are some picks to consider from each position for your DraftKings roster.
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G2 is not a bad stacking target from this slate but the price of Caps ($12,300) and Perkz ($12,600) is a bit too high for Captain. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to pick Upset as Captain with his cheaper cost and pick G2’s players in the below categories. Upset has had a terrific summer season so far. He has the best KDA in the LEC (12.75) with 4.36 kills and just 0.73 deaths.
Others to consider: Perkz ($12,600)
Finn’s death rate is a bit high (2.64 per game). His kill participation has been strong though. He has 2.0 kills and 6.45 assists per game. That takes his KDA to a respectable 3.21. Still, he averages 21.4 DKFP per game. That isn’t anywhere near bad for a price of $5,800.
Others to consider: Bwipo ($5,600)
If you notice closely, these are all mandatory choices in order to allow yourself the ability to draft G2’s main players in the subsequent categories. You would ideally want a player that could guarantee a higher fantasy return, but Razork isn’t a bad choice. He has 2.36 kills and 5.45 assists per game. He could definitely improve on his KDA of 2.53 but his price is a fair reflection of his performance in summer.
Others to consider: SelfMade ($6,600)
Here is where you spend without hassle. Caps has had 3.73 kills, 2.27 deaths and 5.18 assists, giving him a KDA of close to 4.0. These aren’t bad numbers but they are still well below Caps’ normal production level. He should soon return to his usual productive self this week, starting Friday against a stumbling Schalke 04 team.
Others to consider: Nukeduck ($7,600)
Somewhat unbelievably, G2 has lost 6-of-11 games in this season’s LEC. Another player that has struggled for form is Perkz. He has just 3.0 kills and 3.44 assists. That low kill participation is almost unprecedented for him over a period as long as 11 games. Like Caps, he should also return to his best against Schalke 04.
Others to consider: Carzzy ($7,800)
Hylissang hasn’t done much, from a tangible standpoint, this season. He has just 0.36 kills but has done quite well in supporting his AD Carry. He has averaged 7.09 assists per game as well. Also, his price is extremely tempting, especially after splurging so heavily on mid and bot laner.
Form has dictated this price. Fnatic’s opponents on Friday, Mad Lions ($5,400), have won 9-of-11 games in summer. Fnatic, meanwhile, has won just 6-of-11. From a personnel perspective, I’d say Fnatic’s roster has just been more consistent over a longer period of time. If I had to pick, I’d even say Fnatic could win this, not just challenge.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.