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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for July 5

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

In this screengrab taken from the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup, the stage is seen during the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup Grand Final between FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports at the LPL Arena on May 31. Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

Some interesting games are set for DraftKings’ four-matchup slate from the LPL and the LCK on Sunday. Here is a look at picks for each position on your League of Legends DraftKings roster.

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Deft ($12,000)

Two important reasons to back Deft as Captain. Despite Lwx ($12,300) being a very strong candidate, Deft has the matchup advantage to the degree that FunPlus Phoenix doesn’t. Deft has exceptional defensive numbers too, having been killed just 1.38 times per map this split. He has a KDA of 6.78 with 3 kills and 6.38 assists.

Others to consider: Lwx ($12,300)


Kiin ($6,200)

For a price of just $6,200, Kiin provides immense value. That’s almost entirely because of his kill rate of 3.33. In fact, he has the second-most kills on his team. That affords his colleagues some freedom because they haven’t been required to teleport much to engage opponents. Instead, they can rest assured that the top lane has been covered more often than not.

Others to consider: Biubiu ($5,800)


Wei ($6,200)

I can completely see eStar beating Victory Five outright in this series. Victory Five’s resurgence has been fantastic but consistency has yet to be analyzed. Wei has 3.33 kills and 6.33 assists. For a jungler to have a kill participation rate of 10 is impressive and for kills to make up a big chunk of that kill participation is even more impressive.

Others to consider: Tian ($7,000)


Chovy ($7,600)

Another player from DragonX with a low death rate and a high KDA. It’s not surprising that DragonX has won 10 of 13 maps in summer so far. Chovy has a combined KDA of 3.15/1.46/6, with a total KDA of 6.26. Creep score hasn’t been an issue either. He has a creep score average of 312 and a CSPM of close to 10.

Others to consider: Doinb ($8,000)


Lwx ($8,200)

Lwx leads FunPlus Phoenix in several parameters: kills (3.81 per game, tied with Doinb), KDA (5.13), creep score (259) and CSPM (8.36). This is important because if you’re going with just one player from FunPlus Phoenix, ensure that player has all-round quality. Lwx undoubtedly fits that criteria.

Others to consider: Wink ($7,400)


ShiauC ($4,800)

In a four-game slate, if you can pick one upset with any level of certainty, you should have a balanced roster. It’s not certain by any means, but if there was an upset on Sunday, I’d back eStar for that. As a result, I’m going with ShaiuC for support player because of his inexpensive price.


FunPlus Phoenix ($5,600)

Drafting one of the best teams in China is never a bad option. FunPlus will face a tricky opponent in Royal Never Give Up on Sunday but with the depth of the roster, I’d say FunPlus might be too strong. My bet is on FunPlus to win in three.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.