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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for July 8

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

League of Legends Pro League teams Invictus Gaming (L) and JD Gaming (R) pose during the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup at the LPL Arena on May 29. Photo by Riot Games/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images

DraftKings greets the LCK’s return after a two-day break with a massive $175,000 contest that includes four games from both Korea and China. We break down the picks to consider for your League of Legends squad.

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Captain

Puff ($12,300)

Puff has the lowest death rate on Invictus Gaming, which is quite an achievement for a bot laner. He has averaged 3.15 kills along with 4.25 assists per game, which gives him a KDA of 4.48. He is the only player on Invictus Gaming to have a KDA of more than 4. So the best player on a team that is expected to cruise through is the easy choice for Captain.

Others to consider: SamD ($11,700)


Top

Biubiu ($6,200)

Biubiu has been a force not many teams have been able to stop in the top lane this season. He has a K/D of well more than 1, which holds him in good stead from a fantasy standpoint. He has averaged 2.3 kills and 1.45 deaths this split. Along with 4.65 assists per game, he has built his KDA to 4.79, which is extremely high for a top laner.

Others to consider: Doran ($6,400)


Jungler

Ning ($6,800)

Ning hasn’t been awesome in the jungle but he has provided some semblance of consistency. He has 2.4 kills and 5.9 assists, which equates to a decent kill participation rate. Invictus has been just about middling this split. Those numbers in a par situation are much better than they seem.

Others to consider: Weiwei ($7,000)


Mid

Chovy ($7,600)

Chovy has a fantastic KDA of 6.9. He has done that with some sterling defensive numbers (1.4 deaths per game). He has a kill participation rate of close to 10 and he has the highest creep score on DragonX (305.4). He has also done this over a sustained period of time, making him a worthy selection.

Others to consider: Rookie ($8,000)


ADC

SamD ($7,800)

SamD has comfortably been Victory Five’s most prolific killing weapon. Just before objective spawning, his killing efficiency has allowed Victory Five to collect the dragons or barons that have opened up games. He has done that with 4.3 kills per game and just 1.65 deaths. He has averaged 79.4 DKFP per game, highest for bot laners in this slate.

Others to consider: Deft ($8,000)


Support

Lehends ($5,000)

Considering you will need a player that is not too expensive at this position, Lehends might not be a bad choice. He has 5.36 assists per game, which can be improved on. However, his team has lost 12 of 14 maps in this split. There is a chance to turn that around against Sandbox Gaming on Wednesday.


Team

Invictus Gaming ($5,400)

In 20 maps in this summer season so far, Invictus Gaming has won just 9. That poses a problem because Invictus was one of the best teams in spring. However, having retained the core of the roster, it won’t be long before form and fluency both return.


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.