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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for August 20

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

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The LCK resumes on Thursday after it’s three-day weekly break. Two games are scheduled for Thursday, including a delectable fixture between Damwon Gaming and T1. Here is a look at the players to consider from DraftKings’ LCK slate.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $70K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LCK)


Captain

ShowMaker ($11,400)

ShowMaker has been in absolutely stunning form in this summer season of the LCK. He has the league’s highest KDA (15.63), built on sterling defensive efficiency. He has been killed an average of just 0.77 times per map. He even has a kill participation of well over 11 (4.2 kills and 7.86 assists), showcasing his offensive potency, too.

Others to consider: Mystic ($11,400)


Top

Canna ($6,200)

Canna’s stats completely justify this selection. He has a KDA of 5.32, with 3.49 kills, 1.62 deaths and 5.14 assists per game. Not many top laners in the world will come close to that level of offensive efficiency. Even fewer top laners will have such a low death rate. He has averaged 69.0 DKFP per game, comfortably the highest mark on this slate.

Others to consider: Kiin ($6,400)


Jungler

Spirit ($6,800)

Poor statistical returns isn’t the worst outcome for a jungler. There is plenty for a jungler to do in Summoner’s Rift, including itemization. However, from a fantasy perspective, it comes down to value. For a price of $6.8K on this slate, Spirit provides a kill participation of close to 9 and a creep score of close to 170 — not bad in either metric.

Others to consider: Canyon ($7,000)


Mid

Fly ($7,400)

Ideally, a mid laner should have a lot more offensive impact than 2.67 kills and 5.78 assists per game. However, Fly has been solid defensively. He also has the benefit of an advantageous matchup here. That should enable him to increase his fantasy output from his current average of 59.5 DKFP per game.


ADC

Mystic ($7,600)

Mystic provides Afreeca Freecs with a lot more than just aggression. He handles the bottom lane with relative comfort, increasing the probability of his team collecting the neutral objectives. He even has a creep score per minute of over 10 (and a CS of 329 per map). On top of this, he chips in with close to four kills per game.

Others to consider: Teddy ($7,200)


Support

BeryL ($5,600)

Any support player that has more than one kill is a real asset because that means the bottom lane is almost clear, with both tier turrets destroyed. BeryL has gone a step further this split with 2.29 kills and 7.97 assists per game. That level of offensive production can change the dynamics of your fantasy roster, too.


Team

Afreeca Freecs ($5,200)

Afreeca Freecs is currently fifth on the LCK standings having won 9-of-16 series so far. There is a degree of reliability in those nine wins. Even though KT Rolster ($4,800) isn’t far behind with seven series wins, there is just a bit more depth and consistency in Afreeca Freecs’ set-up.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $70K Shock Blast [$20K to 1st] (LCK)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.