The best team in the LPL, Top Esports, is back in action on Wednesday. DraftKings has a two-game LPL slate, which includes an $80,000 contest to look forward to. We break down the slate with picks to consider from each position.
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JackeyLove’s kill production has come down slightly as this split has progressed, but that’s a natural outcome with a very high kill rate. He now has 4.83 kills per map, which is still very high, but his KDA has lowered to 3.71 on account of his three kills per game. He will want to improve on that as the playoffs draw nearer.
Others to consider: Knight ($11,400)
LangX has actually been rather solid across the board this season. He has 2.3 kills, 2.59 deaths and 5.24 assists with a KDA close to 3.0. Although these aren’t flashy numbers by any means, they are still quite steady for a top laner on a middling team. He also has the advantage of a strong matchup against LNG Esports.
Others to consider: 369 ($6,800)
Any jungler with a kill participation of over 10.0 and over 2.0 kills per game is worth any value. Karsa has managed 2.45 kills with 8.94 assists per game, with an impressive KDA of 4.71. If he just meets his split averages, there could be a high fantasy return in the offing for this game.
Others to consider: Peanut ($7,200)
At one point in this split, Knight was averaging well over 100.0 DKFP per game. Recently, that output has reduced to 92.4 DKFP per map, but that’s still exceptional. He is the LPL leader in kills with 5.9 per game. His KDA of 7.31 is also the highest in the LPL. His price isn’t even as high as it should be.
Others to consider: Xiye ($7,200)
Kramer has flown under the radar of some explosive bot laners in the LPL, but his level of production has been second to none. Here are his split stats: kills (3.68), deaths (1.66), assists (5.26), KDA (5.4), creep score (318) and gold collection (14,600). Even the might of Knight or JackeyLove doesn’t match this.
Others to consider: Light ($6,800)
ShiauC ($5,000) is not a bad option, but there is a high probability of him getting killed far too often to provide a steady return. Instead, if you have the budget, Mark is the right target. He has been strong in assistance of his AD Carry Kramer, teleporting in to help him in his engagements in the bottom lane.
Top Esports ($5,400)
Despite some surprising defeats this season, Top Esports has still been the best team in the LPL. The team possesses one of the best mid and bot laner combinations in Knight and JackeyLove. Also, eStar ($4.200) has been extremely underwhelming this season.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.