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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LCK-LPL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 17

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Sunday morning’s League of Legends (LCK-LPL) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 3:00 a.m. ET.

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The LPL and LCK resume on Sunday with four more games, including season favorites Damwon Gaming in the Korean league. Here is a breakdown of the players to back from each position of your DraftKings roster.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $30K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


ShowMaker ($11,700)

The team to stack from isn’t a difficult choice on this slate. World champions Damwon Gaming has been in tearaway form right through 2020. Even though the team needed a third map, Damwon started with a win. ShowMaker was typically fluent, racking up 10 kills and 18 assists in that matchup. You can safely rely on much better performance moving forward from one of the best middle laners in the world.

Others to consider: Wink ($11,100)


Kiin ($6,400)

The other team that you could target is Afreeca Freecs from the LCK considering the tight games in the LPL on Sunday. Kiin had a solid start to his spring campaign, putting up an average of 1.67 kills and 6 assists per game. Quite surprisingly, he even had a creep score of 285 per map, which is rather high for a top laner.

Others to consider: Khan ($7,000)


beishang ($6,400)

One suggestion for this slate could be to save on this position. With the absence of productivity among junglers, from a kills perspective, this could be a sacrificial position to improve the balance of your roster. Besides, beishang has been one of the most aggressive junglers in the LPL. He is averaging 3 kills and 6 assists per map over a sample size of five maps.

Others to consider: Peanut ($5,600)


Rookie ($7,200)

Even though Invictus Gaming has won only two of four maps so far this season, Rookie has been tremendous in the middle lane. Impressively, he has maintained a death rate of just 1.25 per map, which is incredible considering the pace of play in the LPL. Offensively, he has managed 4 kills and 7.25 assists per map, with a KDA of 9.

Others to consider: Fly ($7,000)


Ghost ($7,600)

Drafting the middle and bottom laner from Damwon Gaming just makes sense on this slate. From a production standpoint, that strategy could help your roster stand apart from the rest. Ghost started his campaign with a team-leading 4.67 kills per game and 4.67 assists. You might see his kill participation stay around these returns for the entirety of the LCK.

Others to consider: Wink ($7,400)


Lehends ($5,200)

Lehends will not have a high kill rate. That’s almost a given going into this slate. However, there is no reason why he can’t provide a stellar return on his affordable investment of $5,200. He chipped in with 7 assists per game in the season opener, which ballooned his KDA to 4.4.


LNG Esports ($5,400)

Even after rostering the second-most favored team on this slate, you will still be left with $100, if your roster is constructed exactly from picks in this article. LNG Esports is a heavy favorite in this game, primarily because of the inexperience of TT in the LPL. LNG started spring with a 2-0 win, while ThunderTalk was beaten 2-0. That difference in confidence could also be a factor.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $30K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.