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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LCK-LPL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 24

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 the LCK resume on Sunday with four more games across both leagues. We break down the selections to consider from DraftKings’ two-game slate below.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $35K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


Captain

Jiumeng ($12,000)

Even though there are other attractive bot-laners in the LCK, just the pace of the LPL is enough to back a player like Jiumeng as your Captain on this slate. He has a kill participation of over 11 (5.9 kills and 5.2 assists per game). With a death rate of 2.1 per map, he has built his KDA to 5.29, with a creep score per minute of 9.14.

Others to consider: Ruler ($11,400)


Top

Rascal ($6,200)

This is a rather enjoyable slate because some of the better teams in the LCK aren’t valued as highly as they should be, like T1 and Gen.G. Irrespective of that factor, here are Rascal’s returns this season: 3.57 kills, 1.71 deaths and 6.14 assists per game. These are not top-laner numbers but mid- or bot-laner statistics.

Others to consider: Canna ($6,400)


Jungler

Ellim ($6,600)

I’ve been a little disappointed with Ellim’s returns this season. In a slower league like the LCK, fantasy returns are often analyzed in a different manner. A lower death rate is almost a requirement to separate the better players from the rest. Ellim’s death rate of 2.44 is a bit high. Apart from that, he has solid kill participation numbers (1.78 kills and 6 assists per game), which holds T1 in good stead.

Others to consider: Clid ($6,800)


Mid

Mole ($7,600)

There are reservations about stacking from this slate. There is just too much talent across the board. Hedging might make more sense. V5’s Mole has been in sensational form this season (3.89 kills and 4.89 assists per game). He has a KDA of 5.27 with a death rate of just 1.67, which is rather impressive considering he plays on a team that prefers aggression.

Others to consider: Bdd ($7,200)


ADC

Ruler ($7,600)

Ruler has been absolutely sensational this season. He has 5.29 kills, 5.14 assists, 1.14 deaths and a KDA of 9.13 with a creep score of 346. Returns like these are seen all over Summoner’s Rift because this helps a team open up lanes and the eventual nexus. Ruler, at a price of $7,600, is a bit of a steal.

Others to consider: y4 ($7,400)


Support

Keria ($5,400)

Keria has done his job admirably this season. He has been excellent in support of his AD Carry, averaging 7.56 assists per game. He has been killed an average of 3.11 times per map, which has reduced his KDA to 2.64. Still, there is plenty of value in his selection.


Team

Gen.G ($5,000)

Gen.G, at this price, seems like a bargain purchase. Gen.G has been in tearaway form this season, winning six of seven maps to start spring. Against Hanwha Life Esports ($4,600), you would expect Gen.G to be too strong in defense of their lanes, which will eventually determine the outcome.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $35K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.