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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 25

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

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The LCK will take the first two days of the new week off, while the LPL continues to move on with another couple of games on Monday. Here is a look at some suggestions to help with your roster construction for DraftKings’ two-game slate.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LPL $50K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


Captain

Loken ($11,400)

Loken’s season proficiency lowered after JD Gaming’s loss in the previous game. However, he is still a vital pick considering his consistency over the years. He is still averaging some solid numbers: 4.33 kills, 2.33 deaths and 3.83 assists with a KDA of 3.5 and a creep score of 335. At a Captain’s price of $11,400, he is not too expensive as well.

Others to consider: Viper ($12,000)


Top

Flandre ($6,600)

Even though Flandre is the most expensive top laner on this slate, there is still plenty of upside in his selection, mainly because of his disengagement style from fights in the top lane. He has a death rate of just 1.3 per game in spring so far. He also has a kill participation of close to 8 (2.3 kills and 5.5 assists per game), with a rather stunning KDA of 6.

Others to consider: Zoom ($6,200)


Jungler

Kanavi ($6,600)

By his usual lofty standards, Kanavi has had a rather quiet spring so far. He has just 2.5 kills and 5.5 assists per game, which is not up to his level of offensive production. He will be keen to use his preferred champion to flank and engage in team fights to increase his kill participation rate as this season progresses.

Others to consider: JieJie ($7,000)


Mid

Scout ($7,600)

Since this is just a two-game slate, it’s vital to make your stacking decision early. It’s important to look for value but it’s also key to not be too stingy in spending for your mid and bot laner. Scout is a clear and easy target in the middle lane on this slate considering the matchup against ThunderTalk. He has been averaging 3.3 kills with a KDA of 4.6 in spring to date.

Others to consider: Yagao ($7,400)


ADC

Viper ($8,000)

Is Viper worth $8,000? Yes. Has he been in good form? Yes — he has managed 5 kills and 4.4 assists with just 1.8 deaths per map in spring. Matchup advantage? Against a team that has won just one of seven maps this season, he definitely has that too. This might seem like a simple decision, but there isn’t a reason to complicate this position.

Others to consider: iBoy ($7,200)


Support

Hang ($5,200)

You will have to make one sacrifice on your roster, and on this slate, support seems to be a nice fit for that. Hang doesn’t have much going for him apart from his inexpensive cost. He has been averaging 6.67 assists per game, still far higher than Teeen’s ($4,800) production of 3.86 assists per game.


Team

Rare Atom ($4,600)

If you pick your roster exactly like above, you will be left with $4,600, allowing you to draft an enigmatic Rare Atom as your Team. Rare Atom has won two of six maps in spring so far, which isn’t much to go on. However, there is so much individual talent on that team that it makes sense to take a punt on them to win at least a map against JD Gaming ($5,000).

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LPL $50K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.