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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 26

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

The e-sport team RNG (Royal Never Give Up) will compete in the group phase of the e-sport “League of Legends” World Championship at the Verti Music Hall. Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images

The LPL is back on Tuesday with two more fixtures. With a $70,000 contest to look forward to on DraftKings, we break down the players to consider from each position of your roster.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LPL $70K Double Buff [$20K to 1st]


Captain

Gala ($11,700)

Gala has enjoyed an astounding spring campaign so far. He has a kill participation of well over 12 (5.86 kills and 6.57 assists per game). To maintain a low death rate with this level of offensive output takes a lot of work. Gala has done extremely well at this too, managing just two deaths per game. Overall, he has a KDA of 6.21.

Others to consider: Cryin ($11,400)


Top

Biubiu ($6,000)

Let’s keep aside Biubiu’s very high death rate of 5.1 for a moment. Instead, if you were to analyze his returns purely by his offensive numbers, you would be compelled to pick him as your top-laner for this slate. He has 2.8 kills and 8 assists per game. A top-laner with a kill participation rate of over 10 can seriously differentiate your roster.

Others to consider: Xiaohu ($6,200)


Jungler

Weiwei ($6,200)

Apart from Weiwei’s price, there is the Victory Five’s preferred style. V5’s aggression in the lanes can often be a deterrent but it can also lead to a few more kills per game. That’s one of the reasons Weiwei has a sensational kill-participation rate of 3.09 kills and 7.09 assists per game, with a KDA of 4.31.

Others to consider: Tarzan ($6,800)


Mid

Cryin ($7,600)

Cryin has a team-leading KDA of 6.75, built on 4.86 kills and 6.71 assists per game with just 1.71 deaths. This is indicative of how good he is at disengaging from team fights in disadvantageous situations. Throughout 2020, his offensive proficiency was evident. He is averaging 91 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: icon ($7,400)


ADC

Aiming ($7,400)

For a middling team like Bilibili Gaming to have five wins in 10 maps is quite impressive. A lot of that has come down to Aiming’s stunning production in the bottom lane. He has a team-leading kill rate of five. His kill participation is close to 10 because he has 4.6 assists per game, as well. He even has a terrific creep score of 344.4.

Others to consider: Light ($7,600)


Support

Ming ($5,600)

Budget is not really a constraint on this slate. That allows you to draft the best support player of the season so far without worrying about his price. He has racked up 11.86 assists per game, most in the LPL. He even has a KDA of over 5, which is outstanding for a support player.


Team

Royal Never Give Up ($5,200)

RNG has made a proper start to the LPL’s spring split, approaching lane fights with discipline and not over-extending too much. This bright start has led to six wins in seven maps to open the new split. With price not being too much of a concern, RNG is a rather simple decision.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LPL $70K Double Buff [$20K to 1st]


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.