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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LCK-LPL) Tournament Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 29

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

League of Legends – 2020 Worlds - Finals Photo by Lintao Zhang/Riot Games via Getty Images

Both the LPL and the LCK will attract a lot of eyeballs on Friday with Team WE unbeaten in China and DWG Kia back in action in South Korea. Here is a look at some strategies you could consider for your DraftKings roster on Friday’s four-game slate.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LCK-LPL $40K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


Ghost ($11,100 CP)

A bit of strategy to start this slate. Jiumeng ($12,000) has been one of the best players in the spring split, but his price is a bit too high considering a strong opponent in Royal Never Give Up. Instead, over in the LCK, Ghost provides so much value at just $11.1K. He has averaged 4.0 kills with 3.83 assists and 1.5 deaths at a KDA of 5.22 and a CSPM of 9.71. The delta of his returns in any map won’t be far off his average.

Others to consider: Jiumeng ($12,000)


Breathe ($6,000)

With two value selections in the first two positions, your roster can maintain balance throughout. Breathe has been no slouch this season. He has the second-best KDA in Team WE (8.36) built on efficiency across the board. He is averaging 2.25 kills, 1.17 deaths and 7.5 assists. Individually, each of those numbers are impressive. Together, they are stunning.

Others to consider: Khan ($6,400)


beishang ($7,000)

beishang has been arguably the best jungler in the LPL so far, in terms of DFS returns as well as overall production in the jungle. In fact, you could easily mistake him for an AD Carry with his current kill participation (4.17 kills and 6.33 assists). He has flanked so effectively into fights and disengaged equally well, resulting in a team-low 1.08 deaths per map.

Others to consider: Peanut ($6,600)


ShowMaker ($7,400)

ShowMaker’s affordable price is slightly surprising. His efficiency, though, is not surprising at all. He has been one of the best mid laners on the planet, as was evident at Worlds last year. He has averaged 2.83 kills, 1.5 deaths and 5.42 assists with a team-leading KDA of 5.5 and a creep score of 310. He had a combined KDA of 4/4/17 against Gen.G in their previous series.

Others to consider: icon ($7,800)


Jiumeng ($8,000)

Just tactically, I think this is a better position for Jiumeng. Despite his lofty price, he has been in terrific form, which helps make a compelling case for his inclusion. Granted, the pace and aggression in the LPL creates more kill opportunities, but an average of 5.92 kills (fourth in the LPL) is extremely impressive. His proficiency in the bottom lane has helped Team WE stay unbeaten in the LPL so far.

Others to consider: Light ($7,600)


Ming ($4,800)

A support player’s primary objective in League of Legends is to help his ADC out in the bottom lane. From a tangible statistics perspective, that is assessed by assists as the KPI (Key Performance Indicator). By that measure, there is no one in the LPL or LCK that comes close to Ming, who is currently averaging 12.0 assists per game. He also acts as a hedge in case Team WE is a bit too aggressive.


DWG Kia ($5,600)

Classy and efficient are two adjectives that could best describe DWG Kia. That holds true not just for the way the team ended 2020 by winning the World Championships, but also for the way it’s started the new spring split. Eight wins in 12 maps is not insanely impressive in a competitive league like the LCK, yet that should only improve as this season progresses.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LCK-LPL $40K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.