The LCS continues on Saturday with another full round of fixtures. We take a look at some players to consider from each position of your DraftKings roster from Saturday’s five-game slate.
Zven ($12,300 CP)
There are several good reasons to back Zven as your Captain on this slate. First, his own attacking weapons in the bottom lane. He has averaged 4.31 kills and 6.38 assists at a KDA of over 5. That kill participation rate of over 10 is one of the most influential reasons for his inclusion. He also has the highest creep score on Cloud9 (286.94). Cloud9 should also dominate Dignitas in this matchup.
Others to consider: Jensen ($11,400)
Drafting a top-laner for a price as inexpensive as possible is key to fantasy League of Legends roster construction. Licorice fits the bill nicely. He has a kill to death ratio of exactly 1 (2.94 kills and 2.94 deaths per map), along with 3.75 assists. Although a KDA of 2.28 isn’t exactly flashy, his kill rate is quite high considering his price.
Others to consider: Ssumday ($6,400)
The LCS was heavily shuffled in free agency last year. One of the high-profile transfers in the league was Santorin’s move to Liquid. He has settled quickly, putting up a kill participation of 8.5. His disengagement technique has been effective, which is evident from his low death rate of 1.81 per game.
Others to consider: Spica ($6,600)
Whenever Cloud9 is facing an opponent that can be passive in the lanes, it’s always a reliable strategy to draft both the mid-laner and bot-laner. Perkz would like to reduce his death rate (2.63), but his offensive metrics are solid across the board. He has averaged 28.7 DKFP per game, second among mid-laners on this slate.
Others to consider: PowerOfEvil ($7,000)
There are plenty of options for bot-laner, but WildTurtle’s consistency is always a crucial asset to own. Like Santorin, WildTurtle also made the headlines for his move to Counter Logic Gaming. He hasn’t quite met his own lofty standards this season, with a KDA of 2.63. However, he is leading the LCS in creep score this season (350.88 per game and 9.79 CSPM).
Others to consider: Tactical ($7,400)
Even though Evil Geniuses has only been steady this season, IgNar has been terrific in support of his AD Carry. He has racked up 8.63 assists per game, the fourth-highest in the LCS so far, with a KDA of 3.13. These numbers are even more impressive considering he has just 0.56 kills per map this season.
Team Liquid ($4,800)
Liquid has won 10 of 16 maps this season. One of those wins was against Cloud9 last weekend. Evil Geniuses ($4,400) will certainly not be a pushover in this game but on paper, Liquid has better form and the better roster. These are reliable factors while backing a team.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.