The LCS resumes on Friday with a full round of fixtures. Here is a breakdown of players to consider from each position for your DraftKings roster from the five-game LOL slate.
Zven ($12,000 CP)
Zven has been upstaged by Perkz (Captain’s price of $11,700) in the middle lane this season, but he still has some impressive returns. From a kill participation standpoint, he has managed 4.5 kills and 6.83 assists at a KDA of 5.91, much higher than Perkz. Even for the quality of FlyQuest, Zven will be hard to stop in the bottom lane.
Others to consider: Perkz ($11,700)
There are several reliable options on this slate, including Finn at just $6,000. However, if you can draft a top laner that is averaging well over three kills per game, you can differentiate your roster. Impact has a high death rate of 3.42, but he has also managed an excellent kill participation, including 3.17 kills and 7.5 assists. All this offensive firepower for $5,800 is a steal.
Others to consider: Finn ($6,000)
Spica hasn’t quite found offensive rhythm this season but there is so much defensive quality in his game, particularly in his fight disengagement style, that he will eventually provide value. That is evident from his KDA of 4.05 despite his low kill rate of 1.9 per map. His average of 19.1 DKFP per game is bound to increase as this split progresses.
Others to consider: Santorin ($7,400)
This position will come down to your preferred strategy. Perkz is a high-risk option because he will be killed a few times. However, if you want that aggression in your roster, he is a reliable choice because he has a kill participation of well over 11 (5.17 kills and 6.58 assists per map). He has a creep score of 272 as well (9.06 CSPM).
Others to consider: Jensen ($8,000)
It just makes good sense to back your bot laner and splurge a bit more because of the nature of the position, especially in the LCS. Tactical hasn’t quite set the LCS alight this season so far but you can definitely expect steady returns, irrespective of opponent. He has been averaging 3.83 kills and 5 assists per game with a KDA of 3.79. Against a struggling Golden Guardians team that has won just 2 of 12 maps in the LCS so far, Tactical might find his fluency.
Others to consider: FBI ($7,800)
TSM has been decent in spring, having won 8 of 12 maps already. SwordArt has played a significant hand in that success. He has averaged 7.83 assists with a KDA of 2.68. His fantasy output so far has been 15.3 DKFP per game.
Evil Geniuses ($4,400)
100 Thieves ($5,000) has been the better team this season but EG is no pushover. Even though the roster has changed substantially since last season, EG has managed to win 7 of 12 maps in this split. This price, for a team that can be perennial challengers, is quite compelling.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.