The LCS resumes on Saturday with another five games, including a delectable matchup between Team Liquid and Cloud9. We break down the players to consider for your DraftKings LCS roster.
FBI ($11,700 CP)
100 Thieves has been a much-improved team in this LCS split. That is, in large part, due to the offensive firepower provided by FBI in the bottom lane. He has racked up an average of 4.62 kills per game. That has taken his kill participation close to 10 and his KDA close to 4. His price has increased because of TSM as his next opponent.
Others to consider: Zven ($11,400)
Licorice hasn’t quite found his best rhythm this season. He has still managed 2.62 kills per game but has also been killed an average of three times per map. FlyQuest doesn’t have the deepest roster this season, but Licorice has plenty of offensive experience in the top lane, which will lend plenty of value to your fantasy roster.
Others to consider: Ssumday ($6,000)
Santorin can play a dual role on your team: He can be a hedging target in case Cloud9 is caught off guard on the counter-attack, which will leave them vulnerable in the jungle. He also brings terrific form onto your roster because he has averaged 3 kills, 1.85 deaths and 5.92 assists with a stellar KDA of 4.83. By jungler standards, those are excellent returns.
Others to consider: Closer ($7,000)
There is always Cloud9’s Perkz ($7,200) as a reliable offensive option, but Jiizuke is no slouch in the middle lane. He has been upstaged by Deftly in Evil Geniuses, from a kill participation perspective, but he has still aggregated an average of 4 kills per game along with close to 6 assists. Against Immortals, that kill participation should be higher.
Others to consider: Perkz ($7,200)
It’s always risky to not include a Cloud9 player in any LCS slate. This is no exception despite Cloud9’s tricky matchup against Team Liquid. Zven has a KDA of 6.35 (4.54 kills, 1.77 deaths and 6.69 assists). His death rate is impressive because he has improved his defensive skill significantly since last season.
Others to consider: Deftly ($8,000)
Rather unsurprisingly, Vulcan is leading the LCS in assists (10.38 per game). No other player has come close to 10 assists per map this season. Drafting the LCS’ best support player for this price is an absolute steal.
100 Thieves ($4,800)
I’m starting and ending this roster with 100 Thieves because the team has finally found some consistency. Even in the summer split of 2020, 100 Thieves would break opponents in the first third but its middle game would let the team down. This season, 100 Thieves has won 8 of 12 maps, which bodes well for confidence too.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.