The LCS is back for another round of fixtures on Sunday. Will Cloud9 bounce back after a loss to Liquid? Will Evil Geniuses find form? Here is a look at some of those answers along with picks to consider for your DraftKings roster from Sunday’s five-game LCS slate.
Zven ($11,700 CP)
There are several potent options on this slate but I’d still stick with the quality and offensive class of Zven as Captain. Cloud9 will be disappointed after losing to Liquid on Saturday and will see this matchup against TSM as favorable. Zven has averaged 4.36 kills, 1.79 deaths and 6.57 assists per game at a stellar KDA of 6.12.
Others to consider: Blaber ($11,400)
Here’s a surprising stat: Finn has the best KDA in Counter Logic Gaming this season (3.06), built on 2.29 kills, 2.57 deaths and 5.57 assists per game. Even though CLG will be up against one of the best teams in the LCS on Sunday in Liquid, drafting a team’s most efficient player at an affordable price is how fantasy value is derived.
Others to consider: Licorice ($6,200)
Usually, spending so much on a jungler is not advisable because that impacts the balance of the rest of your roster. There is an exception to be made for Blaber though. He has generated astounding offensive firepower in the jungle with 4.14 kills, 1.93 deaths and 8.29 assists at a KDA of 6.44.
Others to consider: Xerxe ($6,200)
This may seem like an intentional stack from Cloud9. That’s partially true because C9 is never a bad team to use a stacking strategy for. However, Perkz at a price of $7,200, is immensely compelling because he is one of the best mid laners in North America. He is leading the LCS in kills (5.07 per game) with a kill participation of over 11.
Others to consider: Jensen ($7,800)
This is slightly more than the ideal spending for a bot laner. Liquid, though, is in sensational form and rich in confidence after beating Cloud9 on Saturday. Tactical has managed steady returns of 4.14 kills and 4.93 assists per map at a KDA of 4.1. His fantasy output has been 26 DKFP per game so far.
Others to consider: Neo ($7,000)
Destiny doesn’t quite have the same level of quality as others in the LCS but this is a position you will have to accept a lower return from. He has averaged 6.64 assists per game, which is well below the mean return for a Support player. Still, he has managed 14 DKFP per game.
Evil Geniuses ($5,000)
EG has an 8-6 record in the LCS so far. EG was also beaten on Saturday against Immortals. For a team that has been quite solid in the LCS for a while now, these returns won’t be acceptable for much longer. Even though Dignitas is a solid team across Summoner’s Rift, I’d expect EG to put in a much better performance on Sunday.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.