The LCS will continue on Saturday with four more games. As players begin to settle down into the summer season, there could be bigger fantasy repercussions. We take a look at what they might be with our players to target below.
Set your lineups here: LOL $50K Titan’s Fury [$10K to 1st] (LCS)
Tactical and Liquid have enjoyed a sensational season so far ahead of this game week. Tactical has some quite stellar numbers: 5 kills, 0.5 deaths and 3.75 assists, giving him a KDA of 17.5. He has done a fabulous job for Liquid after Doublelift’s departure left quite a gaping hole. Testament of that fact lies in his fantasy returns of 27.9 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: CodySun ($12,000)
With Cloud9 missing on this slate, there isn’t as heavy a hit to your average salary remaining as usual. However, it might still be prudent to spend wisely in some key positions like top laner. Hauntzer does a solid job for Golden Guardians. He hasn’t quite gotten started yet, with 0.5 kills and 3.75 assists. That’s also because Golden Guardians has lost three of four games in this summer split.
Others to consider: Impact ($6,400)
It’s definitely time for 100 Thieves to turn around this sub-par form. Like Golden Guardians, 100 Thieves has also lost three of four games. However, this is the team’s opportunity to improve that record. Meteos has an underwhelming KDA of 1.35. He has bad metrics across the board, including itemization and gold collection, but he should have a much better day on Saturday.
Others to consider: Svenskeren ($6,800)
After facing Cloud9 on Friday, Jensen will be pleased to see a less-superior opponent on Saturday. Jensen’s defense has been spectacular (just 0.5 deaths a game so far). He can, however, improve on his kill participation which is currently at 2.25 kills and 4.5 deaths. Still, he has a KDA of 13.5 and a CSPM of close to 10.
Others to consider: Damonte ($7,200)
Here is where you benefit from smart, inexpensive selections for Captain and top laner. CodySun is the most expensive player on this slate because 100 Thieves is expected to blow past Counter Logic Gaming to resume their season. Despite just one win so far, CodySun has 2 kills with a KDA of 5.25.
Others to consider: Doublelift ($7,000)
This comes down to your strategy. If you have a higher budget remaining, you could opt for Evil Geniuses’ Zeyzal ($5,800). If you don’t, then Huhi is not a bad choice. Huhi has just 20 assists this summer season, which could increase substantially by the end of this weekend.
Golden Guardians ($5,200)
Golden Guardians started the summer split with a morale-boosting win but have subsequently lost momentum to the point the team lost three straight games. Against a struggling Immortals team, Golden Guardians should get their season back on track.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.