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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCS) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for August 15

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Saturday’s League of Legends (LPL-LCS) action, which locks at 5:00 a.m. ET.

In this screengrab taken from the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup, the stage is seen during the League of Legends Mid-Season Cup Grand Final between FunPlus Phoenix and Top Esports at the LPL Arena on May 31. Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images

More exciting playoffs games are coming from the LPL and the LCS. Two more make up DraftKings’ LPL-LCS mixed slate on Saturday. We take a look at some picks from each position for your roster below.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $50K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st] (LPL-LCS)


Doublelift ($11,400)

Doublelift is a big-game player. He is one of the most skilled and experienced players in the LCS, and the playoffs are a fantastic opportunity to draft those characteristics into your fantasy lineup. He has had a fantastic split for TSM after his offseason trade from Liquid. He averaged a stellar 4.22 kills per game in the regular season.

Others to consider: Bjergsen ($11,100)


Biubiu ($5,800)

For a top laner to be averaging close to 2.5 kills with just 2.07 deaths per game provides serious value. Those statistical returns for a price of just $5,800 can differentiate your entire roster. He has been so solid in the top lane for V5, allowing the more explosive players to freely engage without worrying about an important lane.

Others to consider: Bin ($6,200)


Spica ($6,600)

Spica is another player that has contributed more intangibly this season. Spica has provided plenty of farming and itemization value, leveling up in order to help more productive champions with their requirements. Still, there is fantasy value to be derived too. He would want to improve on his kill rate (1.94) even though his kill participation is decent.

Others to consider: SofM ($6,800)


Bjergsen ($7,400)

This is a hard call to make. Bjergsen has been just that much better, from an all-around standpoint, than Angel ($7,600). Even though they play in the same position, the pace and method of play between the LPL and the LCS are like apples and oranges. Bjergsen would be my mid laner because he maintains an efficient death rate (1.33 per game) and even has a solid 3.33 kills per game.

Others to consider: Angel ($7,600)


Huanfeng ($7,800)

Suning have been well led by Huanfeng in summer. He has 3.36 kills per game along with 5.19 assists, which means his offensive metrics are steady. His value increases with his KDA of 4.43, built on 1.93 deaths per game. He even had a creep score of 306.81 during the summer’s regular season.

Others to consider: SamD ($7,200)


Ppgod ($5,200)

Instead of backing Victory Five for team, it might make more sense to have Ppgod in this position because of his low price. While he hasn’t been great offensively (0.39 kills per game), that’s not his job. His key performance indicator is his assists (8.88 per map). That’s quite good, particularly at this price.


Team SoloMid ($5,600)

This is quite a steal for one of the best teams in the LCS. TSM won 12 of 18 games in the regular season, while Dignitas managed to win just six of 18. Dignitas did find some rhythm in some games but a passive, reactive style of play hurt the team. That didn’t work against most teams and it certainly won’t against TSM.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: LOL $50K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st] (LPL-LCS)

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.