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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LPL-LCK) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for August 9

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Sunday’s League of Legends (LPL-LCK) action, which locks at 3:00 a.m. ET.

A general view as Team Liquid and TSM battle during the League of Legends Championship Series Spring Finals at Chaifetz Arena in 2019. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The regular season of the LPL winds up on Sunday with three games. With five games in DraftKings’ mixed LPL-LCK slate, we take a look at some players to consider from each position for your League of Legends roster.

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Puff ($11,700)

Puff wouldn’t usually be high on the list of targets for Captain because of his team’s middling record in summer. However, he has some of the best numbers in the LPL, including 4.53 kills and 5.05 assists per game. He also has 2.08 deaths per map, which isn’t overly high. He even has a creep score of 287.

Others to consider: Teddy ($12,300)


Rascal ($6,000)

Rascal has managed some exceptional numbers this season. He has 2.55 kills and 6.33 assists this season but his most impressive metric is his death rate, which is at just 2.21 in summer. In League of Legends that allows his colleagues to worry about their respective lanes without needing to teleport in to bail him out.

Others to consider: TheShy ($6,400)


Tian ($6,600)

Right through this year, including the spring season and the Mid-Season Cup, Tian has been so consistent from a kill participation perspective. It’s important not just to contribute to kills but also to chip in with farming and itemization for a jungler. Tian has done exceptionally well in all these analysis points. He has a kill participation of close to 10 this season.

Others to consider: Clid ($6,400)


Doinb ($8,000)

Doinb has been one of the most productive mid laners in the LPL. He had close to 4.5 kills per game in spring over a sustained period of time. In summer, that number has dropped to 3.47 kills but he also has 7.13 assists per map. That means that his KDA has remained about the same (4.2 in this summer split).

Others to consider: Rookie ($7,600)


Teddy ($8,200)

Teddy has been so impressive this split. Across the board, he has been extremely solid with 4.61 kills, 1.27 deaths and 5.03 assists with a combined KDA of 7.57. He even has a creep score per minute of close to 11. These are just fantastic returns for one of the most efficient bot laners in the LCK.

Others to consider: Lwx ($7,600)


Crisp ($5,200)

Crisp has the most assists on FunPlus Phoenix this season. That’s his job and he’s done it quite well, providing strong assistance to Lwx, particularly in the bottom lane. He has averaged 46.9 DKFP per game, not too bad for a player that is priced very reasonably at just $5,200.


FunPlus Phoenix ($5,000)

By usual FunPlus standards, this has been a sub-par split. It could have been much worse but a four-series winning streak has stalled that downward spiral. That momentum could benefit FunPlus in a big way in this series.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.