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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (Worlds) Top DraftKings LOL DFS Targets for September 25

Nikhil Kalro shares his targets for Friday’s League of Legends (Worlds) DraftKings DFS action, which locks at 5:40 a.m. ET.

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The highly-anticipated League of Legends World Championship starts on Friday with the play-in stage. Five games are scheduled for the opening day. We break down a three-game DraftKings slate, with selections to consider from each position for your roster.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: LOL $40K Worlds Play-In Special [$10K to 1st] (Worlds)


Kramer ($12,000)

Kramer has had a terrific year in the LPL. He has generated an average of 3.81 kills per game. That’s good, but the stat becomes even better with the sample size. He has played 99 games this calendar year, which means he has racked up close to 380 kills in the LPL. PSG is a steady team, but nowhere near the class and quality of LGD Gaming.

Other to consider: Carzzy ($11,400)


Tay ($6,400)

You can’t just draft every LGD player on this slate due to obvious budgetary constraints. Smart spending in certain categories will be the most prudent drafting method here. Tay as top laner is one of those picks. He has been decent for Intz in the Brazilian league. In 44 games this calendar year, he has a high kill rate of 3.0 with 4.27 assists per game.

Other to consider: Orome ($6,600)


Shad0w ($7,000)

Mad Lions has been so impressive in the LEC this year. The team has exploded on Summoner’s Rift, using a fast-paced engagement tactic that often catches opponents fumbling in front of neutral objectives. Shad0w has been a big part of that by flanking into team fights. He is one of three players on Mad Lions to be averaging over three kills per game this year.

Other to consider: Shini ($6,600)


Xiye ($7,800)

This is one position where you don’t worry about spending a little extra. Owning the mid and bottom laner from the most-favored team on this slate is a serious flex. Xiye has been consistent right throughout the year, averaging 3.69 kills, 2.49 deaths and 5.84 assists. That has earned him a KDA of 3.82. That will increase on Friday.

Other to consider: Jensen ($6,800)


Carzzy ($7,600)

Mad Lions was arguably the most compelling team to watch in the LEC because of their style of play. It’s natural to have a high death rate with an aggressive strategy. Despite that, Carzzy has been solid in all key metrics. He has 3.83 kills, 2.47 deaths and 5.75 assists per game across both splits of the LEC, with a team-leading KDA of 3.87.

Other to consider: Tactical ($6,800)


CoreJJ ($4,600)

With some of these above selections, you will need to put a position somewhere. Support has to be that category. Still, CoreJJ is not a bad choice at all. In fact, he has the third-best KDA on Liquid this year (4.4). He has also been averaging 7.49 assists per game over a period of 49 games.


Team Liquid ($4,800)

If there was one team not to underestimate in the LCS, it was Liquid. Ever since a stellar blowout win against TSM in the first game of the new summer split, Liquid has maintained momentum and consistency. Liquid begin as underdogs against Mad Lions ($5,200), but I’d back Liquid to beat the odds here.

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.