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Fantasy Esports Picks: League of Legends (LCK-LPL) Top DraftKings DFS Targets for January 30

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

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Four more games from the LPL and the LCK are coming on Saturday morning to open a busy weekend in League of Legends. We take a look at some options to consider from each position for your DraftKings roster from the four-game slate.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $40K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]


Ruler ($11,700)

A general rule of thumb would be to look for your Captain from the LPL if your pick is a bottom laner. This is because the aggressive style of play results in more kills. On this slate though, there is an obvious exception to be made for Ruler, who has been typically solid for Gen.G so far. He has averaged 3.23 kills, 1.85 assists and 4.23 assists, with a KDA of 4.04, and a creep score of 353 (second highest in the LCK).

Others to consider: Lwx ($11,400)


Nuguri ($6,200)

After moving from South Korea to China, Nuguri is still getting accustomed to the pace of play in the LPL. That’s why his kill to death ratio currently is one (1.91 kills and 1.91 deaths). That will only improve as this season progresses. For now, he is still adding value with his kill contribution. He has managed 5.64 assists at a KDA of 3.95.

Others to consider: Rascal ($6,800)


Clid ($6,400)

Pyosik ($7,200) remains a tempting choice because he is one of the best junglers in the LCK but his price is too high on this slate. Instead, I’d prefer value at jungler, which Clid certainly provides. Although he has been killed an average of three times per map, Clid has a solid kill participation rate (3 kills and 4.9 assists per game).

Others to consider: Pyosik ($7,200)


Mole ($7,800)

My level of confidence for this position is relatively low because there are so many viable choices, such as FunPlus’ consistent Doinb ($7,600) and Gen.G’s Bdd ($7,200). However, matchup advantage is the reason Mole will be the least regrettable decision. He has had a solid spring split so far across the board, with a combined KDA of 3.64/2/5.14.

Others to consider: Bdd ($7,200)


Lwx ($7,600)

There isn’t much doubt about this position though. Lwx has averaged a stunning 6.64 kills per map in spring so far, behind only Top Esports’ JackeyLove in the LPL. He has been in outstanding form in the bottom lane this season, which is unlikely to change soon. This astounding killing effectiveness has yielded a slate-leading 87.1 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: Light ($7,600)


Life ($5,400)

Life hasn’t quite managed the output he would have liked yet this season. He has managed 5.85 assists at a KDA of over 2. While that isn’t bad, it’s well below par for a support player of his quality, playing for a solid team like Gen.G.


FunPlus Phoenix ($5,000)

Lwx is the reason FunPlus Phoenix has transformed into a dynamic team in the lanes this split. In 11 maps, FunPlus Phoenix has won 9 and lost 2. That’s as good as you will get in the LPL. Even though Invictus Gaming ($4,800) will be tricky, there is too much confidence and momentum in the FunPlus camp.

Set your DraftKings fantasy League of Legends lineups here: LCK-LPL $40K Shock Blast [$10K to 1st]

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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.