The LPL and LCK roll on with another couple of games apiece on Thursday. Here is a look at some players to consider for your roster on DraftKings’ four-game slate.
Lwx ($12,000 CP)
Wink ($11,700 CP) has a better matchup, but Lwx’s lane dominance has been so compelling that he makes the cut for Captain. He still has some stunning numbers this season, including 6.15 kills per game over a period of 13 maps. He even has a death rate of 1.62, which is rather startling with his level of offensive output. A KDA of 6.81 with his kill participation makes him the standout performer in the LPL this season.
Other to consider: Wink ($11,700 CP)
Ideally, you would want a slightly cheaper top laner, but drafting TheShy at a price of just $6.2K can be a serious boost for your roster. He has managed 2.69 kills, which is rather high for a top laner. The liability in his repertoire is his lane defense because he can occasionally overextend (he has 3.31 deaths per game this split).
Other to consider: Nuguri ($6,400)
A jungler needs to have done something seriously good to warrant selection with a price of $7.4K. Well, the numbers justify XUN’s inclusion here. He has a kill participation of 11.0, as he’s averaging 5.0 kills per game — the highest for Invictus — along with 6.0 assists. He also has a KDA of 3.76 because his defense has been decent, too. He has averaged 71.6 DKFP per game.
Other to consider: Tarzan ($5,800)
You might have to make subtle sacrifices through the rest of your roster if you pick XUN. Saving a few hundred dollars on a mid laner would go a long way to improve your average salary remaining and provide balance to your roster. Ucal has averaged 2.86 kills and 5.29 assists with a KDA of 3.08. Not bad considering KT Rolster has split its 14 games this season.
Other to consider: Doinb ($7,400)
Despite a hit to your remaining salary, an important rule to follow is not to sacrifice with the quality of your AD Carry, especially in the LPL. Wink has had an excellent season so far. He has a KDA of 6.0 (highest on his team) with 3.92 kills per game. His death rate of 1.62 is lowest on his team, which is quite surprising for a bot laner. He has solid returns across the board.
Other to consider: Light ($6,800)
Zzus has been killed an average of 3.57 times per map this season. That comes with the territory because Support players are usually the first to be sacrificed in a team fight. His value is derived from his assist rate, which is currently at 8.14 per game, thereby lifting his KDA to 2.4.
Fredit BRION ($4,400)
Fredit BRION isn’t in good recent form, having lost 10 of 13 maps in spring so far. However, this matchup against KT Rolster ($5,400) is not terrible. KT Rolster has won just 7 of 14 maps, and do have a few vulnerabilities on defense. This is a bit of a flier, but Fredit Brion isn’t an awful team and this isn’t an awful matchup.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.