Your complete guide to tomorrow morning’s best-of-threes LoL slate on DraftKings.
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My projections for tonight’s slate are already loaded into the EliteFantasy.com LoL optimizer and lineup builder. Let’s get to work!
Some opto settings I like to use when MME’ing on these 4 or 5-match slates:
- Unique players per lineup 2-3 players
- Minimum salary of $49,000 for any NON 4-3 builds (4-3’s can be less)
- Offensive players vs. Team: 0 players
- Randomness around 10-15%
- Players from Game MAX – 4
- Limit Opposing Players – 0
- Stack CAPT with at least 1 TOP/JNG/MID/ADC/SUP from same team
- Have at least one 3-player stack (4-3, 4-2-1, or 3-3-1 are all viable builds)
- No TOP, SUP, or TEAM CAPT (ADC or MID are best-suited for CAPT)
This slate features best-of-three matches:
Victory Five (+700) vs. Funplus Phoenix (-1400)
- Projected kills per game (per my model): V5 10.9 – FPX 17.7
Royal Never Give Up (+125) vs. Top Esports (-165)
- Projected kills per game (per my model): RNG 12.9 – Top 14.3
Liiv SANDBOX (-155) vs. Fredit BRION (+120)
- Projected kills per game (per my model): SANDBOX 11.5 – BRION 11.5
KT Rolster (+400) vs. Gen.G Esports (-650)
- Projected kills per game (per my model): Rolster 9.4 – Gen.G 14.2
With that in mind, here are my player rankings by position – these are value rankings based on point per dollar:
- CAPT: Lwx (FPX – ADC), Doinb (FPX – MID), Gala (RNG – ADC)
- TOP: Nuguri (FPX), Xiaohu (RNG), Rascal (GEN)
- JNG: Beichuan (FPX), Clid (GEN), XLB (RNG)
- MID: Doinb (FPX), Knight (TES), Yaharong (BRO)
- ADC: Lwx (FPX), Gala (RNG), Hena (BRO)
- SUP: Crisp (FPX), Ming (RNG), Delight (BRO)
- TEAM: Victory Five, Gen.G, Liiv SANDBOX
The chalk should be Funplus Phoenix and Gen.G Esports.
First things first, we’re going to go ahead and scratch that Liiv SANDBOX and Fredit BRION series off of our list. That should be an incredibly slow paced matchup that I would be shocked if it doesn’t go three games.
Funplus Phoenix is extremely expensive. The only real option we’ve got to stack with these guys is Royal Never Give Up. This is a matchup that I feel should be closer than what my model projects. While they wound up winning, Top Esports had their hands full for awhile there with Victory Five on Wednesday morning. RNG sits atop the LPL standings, with an 11-2 record in their series this split. I think the only reason Royal Never Give Up isn’t favored is because they just dropped a series to JD Gaming their last time out, and will be starting XLB as the jungler for the first time since some of the offseason tournaments last fall. I’m fine stacking up RNG with Funplus. People love playing Top Esports, so I think that will keep RNG’s ownership at a pretty low level.
Gen.G is a little easier to manage, and if you get creative, you can fit them together with Top Esports to form a nice little GPP lineup. Make sure you’ve got Knight in there as your mid-laner or CAPT. He grades out as the best value on the TES squad, by far.
In conclusion, I think a smart way to attack this slate is to play two lineups (or more), stacking together Gen.G with Top Esports in one, and Royal Never Give Up with Funplus Phoenix is the other.
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