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2020 League of Legends Fantasy Tips: Sunday 19th April
Welcome back to Sunday's League of Legends preview for DraftKings where league action continues in China.
Today’s feature contest is the LOL $175K Titan’s Fury ($50,000 to 1st) on DraftKings and a $20,000 Elder Dragon for $4 entry with $2,000 to 1st place.
Today is a 3 game slate with the Chinese League LPL in action. The Korean League LCK have started their Spring Playoffs but there is no scheduled match today. These matches are the best of 3 games.
Here are today’s bookies odds with action getting underway at 1700 AEST and the current odds from Beteasy as of 0900 AEDT
The second last day of the LPL Spring Split and today’s schedule brings 3 heavy favourites. Team WE (6-8) chances of snatching the 8th spot in the league look dour where they face 6th place EDward Gaming (9-6). League leaders Invictus Gaming (13-2) get a very soft matchup against LNG Esports (5-10) and JD Gaming will look to extend their winning streak to 7 matches in a row where they take on 15th place LGD Gaming (5-9).
I can’t see any of the favourites who are playoff bound slipping up before the postseason begins.
If you are looking for Starting Lineups for the LPL you can follow @kenzi131 on Twitter who will post LPL lineups in advance. As of publication, our man Kenzi hasn’t tweeted out the lineups for today’s matches. Once he has I will update the article. However there are changes at EDG as per the tweet below
Starting lineup:— Edward Gaming (@EDG_Edward) April 18, 2020
Top - Aodi
Jungle - Junjia
Mid - Scout
ADC - Hope
Sup - Meiko
Coaches - Clearlove/Heart
With thanks to rotogrinders.com here is today’s overall slate breakdown with the teams overall performance for the Spring season. Straight off the bat I am going to put LGD and LNG players out of my player pools today. LNG did defeat WE last start but IG is a different opponent altogether. LGD has nothing really to play for so this matchup with JDG could be over very quickly. JDG’s 1.5 K:D ratio and LGD’s 15 deaths per game is all you need to know here.
The matchup that has great fantasy potential is WE vs EDG. EDG just rolled over and was massacred by IG last match and yet WE still have a shot at the playoffs. This is a must win for WE and the likes of Teacherma ($6,800) and Jiumeng ($7,200) represent good value if you think an upset is on the cards. Team WE scored some decent fantasy scores in the losses against LNG & IG (Teacherma scored 70.8 and 60.06 in those losses) but they will need to bring their A-Game here.
Thanks to rotogrinders.com today’s ADC selection has some real clear cut targets for the slate. Puff ($8,000), Hope ($7,800) and Loken ($7,400) are all in fantastic matchups. Puff does have the lowest KDA out of the three targets yet LNG’s Light ($6,600) is a soft matchup for Puff. Puff however in his last 2 wins has averaged just 77 DraftKings points. This matchup might cap his ceiling to around this figure for Puff.
Considering price and ownership on the cheaper ADC Loken, I do like Hope’s chances for a big ceiling game for EDG. Hope, like his teammates, should bounce back from the loss against IG and go toe to toe with WE’s Jiumeng. Hope’s KDA of 8.09 is off the charts and is 4 points better than Jiumeng. Hope also has averaged 4.8 Kills per game which is 2nd on the slate behind Puff (5.5).
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Feature Stack - EDward Gaming
TOP Aodi $6,200
JNG Junjia $6,600
MID Scout $7,400
ADC Hope $7,800
I had EDG has a featured stack against IG on Friday and they did disappoint me and my fantasy teams. Into the side comes TOP Aodi and JNG Junjia for Jiejie and Jinoo. I do expect WE to take it up to EDG in this match and you would expect WE stacks to be popular. I still want to be on the winner of the match and EDG represent low ownership and great upside,
Second Stack - JD Gaming
TOP Zoom $6,200
JDG Kanavi $7,200
MID Yagao $7,200
ADC Loken $7,400
JDG stacks are cheaper than IG and EDG’s stacks on DraftKings and will be very, very popular. TOP Zoom at $6,200 is fantastic value and should be a popular pick in the CPT spot. Try not to overthink this one and go with the crowd with JDG.
Key Target’s on the Slate
TOP TheShy $6,800
JNG Leyan $6,600
MID Rookie $7,600
MID Teacherma $6,800
ADC Jiumeng $7,200
ADC Puff $8,000
SUP LvMao $6,000
SUP Southwind $6,200
TEAM IG $5,800
TEAM JDG $5,600
Good luck with all your entries today, make sure you get involved over at DraftKings. If you want to watch the matches live, you will find all the streams over at Fantasyesports.gg
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