Entering the final third of the Fantasy LCS Split, it’s time to start taking things seriously if you want to secure the best result for your league. Here are some quick tips to help fill whatever question marks your roster may have.
Kim “Wadid” Bae-in – Support for G2
Opponents: Splyce and Giants Gaming
Despite dropping one to Fnatic last week, G2 have looked very strong since Week 3, stringing together 7 wins in a row. Wadid has been a solid performer for the team, and has also put up consistent fantasy points. His 12.43 average points per game have earned him the #5 spot for supports in the LCS, and he is still being started in only 30% of fantasy leagues. Wadid and the rest of G2 will be looking for redemption this week, which should also mean big fantasy points.
Charly “Djoko” Guillard – Jungle for Giants Gaming
Opponents: ROCCAT and G2 Esports
If history is anything to go on, this will be the week to start Djoko. Two of his highest scoring games were against G2 in Week 2, and ROCCAT in Week 3, when he put up 23.67 and 23.42 points, respectively. On top of that, Djoko is coming off of a 40+ point week. He is being started in 2.8% of fantasy leagues despite being the #6 Jungler in average points per game.
Cody “Cody Sun” Sun – ADC for 100 Thieves
Opponents: Team Liquid and Team Solo Mid
Cody Sun persevered through a difficult early Split on an unproven team, and has clawed his way to being the #4 ADC in the LCS. 100 Thieves beat Team Liquid in Week 2, and Cody Sun scored 24 points in that game. Even though they lost to TSM when they played them in Week 3, Cody Sun was still able to post a respectable 14.6 points. Owned in 59% of fantasy leagues, and starting in less than 40%, there are lots of opportunities for him to slide onto some rosters for this week.
Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes – ADC for Counter Logic Gaming
Opponents: Cloud9 and Team Liquid
Counter Logic Gaming has been having a rough split. They have had a few decisive wins, but many more big losses, and Stixxay’s fantasy performance reflects that. His inconsistent showings have landed him at #16 on the list of ADCs, and although his starting percentage has been dropping, it still sits close to 50%. Up against Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi and Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, the best place for Stixxay is on the bench this week.
Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle – Support for Misfits Gaming
Opponents: Fnatic and H2K
Looking at the overall numbers, Mikyx is one of the top Supports in the League. His average points per game puts him above everyone else in that role other than Adrian “Adrian” Ma of Echo Fox. Looking more closely, however, the data tells a different story. Setting aside the stellar game against Vitality last week, Mikyx has struggled in recent weeks. His points per game average since the start of Week 4 has been less than 7, and includes a score of -1.58 against ROCCAT. This week, up against the #1 Fnatic and the newly revitalized H2K, is unlikely to be when he returns to his early season numbers.
Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro – Mid Lane for Team Vitality
Opponents: FC Schalke 04 and Fnatic
Since going 19-2-15 in his first 3 games, there has been a lot of hype around Jiizuke. Since then, however, his fantasy scores have steadily dropped, leaving him at #12 in the LCS. To make matters worse, Team Vitality has hit a four game losing streak. It seems like teams have started to figure out how to take down Team Vitality, and one way they’re doing that is with early pressure on Jiizuke to shut him down. As more teams catch onto that strategy, it will likely push his numbers even lower.
Samuel “Samux” Fernández Fort – ADC for Unicorns of Love
Owned in 30% of fantasy leagues.
Flying under the radar, Samux currently sits at 7th in the LCS among ADCs. He has helped carry the Unicorns of Love to three straight victories, racking up 17 kills and only 3 deaths during those games. If UOL continues their push as the split wraps up, look to Samux to lead them.
Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé – Support for Giants Gaming
Owned in 4% of fantasy leagues.
Even this far into the season, many people may not know newcomer Targamas. In his first year in the LCS, he is boasting 12.62 points per game, placing him fourth among supports. It’s true that he has had a few rough games, but so far those have been outweighed by the good. Owned in only 4% of fantasy leagues, he is at least worth picking up as a backup support.
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