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Fantasy Leaders Through Week 5: Tank Edition

Fantasy Overwatch has been an overall success through the first 5 weeks of the season. There are multiple platforms updating their product every week, and players are slowly but surely getting familiar with the concepts and strategies. But with hero pools finally implemented and schedules being a bit disjointed, it has been tough to grasp which players are performing well and which are struggling. Luckily there is the team at TGH to help readers conceptualize fantasy leaders in each position.

Top 3 Tanks in Fantasy OWL Through Week 5

Breaking down fantasy performances is quite the tricky issue this season. The new stats lab has been an amazing tool to help provide stats to fantasy platforms, but the nature of the OWL’s schedule makes fantasy scoring a mess. For this breakdown, the formats that will be discussed are HIGHNOON.GG’s top two formats (Top-3 and Best) as well as DraftBuff’s default bi-weekly scoring. To account for the mismatched playtime, the players below must have appeared in a minimum of 3 matches – even if they played just a single map. League ranks are also based on a minimum of 115 minutes of playtime according to OWL’s stat lab. All values of final blows, eliminations and hero damage are based on a “per 10” measurement.

3. Gael “Poko” Gouzerch, Philadelphia Fusion

Fantasy Performance                                                       League Rank
HNGG Top-3 Average: 62.21                                            Final Blows: 25th

HNGG Best Average: 76.17                                              Eliminations: 13th 
DraftBuff Bi-Weekly Average: 100.69                              Hero Damage: 35th

Poko stealing playtime away from fellow off-tank Jun-ho “Fury” Kim caught most viewers by surprise. However, Poko’s performance so far demonstrates why he has earned the starting spot for the Fusion. Despite his low hero damage (5,176 per 10) Poko continues to provide value for both his team and fantasy teams everywhere. His proficiency with D.Va and Orisa creates more opportunities for playtime, and in turn more opportunities to create fantasy value.

Photo: Joshua Roberts For Activision Blizzard

Poko’s high bi-weekly average showcases his high ceiling as an off-tank. His big-play ability makes him an almost guaranteed weekly start. Pair that with his flexibility to play multiple tanks, not just off-tanks, and Poko will continue to fight for that number 1 tank spot.

2. Chang-hoon “rOar” Gye, Washington Justice

Fantasy Performance                                                       League Rank
HNGG Top-3 Average: 62.99                                            Final Blows: 32nd

HNGG Best Average: 84.91                                              Eliminations: 33rd 
DraftBuff Bi-Weekly Average: 67.96                                Hero Damage: 24th

It is a shock to see a main-tank in the top 3, but it’s only fitting since this whole season has been odd. ROar has made himself at home with the Washington Justice, and truly has found his groove in the first few weeks of the season. With Reinhardt, rOar never failed to reach 60 points in both matches.

Robert Paul For Activision Blizzard

ROar’s stability in fantasy matches has been extremely valuable in a time where half the league is not playing. His constant average or above-average production has boosted his fantasy stock immensely. With his only competition for play-time still suffering from visa-issues, rOar remains in firm control of his starting job.

1. Han-been “Hanbin” Choi, Paris Eternal

Fantasy Performance                                                       League Rank
HNGG Top-3 Average: 72.75                                            Final Blows: 8th
HNGG Best Average: 92.45                                              Eliminations: 1st
DraftBuff Bi-Weekly Average: 103.72                              Hero Damage: 13th

Missing the first two weeks of the season did not slow down Hanbin. Coming along with the Element Mystic crew, Hanbin joined the Overwatch League with plenty of excitement and hype around him. From the moment he stepped on stage, he had an immediate and devastating impact against Paris’ opponents. In his first two matches, Hanbin finished first in scoring among all tanks in HNGG’s Top-3 format.

Hanbin Stage
Courtesy of Paris Eternal

If Hanbin is able to continue his stellar fantasy run, he will be one of the biggest value-picks of this year’s draft. Outside of fantasy, Hanbin is surely making a good case for Rookie of the Year. His play has not only allowed his stats to skyrocket, he has an incredible talent of making the people around him play better. It certainly has helped one of his Element Mystic teammates perform extremely well in OWL and in fantasy. For the moment, it seems as Hanbin will be the tank-to-beat in fantasy OWL matches going forward.

Rounding out the Top 10
4. Su-min “SADO” Kim, Philadelphia Fusion
5. Elliot  “ELLIVOTE” Vaneryd, Washington Justice
6. Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson, Toronto Defiant
7. Beom-jun “Gargoyle” Lee, Florida Mayhem
8. Adam “Beast” Denton, Toronto Defiant
9. Hong-joon “HOTBA” Choi, New York Excelsior
10.Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait, Paris Eternal
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1 comment

每日幻想OWL预算报告:第9周 皇马电竞竞猜 _ 皇马电竞竞猜 April 3, 2020 at 6:57 am

[…] Hanbin不应低于任何一个平台的平均值,但对于球员来说,幸运的是他的身价令人难以置信。作为 迄今为止幻想中最好的战车之一,汉Han将花费大量的功劳,但由于本周末只进行了一场比赛,他的身价却暴跌了。巴黎的单场比赛是对付奇怪复活的奥特洛斯,这对休斯敦而言无疑是有利的。如果flex-tank在花名册上还剩一个位置,请不要错过机会以较低的价格抢夺Hanbin。 […]

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