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League of Legends DFS: LoL DraftKings Picks & LPL Slate Breakdown | Monday 1/17




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Per usual the LCK takes a couple of days off, leaving LoL DFS fans with two game slates during that time. All four teams are getting looked at below, with the latter series offering the most intrigue.

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LoL DFS Picks: DraftKings LPL Slate Breakdown

LPL Series

Royal Never Give Up (RNG) vs. ThunderTalk Gaming (TT)

Anyone’s Legend (AL) vs. FunPlus Phoenix (FPX)


It has been a bit of a rocky start for RNG this split, dropping their first series to FPX, before netting a 2-1 over JDG. Perhaps a series against listless TT is just what the doctor ordered, as RNG have the safest path to a 2-0 on the slate. Wei should have plenty of opportunities to improve upon his 69.9% kill participation (KP) number, making him a nice LoL DFS option from RNG tonight.


While it is a bit premature to speak about winless splits, TT certainly fit the mold of an organization unsure what to do. Even though they are not starting this match, TT brought in two more retreads in Ucal and Chieftain, further establishing their random collection of players. Even on a two-game slate TT are difficult to take chances on, and only the bravest LoL DFS players will find themselves in these waters.


When comparing the dogs on this LoL DFS slate, AL comes out miles ahead, although that does not make them someone to blindly smash to be contrarian. AL has some talent, yet they have not figured out their playstyle fully, as evidenced by them dropping a winnable game two against OMG. One thing does seem to have carried over from year’s past, and that is their decisiveness, which allows players like Betty to always be in consideration for a roster spot.


FPX appears to be in a position to win this series, but expecting a clean, and simple 2-0 could cause them some problems. Talent wise FPX stands a notch above AL here, and if FPX continue their form from the 2-0 win over LGD, Gori and his monstrous 36.2% damage share could be a pivotal LoL DFS piece tonight.

Best Pick

MID – Xiaohu. Little needs to be said regarding RNG tonight, as everyone on their roster stands out in a series that needs to be a 2-0 for them.

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Best Contrarian Pick

JNG – Xiaohao. While it is difficult to envision AL beating FPX too often, it is the more likely upset on the slate, and Xiaohao could very easily be the reason AL will challenge tonight.


I've been following and playing League of Legends for a decade now. Few things get my blood pumping more than a good ol' midnight LPL DFS sweat. I follow each of the four major regions of LoL in the LCK,LCS,LEC and LPL and each one has its own unique flair. Hopefully we can all learn a little bit about LoL DFS and best of luck in your contests! If you want additional fun stuff feel free to follow me @pickemgenius on twitter.

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