After week one of the LCS Cloud9 and 100 Thieves are sitting at the top of the standings with a perfect 3-0 record. Both teams have difficult schedules this weekend that includes playing each other so we’ll see which teams zero goes first. Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid sit at 2-1 with solid performances in week one. It’s pretty clear that the top four teams in the LCS are Cloud9, 100 Thieves, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses with the rest of the “clump” still trying to figure their many issues out.
Here’s a partial lineup with undervalued high reward picks for February 12 on FanDuel and DraftKings
|Top Lane||Revenge||$5,600 DK, $7,300 FD|
|AD Carry||Lost||$7,600 DK, $9,700 FD|
|Support||SwordArt||$5,200 DK, $6,500 FD|
Once again Revenge ($5,600 DK, $7,300 FD) is being criminally underrated. While Immortals was riding high after an upset win over Team Liquid, they blundered in the late game against Golden Guardians with their macro decision making resulting in only a 1-2 record after week one. Revenge is listed as the cheapest top laner on FanDuel and fourth cheapest on DraftKings which is surprising considering his play during week one. He was the X-factor in Immortals’ win over Team Liquid and had a great Ivern game against Golden Guardians which ultimately resulted in a loss. He has proven that he can go toe-to-toe with some of the best top laners in the league and should have the edge over FakeGod and Dignitas.
In week one of the LCS TSM seemed lost, yes pun intended, which is funny because Lost ($7,600 DK, $9,700 FD) was the only player on TSM not making mistakes left, right, and center. TSM seemed to crumble around Lost during their matches in week one. Lost seems to be the only consistent player on TSM which makes him the most reliable in what should be a relatively easy matchup against Golden Guardians.
You could argue that SwordArt ($5,200 DK, $6,500 FD) is currently performing like one of the worst players in the LCS. However, it’s hard to ignore that he was in the finals at the world championship just over four months ago with runners-up Suning. While SwordArt’s start to the LCS hasn’t been pretty his opponent’s, Newbie, has been even worse. Newbie is the lowest scorer FanDuel and the third lowest scorer on DraftKings. Most of SwordArt’s problems have been in his decision making and coordination with the team. He is still a strong laner that should be able to take advantage of the worst bot lane in the LCS.
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With no news out of the CLG camp, their starting roster should continue to include both Griffin and rjs moving into week two.
FanDuel Lineup for February 12
|Top Lane||Revenge||$7,300 FD|
|Mid Lane||Damonte||$9,100 FD|
|AD Carry||Lost||$9,700 FD|
|TEAM||Team Liquid||$7,900 FD|
After last year and with Doublelift now out of the picture, Zven ($11,700 DK, $10,400 FD) can take over as the best AD carry in North America. Zven has started the season on fire and after the first week already leads the league in KDA with 18.0 with a score line of 17/2/19. He has the ability to play all meta AD carries with the added luxury of his mastery with fasting Senna and his knowledge of non-traditional bot lanes makes him the best AD carry in the LCS. Zven and Cloud9 will continue to roll and be able to prove themselves as the team to beat in the LCS on Saturday against 100 Thieves.
Nobody had a better week one of the LCS than Blaber ($7,600 DK, $9,000 FD). He is first in every single major scoring category among junglers: KDA (16.7), kills per game (6.3), least deaths per game (1.0), assists per game (10.3), and CS per minute (8.4). Among all 50 players in the league, he is second in KDA, first in kills per game, second in least deaths per game, fourth in assists per game, and sixteenth in CS per minute. He’s not just the best player in his role, but one of the best players in the league. He has a difficult matchup on Friday against his former teammate in Svenskeren, but there’s a reason why Cloud9 chose Blaber over Svenskeren last year.
Damonte ($7,600 DK, $9,100 FD) has a fantastic matchup for 100 Thieves’ game on Friday against FlyQuest. Damonte’s preferred playstyle are supportive roaming mid laners which are much easier to play when your opponent doesn’t have aggressive early lane counterpicks. His opponent, Palafox, the most passive mid laner in the league. On average, Palafox is down almost 16 CS at 15 minutes meaning he’s often down in gold and experience in the laning phase allowing for his opponents to get an early advantage which leads to map pressure. Should Damonte get his hands on one of his preferred champions it will be difficult for FlyQuest to punish him.
The main reason for picking Team Liquid ($5,600 DK, $7,900 FD) is because they are playing CLG. Team Liquid is the best team in the LCS when it comes to late game decision making and teamfighting. Team Liquid also have some of the best individual players in the league in Alphari, Jensen, and CoreJJ so I don’t see CLG managing to even gain an early game lead. Even if they got an early team on TL, CLG faltered in all their late games, throwing away huge early game leads they acquired in all three games. Team Liquid should be able to fix their week one woes and come into week two looking like the LCS Lock In champs.
DraftKings Lineup for February 12
|Top Lane||Revenge||$5,600 DK|
|Mid Lane||Damonte||$7,600 DK|
|AD Carry||Lost||$7,600 DK|
The only change from the FanDuel lineup is swapping Team Liquid with Immortals ($4,400 DK, $7,100 FD). Immortals are a solid pick to beat Dignitas and puts the lineup just under the salary restriction.
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