LoL DFS Lineups: This morning, we had an early 5 a.m. EST lock time and just a two-game slate, but it’s worth taking a look and seeing who some of the top DFS players played as well as who the field played. For this article, I’m using the DraftKings LOL $125K TITAN’S FURY [$25K TO 1ST] (LPL) tournament. Today, I again focused on Bric75 and Awesemo, who I reviewed yesterday in our LoL DFS Study A Pro article.
Awesemo dropped his LoL DFS Projections (free, for now) last week and Fantasy Cruncher launched their LoL optimizer, so now is a great time to jump in!
Not surprisingly, many of Awesemo’s top projected values were at the top in terms of field ownership in the DraftKings $10 tournament. huangeng, Jiumeng and Angel were all strong values in his projections, and they all saw 40%+ ownership. Something to note is that two of the top-three-owned players, Angel and huanfeng, were both slight (+134.5) underdogs. It would be interesting to see how large underdogs fair in total ownership on 2-3 game slates, and we’ll certainly take a look at that. Flandre was the biggest disappointment on the slate, scoring just 55.02 fantasy points as the fourth highest-owned player on the slate.
|DraftKings Total Ownership|
Awesemo’s LoL DFS Exposures
As discussed in the LoL Study A Pro article, Awesemo was pretty aggressive with his exposures at the top. He jammed in the two favored teams, as his top 9 exposed players were from either WE or LNG. He had no one from RW (+163) above 9.3%, so it was essentially all favorites from Alex last night, which makes sense because many of the players on the teams expected (by Vegas odds) to win were not that much higher-owned than the underdogs. If you used his projections and didn’t account for ownership, you were likely to get to a lot of both of WE and LNG, as they looked to be the best stacking options.
|Awesemo Total Ownership|
Awesemo CPT Slot
Alex used a tight core of CPTs on the 3/24 slate – three guys at 22.0% or more. It’s possible he’s capping his CPT exposure, with the overwhelming majority of his CPT exposure coming from the MID and ADC positions, which we know is par for the course for him. He only used one CPT from an underdog (huanfeng, 14%). From this, can we infer that you can loosen the restrictions on CPTs when teams are favored? Or was this just a short-slate aberration? We can always check back and see on a larger slate, as we have a few of those upcoming in the next week. Awesemo’s best lineup was tied for 52nd.
*If you want an in-depth look of LoL DFS, check out Jeremy Schritt’s How to Play and Win at League Of Legends DFS!*
Bric75 LoL DFS Exposures
Bric’s ownership is flat across the board, as he used 20 players in at least 20% of his lineups on 3/24, with no player used more than 50%. His exposured compared to Awesemo’s are basically flipped at the top, as Bric75’s top-five-exposed players were all from RW (+163). This indicates that Bric is playing the ownership game, which is usually a good way to go in all sports, but can be especially rewarding in stacking sports. Going heavy on the biggest underdog didn’t work out here, but we’ve seen it work out for a bunch of the top players in recent slates.
|Bric Total Ownership|
Bric75 CPT Slot
Once again, Bric75 and Awesemo differed in a big way in their approach to the CPT spot. While Awesemo used three CPTs at over 22%, Bric had zero CPTs above 13.3%. The position of their top captains were very similar – Bric focused on ADC and MID CPTs as well. Since Bric went heavy on the underdogs, it’s logical that his top-4 exposed CPTs were from RW and SN. He used 14 CPTs at least five times in his 150 lineups, so the “play everyone” strategy holds true for one of the top pros. Bric’s top lineup in the $10 DraftKings tournament was 19th, but an 18-team train took down first, so he really tied for the second-best lineup on the slate.
Because Awesemo’s LoL DFS Projections are currently free, it isn’t too difficult to jump into tournaments and build competitive lineups, especially at lower stakes. However, if this is the only DFS game with $100K+ prize pools over the next couple weeks or months it will become sharper. Ownership will become more important. Stacking may change. The approach to different leagues – LCS vs. LPL – may even change. We will update this article as we continue to try to profit at our newest DFS sport!
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