We are 2/3 of the way through the split, and it has been an entertaining split. I have had mixed results in my fantasy leagues. Top 3 in 2 and bottom 4 in the other 2 (1 is a 6 man league so 4th in both). G2 and UoL have been a huge surprise throughout the entire split and NRG and FNC have been rather disappointing. Week 7 and 8 will have huge impacts on seeding for playoffs and who gets to go into the relegation tournament. Here are week 6’s results followed by week 7 picks.
All-in (players that will over perform their projections)
Top- KFO (17pts) Echo Fox has two really strong opponents this week (IMT and TSM), but they have shown they can play with their full roster. IMT has shown vulnerabilities in their last 3 games, and TSM still isn’t at their peak. For this reason I think KFO will far surpass his projection and could be worth a start if you are weak at top lane in an 8 team league.
Jungle- Svenskeren (24pts) Svens has played really well this entire split. His 24 points is way to low and when it is all said and done will end up right around the 30 point mark. So he is any easy all-in for me even facing off against Liquid and Echo Fox.
Mid- Froggen (26pts) Froggen is the 3rd highest scoring person in fantasy LCS right now (per game average) even though in his 6 games he has faced weaker competition that is still a good sign. I don’t think he will have a monster week, unless Echo Fox continues to sweep through the LCS with their full roster. You should expect in the low to mid 30’s for Froggen
ADC- Sneaky (36pts) Sneaky and Cloud9 have been on a pretty good run the last 3 weeks. Sneaky has been the highest scoring ADC in that time. With CLG and Dig on the rift this week, I expect continued dominance from C9 or at least some of their key players.
Support- Hylissang (31pts) Hylissang has been one of the main reasons UoL has looked so good. He is a great play making support, who is unafraid to initiate for his team even if it means him dying. As a result UoL has won many fights with great follow up from the rest of their team. He averages just over 32 points a week and I would expect him to get just above that this week with match-ups against Roc and SPY.
-Team- Fnatic (23pts) Fnatic has been exceptionally mediocre this split. They look great one game, awful the next, then middle of the pack the next three games. Overall they are still to inconsistent to be seen as a good team. With all that said they average 24 points a week and they face off against H2k and Roc which should allow them to get to that point total again.
Fold (players that will under perform their projections)
Top- Huni (39 pts) Huni and Reignover are the catalyst that allow IMT to dominate their opponents, but he still has a tendency to play a little overly reckless when he doesn’t have his teammates backing him up. Since IMT has shown some weaknesses the last 3 games, and face off against CLG and Echo Fox this week. I’m going to say Huni plays a little more safely and doesn’t quite get to his 39. He is still a must start in every league (except maybe a 4 team league)
Jungle-Trick (43 pts) This is my wildcard pick. G2 has had a great split so far, and I think this will be another good week for them. They play Elements and Origen, neither of those teams have shown they can really threaten the top tier teams. It is evident that G2 isn’t quite as dominant as they were their first 8 games. Also, Trick averages 40 points a week and has only scored more than 43 twice.
Mid- Nukeduck (46pts) Vitality will go 2-0 this week, but most of their players won’t be fantasy monsters because of the style of their play. Nukeduck averages 28 points a week. They play such a low kill map pressure game, that none of their players ever get to have monster fantasy weeks. The same will be true this week as they face off against Giants and Elements.
ADC- Hjarnan (44pts) Hjarnan averages 30 points a week, and see Nukeduck if you want more details on how I feel about Vitality this week.
Support-KonKwon (36pts) NRG has been riding the “struggle bus” the last few weeks, even though they will most likely bounce back this week against TiP and Ren. KonKwon has surpassed 36 points once this split (37 week 1), and I don’t think that will change this week against easier opponents.
Team- Liquid (29pts) Liquid started off slow, then blitz people for 5 games, and the last 4 have returned to earth. They are averaging just 10 points a game, and with the match-up against TSM they won’t go 2-0 which means they won’t be able to get over the 29 point threshold.
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