We are almost at the half way point of the Spring split. Each region is starting to sort itself out and we are able to see who will be contenders and pretenders for the rest of the split. After an abysmal week 3 I bounced back with another 8-4 week on my week 4 picks. Here are the results from last week followed by my week 5 picks!

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All-in (Players that will over perform their projection)

Top- Hauntzer (31pts) TSM still hasn’t quite clicked like most would think they would start doing at this point. However they are still 5-3 and at the top of the standings. One of the main reasons has been Hauntzer’s play. I think 31 points should be a breeze for him to pass against the likes of Impulse and CLG

Jungle- Reignover (35pts) IMT plays C9 and Dig. One game should be a stomp and the other should be competitive (C9). Reignover has been absolutely dominant so far this season. He has helped IMT get every first blood to start the year, and he somehow has been putting pressure everywhere on the map while beating the opponent junglers in farm. Overall Reignover should get right around his average of 38 this week.

Mid- Jensen (26pts) Jensen has continued to have shining moments on the LCS stage, but he still has his moments where he is not able to create any pressure for his team. I think after last week’s performances that Jensen and C9 will continue to see success despite the tough match-ups with Liquid and Immortals. (note I wanted to put 3 other C9 players on this but felt that was too much)

ADC- Steelback (32pts) UoL is a team that is playing more consistently than anyone could have thought especially despite the revolving door at Jungle. Steelback is one of the reasons they have been so good. He is constantly making smart decisions and has been able to clean up team fights when needed. 38 points is my prediction for the week.

Support- Hybrid (21pts) Hybrid has been one of the best supports on one of the sneaky good teams. He is currently averaging over 15 points a game, and with matchups against H2k and Vit he will be needed to make more plays for emperor. I think he gets to the high 20’s maybe even 30 this week.

Team- G2 (25pts) G2 has been a huge surprise so far. I keep thinking this will be the week they slip up and fall to the middle of the pack, but they have put together 4 straight weeks of solid play. Even with tougher opponents this week I think they will surpass the 25 point barrier by a hair.

 

Fold (Players that will under perform their projection)

Top- Soaz (36pts) Soaz has been underwhelming so far this split, and his play has been one of the primary reasons Origen has struggled in my opinion. He isn’t even averaging 24 points a week, and I don’t forsee him turning it on this week against Vit and Splyce. I think he will start to regain his form, but probably closer to 28 points at the end of the week.

Jungle- Spirit (40pts) FNC has been good then terrible then good again. Spirit is a good jungler but he hasn’t been able to create very many plays for his team in the first 15 minutes of games. As a result FNC has been inconsistent. Expect another week right around 30 points for him.

Mid- GBM (42pts) GBM has one of the highest damage per minute in midlane this year in the LCS, but his team still struggles from time to time. Overall I think NRG is a mid tier NA team, and I don’t expect GBM to put up huge numbers against CLG. As a result 42 is a little to high.

ADC- For1vengre (40pts) Forg1ven might be mechanically the best ADC in the LCS. Watching him play makes me sad that I’m not even 50% as good at this game as he is, but with all of his abilities to dodge skillshots and apply pressure in lane he doesn’t always acquire great fantasy points. In fact, he only surpassed 40 points once this season (week 1).

Support- Adrian (42pts) Adrian plays the true support champions in Soraka and Janna, but at the same time he has such a huge impact on every game when he plays these “passive” champions. He is the highest scoring support this split, but I think 42 is a little to steep for him this week. Still will get in the mid 30’s so don’t bench him unless you have a great support on your bench.

Team- Origen (32pts) Origen has struggled to much to show consistency for me to think they can 2-0 Vit and Splyce, but if there was a week for them to do it this is the time to start getting hot. I think they will finish 1-1 again losing a close game to Vit and ending with 27 points.

 

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This weeks post isn’t going to have as much depth. It has been a tough last few days for our son, so I’m a little tired and don’t have the time to jot down everything. As a result just going to give the picks for the week. Last week was my worst week I have had in a while so this is a bounce back week for me.

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All-in (players that will outscore their projections)

Top – Lourlo (25pts)

Jungle – Svenskeren (33pts)

Mid – Perkz (35pts)

ADC – Doublelift (41pts)

Support – Aphromoo (24pts)

Team – Fnatic (31pts)

Fold (players that will underscore their projections)

Top – Kikis (29pts)

Jungle – Rush (40pts)

Mid – Nukeduck (39pts)

ADC – Altec (45pts)

Support – Kasing (31pts)

Team – Cloud 9 (30pts)

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Week 2 had lots of surprises both in the games and some of the player switches and roster issues. It looks like those situations will continue into week 3 with more visa issues on some of the EU rosters, and a few more roster changes in NA. The echo fox NRG game getting cancelled cost me 2 players in my week 2 picks, but still ended with a good week. I look to continue my success in my week 3 picks.

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All-in (players that will score more than their projection)

Top – Vit CaboChard (30pts) Cabo hasn’t had the best season so far, but I think week 3 is where he finally puts it together. Vitality has another week of working together and they face Giants and H2k which should give Cabo some opportunities to shine.

Jungle – TSM Svenskeren (29pts) I’m high on TSM and CLG this week. So when I see Svens is under 30 points it was a no-brainer all-in for me. TSM has two tough opponents in NRG and C9 but they are the better team from top to bottom than both and have been able to win some games without playing well yet.

Mid – NRG GBM (30pts) We haven’t gotten to see a lot of GBM so far this season, but in his few games he has shown he can make some plays. His opponents are Bjergsen and Fenix both will challenge him in different ways. I do think that 30 points for him is too low. Even if NRG loses both games this week GBM and Impact will have good weeks.

ADC – CLG Stixxay (34pts) So far in the young season Stixxay has looked good then bad then good again. With matchups against Echo Fox and Renegades I expect the CLG bot lane to shine. I would expect a 2-0 week for them, and 40+ points for the young ADC.

Support – CLG Aphromoo (26pts) Aphromoo has always been a guy who can put up big points, but he also can be overly aggressive leading to tough weeks (last week). I do believe his playmaking will result in huge points for him and CLG.

Team – TSM (25pts) TSM is primed for a 2-0 week, even with tough opponents they have started to look a little better in their team play. I think another week of working together and learning to trust each other in team fights we will see a dominant TSM team. I think week 3 is the beginning of that.

 

Fold (players that will score less than their projection)

Top – Odoamne (35pts) H2K has put more focus on their bot lane and mid lane this year than last. As a result Odoamne hasn’t been the fantasy monster we have come to expect. Even though he will still be a good top laner when the season is over I don’t see him having a big week against Vit and Roccat.

Jungle – FNC Spirit (37pts) Fnatic has a slightly easier schedule this week than their last two (Splyce and G2). I think FNC will go 2-0 but Spirit has two weeks of 30 points and until he shows he can be more than that I won’t go all-in on him this week.

Mid – UoL Fox (42pts) UoL has played really well to start the year, but not being able to have Diamond for the forseeable future hurts what they have been doing so far. As a result I don’t love UoL in week 3.

ADC – Dig Apollo (38pts) Dignitas plays Impulse and C9 in week 3 and they have done their usual surprise everyone to start the split. They could surprise us again and pull out a 2-0 week again, but I think C9 will beat them and who knows what will happen when they play TIP. Overall I see Apollo getting in the mid to low 30’s when the week 3 dust settles.

Support – UoL Hylissang (34pts) Hylissang hasn’t scored 32 points in either of the first 2 weeks. With the team being down a player and facing G2 and Elements (both teams have been playing well) Hylissang won’t be able to get that 34 points.

Team – Liquid (31pts) Liquid still hasn’t figured out their issues, but they have been competitive in all 4 games. Teams almost always have to go 2-0 to surpass 30 points. Liquid faces NRG and Impulse. This could be the week they could be 2-0 but I see them finishing 1-1 and around 25 points.

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