Week 1 was rather anti-climatic featuring far more blowouts than close games. There were a few surprises that came out of week 1 though. Origen dominating both of their games, Dig getting shut out and then shutting out C9, NME beating Gravity, and Gambit looking terrible in their first two games. My picks from last week weren’t quite what I expected. I had a really good chance after the 1st day for my EU picks and the 1st day of my NA picks, but day 2 ruined quite a few of my picks (Dig, Cali, Febiven, and H2K). That is the beauty of fantasy sports, we can look at all the data and sometimes it doesn’t work out how you expect. Here are my results from week 1.
|All-in||Projected||Actual||W or L|
|Fold||Projected||Actual||W or L|
|This Week W-L||5W-7L||Total W-L||5W-7L|
Here are my week 2 picks (better than week 1 I’m hoping):
All-in (the players I think will score more than their projections)
Top – Huni (proj: 32 pts) I typically don’t like putting the person who is usually the best at their position as my all-in candidate, but Fanatic is facing the 2 teams that gave up the most fantasy points in Gambit and Giants. As a result, I would expect between 50-60 points for Huni this week.
Jungle – IWillDominate (proj: 32pts) Dom played fantastic in week 1 and faces two weak opponents in week 2 (NME and Gravity). Dominate is a high pressure jungler and that creates opportunities for him and his laners to get fantasy points. I fully expect Liquid to have another 2-0 week, but even if they don’t I think they will all put up some pretty big numbers.
Mid – Fenix (proj: 37pts) NME and Gravity both allowed over 22 points a game to the opponent’s mid laner in week 1. Because of that and Fenix’s ability I fully expect him to be one of the top scorers this week from the mid lane.
ADC – Niels (proj: 36pts) I’m riding the Niels train at least one more week. Origen was picked by many to have a really good split, and they didn’t disappoint in week 1. They face SK and CW who both give up points to the opponents ADC. Expect another BIG week from Niels.
Support – Hylissang (proj: 33pts) I think UoL will have a better week 2 than they had week 1. They have been a very inconsistent team since they have joined the LCS (six 1-1 weeks, and two 0-2 weeks), but they have the team play and ability to have 2-0 weeks. I think Hylissang will have a few big initiations against CW and Roc that will lead to a big week from a fantasy perspective.
Team – FNC (proj: 31pts) See Huni’s description for this pick. I would guess 34-36 points, unless one of the games ends in just over 30 min to negate the advantages FNC has over their opponents. My other pick here was going to be UoL.
Fold (the players I think will score less than their projection)
Top – Freddy122 (proj: 34pts) I thought SK was going to drop off hard after their disappointing end to the Spring split, and they didn’t show much of anything week 1. Even though Giants doesn’t shut down enemy top laners, I don’t think Freddy will score enough against them to overcome what could happen in the Origen game. I would fold Freddy if he is on your team.
Jungle – Diamond (proj: 29pts) I was really high on GMB coming into the split, and I still think they will be a good team, but my expectations have been altered (I try not to overreact too much from one week’s results). Diamond is a player who can be the best jungler for 3 weeks in a row (think week 5-7 of last split) then he will look like one of the worst for a 2 week stretch (see the first 2 weeks from last split). The matchups against H2K and FNC don’t excite me very much for the GMB players.
Mid – Slooshi8 (proj:38pts) Team 8 did a few things right in week 1, but they did more things wrong. I think they will get beat fairly easily against CLG and will probably win against Dig. I don’t foresee Slooshi being able to pick up 35+ points from those two match-ups.
ADC – CoreJJ (proj: 36pts) Even though Dig won their game against C9. I still think they will be some of the worst fantasy options all season. They play Team 8 and TDK, which may be enough to make some of their players fantasy relevant but I’m not going to be making that gamble.
Support – nRated (proj: 39pts) nRated is a good support, but SK looked lost in their week 1 matchups. On top of that nRated only broke 35 pts scored 4 times last split with a better ADC. I was tempted to put a few more SK players on my fold list, but I will keep it at 2 for the week.
Team – Gambit (proj: 24pts) Are you seeing a trend? I don’t like Gambit or SK this week. And probably as a result both will play great and make me eat my words. Hey, that’s the fun in trying to make weekly picks you either look brilliant or you look like a chump.
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