This comprehensive guide will provide you with expert tips and lineup strategies for League of Legends DFS on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, this guide will give you the roadmap you need to succeed in DFS contests.
Understanding Betting Odds
To gain a high-level understanding of the slate, it’s important to analyze the betting odds. Pinnacle Sports provides the most accurate odds for League of Legends matchups. Focus on three types of odds:
- Moneyline: the odds of a team winning the game or series
- Kill Total: the projected number of kills for the first map
- Kill Spread: the difference in projected kills between two teams
By combining the Kill Total and Kill Spread, you can estimate individual team’s Implied Kill Totals, which will help you determine the projected number of kills for each stack.
For LPL lineups, check Twitter where official team lineups are often posted 12-16 hours before the lock. Kenzi131 on Twitter usually posts starting lineups for the first game of an LCK slate. Gamepedia’s historical starting lineups can be useful for projecting LCK lineups.
Low-Risk Contest Selection and Lineup Construction
For low-risk contests, look for single entry 50/50s and H2Hs for the best ROI. Consider finding H2Hs and small field double ups with inexperienced entrants for an edge. In low-risk lineups, focus on win probability rather than scoring upside. Stack players from teams with the highest moneylines on the slate, giving priority to the ADCs and MIDs positions which typically score the highest. If budget restrictions prevent using ADCs or MIDs, consider using JNG, TOP, or SUP CPT/MVPs in that order.
High-Risk Contest Selection and Lineup Construction
For high-risk contests, prioritize playing satellites that award tickets to future contests, especially cross-sport contests with overlays. Stick to Quintuple Ups, 10x boosters, Single Entry GPPs, and 3-Max tournaments. It’s crucial to maximize the number of lineups allowed when entering a contest. In high-risk lineups, aim for upside and select ADCs or MIDs as your CPTs/MVPs for the highest scoring positions. Consider stacking four players from one team and three from another for maximum correlation.
Projected Ownership and Uniqueness
Think about ownership tiers when constructing stacks—high, medium, and low. Avoid using two high-owned teams together in high-risk lineups. Instead, use underdogs or teams with big moneyline moves in the medium to low ownership tier. Don’t be afraid to use underdogs in your lineup for smaller contests, as upsets can lead to a significant edge. Experiment with using MID CPTs to differentiate your lineup and unlink ADCs and SUPs for leverage.
Salary Usage and Uniqueness in Smaller and Larger Contests
In high-risk contests, ignore salary usage as it is based on odds to win rather than upside in wins. Be aware of roster constructions that are likely to be duplicated by multiple users in small-field (20 to 500 entrants) and large-field (1000 or more entries) contests. To be unique in smaller contests, use underdogs as part of your stack, focus on MID CPTs, and consider different stack combinations. In larger contests, consider using the same team as your CPT and experiment with a 3-4 stack.
Remember, these guidelines will give you an edge in LOL DFS contests. Follow these strategies and watch your success soar.