Fantasy LCS: Must Plays, Sleepers, Busts for NA Week Seven/Day Two
Today the best match ups belong to DIG against C9, GRV vs. NME, CLG vs. TDK, and TIP against Team8. Let's take a look at each lane.
Must Play: Hauntzer (GRV) ($1326) vs. NME: I think he's the safest option of the day over Impact who can at times be a little riskier. Hauntzer has performed well all split and should continue the trend against NME.
Sleeper: ZionSpartan (CLG) ($1255) vs. TDK: Reasonable price in a match up you'd expect CLG to win. Gives a little bit of savings over Hauntzer.
Bust: Gamsu (DIG) ($1283) vs. C9: In theory he has a great match up and should go off. But his play along with DIG's has been so unpredictable this split that I'm not sure he's worth it. In a tournament I have no problem using him, as the potential is there to go off, just hope he doesn't bust.
Must Play: Rush (TIP) ($1341) vs. Team8: Rush leads the TiP attack and the aggresive style usually pays off big in terms of fantasy points especially against weak teams like Team8. I think he's got the highest upside of the day.
Sleeper: Xmithie (CLG) ($1152) vs. TDK: Risky again, but you'd expect CLG to beat TDK and due to the fact that TDK tend to overextend, the points could be there in the form of ganks for Xmithie.
Bust: IWillDominate (TL) ($1211) vs. TSM: Tough match up hurts Dom on day two. I think for his price I'd rather look elsewhere.
Must Play: XiaoWeiXiao (TiP) ($1576) vs. Team8: The match up provides huge advantage for XwX and the rest of TiP, but he's expensive and you'll have to make cuts somewhere, so you may not be able to fit him in.
Sleeper: Pobelter (CLG) ($1431) vs. TDK: He's reasonably priced against TDK and an at times over aggresive Ninja. Pobelter could punish that and have a nice game.
Bust: Fenix (TL) ($1329) vs. TSM: Fenix has been pretty good all split, but I could never recommend anyone against Bjergsen. It's such a tough match up and even though Fenix has a depressed price I don't think he's worth the risk.
Must Play: Altec (GRV) ($1718) vs. NME: He's been solid all year averaging 20+ PPG each week. The match up is a strong one and he looks like the safest bet. He's expensive but worth a look for sure.
Sleeper: Apollo (TiP) ($1594) vs. Team8: You can safe a bit of money with Apollo who has almost as appealing of a match up. He's a little less steady as Altec but on day two you need to safe a little as again there isn't much value and Apollo looks to be a good pick.
Bust: CoreJJ (DiG) ($1427) vs. C9: Like Gamsu, the match up suggests using CoreJJ but he's been random in terms of scoring this split and is averaging only 16 PPG. I can't fault anyone for using him but just know there's risk involved.
Must Play: BunnyFuFuu (GRV) ($1305) vs. NME: Best match up but he's so much more expensive today compared to yesterday that I just can't fit him in.
Sleeper: KiwiKid (DiG) ($1143) vs. C9: I've been talking about the randomness of DIG and Kiwi also comes with some risk, but he's the cheapest of the supports in favorable match ups and you'll probably need to use him.
Bust: Aphromoo (CLG) ($1329) vs. TDK: I think he'll have a good game, but he's here because he's way too pricey and it's just way too hard to spend up on a support today.
Here's my lineup for Week Seven Day Two in the NALCS:
Again I have to punt and am using the two cheapest players possible to fit in my top plays. I'm still toying with this strategy to see if it's worth doing, but there isn't a ton of value in the NALCS at the moment.
Top: ZionSpartan (CLG) ($1255)
Jungle: Move (GRV) ($1238)
Mid: Keane (GRV) ($1475)
ADC: Doublelift (CLG) ($1648)
Sup: KiwiKid (DIG) ($1143)
Flex One: Dyrus (TSM) ($1163)
Flex Two: Xmithie (CLG) ($1168)
Flex Three: Dodo8 (Team8) ($875)