In order to win big in E1 Fantasy, you want to find VALUE! I’m not just talking about getting your money back, I’m talking about getting what you paid for AND some more. What is value? Well in a perfect world, the highest-priced player at a position would score the most points and so on down; they would all provide value based on their price.
We don’t want to be average though, we want more. So we are looking for the players who will score much higher than their price suggests, returning extra value. In order to help you find these value players, we provided two options at each of the six lineup spots; one for LCS and one for LEC (because everything is better with a little NA vs EU rivalry in there).
Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon — Evil Geniuses — $270,000 (vs Immortals & Dignitas)
Only Huni can come off the bench for the 2020 Summer debut, and lead his team to a win over Cloud9 while scoring over 40 fantasy points, finishing Top 5 at the position. His price has tripled since last week (because it had to), but he can still return value. We already have proof that EG wants Huni to carry the game, and he will have a great chance in two EG-favored matchups.
Felix "Kryze" Hellström — Excel Esports — $220,000 (vs SK Gaming & Team Vitality)
As a whole, Kryze's numbers are not good. However, if you look deeper, you will realize that they are completely game script-driven. In XL's wins, Kryze has never scored before 21 points and averages over 3 Kills and 5 Assists a game. Two of those wins came against the opponents that XL is facing this week, bringing some optimism to this big risk.
Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen — Evil Geniuses — $230,000 (vs Immortals & Dignitas)
What a wild split it has been for EG. The biggest change though, Svenskeren making a move from my Avoid player to my Value player. After weeks of pitiful fantasy production, Svenskere has turned it around as he has scored double digits in 7 straight games, a stretch which includes 4 losses. Well Huni and fellow swole bro, GoldenGlue, provided a spark that has gotten Svenskeren more involved in fights.
Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir — Origen — $270,000 (vs Team Vitality & Fnatic)
Even though we know the talent, it has been a rough split for Xerxe. But after two big wins, neither of which saw Xerxe die, there is a lot of hope that OG can return to top-tier LEC status. They have an amazing schedule this week to build towards that, but it is even more tempting for Xerxe. Fnatic and Vitality are 2 of the 3 best matchups for Junglers.
Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer — Evil Geniuses — $270,000 (vs Immortals & Dignitas)
Tic-tac-toe, 3 EG Values in a row. It is tough to evaluate such a small sample size for EG GoldenGlue, but he definitely passed the eye test against C9. If you know anything about GoldenGlue as a player, his motivation, work ethic, and mechanics check off all the boxes. He brings risk, but that is factored into the price.
Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik Holm — Origen — $270,000 (vs Team Vitality & Fnatic)
Often seen as the weakest link on OG, Nukeduck gets flamed a lot. I'm not going to sit here and defend him (because honestly, I think a lot of it is deserved) BUT I think he is an extremely safe bet on falling into easy points in what should be a strong 2-0 week for OG. He is not a sexy pick at all, but his price and safety make for nice options elsewhere.
Sun "Cody Sun" Li-Yu — 100 Thieves — $290,000 (vs Counter Logic Gaming & Golden Guardians)
You have to get creative and take on risk if you spend less than $300k on a Bot Laner. Well, out of all Bots under that threshold, Cody Sun has by far the best opportunity to go 2-0. He has scored over 25 in 3 of his 4 wins on the split and has a great chance to boost up that number this weekend.
Patrik "Patrik" Jírů — Excel Esports — $270,000 (vs SK Gaming & Team Vitality)
Patrik can be this week's Crownshot; the Bot Laner that has a challenging but winnable schedule that if it goes their way benefits the Bot laner immensely. People don't like XL, but don't realize that they have already beaten both SK and VIT this split. If XL wins, it is on the back of Patrick. He averages 7 Kills in wins and has yet to score less than 29 in one. Lots of risk here, but LOTS of upside.
Erik "Treatz" Wessén — TSM — $130,000 (vs Dignitas & Counter Logic Gaming)
This week is do-or-die for TSM. We didn't get to see any improvement to the team with the addition of Treatz to the starting lineup, but that was because other players having the worst games of the split/career (don't worry Spica/Broken Blade, we aren't naming names). TSM has to be able to get it done against sliding CLG and DIG, which will require a lot of points from the Bot lane.
Jakub "Jactroll" Skurzyński— Origen — $120,000 (vs Team Vitality & Fnatic)
What a difference a Support can make. OG goes from 'laughing stock bOrigen' to 2-0ing G2 and Misfits decisively. Upset is still the lifeblood of this team and the highest-scoring fantasy player in the LCS or LEC, and Jactroll will be there to capitalize off of his guaranteed success.
TSM — $270,000 (vs Dignitas & Counter Logic Gaming)
Did you watch DIG or CLG play over the weekend? Hopefully not… especially that 2nd DIG game. I know TSM looked terrible too, but you should trust the team's talent more than either of their opponents this week.
Excel Esports — $250,000 (vs SK Gaming & Team Vitality)
Another risk packed LEC purchase here. This is the lowest I can go to find a team that has a chance to go 2-0. Haters will say that they don't have a chance, but those haters also forget that XL has already beaten both of these teams this split. Haters gonna hate.