Okay so your lineup is set, now upon which head do you lay the Captain Crown? Pick 2 Champions for your Captain, and if they play either one, you get 50% bonus to the fantasy points in those games. There are different strategies to use when picking a Captain, but the end goal is always to get those extra points. Getting the Captain bonuses separates the chumps from the champs, so be ready to read the meta and use that crystal ball!
- Best Overall Captain: A threat to lead all players in scoring with a predictable Champion pool
- Risky Captain: High upside value, but more risk due to Champion variety
- Safe Captain: Sacrificing some upside to make sure that you get the Champion picks correct
Best Overall captain: 100 Closer: Olaf & Udyr
I know 100 Thieves is struggling, but don’t blame Closer for that. The struggles make him a little more risky, but the talent and playstyle is just so supreme that he is the perfect Captain. People are letting me play Olaf! How nuts is that?! Olaf makes up 5 of his last 7 games, and we all know the damage he can do on the Viking.
Risky Captain: C9 Blaber: Olaf & Hecarim
It is a shame that the LCS MVP, and Fantasy MVP, has such a diverse pool that he is tough to captain. But that is also why he is so dangerous I guess. Opponenets will never let him play Udyr, but he has plenty of other lethal options. The Champs may be tough to get right, but his scoring potential always makes him Captain worthy.
Safe Captain: C9 Zven: Kaisa & Seraphine
If you have Zven in your lineup, he should be your Captain. That is a must. Picking Kaisa for him is also a must. The other Champ to select gets trick. Could be Ashe, but I’m going recency bias and picking Seraphine.
Deeper Dive - Captain Role Meta
Same old, same old. Renekton & Gragas with some Gnar & Aatrox sprinkled in for good measure. Still nobody worth Captaining up here (yes, that includes Alphari).
A couple of the most expensive options at the position are definitely worth making your Captain. They will all want Olaf, but it will be a combination of Graves, Nidalee, Lillia & Udyr for the other slot.
Azir & Orianna are the main picks for sure. However, some other Champs are rising in popularity, especially for some specific players. Look out for picks like Ryze, Tristana and Twisted Fate to work towards the most picked.
Senna seems like a perma ban, so it really comes down to Kaisa, Jhin, Kalista & Ezreal (in that order). Still the ideal Captain spot.
Love big beefy boys in the Bot Lane.