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: RGE Inspired: Lillia & Jarvan IV
Okay, I know what you are thinking, but it is not fun to write about G2 Rekkles in this spot every single week… Need to give our graphics team work and request new images. HOWEVER, let’s not dismiss Inspired. He is the Jungler of the only team that you can confidently see going 2-0 this week. Also, he has the most predictable Champion pool of any player on the top teams as Lillia & Jarvan IV have accounted for his last 5 straight games played.
Risky Captain: FNC Selfmade: Lillia & Olaf
If Fnatic beats G2, Selfmade will have gone offffffff. Fnatic’s performance last week doesn’t give me confidence that they will win, but all odds are thrown out the window when G2 and Fnatic play each other. The only guarantee: There Will Be Blood. Selfmade actually had this same AST/G2 schedule in Week 3, a week where he led the position in scoring and almost touched 80 points.
Safe Captain: G2 Rekkles: Senna & Jhin
I mean I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t point out how ridiculously strong of a Captain Rekkles is this week, and will be for the whole season.
Deeper Dive - Captain Role Meta
Even if the meta of this position makes for exciting games, it is not fun to write about. Renekton & Gragas easy, with Camille and Gnar as fallbacks. However, look out for the rise of Aatrox.
The nerfs definitely made a difference for this position. I would say Lillia and Udyr are still firmly atop the Jungle picks, but there is an angry tier of Jarvan IV, Hecarim, Graves, Nidalee and Skarner fighting for their chance to join them. If you spend up for Jungler, they are worth a Captain.
I mean, you can’t talk about Mid without talking about Azir, Orianna, and Syndra (regardless of what year it is). This position definitely is worth Captaining if you spend up, but make sure you check your Mid’s specific pool in game history. For example, if you have Caps, he has been favoring Ryze (resulting in some other Mids following suit).
Kai’sa and Senna are the new queens in town. Jhin, Aphelios and Xayah make up the second tier and Samira will find the sidelines after heavy nerfs on the latest patch. Regardless, this is the default Captain position. It will be tough to get every game right, but you are practically guaranteed 1 game if you pick from these Champs.
If only we saw the Senna Support with Support Wukong Carry meta again instead of Farm Kench…