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Pick and Avoid: Playoffs 1

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We find you the top 5 players and a team to pick for Playoffs Round 1, while recommending 5 players and a team that you should definitely avoid! Who will make this weeks LoL Fantasy Players Pick and Avoid Playoffs 1 Spring 2020?

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TOP LANE

Team: 100 Thieves

Cost: $260,000

Opponents: C9 (& TSM if they lose)

Reasoning: This playoffs format is PERFECT for Ssumday. All season long, Ssumday has struggled to put together 2 strong games in a row. Well with the new rules for fantasy in the playoffs, he just needs to have 3 strong games across the entire weekend. And I expect him to have plenty of chances to do that with a series against C9 and then another against TSM (after 100 loses to C9).

Team: Origen

Cost: $300,000

Opponent: FNC

Reasoning: I’m picking FNC in this matchup. Alphari has emerged as a top tier player at his position this split, but still ranks outside the top 3 in fantasy points per game, behind Bwipo (a cheaper option I expect to outscore Alphari for our LoL Fantasy Players Pick and Avoid Playoffs 1 Spring 2020).

JUNGLE

Team: 100 Thieves

Cost: $260,000

Opponents: C9 (& TSM if they lose)

Reasoning: Meteos has had a couple of BIG games this season, but this stamp of approval is more about the favorable position 100 Thieves is in this week. Yes, you don’t want to go against C9. But if they can just even take a single game off of C9, they will have the TSM team they just beat last week to fill in the other 2 games for scoring. Trust the flow.

Team: Origen

Cost: $290,000

Opponent: FNC

Reasoning: I loved watching Xerxe play Karthus last weekend, but I did not enjoy watching him lose to MAD Lions when there was still so much on the table. Do you know what team knocked Xerxe out of 2 of his last 3 postseason appearances? Yep, Fnatic.

MID LANE

Team: Evil Geniuses

Cost: $280,000

Opponents: FLY (& GG if they lose)

Reasoning: If you would’ve asked me if EG could be the #2 LCS seed in the preseason, I would’ve said “oh yeah” and busted through a wall. If you would’ve asked me after Week 3 or 4, I would’ve said “man, you trippin.” But here they are at #2 and the biggest reason why is Jiizuke. Keep riding the Italian Stallion in the LoL Fantasy Players Pick and Avoid Playoffs 1 Spring 2020.

Team: Team SoloMid

Cost: $260,000

Opponent: Loser of C9/100

Reasoning: I know it is tempting here… But just stop and think about this. After losing 3 straight games to end the season, TSM now is one series from elimination where they will have to beat C9 or 100T (the team that just beat them to move above them in the standings). TSM doesn’t have the fallback series like the higher seeds, and that makes me too nervous.

BOT LANE

Team: 100 Thieves

Cost: $280,000

Opponents: C9 (& TSM if they lose)

Reasoning: Cody Sun is not the flashiest guy. He answers interview questions in a calm and controlled fashion and he keeps his KDA respectable at all costs. Now he is in the driver seat though as he gets up to 2 series this weekend to put up big numbers. He may not physically pop out of his seat, but his fantasy production could make you do that.

Team: Rogue

Cost: $250,000

Opponent: MSF

Reasoning: Rogue just looked lost last week. They were gifted a Top 4 seed, but then decided to flush it down the toilet with losses to SK & S04. Misfits are also inconsistent, but they have spent a lot more time at the top of the standings than Rogue. Even if Rogue wins, I think it will be more from Larssen and Inspired than Hans Sama.

SUPPORT

Team: Cloud9

Cost: $220,000

Opponents: 100 (& TSM if they lose)

Reasoning: Supports may be cheaper than other positions, but you still have to plan carefully to afford the big names. Well I’m not even worrying about top priced Mikyx, Vulcan is the guy I want to spend up for. He is my vote for LCS MVP and is even gifted the safest possible schedule this week, with a shot at 2 series C9 should win. You are guaranteed to get 3 winning scores from Vulcan.

Team: MAD Lions

Cost: $150,000

Opponent: G2

Reasoning: Opens lineup… Sorts supports by Fantasy Points per game… Sees that the number 3 scorer is 9th in price… Sounds simple right? WRONG. Kaiser has produced very well, even in any situation, but this isn’t just any situation. This is a B05 against G2, we don’t mess around in the LoL Fantasy Players Pick and Avoid Playoffs 1 Spring 2020!

TEAM

Cost: $280,000

Opponents: FLY (& GG if they lose)

Reasoning: EG is so friggin hot right now. They get to take on the stumbling Flyquest team, and even if somehow Week 4 EG comes out and they lose the series to FLY, they get to save their fantasy production against GG. Does not get safer than that.

Cost: $280,000

Opponent: FNC

Reasoning: I would love to be proven wrong, but I just trust Fnatic a lot more in playoff situations like this. OG stumbled to end the season and does not have a strong history against Fnatic. Maybe I’ll pick OG next week when they are playing in the loser’s bracket 😉 .

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