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: G2 Jankos: Olaf & Nidalee
No more memes about Jankos’ Nidalee spears allowed! These 2 Champs have accounted for 5 of Jankos’ last 6 games, all of which have resulted in major points. He has only dipped below 28 points once in his last 6, so he is real hot right now.
Risky Captain: FNC Upset: Kaisa & Kalista
Fnatic is not in peak form right now. However, Upset always possesses the ability to outplay any Bot Lane and go full 1v9, I mean he did that for Origen for a long time. The risk is whether or not FNC can 2-0 this week. If they do, it will be because Upset was able to bully each of his favorable in-lane matchups.
Safe Captain: G2 Rekkles: Jhin & Kaisa
I guess I might as well just keep Rekkles in this spot until somebody makes a strong enough case to even come near him. Anyways, clearly teams will not let him play Senna, so it is the Jhin & Kaisa combo going forward, which I’m sure Rekkles is fine with.
Deeper Dive - Captain Role Meta
Same old, same old. Renekton & Gragas, with some Gnar & Aatrox sprinkled in. Still not worth a Captain pick either.
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.