Fantasy LCS Rankings – Week 2 (Spring 2015)

New additions to rosters in Week 2: TIP Impact, CLG ZionSpartan, WFX Avalon, WFX Helios & TL Piglet

Top Lane Rankings

Team
Player
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
EL
Wickd
1
CW & ROC
31.8
12.69
FNC
Huni
2
ROC & GMB
23.0
65.58
CST
Cris
3
T8 & GV
31.1
52.64
TSM
Dyrus
4
WFX & TL
33.2
22.13
C9
Balls
5
TL & CLG
29.9
22.69
GIA
Werlyb
6
UOL & H2K
28.7
50.35
SK
fredy122
7
GMB & UOL
29.5
27.38
TL
Quas
8
C9 & TSM
30.2
44.16
TIP
Impact
9
CLG & T8
31.0
0 – DNP
MYM
Mimer
10
H2K & CW
31.2
11.70
CLG
ZionSpartan
11
TIP & C9
26.5
0 – DNP
DIG
Gamsu
12
GV & WFX
32.1
16.06
T8
CaliTrlolz8
13
CST & TIP
26.8
32.36
UOL
Vizicsacsi
14
GIA & SK
29.7
19.90
ROC
Overpow
15
FNC & EL
29.7
24.24
GV
Hauntzer
16
DIG & CST
25.8
34.78
CW
YoungBuck
17
EL & MYM
25.5
29.22
WFX
Avalon
18
TSM & DIG
22.4
0 – DNP
H2K
Odoamne
19
MYM & GIA
24.4
28.71
GMB
Cabochard
20
SK & FNC
29.5
19.11

Jungle Rankings

Team
Player
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
SK
Svenskeren
1
GMB & UOL
27.4
40.27
EL
Shook
2
CW & ROC
33.6
28.97
C9
Meteos
3
TL & CLG
29.7
16.12
TL
IWDominate
4
C9 & TSM
29.1
70.40
FNC
Reignover
5
ROC & GMB
23.7
57.17
TSM
Santorin
6
WFX & TL
30.1
29.26
ROC
Jankos
7
FNC & EL
28.1
34.48
CST
Impaler
8
T8 & GV
27.9
50.64
GIA
Fr3deric
9
UOL & H2K
28.6
35.12
GV
SaintVicious
10
DIG & CST
28.3
28.67
WFX
Helios
11
TSM & DIG
28.5
0 – DNP
CLG
Xmithie
12
TIP & C9
27.6
37.90
TIP
Rush
13
CLG & T8
30.6
25.03
GMB
Diamond
14
SK & FNC
31.3
15.06
CW
Airwaks
15
EL & MYM
29.4
35.99
DIG
Crumbzz
16
GV & WFX
26.3
8.30
UOL
Kikis
17
GIA & SK
29.1
32.99
T8
Porpoise8
18
CST & TIP
25.6
24.43
MYM
H0R0
19
H2K & CW
30.4
18.61
H2K
Loulex
20
MYM & GIA
27.7
22.24

Mid Lane Rankings

Team
Player
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
EL
Froggen
1
CW & ROC
44.4
37.95
TSM
Bjergsen
2
WFX & TL
39.2
46.49
FNC
Febiven
3
ROC & GMB
39.3
68.39
SK
Fox
4
GMB & UOL
39.5
30.54
TIP
XiaoWeiXiao
5
CLG & T8
36.0
20.69
UOL
PowerOfEvil
6
GIA & SK
33.8
36.30
WFX
Pobelter
7
TSM & DIG
36.1
31.48
CST
Jesiz
8
T8 & GV
36.8
40.85
TL
FeniX
9
C9 & TSM
33.9
66.04
GIA
PepiiNeRO
10
UOL & H2K
34.5
38.46
T8
Slooshi8
11
CST & TIP
35.3
39.25
ROC
Nukeduck
12
FNC & EL
28.3
26.94
DIG
Shiphtur
13
GV & WFX
33.9
23.91
GV
Keane
14
DIG & CST
38.9
43.01
CLG
Link
15
TIP & C9
39.0
50.37
C9
Hai
16
TL & CLG
26.2
18.91
H2K
Ryu
17
MYM & GIA
38.6
23.47
CW
Soren
18
EL & MYM
34.8
37.04
MYM
Blizer300
19
H2K & CW
32.5
15.63
GMB
NiQ
20
SK & FNC
29.2
19.81

ADC Rankings

Team
Player
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
SK
FORG1VENGRE
1
GMB & UOL
41.7
44.69
EL
Rekkles
2
CW & ROC
41.4
26.42
FNC
Steelback
3
ROC & GMB
39.6
68.41
TSM
WildTurtle
4
WFX & TL
33.5
34.65
TL
Piglet
5
C9 & TSM
41.9
0 – DNP
CLG
Doublelift
6
TIP & C9
40.6
47.48
WFX
Altec
7
TSM & DIG
44.2
52.28
C9
Sneaky
8
TL & CLG
32.4
35.60
GV
Cop
9
DIG & CST
38.4
40.68
CW
Freeze
10
EL & MYM
34.9
33.08
ROC
Woolite
11
FNC & EL
31.2
29.00
CST
Mash
12
T8 & GV
40.1
46.87
UOL
Vardags
13
GIA & SK
34.3
28.50
GMB
P1noy
14
SK & FNC
31.1
30.84
T8
maplestreet8
15
CST & TIP
35.3
28.41
TIP
Apollo
16
CLG & T8
33.5
27.46
MYM
MrRalleZ
17
H2K & CW
36.0
15.18
H2K
Hjarnan
18
MYM & GIA
37.2
18.32
GIA
Adryh
19
UOL & H2K
34.2
26.23
DIG
CoreJJ
20
GV & WFX
29.0
16.13

Support Rankings

Team
Player
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
SK
nRated
1
GMB & UOL
35.9
34.03
EL
Nyph
2
CW & ROC
35.3
23.49
FNC
YellOwStaR
3
ROC & GMB
30.6
57.11
TSM
Lustboy
4
WFX & TL
24.4
28.41
TL
Xpecial
5
C9 & TSM
33.3
50.82
CLG
Aphromoo
6
TIP & C9
31.5
43.59
CST
Sheep
7
T8 & GV
27.3
40.06
GV
Bunny FuFuu
8
DIG & CST
29.3
35.98
C9
LemonNation
9
TL & CLG
21.9
18.90
H2K
Voidle
10
MYM & GIA
26.2
14.24
WFX
Gleeb
11
TSM & DIG
31.6
30.96
UOL
Hylissang
12
GIA & SK
23.3
25.78
GIA
Rydle
13
UOL & H2K
24.7
19.98
T8
Dodo8
14
CST & TIP
23.9
25.82
CW
Unlimited
15
EL & MYM
21.1
25.41
TIP
Adrian
16
CLG & T8
24.4
15.13
ROC
VandeR
17
FNC & EL
20.5
22.28
GMB
EDward
18
SK & FNC
19.8
19.40
DIG
KiWiKiD
19
GV & WFX
21.8
13.91
MYM
Nisbeth
20
H2K & CW
27.0
9.79

Team Rankings

Team
Rank
Matchup
Proj.
Last Wk.
SK Gaming
1
GMB & UOL
30.3
38
Giants Gaming
2
UOL & H2K
24.4
39
Fnatic
3
ROC & GMB
27.3
36
Elements
4
CW & ROC
31.8
23
Team SoloMid
5
WFX & TL
22.5
18
Team Liquid
6
C9 & TSM
31.6
37
Team Gravity
7
DIG & CST
28.1
23
Cloud 9
8
TL & CLG
21.6
17
Team Impulse
9
CLG & T8
31.1
23
Team Coast
10
T8 & GV
28.0
29
Counter Logic Gaming
11
TIP & C9
24.1
27
Meet Your Makers
12
H2K & CW
19.3
7
Team 8
13
CST & TIP
19.5
23
Winterfox
14
TSM & DIG
26.6
28
Unicorns of Love
15
GIA & SK
24.6
26
Roccat
16
FNC & EL
21.8
21
Team Dignitas
17
GV & WFX
20.4
12
Copenhagen Wolves
18
EL & MYM
23.5
21
H2K Gaming
19
MYM & GIA
24.1
15
Gambit Gaming
20
SK & FNC
21.7
10

Note: Projections and point statistics are according to the fantasy.na.lolesports.com website and are subject to change.

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NA LCS Studs & Duds – Week 1 (Spring 2015)

NA Week 1 Studs

Team Liquid

Top Lane – CST Cris

Points: 52.64

KDA: 13/1/13

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Gnar/Irelia

After a nearly perfect week and only dying at the end of Game 2 in the opening week, Cris proved that he is able to hold his own in the LCS against good competition. However, he did face a substitute, FlaresZ and a new face, Gamsu, in his first games. This should not take away from his great performance and even a hefty sum of fantasy points but owners should beware as Cris faces Team 8 and Gravity in Week, who both took a game off the NA powerhouses in C9 and TSM.

Honorable mentions: TL Quas (44.16 pts) & CLG Benny (sub – 45.00 pts)

Jungle – TL IWDominate

Points: 70.40

KDA: 8/3/33

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Nunu/Jarvan IV

An impressive showing in first week by Team Liquid’s IWDominate as he scored the highest fantasy points among junglers and the second highest overall scoring right his own team’s ADC in both regions. IWD offered early pressure throughout the map helping each lane to snowball which allowed Team Liquid to be the only undefeated NA LCS team after the first week. A definite must start in most weeks except maybe next week as Team Liquid faces Cloud 9 and TSM in Week 2. If for some reason you find him in free agency, IWD is a must add for most leagues.

Honorable mentions: CST Impaler (50.64 pts)

Mid Lane – TL Fenix

Points: 66.04

KDA: 12/10/25

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Lulu/Azir

A great mid laner who racked up the 5th highest points over both regions, Fenix is a utility mid laner who will consistently offer plenty of assists and even many kills. The only small downside is that he is relatively new to the pro scene and has a mindset similar to that of C9 Hai as he will maximize his damage in a fight then sacrifice himself. The few deaths might lose you a few points but his assists should more than make up for it alongside other fantasy stars like IWDominate and Xpecial.

Honorable mentions: TSM Bjergsen (46.49 pts), GV Keane (43.01 pts) & CST Jesiz (40.85 pts)

AD – TL KEITHMCBRIEF (sub)

Points: 76.08

KDA: 15/2/23

3K/4K/5K: 1/0/0

Champs: Kog’Maw/Caitlyn

A complete surprise to most fantasy players as KEITHMCBRIEF was started in less than 1% of all leagues but scored the highest across all positions over both LCS regions! Playing very autoattack heavy carries in both games, Team Liquid was able to ride their substitute’s amazing opening week into two dominant victories over Team Impulse and Counter Logic Gaming. However, with Piglet’s return in Week 2, this is more of a one and done situation.

Honorable mentions: WFX Altec (52.28 pts), CLG Doublelift (47.48 pts), C9 Sneaky (35.60 pts) & GV Cop (40.68)

Support – TL Xpecial

Points: 50.82

KDA: 3/3/28

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Janna/Annie

As expected, TL Xpecial proves why he was worth an earlier draft pick for the support position. Expect great things from Xpecial in the future, especially with Piglet returning to the lineup next week but beware as their opponents are C9 and TSM respectively.

Honorable mentions: CLG Aphromoo (43.59 pts)

Team – Team Liquid

First Blood: 2

Dragons: 7

Barons: 2

Turrets: 18

Win: 2

Fast Win: 0

It should be no surprise that Team Liquid is Week 1’s stud candidate in NA as they were the only team to go 2-0 in the opening week. With the help of IWD and Xpecial, the team is able to out maneuver many teams due to their impressive vision and objective control which will help fantasy owners reap their rewards as they are thorough in finishing games. However, there may be better options for Week 2 as TSM and C9 will try to unseat Team Liquid from the #1 spot.

Honorable mentions: Team Coast (29.00 pts)

NA Week 1 Duds

 Cloud 9 Team

Top Lane – C9 Balls & TSM Dyrus

Points: 22.69 & 22.13

KDA: 4/8/9 (both players)

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0 (both players)

Champs: Gnar/Sion (Balls) & Irelia/Gnar (Dyrus)

Known as the dominant top laners in NA, both players displayed mediocre performances on Gnar as they were unable to properly manage Gnar’s rage bar. Another issue is the Sion level 1 strategy of dying to wolves or raptors to get a level advantage does not help owners in fantasy as these executes count as deaths. Expect both laners to level out their KDA ratios and point averages as they are both versatile carry top laners and very well might show champions such as Rumble/Lissandra/Kassadin in future weeks.

Jungle – C9 Meteos

Points: 16.12

KDA: 1/7/10

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Elise/Rek’Sai

An implosion within the C9 team in Week 1 brings Meteos to this list as he was the only jungler to pick Elise to no avail in their first game. He is sure to return to his former self but poses strong counter junglers in IWD and Xmithie in Week 2. Assuming you don’t have a better jungler to start other than Meteos, you’ll have to stick it out for another week of average games until the third week.

Mid Lane – TIP XiaoWeiXiao & C9 Hai

Points: 20.69 (XWX) & 18.91 (Hai)

KDA: 5/6/6 (XWX) & 1/12/12 (Hai)

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0 (both players)

Champs: LeBlanc/Lulu (XWX) & Fizz/Orianna (Hai)

Usually able to post dominant fantasy numbers even in losses, XiaoWeiXiao was underwhelming in the opening week. The games showed that the reinvigorated LMQ is unable to demand attention from enemy junglers in their top and bottom lanes. With the return of Impact to top lane next week, things should go back to normal for XiaoWeiXiao. Expect him to bounce back next week as he faces Link and Slooshi8 in the mid lane.

As for C9 Hai, he lost lane in both games due to heavy pressure by enemy junglers in both games throughout the game. The more disastrous outing coming at the hands of Gravity where Hai posted an end match score of 0/8/7 as Orianna. He is sure to bounce back but if there are better mids available in your league, Hai may be better off left in the flex position or on the bench for the next week.

AD – TIP Apollo

Points: 27.46

KDA: 5/2/9

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Corki/Sivir

With high expectations of filling Vasili’s old spot on the reinvented LMQ team, TIP Apollo had an average performance alongside his midlaner in fantasy in Week 1. This is the level of performance owners should come to expect in the following weeks as XiaoWeiXiao is the main carry of TIP.

Support – C9 LemonNation

Points: 18.90

KDA: 0/8/15

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Thresh/Janna

Most teams that go 0-2 in a week usually have supports that rank low in fantasy points and that is the case with LemonNation this week. As Cloud 9 gets back to their winning ways, LemonNation should level out in fantasy points as well.

Team – Cloud 9

First Blood: 0

Dragons: 3

Barons: 2

Turrets: 10

Win: 0/2

Fast Win: 0/2

As they go 0-2 in the opening week, Cloud 9 as a team finds itself at the bottom quarter in all of fantasy stats. Due to many uncharacteristic mistakes made by their mid laner and jungler, the team was unable to strategically maneuver around the map for objective control which ultimately caused them to slowly bleed out in both games. Expect them to come back strong in the upcoming weeks to make up for them falling short in the opening week.

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EU LCS Studs & Duds – Week 1 (Spring 2015)

EU Week 1 Studs

Fnatic Team

Top Lane – FNC Huni

Points: 68.41

KDA: 11/0/26

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Lissandra/Rumble

Even though Huni’s sample size is small in competitive play, the level of comfort and skill that he displayed alongside Fnatic’s jungler, Reignover, was at an elite level, especially on Rumble as he nailed ultimate after ultimate in choke points as H2K continually forced sub-optimal engages in the jungle. If he is available in your league, he is worth a pick up as he provide a viable flex option (or even a starter top laner if your top starter is slacking) in the coming weeks.

Honorable mentions: GIA Werlyb (50.35 pts)

Jungle – SK Svenskeren

Points: 40.27

KDA: 6/6/18

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Jarvan IV (both games)

A proven jungler in the past splits, he has the experience at the highest levels of competitive play and a key component of SK Gaming’s winning strategy, Svenskeren proved himself to be a worthy of the starting spot on your roster. He is owned in most leagues but if for some reason he is available, he is definitely worth a pick up for the remainder of the split.

Honorable mentions: FNC Reignover (57.17 pts)

Mid – FNC Febiven

Points: 68.39

KDA: 13/2/23

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Xerath/Zed

Fnatic’s impressive 2-0 in Week 1 comes off of the back of their mid laner, Febiven, who racked up an amazing 68.39 points against Froggen and Ryu in the mid lane. However, this should be taken with a grain of salt as Froggen’s Lulu play was unimpressive to put it lightly and the same issue of a small sample size in competitive play as Huni applies here. Week 2 does seem to be a decent match up for Febiven as Nukeduck and NiQ were underwhelming in their Week 1 performances and he very well may carry Fnatic to another set of wins.

Honorable mentions: EL Froggen (37.95 pts) & GIA PePiiNeRO (38.46 pts)

AD – SK FORG1VENGRE

Points: 44.69

KDA: 8/0/11

3K/4K/5K: 2/0/0

Champs: Lucian/Graves

SK’s new AD Carry, FORG1VENGRE, is considered the second best ADC in Europe behind Elements’ Rekkles and in Week 1, he proved himself to be the second best in fantasy but behind Fnatic’s Steelback. FORG1VENGRE is considered the stud simply because he performed up to the expectations of most fans and analysts with his calculated aggressive play on Lucian and Graves. He also possesses the ability for big plays as he scored a pair of triple kills this week while Steelback scored none.

Honorable mentions: FNC Steelback (68.41 pts)

Support – FNC YellOwStaR

Points: 57.11

KDA: 4/4/31

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Annie (both games)

The only remaining member of last year’s roster that attended World’s, YellOwStaR’s veteran status and shot calling helped Fnatic go 2-0 in Week 1. His roaming and aggressive Annie play allowed Steelback to get fed and put out a consistent amount of damage. If he continues being this aggressive, he is sure to pick up wins for FNC in the future alongside a load of points as long as he stacks a ton of assists.

Honorable mentions: SK nRated (34.03 pts)

Team – SK Gaming

Points: 38.00

First Blood: 2/2

Dragons: 9

Barons: 2

Turrets: 17

Win: 2/2

Fast Win: 0/2

SK Gaming’s objective control in both games was impressive and one of the few teams that plays as a team throughout the game rather than just at team fights. Fnatic was just as dominant as they took every turret in both games but lacked Dragon control. Both teams are worth starting next week as they both face an underwhelming Gambit team that still needs to work on coordination.

Honorable mentions: Giants Gaming (39.00 pts) & Fnatic (36.00 pts)

EU Week 1 Duds

Gambit Logo

Top Lane – EL Wickd

Points: 12.69

KDA: 4/13/5

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Irelia/Gnar

An uninspiring start to the 2015 season, Elements’ Wickd scored under 13 points for the week on Irelia and Gnar. 11 of the 13 deaths for Week 1 came at the hands of Fnatic’s dominant performance in the opening match of the season. Wickd owners should not fear as he will bounce back in future games.

Jungle – GMB Diamond

Points: 15.06

KDA: 2/9/9

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Lee Sin/Jarvan IV

With new faces in the ADC and Top roles, Diamond still needs to improve his overall synergy with his teammates. And with his Week 2 matchup against SK and Fnatic, you would be better off finding another starting jungler, especially with Reignover and Fr3deric being available in most leagues.

Mid – H2K Ryu

Points: 23.47

KDA: 5/8/8

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Kassadin/Lulu

A highly regarded mid laner from more than a year ago and on the losing side of the infamous Zed vs. Zed duel with Faker, Ryu has dropped in effectiveness in lane and his playmaking abilities. He is a stable mid laner but in fantasy, especially in a 4 or 6 person league, he’s not worth of a starting spot next week as they face a hungry GIANTS team trying to show that they belong in the LCS and a winless MYM team that’s hungry for their first win. If you need a better reliable mid, PePiiNeRO or Soren might be better options as they allow their games to linger on, which adds free fantasy points.

AD – MYM MrRalleZ

Points: 15.18

KDA: 3/3/3

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Graves/Sivir

With no real presence set by the remainder of his team during their games, MrRalleZ was just as nonexistent in his first games of the season. He is in the lower echelon of AD carries in terms of fantasy simply because the mid laner and jungler do not command attention from opposition. This allows their only real carries, MrRalleZ and Mimer, to be heavily focused after the mid lane gets shut down. If you need an ADC to give you consistent points, Freeze, Steelback and P1noy might offer more reliability than MrRalleZ as they drag their games out longer for more points.

Support – H2K Voidle

Points: 14.24

KDA: 0/6/11

3K/4K/5K: 0/0/0

Champs: Janna/Leona

As a support on a team that won’t have a consistent winning streak, Voidle was just unable to put up great fantasy points and most likely won’t change in the future.

Team – Gambit Gaming

First Blood: 0/2

Dragons: 2

Barons: 1

Turrets: 6

Win: 0/2

Fast Win: 0/2

After terrible performances in Week 1 as a team and showing they are not comfortable with each other yet, Gambit’s team needs to be in free agency for fantasy until they prove otherwise. If you need a reliable team from EU LCS, GIANTS Gaming, Copenhagen Wolves and Unicorns of Love can provide the middle of the pack set of points but they can provide it consistently.

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