Originally published at: Fantasy LCS Spring Week 3 Captains - Esports One
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 FBI: Senna & Kaisa
Usually seen as a more ‘Safe’ Player, FBI has been popping off lately and has earned this spot on the list. He now has 5 straight games of 6+ Kills, 4 of which have come on this pair of Champions. FBI OPEN UP.
Risky Captain: C9 Blaber: Udyr & Taliyah
I mean, I just want to bet everything I can on Blaber right now. He has the highest Points/Wins in the LCS right now and shows no sign of stopping. He seems to be the only person who is still happy to play Taliyah. I don’t think people should let Udyr through for him, but if they do…. points points points!
Safe Captain: C9 Zven: Samira & Kaisa
So when Kaisa is off the board, it is actually Kaisa that Zven prefers to play (not Miss Fortune or Senna). This is still the most predictable position, and Zven is the most predictable player to always finish Top 3 at the position.
Deeper Dive – Captain Role Meta
Renekton is still in complete control of this lane. However, it wouldn’t be NA League of Legends if we didn’t see some Gangplank and Aatrox up top.
This position was drastically affected by the nerfs in the newest patch. We didn’t see Taliyah completely disappear like we expected, but Champs like Lillia, Okaf & Udyr are still staples. A select couple players are worth Captaining here, but the recent patch still makes it risky.
I don’t think we will ever get a meta where Orianna and Azir are not viable Mid Laners. Twisted Fate and Zoe are still hanging around, and I expect them to stay (unlike this random Tristana we have been seeing).
As always, great spot to make a Captain right here. Kaisa, Samira, Senna & Xayah are all the options you need to pick from. Ezreal will always pop up, and you want to avoid Seraphine. If you are ever split on where to put the crown, Bot should always be your default choice.
The return of fasting Senna would be bigggg for Support scoring!