FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

  • 3:00 p.m: Ajax v. Lille
  • 3:00 p.m: Benfica v. RB Leipzig
  • 3:00 p.m: Borussia Dortmund v. Barcelona
  • 3:00 p.m: Chelsea v. Valencia
  • 3:00 p.m: Napoli v. Liverpool
  • 3:00 p.m: Red Bull Salzburg v. Genk

FORWARDS/MIDFIELDERS

It's easy to look at the Barcelona and Liverpool guys, but while they are the most expensive options, they probably aren't worth the price. Both clubs are away and barely favored to win. Antoine Griezmann ($25) is best left for GPP because he's done nothing away from home in league play and a trip to Germany won't help those issues. Lionel Messi ($24) will get attention if he starts, but he hasn't played in more than a month. Of the top teams, I'd trust Sadio Mane ($22) above the others, even before teammate Mohamed Salah ($22). Mane is in form with four goals in his last four league starts and Napoli's back line hasn't been great, allowing seven goals in their first two league matches. Some will look to the friendly in July (3-0 Napoli win), but I wouldn't put too much into that, even if a lot of regulars started.

Given the odds, the two teams to back are Salzburg and Ajax. If you played DFS UCL last season, you'll likely be drawn to both Dusan Tadic ($20) and Hakim Ziyech ($19) for good reason. The two have a combined for nine league goals and were two of the more consistent players in the Champions League last season. In fact, Ziyech never

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Adam Zdroik
Adam writes on sports ranging from NFL and MLB to soccer and college basketball. Outside of writing, he has worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate. 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year.
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