DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

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FORWARDS

Robert Lewandowski, BAY v. LAZ ($11,000): Bayern Munich won the first leg 4-1 and are a commanding favorite Wednesday against Lazio. Meanwhile, no player has higher anytime goal scorer odds than Lewandowski, who has scored at least one goal in 24 of 29 starts in the Bundesliga and Champions League this season, including six on 20 shots (eight on target) in his last three games. Despite the big aggregate lead, there are likely to be plenty of Bayern stacks, with Leroy Sane ($8,700) probably popular too because he's been taking some set pieces, and especially so if Joshua Kimmich ($8,400, midfielder) is rested. Of course, that leaves Thomas Muller ($10,100) as overlooked once again despite picking up two assists on seven chances created last weekend in Bundesliga play.

Luis Alberto, LAZ at BAY ($7,100): Lazio are the biggest underdog on the slate, but that doesn't mean they are going to roll over, which puts Alberto in play because he continues to take a majority of set pieces. Ciro Immobile ($6,900) actually has the highest anytime goal scorer odds among players not on Bayern Munich, which is probably why fantasy players could focus on the Lazio forwards instead of the options from Chelsea or Atletico Madrid. That game has a much lower implied goal total, and while Lazio have the lowest implied team total on the slate, the more they try to attack, the more fantasy points they score.

MIDFIELDERS

Serge Gnabry, BAY v. LAZ ($7,500): Gnabry comes in with three goals on 14 shots in his last three appearances, a span that included just one start. Kimmich will be popular in cash games if he starts because he takes a majority of set pieces, but Gnabry's shot floor is solid and he has plenty of upside. There are also cheaper potential options from Bayern Munich, such as Jamal Musiala ($5,400) and Leon Goretzka ($5,900), who could also be of interest to many in cash games and GPPs simply because they are dominant favorites.

Yannick Carrasco, ATL at CHE ($6,700): Carrasco has a solid role on set pieces and is playing for a team that needs to make up a one-goal deficit. That doesn't mean Atletico Madrid will be going all-out from the beginning (that's really not how they play), but Carrasco is their most well-rounded attacker in terms of fantasy production on DraftKings. He's a bit pricey, but the set pieces probably make him a more viable option than Marcos Llorente ($6,500), who is a solid GPP target. On the cheaper side, Koke ($4,600) could have a path to set pieces (it's unlikely), while Thomas Lemar ($4,300) provides decent salary savings.

DEFENDERS

Reece James, CHE v. ATL ($5,600): The absence of Mason Mount (suspension) opens up set pieces for James and whoever starts at left-back between Marcos Alonso ($5,500) or Ben Chilwell ($6,400). The latter seems very pricey to consider if we have the former, but Alonso could be popular because of how good he's been under new manager Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea may come into this match with an aggregate lead, but it's not big enough where they could just sit back and relax like Bayern Munich, so buying into their set pieces makes plenty of sense.

Benjamin Pavard, BAY v. LAZ ($4,200): Pavard returned to the starting XI this past weekend and could get another start at right-back as Bayern Munich potentially rotate their most recent lineups. Alphonso Davies ($4,700) could start on the left side and would be a more viable option than Lucas Hernandez ($4,800) if he starts, but ultimately the cheaper of the two Bayern Munich fullbacks could be viable options in cash games or GPPs.

GOALKEEPER

Jan Oblak, ATL at CHE ($4,400): Oblak is the cheaper goalkeeper in the match with the lowest implied total, and he seems much less likely to get lit up than Pepe Reina ($3,700) for those looking to save salary. On the other end, Edouard Mendy ($5,100) and Manuel Neuer ($5,900) figure to have plenty of save opportunities as they try to protect an aggregate lead, though the latter has significantly higher win and clean sheet odds.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Andrew M. Laird plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: kingmorland, DraftKings: andrewmlaird, Yahoo: Lairdinho.
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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a nine-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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