DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

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MATCHES (ET)

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FORWARDS

Robert Lewandowski, BAY v. RBS ($10,700): Bayern Munich have the highest-implied goal total at around 2.6 and Lewandowski's goalscoring odds of -270 are considerably better than anyone else. Mohamed Salah ($9,800) at -110 is the only other player favored to score. Bayern struggled to breakdown Salzburg in the first leg and it resulted in no shots or chances created for Lewandowski, as he finished with less than one fantasy point despite being the slate's most popular player. I'd expect him to be the most popular again Tuesday, which makes him an intriguing candidate to fade in GPPs if you're looking for some easy leverage. Kingsley Coman ($10,200), on the other hand, put up 30 fantasy points in the first leg as he took eight shots, sent in seven crosses and scored. Coman has a much higher floor but Lewandowski has hat-trick upside. I'll be looking for ways to roster both of them together in tournaments. Saving some salary and going for Leroy Sane ($9,000) or Thomas Muller ($8,800) would make sense, too. Muller is especially viable in GPPs being that he'll be the least popular of the Bayern attackers.  

Sadio Mane, LIV v. INT ($7,200): Liverpool have an implied goal total hovering around two for their home match against Inter Milan. With the exception of

MATCHES (ET)

For detailed stats and odds, check out the

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Cheat Sheet

FORWARDS

Robert Lewandowski, BAY v. RBS ($10,700): Bayern Munich have the highest-implied goal total at around 2.6 and Lewandowski's goalscoring odds of -270 are considerably better than anyone else. Mohamed Salah ($9,800) at -110 is the only other player favored to score. Bayern struggled to breakdown Salzburg in the first leg and it resulted in no shots or chances created for Lewandowski, as he finished with less than one fantasy point despite being the slate's most popular player. I'd expect him to be the most popular again Tuesday, which makes him an intriguing candidate to fade in GPPs if you're looking for some easy leverage. Kingsley Coman ($10,200), on the other hand, put up 30 fantasy points in the first leg as he took eight shots, sent in seven crosses and scored. Coman has a much higher floor but Lewandowski has hat-trick upside. I'll be looking for ways to roster both of them together in tournaments. Saving some salary and going for Leroy Sane ($9,000) or Thomas Muller ($8,800) would make sense, too. Muller is especially viable in GPPs being that he'll be the least popular of the Bayern attackers.  

Sadio Mane, LIV v. INT ($7,200): Liverpool have an implied goal total hovering around two for their home match against Inter Milan. With the exception of Salah, their forwards are much cheaper than Bayern's. After a recent drought, Mane has been back in the goals with four in his last three Premier League games. Diogo Jota ($7,500) and Luis Diaz ($7,100) are similar options for essentially the same salary. I'd expect the Liverpool forwards to have plenty of chances on the counter with Inter attacking, down two goals after the first leg. Lautaro Martinez ($5,000) looks most appealing for tournaments given that he's the cheapest, while Edin Dzeko ($6,400) and Alexis Sanchez ($5,900) should be considered also as they won't be very popular. Looking cheaper, Karim Adeyemi ($4,600) will lead the line for Salzburg and he caused Bayern plenty of problems in the first leg. Chukwubuike Adamu ($3,700) came off the bench to open the scoring in that game and is likely to get the start Tuesday alongside Adeyemi. 

MIDFIELDERS

Serge Gnabry, BAY vs RBS ($8,000): Gnabry took six shots and sent in four crosses on his way to putting up 17 floor points in the first leg. He's quite a bit cheaper than the other Bayern forwards and he has the third-highest goalscoring odds on the slate behind Lewandowski and Salah.   

Joshua Kimmich, BAY v. RBS ($7,700): Kimmich would be the first player in my lineup for cash games and makes for a fine tournament option, as well. He continues to take a near-monopoly of set pieces and he had a whopping 20 floor points in the first leg. He always plays 90 minutes and Bayern need a result in order to advance. Elsewhere, Hakan Calhanoglu ($6,200) will take most of the sets for Inter, who need to attack. He had 10 crosses in the first leg and missed a great chance to score. In the cheap range, Nicolas Seiwald ($3,000) could take a couple corners for Salzburg but how many will they get playing in Munich?. It's possible Marcel Sabitzer ($3,700) starts alongside Kimmich in defensive midfield. He can't be counted on for a floor but definitely has assist equity playing behind such a potent attack. 

DEFENDERS

Andrew Robertson, LIV v. INT ($6,600): Don't expect the same Trent Alexander-Arnold ($7,800) and Robertson that we normally see in the Premier League. Not only have they had smaller floors in Champions League, but Liverpool won the first leg 2-0 and have no reason to really attack unless they concede. I highlighted Robertson because he's considerably cheaper than Alexander-Arnold, but I probably wouldn't roster either of them in cash games at the expense of Bayern exposure. Looking cheaper, Benjamin Pavard ($4,300) and Lucas Hernandez ($3,700) are expected to start at full-back for Munich. Both of them seem relatively cheap considering they should be attacking for most of the match. 

Andreas Ulmer, RBS at BAY ($2,800): Ulmer took three of five corners in the first leg. Not only is he priced under $3,000 but he also fills the third team requirement. Assuming Salzburg go behind, Ulmer should send in a few crosses as they chase the game. 

GOALKEEPERS

Philipp Kohn, RBS at BAY ($3,600): Kohn made eight saves in the first leg and should face a similar amount of shots Tuesday with Bayern needing a result. Don't be afraid to roster him with Munich attackers as it's possible for him to be optimal even if he concedes multiple goals. Sven Ulreich ($5,900) or Manuel Neuer ($5,800) would have the best clean-sheet odds at just over 41 percent. Alisson Becker ($5,600) probably has more upside against Inter, who need to score at least twice and will be firing shots.

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Ryan Belongia
Ryan is the top-ranked DFS soccer player on RG, reigning King of the Pitch Champion at DraftKings and 2021 finalist for FSWA's Soccer Writer of the Year.
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