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DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday Champions League Picks

Schuyler Redpath

Schuyler Redpath writes about fantasy soccer for RotoWire and MLSsoccer.com.

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MATCHES (EST)

2:45 p.m: Sporting CP v. Olympiacos
2:45 p.m: Atletico Madrid v. Roma
2:45 p.m: Anderlecht v. Bayern Munich
2:45 p.m: Juventus v. Barcelona
2:45 p.m: Paris Saint-Germain v. Celtic
2:45 p.m: FC Basel v. Manchester United

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

FORWARDS

Edinson Cavani, PSG v. CEL ($10,200) or Kylian Mbappe, PSG v. CEL ($9,700):
PSG are overwhelming home favorites against a Celtic team they beat 5-0 in Scotland earlier in the season, putting all PSG attacking options in consideration. Cavani canít stop scoring, with a goal in seven of his last eight games and a brace in three straight Ligue 1 matches. Mbappe has missed the last couple of games and will be well rested if heís shifted back into the starting XI. It goes Neymar/Cavani/Mbappe as far as PSG goes, but it would be no surprise to see Mbappe outscore his strike partners at a lower ownership.

Marcus Rashford, MUN at BAS ($7,900): Itís no given that he starts, but Rashford has been too good to ignore if heís back in the lineup in a favorable matchup at Basel. Heís emerged as Manchester Unitedís primary corner taker and has put in at least seven crosses in his last three starts. If he's in the first XI thereís a good chance heís topping double-digit points for the third straight game.

MIDFIELDER

Neymar, PSG v CEL ($12,300):
Neymar has a goal in each of his four UCL appearances this season and now faces the same Celtic side that he also registered an assist against in PSGís Group B opener. Neymar fills up the stat sheet with shots, crosses and fouls drawn, and heís second on the team in both goals (11) and assists (seven).

Paulo Dybala, JUV v. BAR ($8,300): Dybala has a tough matchup against Barcelona, but heís topped double-digit points in 10 straight starts. Juventus are still fighting for a spot in the Round of 16, and they have a shot at back-dooring Barcelona for the top spot in Group D. Look for Dybala to be active throughout as arguably the top attacking weapon Juventus possesses.

Kostas Fortounis, OLY at SPO ($4,900): Fortounis doesnít jump off the board as a flashy play, but for the price I think he can provide some salary relief compared to similar players priced in the $6,000s. Heís on a good share of set pieces for Olympiakos and constantly flirts with double-digit points, and in a game that Olympiakos should be competitive in, I think Fortounis makes for a sneaky play at a manageable price.

DEFENDER

Joshua Kimmich, BAY at AND ($7,600):
$7,600 seems absurd for a defender, but I think itís in line with what Kimmich can provide. Heís topped 27 points in two of three UCL starts, highlighting his GPP-winning upside when the points start rolling in. Iíve said it before that I usually wouldnít bat an eye at paying $7,600 for a forward or midfielder that provides the same upside, and thatís the case here with Kimmich in a favorable matchup.

Aleksandar Kolarov, ROM at ATL ($6,100): Kolarov gives us another defender with set-piece appeal, and heís topped double-digits in six straight. Roma have a tricky away fixture at Atletico, but I expect Kolarov to continue to be useful with Roma clinging to the top spot in Group C.

Javi Martinez, BAY at AND ($3,800): Martinez plays a little higher up the field in more of a defensive midfield role, and heís averaging 10 fantasy points per game through three UCL starts this season. Itís no guarantee that he starts, but his recent track record combined with the matchup at Anderlecht is good enough to warrant fantasy consideration at $3,800.

GOALKEEPER

Sven Ulreich, BAY at AND ($5,800):
Ulreich has averaged over 15 fantasy points per game in his last two UCL starts and is now up against an Anderlecht attack that has zero goals in four UCL games this season. Despite being on the road, Bayern are the second biggest favorite on the slate and should have no problem getting a result given Anderlechtís attacking woes.

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. Schuyler Redpath plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: MONEYMACHiNE, FanDuel: coincollector, Play The Six: DraftKicks, Yahoo!: DraftKicks.