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FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday Champions League Targets

Evan Morter

Evan is a soccer writer for RotoWire. He is from the Los Angeles area and has played fantasy soccer since the days when season-long leagues were relevant.

MATCHES (EST)

2:45 p.m: Tottenham v. Juventus
2:45 p.m: Manchester City v. FC Basel

FORWARDS

Harry Kane, TOT v. JUV ($11,500):
Kane has the ability to break this game wide open all on his own. He was a nuisance to the Juve backline all match long in the first leg, and a change of setting to Wembley Stadium should give him even more inspiration. He is right below the tier of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he will likely show the world just that when Tottenham look to upset Juventus.

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. BAS ($10,000): Jesus is projected to get the start Wednesday, and he is the top pick from the Manchester City side. He has a great nose for goal, and a resilience that every world class striker possesses. In a game where there is certain to be plenty of chances, Jesus is the perfect pick, as he has been starved of playing time of late due to injury.

Paulo Dybala, JUV at TOT ($10,000): It looks like you’re going to have to pay up at the forward position Wednesday. There is not much of a viable option below Dybala, who will return from injury to start against Tottenham on Wednesday after missing the first leg. The Argentine scored a game-winner in his first game back from injury over the weekend, and he makes for a solid contrarian play for anyone fading Kane or Jesus.

MIDFIELDERS

Raheem Sterling, MCI v. BAS ($10,000):
Sterling is questionable to play Wednesday after missing nearly a month with a thigh injury, and it could be a perfect spot to return with City favored to win by multiple goals. He failed to score on the road in the first leg, but a return to the Etihad, where he has scored 13 of his 19 goals this season, should be a welcomed one.

Christian Eriksen, TOT v. JUV ($9,500): It is uncertain whether Kevin De Bruyne or Sergio Aguero start Wednesday after City reached a comfortable four-goal lead in the series, so there may be some extra cash to spend on the top two Tottenham players, Eriksen and Kane. Eriksen scored from a direct free kick in Turin, and his constant presence over set pieces could give him a handful of chances. Tottenham have Juventus on the ropes, now leading on away goals as they return home, and in order for the English side to knock out the Italian juggernaut, Eriksen will need to repeat his first leg performance.

Bernardo Silva, MCI v. BAS ($7,000): Silva is simply too cheap for this spot if he starts. The midfield position is slim pickings Wednesday, so more exposure to City seems to be the way to go. Silva is growing into himself on the right wing with three goals in his last five matches, one of which came against Basel in the first leg.

DEFENDERS

Kieran Trippier, TOT v. JUV ($6,500):
Trippier is the most expensive defender on the slate, and for good reason. He will get down the right flank on many occasions throughout Wednesday’s match, and he even stands over set pieces on occasion. The accuracy of his wicked deliveries from the right wing are what got him the job at Tottenham after many years with Burnley, and he even got an assist in the first leg.

Danilo, MCI v. BAS ($5,500): City are huge favorites for this match, so you will want to get as many blue jerseys on your team as possible. Juventus are one of the world’s strongest defensive teams, so Tottenham will find it difficult to break through. On the other hand, City should breeze to a victory, and it is not out off the question that one of the team’s full-backs gets on the score sheet.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, MCI v. BAS ($5,000): Zinchenko is the other full-back for City. He could start as a left-back, and he provides more exposure to the top team on the slate while also conserving some salary for the team’s big guns.

GOALKEEPER

Ederson, MCI v.BAS ($5,500):
An almost guaranteed clean sheet and possibly a few saves seems to be what you can expect from Ederson on Wednesday, which makes him a better investment than Hugo Lloris, who is the same price. If Basel failed to score at home, there chances of scoring away cannot be very good, so the 10 fantasy points for a clean sheet seems likely.

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