Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

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Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Cheat Sheet

FORWARDS

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, FCB v. PSG (€18): There are two cheap forwards who stand out in the match with the highest-implied goal total. Choupo-Moting went a full 90 at forward over the weekend and deserves consideration because of price and that he's playing in Robert Lewandowski's spot. He also gets the nod above Moise Kean (€15) because Bayern are home and favored. There will be opportunities in this match, and the two central forwards should each get a quality chance or two.

Neymar, PSG at FCB (€31): It won't be easy getting both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe (€32) in the team and if I had to pick, it'd be the former. Neymar made his first start over the weekend since January, providing seven shots and three chances created. When these teams met in last season's final, Neymar had three shots, four crosses and six fouls drawn. His role on set pieces gives him a slight edge on Mbappe, who is always in play to score but doesn't have as high of a floor.

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. BVB (€24): There's a chance both Jesus and Sergio Aguero (€25) don't start Tuesday, but in the case one does, they'll be the central forward

MATCHES (EDT)

For detailed stats and odds, check out the

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Cheat Sheet

FORWARDS

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, FCB v. PSG (€18): There are two cheap forwards who stand out in the match with the highest-implied goal total. Choupo-Moting went a full 90 at forward over the weekend and deserves consideration because of price and that he's playing in Robert Lewandowski's spot. He also gets the nod above Moise Kean (€15) because Bayern are home and favored. There will be opportunities in this match, and the two central forwards should each get a quality chance or two.

Neymar, PSG at FCB (€31): It won't be easy getting both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe (€32) in the team and if I had to pick, it'd be the former. Neymar made his first start over the weekend since January, providing seven shots and three chances created. When these teams met in last season's final, Neymar had three shots, four crosses and six fouls drawn. His role on set pieces gives him a slight edge on Mbappe, who is always in play to score but doesn't have as high of a floor.

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. BVB (€24): There's a chance both Jesus and Sergio Aguero (€25) don't start Tuesday, but in the case one does, they'll be the central forward on the biggest favorite in a four-game slate. On the other side of that, I probably wouldn't spend on Raheem Sterling (€29) given his recent form. The same goes for Erling Haaland (€33) as the most expensive player on the biggest underdog. Timo Werner (€20) is another cheap possibility, while everyone in the Real Madrid and Liverpool match is in play, though it's best to stick to one side and hope that's the side that wins.

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI v. BVB (€29): De Bruyne may be the most popular player on the slate, assuming he starts. He has the best floor, hitting at least seven fantasy points in almost every start this season. He takes set pieces, but he also has taken multiple shots in each of his last seven starts in all competitions. If you don't use him, Riyad Mahrez (€25) and Phil Foden (€25) are both reasonable options, but De Bruyne is much safer than anyone else on the team. 

Diogo Jota, LIV at RMA (€17): Instead of going after Mohamed Salah (€31) or Sadio Mane (€28), Jota may be the best option and is much cheaper. He bagged a brace in 29 minutes off the bench against Arsenal over the weekend, and he scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo with the national team over the break. He's in form and someone you can bet on, even in tougher matchups.

Mason Mount, CHE at POR (€24): Mount is another somewhat cheaper option despite being the best fantasy player on his team. Even if he loses set pieces to Reece James, he's still been more active than anyone else in the Chelsea attack. Over his last eight appearances, he's averaged more than four combined shots and chances created per match. Others like Bernardo Silva (€22) and Hakim Ziyech (€19) are in play, but Mount is the safest.

DEFENDERS

John Stones, CHE at POR (€16): Stones should return to the starting XI after resting in league play, and he comes at a surprising discount. He's managed at least 6.8 fantasy points in each of his last six starts in all competitions and has decent odds for a clean sheet. He does a little bit of everything and gives you the same production as the more expensive Ruben Dias (€19).

Pepe, PSG at FCB (€12): There are some cheap projected starters at defender and Pepe is one, along with the rest of his teammates. He managed eight fantasy points in two matches against Juventus and while that's not much, his price allows you to spend up at other positions. Chancel Mbemba (€10), Thilo Kehrer (€10) and Presnel Kimpembe (€12) are a few other value options.

Reece James, CHE at POR (€17): James has the best odds for a clean sheet and probably has the best floor of any Chelsea defender. He's taking the majority of set pieces when on the pitch and has at least eight fantasy points in his last three starts. He gives you the same upside as any of the more expensive defenders but also better odds for a clean sheet.

GOALKEEPER

Thibaut Courtois, RMA v. LIV (€15): Unless you're using multiple Liverpool attackers, Courtois is the most reasonable goalkeeper because of price. He's not going to kill your roster and has a chance to get a clean sheet. Combine that with what he saves you in price and it'll be hard to spend on Edouard Mendy (€18) or Ederson (€19) despite having better odds to win and secure a clean sheet.

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