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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Lionel Messi's name.
July 3, 2017
FPL Transfer Watch: Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette's move from Lyon to Arsenal should certainly help the Gunners, but RotoWire's Andrew Laird isn't as optimistic about a high goal total in Year 1.
April 17, 2017
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: UCL Quarterfinal Targets
Casemiro has been an incredibly consistent fantasy producer during Champions League action, and Andrew Laird expects it to continue this week against Bayern Munich.
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: UCL Quarterfinal Picks
Barcelona have to make up a big 3-0 deficit to Juventus, and if they are to do it, it'll take big performances from Lionel Messi and Neymar.
April 10, 2017
Atletico Madrid are the biggest favorites on this week's slate, but is Antoine Griezmann the best place to go for fantasy points?
March 22, 2017
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday WCQ (SA) Picks
Lionel Messi is one of the most expensive options on Thursday's four-game CONMEBOL slate, and Tate McIntyre has a number of value plays to help fit the Argentina star in.
March 7, 2017
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Targets
With Barcelona having to make up a four-goal deficit at home against Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi is likely to be firing shots all night.
March 6, 2017
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Picks
Borussia Dortmund will try to overturn a 1-0 deficit at home against Benfica, which means all eyes will be on striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
February 28, 2017
The Armband: MLS Opening Weekend Captain Rankings
The Timbers are significantly better when they play at Providence Park, and they'll kick off the new season against expansion franchise Minnesota United, putting Diego Valeri firmly in play as a fantasy captain.
February 20, 2017
Sergio Aguero has his starting job back for Manchester City, and he'll look to make an immediate impact this week against Monaco.
February 13, 2017
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets
No player has more fantasy upside on Tuesday's slate than Lionel Messi, and while his salary is sky high, fading him could be very detrimental.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo highlight this week's Champions League slate, but Schuyler Redpath reminds everyone not to forget about Robert Lewandowski.
December 11, 2016
FPL Roundup: City's Struggles in the Back
The Man City attack has done just fine under new manager Pep Guardiola, but the back line has really struggled of late, making players like Aleksandar Kolarov very risky fantasy plays.
December 6, 2016
Lionel Messi is getting close to the Champions League group stage goals records, and with two hat tricks already in this year's competitions, he's easily the top player for Tuesday's slate.
November 23, 2016
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Cheat Sheet
Lionel Messi comes in as the most expensive player on the slate, but Alex Spalding has just the right players to pair with the Barcelona superstar without struggling with salary cap space.
November 22, 2016
There are a number of high-profile players available during Wednesday's six-game slate, but Man City's Kevin De Bruyne may be the best player at his position.
November 21, 2016
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been unstoppable this season, and there's little reason to think Legia Warsaw will be able to slow him down playing in front of the Yellow Wall on Tuesday.
November 10, 2016
CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers: Thursday Cheat Sheet
Brazil and Argentina highlight Thursday's four-game CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying slate, but Andrew Laird explains why fantasy players may want to look elsewhere for big fantasy scores.
November 6, 2016
Fantasy La Liga: Sunday Picks
It's pretty much splitting hairs on deciding between Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, but Chris Henne explains why one may be ahead of the others Sunday against Sevilla.
October 5, 2016
Neymar has been dominant in Brazil's World Cup qualifiers this year, and he'll now face off against a Bolivia side that is the biggest underdog on Thursday's slate.
September 27, 2016
Fantasy Champions League: Wednesday Cheat Sheet
There are a ton of upper-tier attacking options available on Wednesday's Champions League slate, but Alex Spalding explains why Man City's Sergio Aguero is worth serious fantasy consideration.
September 20, 2016
Fantasy La Liga: Wednesday Cheat Sheet
With Barcelona matched up against the defensively strong Atletico Madrid, fantasy players looking for explosive scores can easily turn to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid.
September 13, 2016
With Cristiano Ronaldo on the docket, fantasy owners will need to figure out a way to fit in his enormous salary. Luckily, Alex Spalding is here to help.
September 12, 2016
Fantasy Champions League: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
The Champions League group stage begins Tuesday, with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling looking like a solid upside play at a much cheaper price than the elite options.
August 29, 2016
World Cup Qualifiers: Thursday Cheat Sheet
With Lionel Messi's status for this week still up in the air, finding the right alternatives will be the key to fantasy success.
August 27, 2016
Fantasy La Liga: Sunday Cheat Sheet
With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the slate, finding the right value plays becomes especially important.
June 25, 2016
Copa America: Saturday-Sunday Cheat Sheet
The Copa America Centenario finishes this weekend, highlighted by a final rematch between Argentina and Chile.
June 20, 2016
Copa America: Semifinal Cheat Sheet
There are plenty of upper-tier options available on the two-game, two-day slate for the Copa America semifinal matches, with Lionel Messi leading the way against the U.S.
June 17, 2016
Copa America: Friday-Saturday Cheat Sheet
The United States already clinched their spot in the semifinal, while six teams will compete for the last three spots over the next two days.
June 13, 2016
Copa America: Monday-Tuesday Cheat Sheet
The group stage matches finish up Tuesday, but there is still plenty to be decided in Groups C and D, which should produce plenty of fantasy points.
June 9, 2016
With Argentina, Chile and Colombia, not to mention the United States, in action over the next two days, daily fantasy soccer players will have plenty of upper-tier options to choose from.
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