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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Lionel Messi's name.
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
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets
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
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Targets
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.
June 5, 2016
With the United States back in action, not to mention the hotly anticipated Argentina v. Chile match, DFS players will have plenty of options to choose from on the Monday-Tuesday slate.
March 14, 2016
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Champions League Targets
Bayern Munich head into this week's match against Juventus tied on aggregate but with two big away goals in the bag. Is Robert Lewandowski the key to advancing?
March 13, 2016
Setting the Table: Champions League Cheat Sheet
Barcelona head into the second leg of their Champions League tie with Arsenal up 2-0, giving the Gunners little reason to think they'll be advancing to the next round.
March 9, 2016
Setting the Table: Europa League Cheat Sheet
Chicharito has been excellent this season for Bayer Leverkusen, and they'll need him to keep producing if they want to advance to the next round of the Europa League.
February 22, 2016
While Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have been scoring loads of goals lately, RotoWire's Alex Spalding reminds everyone to not sleep on Neymar for this week's Champions League action.
February 20, 2016
RotoWire Senior Soccer Editor Andrew Laird breaks down the four upcoming Champions League matches, which include the league-leaders in Spain, Germany and Italy.
December 24, 2015
FPL Best XI: Gameweek 18
Romelu Lukaku has found the back of the net in seven consecutive league matches, and he takes the Best XI captain's armband heading into Saturday's match against a struggling Newcastle side.
December 9, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wed. Champions League Values
After Cristiano Ronaldo went off for four goals and an assist Tuesday against Malmo, will Lionel Messi turn around and match him Wednesday?
November 27, 2015
Fantasy Soccer Podcast: FPL Gameweek 14 Preview
Andrew Laird and Mike Gottlieb preview Gameweek 14 of the Premier League, discuss which part of the Thanksgiving table is the best, and opine on whether Lionel Messi should join Manchester City.
November 23, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Picks
Neymar and Luis Suarez dominated while Lionel Messi was out with a knee injury, and while both have tremendous fantasy upside, one is the clear safer choice on DraftKings.
October 18, 2015
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Values
While a matchup against Arsenal in London isn't ideal, Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski remains an elite fantasy option for Tuesday's Champions League slate on DraftKings.
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