Fantasy La Liga: Sunday Cheat Sheet
Fantasy La Liga: Sunday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our Daily Fantasy Soccer Cheat Sheet series.

MATCHES (EDT)

12:15 p.m: Sporting Gijon v. Athletic Club
2:15 p.m: Real Sociedad v. Real Madrid
4:15 p.m: Atletico Madrid v. Alaves

ODDS REPORT

EXPECTED CORNER TAKERS

Sporting Gijon: Carlos Carmona
Athletic Club: Benat
Real Sociedad: Asier Illarramendi, Carlos Vela
Real Madrid: Toni Kroos
Atletico Madrid: Koke
Alaves: Ibai

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

Fernando Pacheco, ALV v. ATL: Yes, picking the goalkeeper with a 77 percent chance to lose doesn't sound like the best strategy, but it's worth noting that Atletico Madrid have not been a high-scoring attack, and they will be without Antoine Griezmann, who is suspended. The three goalkeepers from the favored squads are obviously fine plays, but for fantasy players who like to live on the edge, Pacheco is about as close to falling off the cliff as you can get.

DEFENDER

Juanfran, ATL v. ALA: Paying up for Filipe Luis is certainly an option, but taking the extra $1,000 on DraftKings for Juanfran to use elsewhere seems more prudent, especially since Luis may not get as many peripheral stats if Atletico Madrid control possession (you can't rack up tackles and interceptions if the other team never has the ball). Both are solid crossers, but Juanfran has shown more skill in the box on set pieces, making him a tad more desirable this week.

Stefan Savic, ATL v. ALA: The Atleti fullbacks are always solid fantasy options, though they're also expensive. Savic's floor is fairly low, but he's a decent salary savings and

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is a seven-time FSWA finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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