Fantasy Europa League: Thursday Picks
Fantasy Europa League: Thursday Picks

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

GOALKEEPER

Andriy Pyatov, SHK vs. GNT: With the lack of sky-high priced big names to pay up for in attack, there is absolutely nothing wrong with grabbing the most expensive goalkeeper to build a cash game around. Shakhtar are the only runaway favorites to win, and this is the oddsmakers' favorite to get a win and a clean sheet. If you are looking to save some money and go low-owned in a GPP, Stanislav Kritsyuk is my favorite tournament dart. Krasnodar might not win the game, but they are very stingy at home and a low-scoring draw with a lot of saves is certainly a possibility.

DEFENDER

Ismaily, SHK vs. GNT: As mentioned above, Shakhtar are the easiest team to look to for production and Ismaily is a good way to get a piece of that at a relatively discounted price for his ceiling. He doesn't need to do anything offensively to pick up points given the ability to keep clean sheets, but he has been taking more and more crosses and looks to feature heavily in the attack, which raises his floor significantly.

Hugo Mallo, CEL vs. AJA: Don't tell anyone, but I actually have some interest in Celta Vigo at home in this matchup with Ajax. I was really excited to roster Mallo in La Liga play the last few weeks due to what I thought was an increasing role in the attack, as he had been stealing some crossing thunder from Jonny, but that has reduced recently

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Chris Henne
Chris is a former soccer player turned soccer handicapper and daily fantasy sports player. He's currently pursuing a PhD.
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