Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday Champions League Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday Champions League Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

2:45 p.m: Real Madrid v. Paris Saint-Germain
2:45 p.m: Porto v. Liverpool

Play the Champions League £1.5K GPP for only £5 ($7.22)

FORWARDS

Neymar, PSG at RMD (€27):Neymar has been electric in the Champions League, scoring six goals and adding three assists over six group stage games. Real Madrid have not been sound defensively recently, and given what's at stake we should see another big performance from the PSG star.

Cristiano Ronaldo, RMD v. PSG (€26): Ronaldo became the first player ever to score on all six matchdays of a UEFA Champions League group stage, bagging nine goals in total. He scored a hat trick over the weekend, and he is averaging over 26.50 fantasy points across his last four games. He has a tougher matchup against PSG to kick off the round of 16, but Ronaldo has proven time and time again that he's able to find the net regardless of opponent.

Tiquinho Soares, POR v. LIV (€15): In order to fit in the big guns we'll need to take a shot on some values and Tiquinho fits that category. He scored a brace in Primera Liga play Sunday and now has a goal in back-to-back games. With Porto's leading group stage goal scorer Vincent Aboubakar on the mend, look for Tiquinho to take the lead and make things happen in the attack.

MIDFIELDERS

Toni Kroos, RMD v. PSG (€23): There aren't many standouts to pay up for in the midfield, but Kroos is worth a roster spot based on his involvement across the board. He's in great form domestically, with six consecutive double-digit fantasy performances. With Madrid needing a good result at home to take to Paris for the second leg, look for Kroos to carry that form over to Champions League play.

Casemiro, RMD v. PSG (€17): Casemiro has scored at least 8.75 fantasy points in three straight La Liga matches, with just one assist over that stretch. He does a lot of the dirty work, winning fouls, tackles and interceptions -- and his fantasy output reflects that. In what could be a tightly contested first leg, Casemiro could provide good value with that kind of production.

Hector Herrera, POR v. LIV (€13): Herrera is a bit of a punt here but he's cheap enough that he won't kill our lineups if he can get us to four points. He hit nine in his last Champions League appearance without as much as a shot on target, so we know he's capable of stringing together a good performance. On a two-game slate it's hard to gauge where the points will come from, so taking a shot with a hit-or-miss value play who allows us to squeeze in the superstars is a valid approach.

DEFENDERS

Marcelo, RMD v. PSG (€15):Marcelo has scored at least seven fantasy points in five consecutive games, and he's done all that without a single clean sheet. He's arguably the best left-back in the world, and with the tight pricing combined with a small slate Marcelo can't go overlooked with his attacking upside.

Alex Telles, POR v. LIV ($€14): Telles scored a goal and added an assist in UCL group play to go along with a helping of defensive peripherals. Between set pieces and open play, Telles is fairly active in the attack, and with Porto looking to put their stamp on the series at home in the first leg versus Liverpool, we should see more of the same.

James Milner, LIV at POR ($€14): Milner is no guarantee to start, but he's a player worth looking for once lineups are released. If he's in there, he would likely line up in a more advanced role and could have some good opportunities to get involved in the attack.

GOALKEEPER

Jose Sa, PTO v. LIV (€10): It's possible that Iker Casillas gets the start, but Sa has been the preferred starter recently and he's worth keeping an eye out for at minimum cost. He has three clean sheets in his last four domestic outings, and with Porto looking to get off to a good start, they'll lean on him to keep a strong Liverpool attack at bay.

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Schuyler Redpath
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