FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets

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MATCHES (EDT)

2:45 p.m: Roma v. Barcelona
2:45 p.m: Manchester City v. Liverpool

FORWARDS

Sergio Aguero, MCI v. LIV ($11,500): Aguero should be back in the lineup for this one, and though it may have been more than just his absence that caused a one-sided loss at Anfield, his return will be crucial for City's chances in the second leg. Whether he scores or not, he will surely have a few shots on goal, and if he is actually fit, you never know how many he can score.

Edin Dzeko, ROM v. BAR ($10,000): Like Aguero, Dzeko is the player who Roma will depend on to create some magic for a comeback. He will be firing shots off at every chance that he gets, and the fact that he scored in the first leg is a good indicator that he can do so as well at home.

Diego Perotti, ROM v. BAR ($8,500): Perotti suffered a knock to his calf which forced him to miss this past weekend's match against Fiorentina, and he comes in as a bit of a doubt for the second leg. However, with Roma in need of all they can get in attack, there is a good chance that he starts even if not fully healthy. If so, his 32.25 fantasy points in the first leg is an indicator of his ability to provide solid value at the forward position.

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI v. LIV ($10,500): De Bruyne was isolated for much of the first leg, and the barrage from Liverpool forced him to track back on many occasions, after initially starting as a right winger. His partner-in-crime Aguero looks set to return for this one, which bodes well for De Bruyne's potential to grab an assist. It is unclear whether he will play on the wing or in the midfield, but regardless he will be the center of the attack as City look to pull off the unthinkable.

Ilkay Gundogan, MCI v. LIV ($8,500): Gundogan will need to be the extra man in attack in order for City to create enough chances to score at least three goals Wednesday. If De Bruyne starts out side, Gundogan's stock rises a bit, as he will likely be more involved in the attack, but his defensive qualities also provide a stable floor.

Radja Nainggolan, ROMA vs. BAR ($7,500): The Belgian's absence in the first leg cannot be overstated, as he is the heart and soul of Roma. His return will be a key boost to the side, and though it looks to be a case of too-little-too-late, at least he will be heavily involved in the attack, as Roma need at least three goals to have any chance of advancing onto the semifinals. Like Gundogan, Nainggolan is a box-to-box midfielder, which gives him a solid floor as well.

DEFENDERS

Virgil van Dijk, LIV at MCI ($5,500): Not enough can be said about this man's influence on the team since his arrival. Liverpool have allowed just four goals in the last nine games that the Dutchman has been a part of, and it's hard to imagine that the Reds could have staved off Manchester City for a clean sheet in the first leg without his presence. He posted 14.50 fantasy points in the first leg, and he should be under much more pressure by the City attack at the Etihad Stadium, which could result in an increase in peripheral stats. He will be tasked with marking Aguero, which will be no easy assignment, but it also means his activity rate will necessarily rise in the second leg.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, LIV at MCI ($5,000): He may not be able to reach the 30-point mark that he met in the first leg, but it is a good indication of his ceiling and potentially his floor, as it is hard to see him falling too low below that mark. He has reached at least 28 fantasy points in three of his six UCL starts, and priced $1,500 below the top defenders on the slate, he seems to be a little too cheap.

Samuel Umtiti, BAR at ROMA ($5,000): A solid 15.00 points last time out meant 3X value, which is good enough for a defender. The Frenchman's game log also shows that he shouldn't fall too far below that mark, with just two single-digit performances in eight UCL starts. He should hover around the 10-15 point range, which is a sound investment in a position where it is hard to find predictability.

GOALKEEPER

Marc-Andre ter Stegen, BAR at ROMA ($5,500): ter Stegen should face a ton of shots Tuesday due to the circumstances. Down 1-4 on aggregate, Roma will have to push extra men forward in the second leg, as it needs at least three goals to advance to the next round. The odds are heavily stacked against Roma, as Barcelona are even favorites to win the game, so expect Roma to go for broke, for there is really nothing to lose. This means that ter Stegen will likely see some shots from distance, which typically result in easy saves, and there is no guarantee that Roma can even beat the German, which gives him a slight chance of earning the 10 points for a clean sheet.

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