DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Sunday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Sunday World Cup Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

8:00 a.m: Costa Rica v. Serbia
11:00 a.m: Germany v. Mexico
2:00 p.m: Brazil v. Switzerland

FORWARDS

Neymar, BRA v. SUI ($12,100): Coming in with the highest price on the slate, Neymar will cost $3,600 more than the next most-expensive option and $3,700 more than the next-highest forward. One way to look at it is that he's so expensive there's no way you can fit him in a lineup at that price. The other way would be that there aren't any really expensive players to pay up for and so Neymar becomes a must-play. Or, you could ignore the price and consider he's the best player on the team with the best win odds and highest implied goal total, one who could lead them in shots and take a good portion of set pieces. He was one of the best players in the world before suffering a foot injury back in February that cost him the rest of his domestic league season, but he returned to appear in two friendlies for Brazil, scoring two goals (one in each game) on six shots (four on goal) while also drawing 11 fouls, including eight against Austria last week. He has the highest floor and arguably one of the highest upsides on the slate, and fading him could be really scary. Brazil aren't light in attacking options either, with Willian ($7,900), Philippe Coutinho ($8,300) and Gabriel Jesus ($8,100) all really good players. Willian probably has the highest floor of the

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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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