FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Monday World Cup Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Monday World Cup Targets

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Egypt v. Saudi Arabia
10:00 a.m: Russia v. Uruguay
2:00 p.m: Portugal v. Iran
2:00 p.m: Morocco v. Spain

FORWARDS

Mohamed Salah, EGY v. SAU ($10,500): If Salah starts, he makes more sense than Cristiano Ronaldo ($14,000) considering they have the same odds to score. Salah looked close to normal in his return from a shoulder injury last match and should get more chances against Saudi Arabia, especially with this being the first match Egypt are favored in. At this price, you can't do better and if Salah doesn't start he plays early so you can change it up if needed.

Cristiano Ronaldo, POR v. IRN ($14,000): Fading Ronaldo is never an easy thing to do, and it doesn't help that Iran are in need of a win. That could lead to numerous breakaways for Ronaldo (and Portugal) and a brace or hat trick is always in play. The problem is in his high price and if Iran play their normal defensive style for the first 75 minutes. Outside of the early goal last match, Ronaldo didn't do anything against Morocco. If you spend the money, know there's risk in not scoring, but also know the potential of another huge performance because he is behind Harry Kane in the Golden Boot race.

Diego Costa, ESP v. MOR ($12,000): The prices on this slate are a bit surprising and give little reason to back the Uruguayans. Luis Suarez ($12,500) was priced the same against

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Adam Zdroik
Adam writes on sports ranging from NFL and MLB to soccer and college basketball. Outside of writing, he has worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate. 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year.
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