DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Senegal v. Colombia
10:00 a.m: Japan v. Poland
2:00 p.m: Panama v. Tunisia
2:00 p.m: England v. Belgium

FORWARDS

James Rodriguez, COL v. SEN ($9,800): Colombia need a win to secure their spot in the round of 16, and James continues to be their most important chance creator, as we saw in their dominant 3-0 win over Poland when he had two assists. He doesn't shoot a ton, and he hasn't gotten one of his three attempts on goal during the tournament, but there's still no question he's the lynchpin of their attack and will be highly owned because his price isn't that prohibitive, especially on a slate with no players over $10,000. I think it's also reasonable to consider Juan Cuadrado ($8,600) given that Colombia have to win, though you need to be pretty confident in the South Americans if you're going to double up and not try to get exposure to the other side, especially since neither team can afford a loss. Oh, and GPP players can always turn to Radamel Falcao ($8,400), though it's a little disheartening that he's only taken two shots in each of the first two games.

M'Baye Niang, SEN v. COL ($7,000): On the other side of the Colombia match is Niang, who has arguably been Senegal's best player during the World Cup. He came up with a surprising goal in the opening match and then picked up an assist against Japan, which helped him to 17.0

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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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