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

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Russia v. Spain
2:00 p.m: Denmark v. Croatia

FORWARDS

Diego Costa, ESP v. RUS ($9,900): Costa is the most expensive forward on the slate, which comes from the fact he's expected to lead the line for the biggest favorite with the highest implied goal total. Costa's GPP appeal is obvious because he has the highest anytime goal scorer odds, but he's also a realistic cash-game consideration because the forward pool lacks high-floor players. That isn't to say that Costa has a high floor – in fact, it's impressively low – but again, the forwards on this slate are brutal for cash, so there's an understandable reason to roster the guy with possibly the highest upside at the position.

Ivan Perisic, CRO v. DEN ($7,700): Perisic may have the highest floor at the position thanks to his shots, crosses and fouls drawn, though it's not like he's incredibly safe. Playing for one of the two favorites certainly helps, and while I don't think I'd consider Perisic much if he was only midfield-eligible, he's incredibly attractive as a forward. I mean, Diego Costa is an actual cash-game possibility, and it's not like Spain are playing Liechtenstein. Rostering Perisic likely makes the midfielder decisions a little easier, unless you want a ton of Croatia, though I don't think you'll see many Costa-Perisic lineups in cash games. If you want more upside for GPPs, Mario Mandzukic ($7,100) is expected to lead the line after being quite active in

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