DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Monday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Monday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Brazil v. Mexico
2:00 p.m: Belgium v. Japan

FORWARDS

Eden Hazard, BEL v. JPN ($10,100): Hazard has been nearly unstoppable during the World Cup, and while dominating Panama and Tunisia isn't something we need to base all of our decisions on, it's not like Japan are a significant roadblock. Hazard comes in with eight shots, including four on goal, and nine fouls drawn in two games, not to mention the two goals he bagged against Tunisia and the assist he picked up against Panama. He was held out of Belgium's final group stage game, leaving him fully rested to explode on Japan. Hazard has legitimate GPP upside, though if you want goals then you need to seriously consider Romelu Lukaku ($10,300), who bagged a brace in both games, though it's worth noting he only took five total shots. His floor is fully dependent on how many shots he can get off, but no one has better anytime goal scorer odds. And if you're considering Hazard and Lukaku then Dries Mertens ($8,900) is no doubt an option too, but he's just as goal dependent as Lukaku but with worse odds to score.

Neymar, BRA v. MEX ($11,200): Monday's slate is the total opposite of Sunday's in terms of viable forward-eligible players, particularly in terms of elite options. Neymar has been the most consistent fantasy player at the World Cup, scoring more points, not including goals and assists, than anyone else. His 16 shots and 17

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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