FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday World Cup Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Saturday World Cup Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: England v. Sweden
2:00 p.m: Russia v. Croatia

FORWARDS

Harry Kane, ENG v. SWE ($13,000): Kane is the most expensive player on the slate, and with good reason, as he has the highest anytime goal scorer odds while leading the line for the team with the highest win chances and implied goal total. He's the World Cup Golden Boot leader after scoring six goals in three games (three from the penalty spot), and is the likeliest scorer if England find the back of the net. Fading Kane leaves plenty of salary for the other positions, and while there are theoretically alternatives at forward, none of them have Kane's upside. Teammate Raheem Sterling ($8,500) could be one of the cheapest available forwards, but he has really struggled during the tournament in terms of fantasy production, and he's unlikely to deliver much at all if he can't score a goal.

Mario Mandzukic, CRO v. RUS ($10,500): Mandzukic will lead the line for the second-biggest favorite on the slate, and while he's quite goal dependent, he's a little bit safer than fellow Croatian forward Ante Rebic ($9,000), though that's why he's a little more expensive. Mandzukic scored a goal against Denmark in the quarterfinal, but even without that he managed 15.8 fantasy points, his second time with at least 12.9 floor points. It's not huge production, but with no clear floor forwards on the slate, Mandzukic makes sense with the second-highest goal odds among expected starters. On

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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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