DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: World Cup Semi-Final Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: World Cup Semi-Final Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

Tuesday, 2:00 p.m: France v. Belgium
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m: Croatia v. England

FORWARDS

Antoine Griezmann, FRA v. BEL ($8,500): With two games that are expected to be very close, you could build a solid cash lineup that includes all four main set-piece takers. Getting exposure to France starts with Griezmann, especially with the expectation that Ousmane Dembele ($6,200) won't be in the starting XI, leaving nearly all the set pieces to Griezmann. He's taken multiple shots in each game during the tournament, and he's found the back of the net thrice while also sending in at least three crosses in three of the last four. Kylian Mbappe ($8,200) is another possibility because of the versatility of his floor (three shots, five crosses, seven fouls drawn in the last two games), but it's also more unreliable. And, of course, Olivier Giroud ($5,700) is expected to lead the line once again, though he's failed to even get a single shot on goal over five games (four starts).

Ante Rebic, CRO v. ENG ($5,500): Rebic is one of the cheaper expected starting forwards, and his floor is decent enough to warrant serious consideration ahead of teammates Ivan Perisic ($6,800), Mario Mandzukic ($6,500) or Andrej Kramaric ($6,700). Kramaric has shown to be a decent contributor, though his salary is high enough that it pushes me off, not to mention that he may not even start. Despite a good showing against Russia, Mandzukic remains a fairly goal-dependent forward, and while Perisic

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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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