DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

For detailed odds and stats, check out the Fantasy Champions League: Tuesday Cheat Sheet.

MATCHES (EDT)

3:00 p.m: Hoffenheim v. Lyon
3:00 p.m: Roma v. CSKA Moscow
3:00 p.m: Ajax v. Benfica
3:00 p.m: Shakhtar Donetsk v. Manchester City
3:00 p.m: Manchester United v. Juventus
3:00 p.m: Real Madrid v. Viktoria Plzen

FORWARDS

Gareth Bale, RM v. PLZ ($10,200): Bale figures to be one of, if not the, highest-owned player on Tuesday's slate despite having the highest salary. He's the lead attacker for the side with, by far, the highest implied goal total, and he's averaging over 5.00 shots per 90 minutes this season. If there's a negative it's that he hasn't scored since Sept. 19 against Roma – also in the Champions League – but there's little doubt for the oddsmakers that he'll find the back of the net, giving him odds at nearly 75 percent to score one and more than 40 percent to score two. Pivoting to teammate Karim Benzema ($7,400) is an option if you want cheaper exposure to the Real Madrid attack, though he hasn't scored in the Champions League or La Liga since Sept. 1. You're specifically playing these guys with the expectation that they'll be the main goal scorers for Real Madrid, but what if I told you there was a player averaging 8.00 shots, including 3.22 on goal, per 90 minutes over nine games this season? Is that someone you'd be interested in? Does it help at all if he

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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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