DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

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FORWARDS

Lionel Messi, BAR v. OL ($10,400): Messi is likely to be very popular on the four-game slate, and that's when he was $400 more than Wednesday's two-gamer. The reasons to use him Wednesday remain the same, as he's scored double-digit fantasy points in 21 consecutive stats in La Liga and the Champions League, and he has 26 goals and 12 assists in 23 domestic starts, plus six goals and an assist in four UCL starts. The difficulty in fading him  is that you don't get the opportunity to try to make it up with guys like Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Cristiano Ronaldo, who all played Tuesday, which is likely to cause him to be the highest owned player in cash games and GPPs. Pairing him with Luis Suarez ($8,400) is theoretically an option, but Suarez has just two goals and zero assists in his last eight matches in all competitions.

James Rodriguez, BAY v. LIV ($7,300): James is likely to take a majority of set pieces for Bayern in place of the suspended Joshua Kimmich, which will certainly make him cash viable because Bayern are favored at home against Liverpool. He's also been excellent of late, taking 11 shots, sending in 37 crosses and creating 26 chances in his last seven

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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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