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

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

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Lionel Messi, BAR at SLP ($11,000): Messi is the most expensive player on the slate, but with Barcelona heavily favored away to Slavia Prague, it's a recipe for high ownership. His season began slowly due to injury, and while he hasn't had any truly explosive games yet, he has gotten on the score-sheet in four straight games, including two goals on 13 shots (seven on target) and two assists on 10 chances created in his last three. Fading him in GPP is always more about leverage than it is finding someone who is just as good, though it's possible that Luis Suarez ($9,200) or Antoine Griezmann ($8,400) has a big game while Messi is just average (average for Messi, that is). Suarez finally broke out in their last UCL match with two goals on three shots, with Messi providing one assist, and given the returns this season, Suarez is certainly in better form than Griezmann, scoring five goals on 15 shots (10 on target) in his last four games, though Griezmann did have a goal and an assist just last weekend. However, Griezmann isn't the volume shooter Messi is, having taken one shot three of

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Andrew M. Laird
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