Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

FORWARDS

Erling Haaland, BVB vs. LAZ (€31): Haaland has been unstoppable in UCL play so far, with six goals and a 21-fantasy point per game average through the first four group stage games. He's borderline automatic at this point and comes with the ceiling that could make or break your chances in tournaments.

Cristiano Ronaldo, JUV vs DYK (€29): Ronaldo has at least a goal or an assist in all eight of his appearances this season. He's the all-time leading scorer in the Champions League, and you know he'll be looking to pad his stats against inferior competition.

Martin Braithwaite, BAR at FERE (€19): Braithwaite benefits from Lionel Messi being rested, and he won't be as sneaky of a play after exploding for 26 points thanks to a goal and an assist just over a week ago. With Barca already through to the next round, he could be a popular value play on this slate.

MIDFIELDERS

Bruno Fernandes, MUN vs. PSG (€30): Even in a tough matchup with PSG, it's ride the hot hand with Fernandes. He has a goal in four straight with 20 shots over that span (10 on goal). He continues to stand over many set pieces, giving his fantasy appeal a nice boost. 

Jadon Sancho, BVB vs. LAZ (€28): Sancho put up a dud in Bundesliga play Saturday, but he remains a primary part of the Dortmund attack, standing over a healthy share of set pieces. He'll look to get back on track in Wednesday's UCL clash, where he has two goals and an assist across his last two Champions League appearances.

Dejan Kulusevski, JUV vs DYK (€10): Kulusevski came off the bench in the last one, but he remains minimum price and with Juventus in a good position in the standings, it's fathomable that he cracks the starting XI Wednesday. With two goals on the season, he's shown that he can produce, so he's well worth looking for when lineups drop.

DEFENDERS

Ben Chilwell, CHE at SEV (€19): Chilwell is a bit of a luxury, but he's averaging 10 fantasy points per game across both UCL and EPL combined. He can help out in the attack, and if it's a stalemate there's a chance he comes away with defensive points too for the best of both worlds.

Raphael Guerreiro, BVB vs. LAZ (€15): Guerreiro is too much of an attacking threat to ignore at this price. There's a chance he doesn't make the starting XI since he's on the mend from a niggling injury, but if he doesn't that would open up a value play in Felix Passlack (€10).

Gianluca Frabotta, JUV vs DYK (€10): Alex Sandro (€18) would typically be a defender worth paying up for, but since Juventus have already qualified for the next round, Frabotta could deputize in his place. He's priced at a minimum, and he turned in a strong eight-point effort in Serie A action over the weekend. If he can mimic that in UCL, we've got a strong value play worth watching for when lineups come out. 

GOALKEEPER

Wojciech Szczesny, JUV vs. DYK (€14) : As the projected starting goalkeeper for the team with the best shutout odds on the slate, Szczesny is simply too cheap. He hasn't kept a clean sheet in his last six outings, but he kept it clean in the first meeting against Dynamo Kyiv, picking up 16 fantasy points.

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