Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

FORWARDS

Kylian Mbappe, PSG vs IBB (€28): With PSG projected to smother Istanbul Basaksehir at home, it's no surprise that they occupy the top four spots on the anytime goalscorer odds chart. Mbappe tops the list and is available at a slight discount compared to Neymar (€29). He topped 15 points through a pair of assists the last time these sides faced off, and he's yet to really show his fangs with no goals in the group stage, so we know he'll be eager to breakthrough.

Tammy Abraham, CHE vs. KRA (€18): Chelsea are already through to the knockout phase, which means we could see an opportunity open up for Abraham to make his way back into the starting lineup. It's Olivier Giroud (€20) who comes in with the hot hand, and with Chelsea heavily favored at home, whichever forward gets the nod deserves a look at a favorable salary.

Moise Kean, PSG vs IBB (€15): If we're loading up on PSG attackers, Kean has a goal in three of his last four Ligue 1 games and bagged a brace in his last meeting with IBB. Both of those were assisted by Kylian Mbappe, highlighting just how effective a PSG stack can be when you calculate the combined points.

MIDFIELDERS

Bruno Fernandes, MUN vs. RBL (€29): With everything to play for in Group H, expect a heated battle in Leipzig on Tuesday. He appears to have shaken off a niggling knee injury, creating eight chances and assisting as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 3-1 win over West Ham. That gives him six goals and two assists in his last six games, and with Manchester United needing his attacking spark they're going to squeeze anything they can out of him in order to advance.

Christopher Nkunku, RBL vs. MUN (€16): Nkunku has scored a goal in consecutive Bundesliga appearances, and even with an unclear role on set pieces he continues to be a nifty part of the attack. At this price, he's a good value with a spot in the next round at stake.

Benjamin Verbic, DYK vs. FERE (€12): On a slate where multiple teams have little to play for, we should see multiple value plays open up once starting lineups are announced. Verbic is worthy of a punt at near minimum price considering he's actually been used as a lone striker recently. He comes in with the third-best goal-scoring odds of all projected midfielders in the player pool.

DEFENDERS

Angelino, RBL vs. MUN (€17): Angelino has scored or assisted in six of his last seven outings, impacting the score-sheet at an illustrious rate for a defender. While a shutout may be unlikely, Red Bull Leipzig are expected to put up a fight at home, putting the former New York City FC defender firmly in play with the opportunity for points across the board.

Alex Telles, MUN vs. RBL (€15): For a defender with set-piece responsibilities, Telles appears too cheap to avoid in a game where Manchester United will be playing for no less than a draw. He assisted in his last outing and his crossings numbers prove that he puts in work on the left flank.

Alessandro Florenzi, PSG vs. IBB (€12): Given PSG's astronomical clean sheet odds, it doesn't hurt having additional exposure to shutout points with a near min-priced defender. The right-back has two goals this season and could cause your fantasy opponents to quiver if he can combine those attacking points with a shutout.

GOALKEEPER

Keylor Navas,  PSG vs. IBB (€19): PSG need a win to ensure they advance to the knockout round, and they are the biggest clean sheet favorite on the slate by a wide margin. Considering Istanbul are at the bottom of the "Group of Death" and have nothing to play for, it's doubtful they'll be very combative in this one.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Schuyler Redpath plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: MONEYMACHiNE, FanDuel: coincollector, Play The Six: DraftKicks, Yahoo!: DraftKicks.
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