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FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday Champions League Targets

Evan Morter

Evan is a soccer writer for RotoWire. He is from the Los Angeles area and has played fantasy soccer since the days when season-long leagues were relevant.

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

MATCHES (EST)

2:45 p.m: Sporting CP v. Olympiacos
2:45 p.m: Atletico Madrid v. Roma
2:45 p.m: Anderlecht v. Bayern Munich
2:45 p.m: Juventus v. Barcelona
2:45 p.m: Paris Saint-Germain v. Celtic
2:45 p.m: FC Basel v. Manchester United

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

David De Gea, MUN at BSL ($4,500): The road matchup should mean that de Gea will face a few more shots than in Round 1, when he made two saves. There is a good chance that the Spaniard maintains a clean sheet, and if so, he will have a few saves to go along with it, which should see him easily surpass his value.

DEFENDER

Dani Alves, PSG v. CEL ($7,000): Alves is, by far, the most attacking-minded defender on Wednesday’s slate. He is in a very favorable spot, where PSG are the top favorite of the day, and at home, so plenty of goals should roll in at the Parc des Princes. Alves loves to get up the right flan, and his 31-point performance in Round 4 is an indication of his high floor.

Javi Martinez, BYM at ADL ($5,000): Martinez is part of one of the strongest defenses on the slate, so he may be afforded some opportunities to get into the opposing box due to the dominant nature of this fixture. Typically, these matchups turn into blowouts with one of the defenders of the winning team finding the net due to the onslaught of pressure that accrues.

Layvin Kurzawa, PSG v. CEL ($5,000): Kurzawa is criminally underpriced in this spot. Like Alves, Kurzawa loves to join in on the attack, and he should have plenty of opportunities to do so. His 65-point performance against Anderlecht in Round 4 is an indication of his sky-high ceiling, and his 13-point performance against Anderlecht in Round 3 is indicative of his floor.

MIDFIELDER

Arjen Robben, BYM at ADL ($10,000): Robben has just one assist in four Champions League games this season, but his pedigree has been proven over the years with 23 goals in his Champions League career, not to mention 11 career assists.

Marco Verratti, PSG v. ADL ($10,000): Verratti is primarily a defensive player, but his attacking influence allows for a high ceiling that is matched with a safe floor. He is a bit pricy on this slate, but a home matchup against Celtic should give him a handful of opportunities to add an attacking bonus to his defensive stat supply.

Nemanja Matic, MUN at BSL ($6,500): Like Verratti, Matic has a very safe floor relative to his price. He supplies plenty of defensive stats, and against Basel he will be in good spots to score. He has not failed to score fewer than nine points in four games this campaign, so at $6,500 he provides a nice value play with a safe floor.

FORWARD

Neymar, PSG v. CEL ($14,000): Like Ronaldo on Tuesday, Neymar will be the main man Wednesday. He will be very highly owned, so fade him at your own risk.

Edinson Cavani, PSG v. CEL ($11,000): Cavani is a possible stack partner or pivot off Neymar. A lot of times it is Neymar who sets up his PSG teammates for goals, and if the Brazilian fails to score, the odds are that one of his teammates will score more points than him in this match. If it’s not Neymar, it’ll likely Cavani who’s the top scorer for PSG in Round 5.

Marcus Rashford, MUN at BSL ($9,000): Rashford has been over most set pieces in recent weeks for the Red Devils, which is an added boost to his floor. If Juan Mata starts, Rashford will lose some set pieces, but his position as a forward allows him to take more shotsl. United are in a great spot Wednesday, and Rashford has become a vital part of the attack.

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