DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

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Kylian Mbappe, PSG at CB ($10,200): It's expected that Mbappe, Lionel Messi ($11,000) and Neymar ($10,000) will line up together for the first time. The three will combine to form what is arguably the most talented front three in the history of soccer. Deciding which of the three to roster is going to be a nightmare all season, and that's especially the case Wednesday because we don't have much to go by. Messi has only played 24 minutes this season, while Neymar has played just 66, and they've yet to be on the pitch together. Meanwhile, Mbappe is taking five shots per game and has four goals in his last three. From a floor perspective, Neymar is probably the safest based on the number of fouls he draws and his share of set pieces. Most people will likely roster Neymar and Messi together. Set pieces and peripheral stats are nice, but it's goals that matter for tournaments, especially when you're paying a five-figure salary. For me, each of the three has a 33 percent chance to be PSG's highest scoring player, but their relative popularity will not reflect that. Mbappe is going to be rostered significantly less than Messi and Neymar, and the disparity is

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Ryan Belongia
Ryan has a background in accounting, finance and poker. He's been playing DFS full-time since 2018. A multiple-time King of the Pitch finalist, Ryan's been ranked inside the Top 5 on the RG Soccer Leaderboard for three years running. Originally from Wisconsin, he moved to London in 2019 for the futbol.
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