FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Targets

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MATCHES (EDT)

8:00 a.m: Denmark v. Australia
11:00 a.m: France v. Peru
2:00 p.m: Argentina v. Croatia

FORWARD

Antoine Griezmann, FRA v. PER ($11,500): It will be difficult to fit Griezmann with Messi and Eriksen, but he should be seen as the third-best option on the slate. He finished a goal from the penalty spot in round one, but he is a bit scoring-dependent, so he is a risky play. I would regard him as a GPP option, for Eriksen and Messi provide a much safer floor.

Kylian Mbappe, FRA v. PER ($9,500): Mbappe is a potential pivot off Griezmann, as he comes at a $2,000 discount. He reached just 12 fantasy points in round one due to his inability to score a goal, which displays his goal-dependent style of production. Griezmann has the second-highest odds to score, while Mbappe is fifth on the board, making him more of a GPP play.

Yussuf Poulsen, DEN v. AUS ($8,000): Poulsen is the cheapest player at the forward position that I will consider Thursday. His goal and 26 fantasy points in the first round make him an exciting play heading, and his dynamic style allows him to produce in multiple ways for Denmark.

MIDFIELDERS

Lionel Messi, ARG v. CRO ($12,500): Messi's listing as a midfielder comes in handy for this slate, for there are more solid plays at forward. He had a tough time out in against Iceland, but he still managed to reach 26 fantasy points, which

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Evan Morter
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