DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

10:00 a.m: Sweden v. Switzerland
2:00 p.m: England v. Colombia

FORWARDS

Harry Kane, ENG v. COL ($11,600): The decision to roster Kane or not will have ramifications throughout the rest of any fantasy lineup. Working in his favor is that he leads the line for the team with the highest win odds and implied goal total, and no one has better anytime goal scorer odds on the slate. On the flip side, England aren't big favorites against Colombia, their implied goal total isn't that high, and Kane's odds to score are under 50 percent. Oh, and his salary is $2,600 more than the next-highest player, and possibly $2,900 more than the next-highest starter. You could make the argument that he has the highest upside on the slate, one that isn't expected to have many goals (it's a two-game slate, after all), but you're paying a hefty price to get it, especially since England Kane doesn't shoot like Tottenham Kane.

Juan Cuadrado, COL v. ENG ($7,600): Cuadrado makes for a reasonable cash play even though he has no part of Colombia's set pieces, even with James Rodriguez ($9,000) possibly missing out with an injury. James could be a possibility if he starts, even if he's only played 90 minutes once this tournament because of his calf injury, though he doesn't have a monopoly of set pieces and Cuadrado is much more active in open play, at least in terms of DraftKings-friendly peripheral stats. Cuadrado sends in a

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is a seven-time FSWA finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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