FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Targets

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MATCHES (EST)

3:00 p.m: Liverpool v. Bayern Munich
3:00 p.m: Lyon v. Barcelona

FORWARDS

Lionel Messi, BAR at LYON ($14,000): This price is rarely seen at FanDuel, but it's what Messi warrants. Even with only one goal in his last league match, he still managed five shots on goal and eight chances created. Even if he doesn't score against Lyon, his floor should still hit 20 fantasy points, and while that's disappointing, that's still good enough on a two-game slate. He's averaging 2.90 shots on goal and 3.51 chances created per 90 minutes in La Liga play, and all signs point to Lyon allowing at least one goal. In fact, Lyon allowed multiple goals in four of their six group matches, including 99 total shots, one of the worst rates for any team that advanced. As for Robert Lewandowski ($12,500), he costs a ton but doesn't have the same floor and is an underdog against Liverpool, who have allowed just seven goals in 13 home matches in Premier League play.

Roberto Firmino, LIV v. BAY ($10,500): This isn't my favorite play, but on a two-game slate, you have to stretch. Liverpool are at least a favorite and usually dominate at home, including when they scored eight goals in three UCL group matches. Firmino, who is questionable because of an illness, is more of a GPP play since he could easily bust and get

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Adam writes on sports ranging from NFL and MLB to soccer and college basketball. Outside of writing, he has worked with a professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, and in the stats department at ESPN. He is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate.
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