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

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For detailed stats and odds, check out the FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday UCL Cheat Sheet.

MATCHES (EST)

3:00 pm: Borussia Dortmund vs. Tottenham Hotspur
3:00 pm: Real Madrid vs. Ajax

FORWARDS

Vinicius Junior, MAD v. AJA ($6,500): Vinicius should be on every roster (in cash games), there's no other way to put it. The 18-year-old has more often than not had a floor above 10 fantasy points thanks to 1.81 shots on goal and 1.69 chances created per 90 minutes in La Liga play. He was Real's best attacking option in their recent loss to Barcelona, taking six shots and creating three chances. It'd be a surprise if he were rested this match, especially since Gareth Bale ($11,000) hasn't started back-to-back games since December. At this price, you're getting a good floor but also some upside after he assisted in the first meeting with Ajax.

Karim Benzema, MAD v. AJA ($12,500): I rarely recommend two forwards on the same team, but on a two-game slate when one of them is only $6,500, it's not a terrible idea. Real Madrid are somewhat struggling, but part of that has to do with playing Barcelona. Los Blancos are still the biggest favorite on the slate, and while Ajax have played well defensively in the Champions League, they need to push forward in this one, already down 2-1 from the first leg. I prefer Benzema over Bale because he's a better bet to play a full 90 and overall a little

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Adam Zdroik
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. 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year.
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