FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Soccer series.

MATCHES (EDT)

3:00 p.m: Ajax v. Juventus
3:00 p.m: Manchester United v. Barcelona

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

FORWARDS

Lionel Messi, BAR at MANU ($13,500): The biggest decision on this slate will likely be between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ($13,000), and since the latter hasn't played in almost a month due to a thigh injury, it'll be hard to trust him in cash games. As for Messi, it's rare when he doesn't score at least 20 fantasy points. He has 10 goals and three assists in his last six appearances in all competitions, and he should still get opportunities at Old Trafford, similar to when he had nine shots and six chances created at Lyon last round. United's back line is also suspect, allowing two goals at home to PSG and a few to Southampton and Watford in recent home matches. Ronaldo could score a brace, but Messi has a much higher floor.

Dusan Tadic, AJA v. JUV  ($9,500): Tadic has performed at a high level this tournament with six goals and two assists in his last five UCL starts. He created 10 chances in the two legs against Real Madrid, and the Juventus back line can be equally unreliable. In fact, Juve have allowed two goals in each of their last two away matches in the Champions League, losing both. Even if Tadic doesn't make the scoresheet, he could be active enough to reach 15 fantasy

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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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