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Lionel Messi, BAR at NAP ($24): This slate revolves around two players, and while you can use both Messi and Robert Lewandowski ($23), the rest of your squad will be hampered. Messi is my choice because of his higher floor, having racked up five goals on 22 shots on target and six assists on 18 chances created in six starts under the new manager. It's hard to beat those numbers, and Napoli oddly have a losing record (4-2-6) at home in league play. Lewandowski has better odds to score and could easily bag a hat trick, but he also doesn't create as much as Messi, which limits his floor if he doesn't find the back of the net.
Serge Gnabry, BAY at CHE ($18): It may be better to back Lewandowski with Gnabry, but it also makes sense to use the latter by himself because he's the best option in this range. Gnabry is back in a starting role after coming off the bench early in the year, and he also has just as much upside as the high-priced options. He's made the score-sheet multiple times in three of his last five starts and surpassed 100 fantasy points the last time he was in London (7-2 win at Tottenham). There are other viable options in this range like Thomas