FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Targets
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday Champions League Targets

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MATCHES (EDT)

2:45 p.m: Sevilla v. Bayern Munich
2:45 p.m: Juventus v. Real Madrid

FORWARDS

Cristiano Ronaldo, MAD v. JUV ($13,000): This is simply the best player in the world since the turn of the new year. Take a look at his complete game log, and you will find that he has netted 21 goals in just 13 games in 2018. Not to mention, he has scored in eight straight matches. Try to save up elsewhere to afford his hefty price, as it comes with sky-high upside.

Gonzalo Higuain, JUV v. MAD ($11,000): Higuain has quieted much of the big-game woes that he has been criticized for over the years. Three goals in the last round against Tottenham to go along with two brilliant displays in both legs have now made Higuain the main threat against his former club. "Pipita" should surely recognize Tuesday's match as one of his biggest in his career, and with a solid performance in the round of 16, his nerves should be calmed somewhat as he enters the quarterfinals.

Paulo Dybala, JUV v. MAD ($10,500): Dybala was a large part in why Juventus struggled in the first leg against Tottenham. As seen in his return to the side for the second leg, Juventus are a much different team when he is in the lineup, and still his FIFA World Cup spot is not secured for the Albiceleste. He should be on the roster, but a few recent snubs should just give him more fuel in the tank to prove his doubters wrong.

MIDFIELDERS

Casemiro, MAD v. JUV ($10,000):Casemiro's point production cannot be ignored. He has failed to meet 30 fantasy points in just two of his seven UCL starts this season, and his lowest point total is 17. It is a bit odd that a deep-lying defensive midfielder is the strongest option at midfield, but with a lack of guaranteed opportunities for other midfielders below him, Casemiro's defensive production takes the cake.

Toni Kroos, MAD v. JUV ($8,000): Kroos is a player that offers much of what Casemiro can do on the defensive end, but he gets more involved in the attack on a consistent basis. He is also in a good run of form, with two goals and five assists in his last 10 matches.

Pablo Sarabia, SEV v. BAY ($7,500): Sarabia will be over all of Sevilla's set-piece opportunities, with Ever Banega suspended. He typically shares such duties with Banega, but he now he will be the sole taker over dead balls, which will give him more chances to grab an assist.

DEFENDERS

Marcelo, MAD at JUV ($5,000):Marcelo has been too cheap for too long. Even with a goal, and another 28.25 fantasy points, his price has remained the same at $5,000. He is Madrid's primary attacking full-back, and his two goals and four assists in his last 10 starts are proof of his form and ability to finish the play in the final third. The Brazilian showed that he is capable of putting up big numbers against a world-class side, averaging nearly 35 fantasy points in two games against PSG last round.

Jerome Boateng, BAY at SEV ($4,500): Boateng is another player priced down for Tuesday's slate. He has been sitting among the cheapest defenders for most UCL slates this season, but he should not be. As a regular starter in the Bayern side, Boateng has both the ability to meet value through defensive stats while offering an upside that most center-backs can't offer due to his large frame that allows him to get on the end of crosses for shots on goal.

Mattia De Sciglio, JUV v. MAD ($4,000): De Sciglio has started in four UCL games for Juventus this season, yet he remains the cheapest defender on the slate. He is more of a defensive-minded full-back, but the injury to Alex Sandro could give him more of a license to get forward.

GOALKEEPER

Gianluigi Buffon, JUV v. MAD ($5,000): The keeper position is one of the toughest choices of Tuesday's slate, but in the end, I chose Buffon because of his fire to win his first ever UEFA Champions League. Sometimes Buffon is the only reason that Juventus have advanced into the deeper stages of the tournament, so expect a handful of saves Tuesday, as the Italian will have his eyes locked on a clean sheet.

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Evan Morter
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