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8:00 a.m: Colombia v. Japan
11:00 a.m: Poland v. Senegal
2:00 p.m: Russia v. Egypt
James Rodriguez, COL v. JPN ($11,100): James is reportedly dealing with some muscle fatigue that has made him questionable to play, but there is no question that he's the first guy in my lineup if he starts. The primary set-piece taker on the biggest favorite with the highest implied goal total, James directs the attack and isn't hesitant to shoot, as we saw four years ago when he won the World Cup Golden Boot despite only playing into the quarters. Colombia didn't have Radamel Falcao ($8,900) for that one because of a serious knee injury, but he's fully fit and expected to lead the line while coming in with the second-highest anytime goal scorer odds on the slate.
Keita, SEN v. POL ($5,800): Senegal may be the underdog against Poland, but they are expected to do more than Egypt and Japan, and they have better peripheral-point scorers than Russia. One of them is Keita, who has an opportunity to be on set pieces if the lineup dominoes fall his way. Sadio Mane ($7,900) is obviously the big name on the Senegal roster, and he is also a possibility for corners, which could limit Keita a bit, though he's still a solid attacker who can draw fouls well at a significant cost savings. It's also possible that Keita doesn't start and we get M'Baye