DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Thursday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

8:00 a.m: Denmark v. Australia
11:00 a.m: France v. Peru
2:00 p.m: Argentina v. Croatia

FORWARDS

Antoine Griezmann, FRA v. PER ($10,600): Griezmann has an opportunity to take a majority of set pieces for the biggest favorite on the slate in addition to coming in with the second-highest any-time goal scorer odds. He could lose some corners to Kylian Mbappe ($9,200), but you have to expect Griezmann will be on any direct free kicks. Pairing the two of them in cash lineups is too heavy for me, especially because it prices you out of another high-salary player, but it's reasonable in GPPs. Additionally, if you think France comfortably handles Peru and scores multiple goals, you could also roster their actual center forward, Olivier Giroud ($8,400).

Cristian Pavon, ARG v. CRO ($5,800): There is plenty of speculation about how Argentina will line up tomorrow, but it's possible that Pavon starts in place of Angel Di Maria ($7,900), who was responsible for four of Argentina's nine corners in their opening 1-1 draw with Iceland. He takes a few corners for his club team, Boca Juniors, though there's no guarantee he gets them Thursday, especially with the possibility of Lionel Messi ($12,700) deciding to take them himself. Speaking of Messi, he comes in with the highest price of any player on the slate by $1,900 and is playing for the weakest favorite, at least according to the bookmakers. Paying that much for Messi can certainly pay off if he

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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