DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Sunday World Cup Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Sunday World Cup Picks

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MATCHES (EDT)

8:00 a.m: England v. Panama
11:00 a.m: Japan v. Senegal
2:00 p.m: Poland v. Colombia

FORWARDS

Harry Kane, ENG v. PAN ($11,000): Kane bagged a brace in England's opening match against Tunisia, and he now sets his sights on arguably the worst team at the World Cup. His goal odds are about as good as we've seen anyone have in the tournament, and with the tough matchup that Colombia and Poland have against each other in a must-win game, Kane seems to have the highest upside on the slate. Paying this much for a goal dependent forward in cash is always risky, but the path is there for Kane to have a monster game, at least much more so than Robert Lewandowski ($9,800), who I think makes for a strong GPP play because he could be really under-owned with other high-priced forwards with good matchups.

James Rodriguez, COL v. POL ($10,000): Facing off against Poland will be James' toughest task in the group stage, but he does so much for Colombia, including taking all set pieces, that paying up for him is certainly a viable option, even with Kane. He didn't start the first match because of a calf injury but still played 31 minutes, and while his one shot and two crosses don't look encouraging, it's important to remember the Colombia were playing with 10 men for 87 minutes. James' role on set pieces isn't the only reason to target him, as he is never

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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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