DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.

For detailed odds and stats, check out the Fantasy Champions League: Wednesday Cheat Sheet.

MATCHES (EST)

3:00 p.m: Viktoria Plzen v. Real Madrid
3:00 p.m: Lyon v. Hoffenheim
3:00 p.m: Juventus v. Manchester United
3:00 p.m: Bayern Munich v. AEK Athens
3:00 p.m: Manchester City v. Shakhtar Donetsk
3:00 p.m: Benfica v. Ajax

FORWARDS

Gabriel Jesus, MCI v. SHK ($7,900): Match lines and anytime goal scorer odds aren't everything, but if you had an opportunity to roster the striker for the biggest favorite on the slate, and he had the second-highest anytime goal scorer odds, would you do that at less than $8,000? That's what Jesus brings to the table if he starts ahead of Sergio Aguero ($9,600), who has been getting significantly more playing time than Jesus but could be due for a rest, especially with the Manchester derby coming up this weekend. Now, Bayern Munich are actually ever-so-slightly bigger favorites than Man City with an ever-so-slightly higher implied goal total, but you have to pay $10,600 for Robert Lewandowski, who oddsmakers are giving an 80 percent chance to score; then again, he has only scored more than one goal once this season. Even if Jesus doesn't start, getting a discount for Aguero is a gift, and I see no issue in pairing him with at least one other Manchester City forward like Riyad Mahrez ($8,500) or Raheem Sterling ($8,200) if they are in the first XI. It's kind of puzzling why the Manchester City options

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