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

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

MATCHES (EST)

3:00 p.m: Shakhtar Donetsk v. Lyon
3:00 p.m: Valencia v. Manchester United
3:00 p.m: Young Boys v. Juventus
3:00 p.m: Ajax v. Bayern Munich
3:00 p.m: Manchester City v. Hoffenheim
3:00 p.m: Benfica v. AEK Athens

FORWARDS

Nabil Fekir, OL at SHK ($8,600): The Shakhtar Donetsk v. Lyon match has the biggest implications, as Group G is the only one of the four Wednesday that hasn't had the top two spots locked in, including Groups E and H, which already have third place and fourth place decided. It's always tough to figure out motivations when teams don't have much to play for, but there's no discounting this match, with Shakhtar through to the round of 16 with a win, while Lyon need just a draw to finish second and there is a path to first place if they win. Choosing between Fekir and Memphis Depay ($8,100) is always tough, as Memphis is mostly responsible for Lyon's set pieces, which gives him more opportunities to cross, while Fekir takes more shots and draws many more fouls. With similar floors, you can try to side with the higher upside, which is presumably Fekir because he averages 6.20 shots, including 2.39 on goal, per 90 minutes this season in Ligue 1, as well as 4.68 and 1.93, respectively, in the Champions League versus Memphis' 3.16 and 1.43 in Ligue 1 and 2.64 and 0.96 in

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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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