Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks
Yahoo DFS Soccer: Wednesday UCL Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo, JUV at BSCY (€28): Juventus need only a draw to solidify the top spot in their group, but that shouldn't imply that they won't put Ronaldo out there to do some damage. He was suspended for the reverse fixture, and while we haven't seen the huge blowout performance that he's always capable of, Ronaldo has still scored at least 9.60 fantasy points in three straight Champions League matches. Even if he doesn't find the back of the net, he continues to show a strong floor, averaging 6.92 shots, including 2.69 on goal, during Serie A play, as well as 6.62 shots, including 1.81 on target, and 2.11 fouls drawn per 90 minutes in his four UCL appearances (one was cut short at 29 minutes because of a red card). There are a number of players on the slate with significantly high upsides, but it's tough to argue that anyone's is higher than Ronaldo's, which is why he figures to be the highest owned player despite no players having a higher salary.

Memphis Depay, LYN at SDK (€24): Lyon also just need a draw, but they are facing a Shakhtar Donetsk side that

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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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