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Lionel Messi, BAR v. LIV ($9,800): Messi is the most expensive player on the slate, and while a matchup against Liverpool is always tough, you can't ignore that Barcelona are decent home favorites and no player has better anytime goal scorer odds. He was a huge disappointment in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford, but Messi was magnificent in the second leg, scoring 35.50 fantasy points thanks to two goals on seven shots (three on target), two crosses and four fouls drawn. There could be some hesitancy to paying so much for Messi at Anfield next week, but there won't be many who fade him in cash games at home Wednesday. GPP players could certainly consider Luis Suarez ($8,300) too, though I'd be more inclined to pay down for Ousmane Dembele ($6,800) if he gets the start. Unfortunately, with Barcelona playing Wednesday, we won't know right away if Dembele is in, and we can't pivot to Philippe Coutinho ($8,000) because he's only midfield eligible.
Dusan Tadic, AJA at TOT ($7,900): Tadic is the similarly priced pivot for those who don't trust Mohamed Salah ($8,100) or Sadio Mane ($7,400) playing away to Barcelona, which admittedly is not an overly difficult matchup from an attacking perspective. However, it's definitely tougher (according to the odds) than