Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday UCL Picks

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Schuyler Redpath
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MATCHES (EDT)

FORWARDS

Karim Benzema, RMA vs. ATA (€29): Benzema's elite goal-scoring form has been on display, with at least one goal in four straight, including a brace in Saturday's 2-1 La Liga win. It's no surprise that he's fired off five or more shots in five straight appearances, and with Atalanta looking to turn the tie around, he's sure to see some opportunities to take advantage on the counter-attack.

Sergio Aguero, MCI vs. BMG (€27): Aguero marked his return to the starting lineup with a goal from the penalty spot, and he went the full 90 without showing any signs of distress from an injury that kept him sidelined for the majority of the season. If he starts, he comes with the best anytime goal scorer odds on the slate, which bodes well with City coming into this one as an overwhelming favorite.

Luis Muriel, ATA at. RMA (€18): Muriel has five goals and four assists across his last eight outings, contributing at least a goal or an assist in each of his last three starts. He stands over a chunk of set pieces for Atalanta, and considering they're chasing the game from the get-go, he's going to be heavily involved on the attacking end.

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI vs. BMG (€29): De Bruyne didn't start either of Manchester City's last EPL or UCL matches, but he's projected to return to the starting XI on Tuesday. As the go-to set-piece taker for the biggest favorite on the board, there's little doubt that De Bruyne will have multiple opportunities to make his mark on the score-sheet.

Ilkay Gundogan, MCI vs. BMG (€24): Gundogan is somewhat surprisingly even with Raheem Sterling (€29) for the best anytime goal scorer odds of any projected starter. He snapped out of a five-game funk with his 14th goal of the season in his last EPL appearance, and with Manchester City heavily favored, he's in prime position to add to his haul.

Jonas Hofmann, BMG at MCI (€18): Hofmann gives us exposure to the primary set-piece taker on a team playing catch-up from the onset. He has nine assists on the season, and while it's a big mountain to climb, Hofmann would likely play an integral role if Monchengladbach happens to pull off the unthinkable.

DEFENDERS

Sergio Ramos, RMA vs. ATA (€22): Ramos is the most expensive projected starting defender on the board, largely due to his assumed role as Real Madrid's penalty-kick taker. There aren't many defenders in the world that come with that kind of appeal, and on a two-game slate, that added kicker could make all the difference.

Kyle Walker, MCI vs. BMG (€17): Walker gives us coverage at the back if we think City delivers as the biggest clean sheet favorite on the slate. He came away with 10 points in the first leg shutout of Monchengladbach, and if he plays his part Tuesday then he's well-positioned for another double-digit haul.

Jose Luis Palomino, ATA at RMA (€10): Palomino isn't the most intriguing defensive option, but he gives us a potential minimum price play if we need to go there. Atalanta will need to keep Real Madrid at bay in order to turn the tie around, so we can expect them to go down with a fight. With that being said, be sure to keep an eye on starting lineups to see if any more attractive value options emerge before locking in Palomino.

GOALKEEPER

Thibaut Courtois, RMA vs. ATA (€14): While paying up for the best clean sheet odds in Ederson (€19) looks like the most attractive option of the four goalkeepers, opting for a healthy discount with Courtois isn't unreasonable. He's kept a clean sheet in three of his last four UCL appearances, including shutting out Atalanta in the first leg.