Yahoo DFS Soccer: Tuesday's UCL Picks

Schuyler Redpath
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FORWARDS

Robert Lewandowski, FCB at RBS (€30): Lewandowski failed to score for the second straight Champions League outing but that shouldn't faze anyone given his ridiculous goal-scoring rate. He should be well-rested ahead of Tuesday's clash at Salzburg after he sat out Saturday's Bundesliga contest. There's a chance he goes somewhat overlooked given his lack of UCL production, but he's simply too explosive to not consider paying up for.

Ferran Torres, MCI vs OLY (€22): Torres has filled in nicely up top with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus dealing with injuries. He's scored in back-to-back UCL appearances and is well-positioned to make it three straight with Manchester City heavy home favorites against Olympiacos.

Anders Dreyer, FCMI vs. AJA (€15): Dreyer supplies a salary saving set-piece taker at a manageable salary. The Ajax clubhouse is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak and they will be forced to field a less-than-full strength side, giving Dreyer's fantasy appeal a nice boost in what could be Midtjylland's best chance at a result in Group D.

MIDFIELDERS

Joshua Kimmich, FCB at RBS (€29): Kimmich as the highest-priced midfielder is a little tough to swallow, but he continues to show why his price has driven up. He's scored over 13 points in six of seven appearances this season and continues to stand over the lion's share of set pieces for arguably the most potent attack on the slate.

Kevin De Bruyne, MCI vs OLY (€28): KDB delivered a pair of assists in last week's UCL win over Marseille, and he followed that up with another assist in Premier League action over the weekend. He's hitting his stride, and in a mismatch with Olympiacos, he should be viewed as a priority play if he's not rested.

Federico Valverde, RMA vs. INT (€13): Valverde notched a goal and an assist in La Liga action over the weekend, making it two goals in his last three appearances. With Real Madrid desperate for a result after sputtering out of the gate in UCL group play, he gives us an economical path into an attack that should have their foot on the gas pedal from the get-go.

DEFENDERS

Trent Alexander-Arnold, LIV at ATA (€18): Despite the downturn in production to start the season, Alexander-Arnold is still a nuisance going forward. Even in a tough matchup at Atalanta, he's worthy of strong consideration given his attacking skills. TAA offers some savings too, with Sergio Ramos a luxury spend as the highest priced defender at €22.

Kieran Trippier, ATM at LOKO (€16): Trippier registered his first assist of the season despite not taking any corners in Saturday's La Liga win. With Atletico Madrid boasting the best clean-sheet odds on the slate, he could turn up with a helping of points on both ends of the field.

Daley Blind, AJA at FCMI (€15): With both Dusan Tadic and Ryan Gravenberch inactive (COVID-19), Blind could benefit from an added role on set pieces against FC Midtjylland on Tuesday. There's a chance he plays out of position and higher up the field in more of a midfield role, too, making him a viable target with the stars aligning for his fantasy value.

GOALKEEPER

Jan Oblak, ATM at LOKO (€13): We get a steal with Oblak at €13 considering Atletico Madrid have the highest clean-sheet odds on the slate. He's already let in a combined seven goals to Bayern Munich and Red Bull Salzburg through the first two group stage games, but Lokomotiv Moscow don't present near the attacking threat as those units do.