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

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Soccer series.

MATCHES (EST)

FORWARDS

Neymar, PSG v. GAL (€25): Neymar comes at a dapper discount considering he could easily prevail as the highest-scoring player on the slate. PSG have already locked up first place in Group A, but they could turn the Brazilian loose for his first UCL start of the season as he's hitting his stride since returning from injury a few weeks ago.

Joao Felix, ATL v. LOKO (€20): Felix hasn't scored since the last time these two sides clashed on Oct. 1, but he did fire off a career-high nine shots in his last outing and continues to be a big threat in the Atletico attack. With a spot in the knockout round up for grabs, the chances will be there for Felix to erupt, with the Spanish side the biggest favorite on the slate.

Alvaro Morata, ATL v. LOKO (€18): Morata gives us a discounted forward for the biggest favorite by a big margin. Some might judge me for plugging two Atletico forwards here, but given their prices and what's at stake, deploying the "capture method" is a viable strategy Wednesday. Just look at what Tammy Abraham and Willian did, combining for 27 points after I wrote them both up in this space for Tuesday's slate.

MIDFIELDERS

Angel Di Maria, PSG v. GAL (€26): Di Maria was rested in league play over the weekend, and while there's no guarantee of a full allotment of minutes, he's a strong option if he makes the starting lineup against Galatasaray. He's made the scoresheet in three of his last four appearances, and he should continue to see opportunities to contribute with so much attacking firepower surrounding him. 

Serge Gnabry, BAY v. TOT (€23): Gnabry feels kind of like a fish play, but we simply can't ignore his 51-point outburst when he scored four goals at Tottenham in the reverse fixture. If he makes the starting lineup, he'll have ample opportunity to thump what is projected to be a reserve-laden Spurs side.

Philippe Coutinho, BAY v. TOT (€22): Coutinho is another Bayern player to keep an eye out for when lineups drop. He has a goal and an assist across his last two starts, and with a healthy share of set pieces, he fits in nicely as part of a Bayern stack against a Tottenham team that he went for double-digit points against in their first meeting.

DEFENDERS

Joshua Kimmich, BAY v. TOT (€21): With plenty of value expected to open up when starting lineups are announced, we should be able to make room for the highest-priced defender. With Bayern's fate sealed as Group A winners, there's a chance Kimmich doesn't even see the field in this one. If he does, he has the highest upside of any defender, with Spurs expected to rest some key players.

Kieran Trippier, ATL v. LOKO (€17): Trippier is averaging nine fantasy points per game this Champions League campaign and continues to make his impact felt going forward. Lokomotiv have little to play for, and if they phone it in, we could see a big outing on both ends of the pitch.

Mario Hermoso, ATL v. LOKO (€12): Hermoso has been hit-or-miss when he's in the starting lineup this season, but at near minimum price he's a viable option to free up funds as part of an Atletico stack. A win puts them through to the round of 16, and clean sheet points are well within reach against a struggling Lokomotiv attack.

GOALKEEPER

Jan Oblak, ATL v. LOKO (€17): Oblak and Atletico have the highest clean sheet odds on the slate by a meaty margin, as a win against last-placed Lokomotiv sees them through to the knockout phase. The win bonus looks automatic considering Atletico are in the comforts of their own home, and he'll look to repeat his 14.5-point performance when he kept a clean sheet against the Russian side in their first encounter.

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