Welcome to the Champions League DFS coverage for Wednesday, Dec. 8. Below are the top UCL DFS picks on DraftKings and FanDuel for Matchday 6, which consider all aspects of the slate, from Awesemo’s expert projections to pricing to popularity for DFS fantasy soccer. These UCL DFS soccer picks should help with creating highly projected lineups in DraftKings and FanDuel fantasy soccer tournaments and cash games.
DraftKings & FanDuel UCL DFS Picks Today
Bayern Munich (-175) vs. Barcelona (+375), O/U 3.5
Benfica (-350) vs. Dynamo (+850), O/U 2.5
Atalanta (-135) vs. Villareal (+320), O/U 3.5
Manchester United (-250) vs. Young Boys (+650), O/U 3.5
Wolfsburg (+120) vs. Lille (+220), O/U 2.5
Salzburg (+200) vs. Sevilla (+135), O/U 2.5
Robert Lewandowski (DraftKings: $11,000, FanDuel: $21)
Cristiano Ronaldo (DraftKings: $10,800, FanDuel: $22)
This six-game slate has two favorites in Bayern Munich and Manchester United. The largest favored club is Benfica, at home against Dynamo Kyiv at -333 (BetMGM). Bayern hosts Barcelona, while Manchester United hosts Young Boys. Both clubs sit above their respective groups, with Bayern holding a commanding league. The stars of each club are expected to start.
Robert Lewandowski leads Bayern in scoring and averages 1.30 goals per match over the past three seasons. His floor is built on 4.49 shots per match and an on-target accuracy rate over 45%. Barcelona has allowed a road goal in five of their last six matches. All the opponents are miles behind Bayern as far as talent and offensive firepower goes. The last match between these two clubs saw Bayern belt Barcelona 3-0. Two of those goals belonged to Lewandowski. He is in play across both sites and in all formats at home, with the floor being a goal and upside being a brace. The supporting cast includes Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala. The price of both on DraftKings is high for cash consideration, but they round out a GPP stack. Should Leroy Sane see the starting 11, he would be in line for set shares. If stacking Bayern, it is for goal hunting.
Manchester United is led by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. Like Lewandowski, he builds his floor with shot volume and has a more favorable matchup. Ronaldo accounts for 32% of his club’s scoring and averages 4.04 shots per match. Given time of possession advantage, he will have opportunities to increase the volume. Both players are priced accordingly, and there is little doubt they will find the back of the net. In cash games both make sense despite being a complete bust should neither score. Manchester United’s stacking options start with Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho. Fernandes is priced for a leverage if sacrificing Lewandowski or Ronaldo. Sancho is easier to fit in and has seen better form since the managerial change.
Jonathan David (DraftKings: $10,300, FanDuel: $17)
Yusuf Yazici (DraftKings: $5,300, FanDuel: $11)
The previous meeting between Lille and Wolfsburg saw a scoreless draw. The goal hunter for the French side is Jonathan David. He trails Burak Yilmaz on the club list for shots, at 2.27 per match. His on-target accuracy leads Lille at 56.7%, and he has tallied 0.83 goals per match on the year. The matchup against Wolfsburg is tough making David a GPP play. The German side have lacked quality on defense in recent form, allowing 1.6 expected goals per match at home and 1.16 actual goals.
The salary relief play from Lille is Yusuf Yazici. Yazici would see set shares without Xeka in the lineup. He has a price below $6,000 and averages 5.26 crosses per match and 3.01 scoring chances created. His 1.58 drawn fouls per match help round out the floor. Yilmaz is a GPP consideration at a $1,000 discount from David on DraftKings.
Karim Adeyemi (DraftKings: $7,800, FanDuel: $18)
Luka Sulci (DraftKings: $6,200, FanDuel: $14)
Probably the highest match of importance on the slate is the RB Salzburg vs Sevilla match. Salzburg play host in a rematch to the 1-1 draw from their previous outing. Sevilla are the slight favorite and Salzburg offers value. Karim Adeyemi leads the Salzburg in scoring and averages 3.23 shots per match. He sees a pull back in the volume with the competition upgrade in Champions League compared to domestic play down to 2.6 shots per match. Adeyemi was able to break through the defense of Wolfsburg and Lille in his previous two home matches. For GPPs, he is in play given the atmosphere at home and his consistent output there. The price is a high for cash consideration.
Luka Sucic has a floor and upside for the home side. He averages 2.48 shots and 5.15 crosses per match. He has done well in his full match runs during the Champions League, including finding the back of the net against Sevilla in that draw. Like the Lille side above, the Salzburg players make more sense as one-offs in tight matches with low expected totals.
Other Options: Lucas Ocampos (DraftKings $8,300, FanDuel $15), Rafa Mir (DraftKings $5,800, FanDuel $18), Wout Weghorst (DraftKings $5,600, FanDuel $18), Maximilian Arnold (DraftKings $7,200, FanDuel $13), Darwin Nunez (DraftKings $7,300, FanDuel $20). Roman Yaremchuk (DraftKings $5,900, FanDuel $19). Duvan Zapata (DraftKings $10,500, FanDuel $20).
Alejandro Grimaldo (DraftKings: $5,800, FanDuel: $12)
Alejandro Grimaldo sits on the wing for Benfica in a plus matchup. He is active offensively, with 1.72 shots per match and 5.48 crosses. Darwin Nunez handles the set shares, but Grimaldo will get his via the open play. With 1.4 drawn fouls per match, his floor is in play with goal contribution and the clean sheet upside to make him a cash option. Nunez looks ready to go, but if he is out for some reason, Grimaldo will be underpriced.
Other Options: Omar Richards (DraftKings $4,700, FanDuel $7), Davide Zappacosta (DraftKings $5,500, FanDuel $9), Ulisses Garcia (DraftKings $4,400, FanDuel $9). Andreas Ulmer (DraftKings $4,300, FanDuel $8)
Dean Henderson (DraftKings: $5,700, FanDuel: $13)
Manuel Neuer (DraftKings: $5,600, FanDuel: $12)
Ivo Grbic (DraftKings: $4,500, FanDuel: $9)
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