Welcome to our UCL DFS coverage for Wednesday, Feb. 17. Here you’ll find our top UCL DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel, which consider all aspects of the slate from projections to pricing to popularity across soccer DFS. These picks should help you create highly projected lineups in DraftKings and FanDuel Champions League tournaments and cash games.
UCL Odds Report
FC Porto (+290) vs. Juventus (+105), O/U 2.5
Sevilla (+130) vs. Borussia Dortmund (+200), O/U 3.5
UCL DFS Picks: DraftKings + FanDuel Lineups | Feb. 17
These are listed in order of what I believe are the top plays, including median projection, floor and upside.
UCL DFS Picks: Forwards/ Midfielder
Sergio Oliveira (DraftKings $5,900, FanDuel $15)
FC Porto host Juventus on this two-game slate and come in as the biggest underdog. Porto’s offense has produced a mid-tier ranked 6.9 expected goals in six matches of the competition group stage. The interesting note there is their actual goals scored outperformed the expected with an average 1.66 goals scored per match. Juventus ranked seventh in the Champions League, with an expected goals for of 1.84 per match. They are likely to win this match, but we are searching for a floor play with upside to sneak one past a depleted Juventus defense.
Sergio Oliveira handles the set-piece shares for his clubs and takes the PKs. His asking price allows salary relief and can be paid off even if he fails to score. Oliveira contributes on 30.25% of his club’s overall goal scoring and averages 2.31 shots per match. He hits target on 48% of his shots taken and builds the floor through 7.06 crosses per match. His floor and asking price make him a core play.
For GPP options the Porto forwards provide leverage. Jesus Corona produces by way of open-play crosses, 3.4 per match and 2.5 drawn fouls match. He is not known for scoring, but with assisted shot volume his upside lies in his teammates putting the deliveries on target. If Mehdi Taremi, who leads the club in shot volume and scoring, is out then Moussa Marega can fill the shot-volume void with 2.5 per match and 51% on target accuracy. Marega is third on the club in goals scored.
Jadon Sancho (DraftKings $9,000, FanDuel $19)
Erling Haaland (DraftKings $8,900, FanDuel $21)
Borussia Dortmund come into this match up with the sixth-ranked offense in the Champions League, with an expected goals for of 1.78. They visit a tough defense in Sevilla, which has kept seven clean sheets in its last eight matches. Dortmund is a hard team to keep off the scoresheet and it starts with Erling Haaland. Haaland leads the club in scoring, averaging a goal a match. He is averaging 3.46 shots per match and hits the target at a 51% accuracy clip.
On the wing, Jadon Sancho handles set shares and is another scoring threat. He averages 2.35 shots per match and contributes on 27.5% of his clubs overall scoring. Sancho builds his floor off 5.29 crosses per match and scoring chances created. On the other wing, Gio Reyna is an option with 2.64 drawn fouls per match, three crosses per match and 1.64 shots per match.
Joan Jordan (DraftKings $5,500, FanDuel $15)
Joan Jordan provides a floor play for Sevilla, with upside. He handles set-piece shares with splits to teammate Suso, who is also a solid option. Jordan produces on both ends of the pitch with 2.4 won tackles and interceptions and his upside lies in his scoring chances created for his teammates. Suso and Jordan’s combined plays have helped to lift Sevilla back to winning ways and they compliment each other with set ups playing on the same side of the pitch.
In the attack, Yousef En-Nesyri leads the club in shot volume and goals. He is a goal hunting GPP option. With deliveries form Suso, Jordan, and Alejandro Gomez, it is hard to imagine the opportunity to finish evading En-Nesyri.
Other Options: Christiano Ronaldo (DraftKings $10,300, FanDuel $24), Rodrigo Bentacur (DraftKings $3,800, FanDuel $12), Alvaro Morata (DraftKings $7,500, FanDuel $20).
UCL DFS Picks: Defenders
Sergio Escudero (DraftKings $4,400 FanDuel $10)
Alex Sandro (DraftKings $5,300, FanDuel $14)
With the Injury to Marcos Acuna and the unknown of Jesus Navas, Sergio Escudero provides solid volume. He averages three open-play crosses and 3.01 won tackles and interceptions per match. A key injury to Juventus, in Juan Cuadrado, opens up open play push up for Alex Sandro. He averages 3.2 crosses per match. Sandro makes his money on the defensive end with an average won tackles and interceptions of 3.1 in full game run.
Other Options: Raphael Guerriero (DraftKings $5,800, FanDuel $12), Danillo (DraftKings $4,200, FanDuel $8), Zaidu Sanusi (DraftKings $4,700, FanDuel $10).
Marwin Hitz (DraftKings $4,500 FanDuel $9)
Augustin Marchesin (DraftKings $4,300 FanDuel $8)
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