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DraftKings Champions League Fantasy Picks, Matchday 5 Tuesday

Champions League action resumes with the penultimate round of action in the Group Stages. Check out who we're tipping to light up the scoresheets across Europe today!

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Let's dive right into the picks for Tuesday's slate of DFS action:


Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich $4600) - No shocker here. Neuer at home against Olympiakos. Look for Bayern to score an early goal and Neuer to maintain a clean sheet. Bayern should drop one in and then score a few more. The German powerhouse is virtually unbeatable at home. Bayern Munich have only lost 1 of 18 matches in all competitions this season and they beat their Greek opponents 3-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the group stage. They should cruise to victory here.

Iker Casillas (FC Porto $4,000) - Besides the obvious high priced plays. Casillas high odds in Paddy power paired with his matchup. He should get a clean sheet and a potential high volume of saves. Look for Casillas to secure a win and some saves with a potential clean sheet bonus.

Asmir Begovic (Chelsea, $4,100) - Chelsea is in Israel this weekend to visit Maccabi Tel Aviv who are already eliminated. Chelsea is a team without an identity currently but coming off a good win in domestic play look for Chelsea to keep up the momentum in Israel.

Other options to consider: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona $4,300), Petr Cech (Arsenal $4,400)


Jordi Alba (Barcelona, $4,300) - Alba is very similar to Marcelo of Real Madrid, He is going to give you a high volume of crosses, interceptions, tackles, shots, with a higher chance of an assist then the likes of the guys below considering Neymar and Luis Suarez are the lethal finishers he's whipping crosses into. He has the highest price tag for a reason. Check your lineup source before kickoff as Luiz Enrique could bench Dani Alves or Jordi Alba making Adriano a nice high upside play.

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal, $2,700) - With all the injuries Arsenal has suffered in the midfield with Francis Coquelin being the latest victim. Gibbs got the start on the left
wing in the attacking midfield. If wenger sticks with his ways of this weekend look for Gibbs to be a nice little sneaky midfield play at the defender position providing you with tackles, crosses, interceptions, and shots with a couple of them on target and maybe a goal if you're lucky.

Miguel Layun (FC Porto $3,600) - Layun is coming off 24 and 23 point performances on back to back legs against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Layun has shown his high ceiling capabilities fulfilled with shots, crosses, interceptions, tackles, and an occasional assisnt paired with a goal. He is another cheap little play that is essentially an extra midfielder. Look for Layun to fulfill the stats at home against Kyiv.

Other options to consider: Adriano (Barcelona, $2,600), Baba Rahman (Chelsea $2,300), Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal $2,900), Rafinha (Bayern Munich $2,900)


Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto $6,400) - Brahimi was listed as a forward up until this week and he is very much a reliable attacking threat for Porto. They will be controlling the game and sending in creative balls all day for Aboubakar and Brahimi to mash into the back of the net. Great value for Midfield or flex.

Willian (Chelsea $5,200) - Willian has always had tremendous talents and absurd skills, however he has simply taken his game to heights that weren't imaginable not too long ago. He has warped into a better version of Eden Hazard and continues to be the only consistent goal threat for Mourinho's side. Look for another free kick goal and at least 5 fouls drawn.

Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Lyonnais $5,100) - Valbuena is a very consistent player who has averaged a very nice 19.2 ppg on DK up until this point. We believe that point total should only go up with interceptions and tackles won added into the scoring system. Look for either a goal, 1-2 assists, and 7 crosses into the box tomorrow as Lyon need three points at home badly.

Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv, $3,900) - Due to Chelseas lack of a presence of defense. Maccabi Tel Aviv plays should be in consideration. Zahavi is the mastermind in the engine room. He is coming off a 30 point performance at home against Porto. Look for Zahavi to do it all for Maccabi Tel Aviv although they are out of any contention of advancing.

Other options to consider: Arjen Robben (Bayer Munich $6,700), Andre Andre (Porto $4,400), Konstantinos Fortounis (Olympiakos $3,000), Mesut Özil (Arsenal $5,900), Miralem Pjanic (AS Roma $3,900)


Diego Costa (Chelsea $7,200) - As mentioned before in all other positions you know by now Chelsea has a great matchup in Israel this weekend. Costa is coming off a beauty of a goal in domestic play. Look for the hungry Costa to be creating problems for the defensively challenged back four of Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Neymar (Barcelona $7,900) - Neymar will either be scoring the goals, or providing the assists for Rakitic or Suarez. No need to go into extreme detail over the Brazilian beast, pay up for him or Robert.

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon $5,800) - We love Alex and this is the first time we have written about this French Stud. He has a great matchup at home against Gent. He is coming off a hat trick in domestic play this weekend. Look for Lacazette to continue to dynamite form and probably find the back of the net.

Other options to consider: Luis Suarez (Barcelona $8,500), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich $7,600), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo $4,000), Vincent Aboubakar (Porto, $6,300)


Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal $2,500) - Due to all the recent injuries in North London, Wenger may call Flamini's on name to fulfill the midfield void next to Santi Cazorla in the engine room. If so look for him to be in the middle of all the action. He should exceed value at this price if named a starter. Also keep an eye on Aaron Ramsey as he has been deemed fit to play.

Kenedy (Chelsea $3,500) - Mourinho's squad is in shambles as of late. He has looked to his young bright future to maybe spark something in the starting XI. Kenedy drew the start over the weekend at the LB position. Due to the midweek competition he could get the start again in a little more attacking role.

Other options to consider: Jeremy Morel (Lyon $2,400), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona $4,000), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma $3,100)

Sample Lineup

GK: Casillas

DF: Layun, Gibbs, Morel

MF: Willian, Zahavi, Valbuena

FW: Neymar, Lacazette

UT: Andre, Yarmolenko

That's it for today's Champions League action! Check back tomorrow for our picks for Wednesday's slate. Good luck!