Soccer Must-Haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
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Kevin De Bruyne (DK: $9,000): Yes, the Premier League champions just suffered a shocking defeat on the weekend, but City remain one of the favorites among all UCL contenders. They are certainly favorites against Shakhtar, who were trounced 9-0 by City between two games in the group stage just last year. Picking among the Manchester City attackers will be difficult, as they have so many weapons, and rotations make it tough to predict who will start and who will get a full 90 minutes. However, De Bruyne was rested for most of the last league match, so we expect a... Read More
Champions League is officially back! The great thing about the first week is that you get to see teams match up from different leagues. However, what we like most are the unknown players who make a name for themselves in the first week or two. We believe our German left-back Must-Have will be one of those names. Marcel Halstenberg (DK: $3,600): The Leipzig fullback is coming off a tie against Munich where he had an exceptional game based on statistics. With a new coach this season, we don’t expect him to juggle the lineup that gave him a draw versus... Read More
Dwight McNeil (DK: $6,600): The first Must-Have of the slate is the Burnley attacker, Dwight McNeil. McNeil has been one of the most consistent fantasy players this season, performing well even against stronger teams. McNeil averages seven crosses per game this season and just over 11 DK points per game. McNeil has a safe floor due to his role on set pieces and ability to cross from open play, making him a great player for this slate. McNeil does not offer the highest upside, but he definitely has a strong floor and should exceed value due to his very affordable... Read More
Lucas Digne (DK: $6,600): Everton are coming off a cup win against Lincoln City, a third-tier team in English leagues, and surprisingly they put out a strong squad. Today, they are up against the Wolves who have been playing competitive games since the end of July because of European competition. So with FIFA fixtures coming, those tired legs might be a factor. On a two-game slate, we have to take this into account, especially when the other game could go either way. Now let’s dive into why Digne is our top pick. The Frenchman comes at a high price but... Read More
Manuel Lanzini (DK: $6,200): Our first Must-Have is the Argentinian midfielder from West Ham, Manuel Lanzini. Lanzini will play at home against a Norwich team that is coming off two losses conceding a combined four goals. West Ham on the other hand, have won their last two games scoring a combined five goals. West Ham are decent favorites and have an implied team total of almost two goals, so Lanzini should have plenty of opportunities to create chances and contribute to goals. Lanzini should have a monopoly of set pieces should Snodgrass not make the starting eleven again, which is... Read More