We've reached Tuesday, December 6, which means that the Champions League group stages for this season are almost over - just a final week of games will decide who goes through, who goes to the Europa League, and who goes home with nothing. If you're playing Tuesday's UCL slate on DraftKings daily fantasy football, we've got some value plays to help build your lineups.
Though Arsenal will still be pushing for top spot in the group, Arsene Wenger will also rest some key players, and be without others due to injuries, meaning that Basel, which has only conceded eight goals although it is out of the running, might be less threatened by Arsenal's attack than might have been the case.
Another decent-value keeper, Shovkovskiy has only conceded six in the Champions League this season, even though Dynamo is bottom of its group. Against Besiktas in wintry Ukraine, the defence has every chance of holding firm, and there will certainly be saves to make, and almost certainly a low score.
Former Germany captain Lahm might have seen his team look more vulnerable domestically, but Bayern is still defensively rock-solid in the Champions League, which is arguably the trophy the club really wants anyway. Lahm doesn't get forward as often as fellow defender David Alaba, but still has plenty to offer fantasy managers. This is liable to be a low-scoring match, with absolutely nothing for either team to play for, as group positions are already decided.
Dead rubbers are exciting only for the DraftKings fantasy manager, who gets to pick defenders who might not have much of the ball to see, depending on how much effort players want to put into a match the result of which will change nothing. Atletico has conceded only one goal all tournament, and is looking like one of the overall favourites.
Erokhin might not play for one of the most glamorous of Champions League clubs, but he is an ever-present with an assist to his name, who is taking on a PSV side that has conceded 12 goals. This might be an exciting game to watch, and it will certainly involve goal action, so Erokhin is a good pick at this price.
The Australian attacking midfielder is an irresistible bargain at this price given that Celtic, in the last fixture against Manchester City, showed how to attack Pep Guardiola's team, and secured a 3-3 draw that felt like a victory. It won't be so easy at the Etihad, but there will be chances, especially given how leaky the City backline is at the moment, and how confident Celtic seems against this opponent.
One of the non-Barcelona players you can build your team around, Cavani has had a superb Champions League this time, scoring five and assisting one. He's also up against Ludogorets, one of the teams that always looks likely to concede several at this level, and with PSG possessing such dynamic attackers, Cavani will certainly have the service.
Rostov's form striker in Europe, Poloz has three goals and two assists and will surely be snapped up by one of the big European clubs sooner or later. He's in a team that has Europa League qualification to secure, and which already has an impressive 12 goals to its name. At only $5800, this looks like a risk that might pay off for you.