DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Goztepe v. Rizespor Showdown Preview
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Goztepe v. Rizespor Showdown Preview

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Well, here we are playing a Turkish Super Lig showdown. Somehow the league is still going on despite bars, restaurants and other public places being closed to the public, but the soccer show goes on! Tuesday's matchup gives us eighth-place Goztepe as -120 home favorites (DraftKings Sportsbook) against 16th-place Rizespor, who are winless in their last eight in all competitions, a run that includes six losses. Goztepe actually haven't been a whole lot better, winning just two of their last eight, but the away team is +320 to win and +240 to draw. It's also not expected to be a high-scoring match, with the over 2.5 goals sitting at +100 versus -130 for under 2.5.

We get a bit of a break in this one because Serdar Gurler ($12,800), the most expensive player on the slate, is out with a calf injury, which not only takes out their best fantasy scorer but also their primary set-piece taker. Instead, left-back Berkan Emir ($8,200) will continue to get a share of corners, and it doesn't hurt that he's also their most prolific crosser, sending in 7.4 per 90 minutes in 21 Super Lig appearances this season. We also saw Andre Castro ($6,200) take a few corners last match, though he finished that one with three crosses versus 11 for Emir, who also created two chances. 

Emir looks like a decent option for captain, though we can't forget about (how could we?!) Zlatko Tripic ($5,000) if he starts because he's also been taking

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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