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UEFA Europa League Soccer Picks: Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar Donetsk DraftKings DFS Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Monday’s 3:00 p.m. ET contest between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

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Sevilla awaits the winner of the semi-final between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk in the final of the Europa League. We take a look at some picks to consider for DraftKings’ Europa League semi-final showdown slate.

Set your DraftKings lineups here: UEL Showdown $35K Toe Poke [$10K to 1st] (INT vs SHK)


Captain

Romelu Lukaku ($18,000)

Lukaku was fantastic right through the recently-concluded Serie A for Inter. He scored 23 goals, finishing third in the league behind Ciro Immobile and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has dominated the central striker role, often pouncing on errant plays to score. Shakhtar Donetsk will be aware of his proficiency inside the box and will want to avoid any mistakes.

Others to consider: Junior Moraes ($16,500)


High-priced FLEX options

Junior Moraes ($11,000)

Moraes finished as the highest goal-scorer the Ukraine Premier League. Even though that’s a shorter league, he still managed to score 20 goals with eight assists. He hasn’t let his team down in the Europa League, either. He is a very capable candidate for Captain, but if you can’t fit him there, then he should fill at least fill a FLEX position.

Marlos Marlos ($9,400)

Shakhtar Donetsk has been blessed with some fine avenues for offense. Marlos is a key part of the team’s offensive core. He scored 14 goals in his local league in Ukraine, finishing with the fifth-most goals. In the previous game against Basel, he assisted two early goals before he was taken off in the 72nd minute. Expect something similar in this one.

Ashley Young ($9,000)

Young’s role has changed so much since his days with Aston Villa and Manchester United in the EPL. He has now moved further back to a defensive role. However, from a fantasy perspective, he still has enough penetration to be able to deliver an incisive pass to Inter’s strong front two. That’s how he has managed to average 10.0 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: Alan Patrick ($8,200)


Value FLEX options

Lautaro Martinez ($8,600)

Despite scoring the second-most goals for Inter in the Serie A, Martinez was never in the spotlight. Still, he let his work speak for itself, with 14 goals and three assists despite not starting consistently. With Alexis Sanchez (thigh) out, Martinez will be a key offensive player for Inter.

Taison ($7,400)

Taison will be high on confidence after scoring against Basel in his previous game. The Brazilian plays in an attacking midfielder capacity along the left flank for this Shakhtar team. He is coming off a solid campaign in the Ukraine Premier League, in which he scored 10 goals with eight assists. He has averaged 9.0 DKFP per game, quite high for a price of just $7,400.

Others to consider: Nicolo Barella ($5,400)

Set your DraftKings lineups here: UEL Showdown $35K Toe Poke [$10K to 1st] (INT vs SHK)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.