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FA Cup Fantasy Soccer Picks: Wycombe Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur DraftKings DFS Showdown Strategy

Nikhil Kalro preps you for Monday’s 2:45 p.m. ET FA Cup soccer contest between Wycombe Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur with DraftKings Captain’s Picks and flex options.

Marine v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Round-of-32 action from the FA Cup continues as Tottenham Hotspur faces Wycombe Wanderers on Monday. With plenty of changes expected, here is a look at some picks to consider for your DraftKings soccer showdown roster.

Set your DraftKings lineup here: FA CUP Showdown $35K Counter Attack [$10K to 1st] (WYC vs TOT)


Captain

Carlos Vinicius ($17,700)

Vinicius should slot right back into the starting XI for Tottenham for this FA Cup fixture. He has scored six goals this season, all in cup competitions, including a hat trick in the previous game against Marine. Harry Kane ($12,400) will likely start this game on the bench in case Vinicius, on loan from Benfica, can’t get going. Against a struggling Wycombe Wanderers team, that seems highly unlikely.

Others to consider: Gareth Bale ($17,100)


High-priced flex options

Gareth Bale ($11,400)

Bale has been reintegrated into Tottenham’s team in typical Jose Mourinho fashion. After spending the majority of Spurs’ Premier League ties on the bench, Bale should get the start for non-EPL fixtures in the likely absence of Son Heung-Min ($12,000). Don’t go by Bale’s fantasy output of 4 DKFP per game because the sample size is just not large enough.

Lucas Moura ($10,800)

With Dele Alli ($10,600) doubtful with a tendon injury, Lucas could move into a central role. He started against Marine on the left flank. He scored in the 32nd minute before he was taken off in that game. If he does indeed play behind Vinicius, he could be the focal point through which most plays go through, which will in turn increase his fantasy return.

Joe Hart ($8,400)

Hugo Lloris ($8,200) is likely to get the night off as Hart steps in for this FA Cup fixture. Wycombe has won just two of its past 14 competitive games, with five draws and seven losses in that period. This sub-standard run of form has seen Wycombe dive to the bottom of the Championship table. A clean sheet for Hart is more than plausible.

Others to consider: Matt Doherty ($8,800)


Value flex options

Erik Lamela ($7,000)

There will be two distinct passages of play in this game: Spurs on the attack and Wycombe keeping the ball. A possession rate of 60% and above will likely result in Tottenham’s attacking core seeing a lot of the ball in the final third. If Lamela gets the start, he could benefit immensely from that. He hasn’t played a lot in the past month, but he should see some time on the pitch in the midst of a busy soccer period.

Joe Jacobson ($8,200)

Even though the Wycombe Wanderers are unlikely to be solid defensively against one of the best teams in England, I’ve selected Jacobson because he is the designated penalty-taker for his team. He scored that way in the previous round in the FA Cup, his third goal from the spot this season. He is currently averaging 23.9 DKFP per game.

Others to consider: Daryl Horgan ($6,200)

Set your DraftKings lineup here: FA CUP Showdown $35K Counter Attack [$10K to 1st] (WYC vs TOT)


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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.