UPDATE: 2:15PM ET — ENGLAND ROTATED HEAVIER THAN EXPECTED
While it didn’t require rocket science to figure this out, we did tab Sam Kerr as an undervalued play and must-start. She scored four.
Wednesday only has two games, with Group D’s top seed up for grabs as England faces Japan.
Women’s World Cup Wednesday Games
For a refresher, read up on how to bet soccer. The home team is listed first. The “-” means that team is favored.
The two games to choose from on Wednesday are:
|3pm ET||Japan +280||Draw +210||England +110|
|3pm ET||Scotland -175||Draw +300||Argentina+490|
Both games are favored to go UNDER 2.5 goals. Scotland vs Argentina, from a betting perspective, is viewed as slightly more favorable to get to 3 goals.
The point is–don’t expect heavy offensive output and chose wisely.
Our WWC DFS Picks for June 19th
Remember, it’s only 8 position spots, you have $50,000 to spend with a $6,250 average salary.
With that out of the way, consider the following advice when filling out your DraftKings roster: follow the betting markets lead. Both games have “first goal scorer” prop bets and with low goal output expected, we’ll lean heavily on that.
And finally, remember to double-check line-ups at 2pm ET for any player rotations / non-starters.
- FW: Erin Cuthbert, Scotland ($5,400). Might be the best overall attacking value on the board Wednesday. She plays a full 90, fills up the box score, and leads Scotland in total fantasy points among field players this World Cup. In a game where Scotland is favored and expected to score, she might be your most bankable selection.
FW/MID: Beth Mead, England ($7,200). Select her in your FW spot. Using her as a forward at $7,200 provides flexibility to fill out your roster with higher priced midfield options.
- MID: Saki Kumagai, Japan ($5,200). Playing out of position (she’s natural defender), Saki is one of the world’s best female footballers. Just a hunch this Lyonnais steps up against England.
- DEF: Risa Shimizu, Japan ($5,500). Can fill up the box score when she’s on, especially servicing crosses.
- GK: Lee Alexander, Scotland ($5,100). It’s tempting to go with Vanina Correa of Argentina ($4,300), but Alexander a safer bet to concede less goals and earn points for the win.
- UTILITY: Claire Emslie, Scotland ($8,300). Make sure she starts, but if so, is another good stat filler for Scotland.
- If you manage your roster spend well enough to put Nikita Parris ($9,900) in, do it. But her output hasn’t justified her price to date.
- With Parris out, give Toni Duggan ($7,700) a look. The Barcelona forward is productive.
- If she starts (she likely will), Ellen White ($8,700) will generate shots. Just don’t expect a lot of touches or passes.
- If you need a cheap defensive option, check if Moeka Minami ($4,000) gets the start. Will be deep on ball attempting a high volume of passes that may unlock a counter for an unexpected assist.