Eliteserien Fantasy: Gameweek 23 Preview

The spotlight might be on Casper Tengstedt, but tipster Jacob Silkstone believes that strike partner Ole Christian Sæter is also one to consider in Eliteserien Fantasy with his brilliant form at home.


Eliteserien Fantasy GW22 Recap

Let’s begin by moaning about flags: Fantasy Premier League players are probably familiar by now with a system in which injuries are meticulously monitored. Training photos are exhaustively analysed to see who might be missing; reports are available to show who boarded the team bus or stayed at the team hotel; if someone’s sister’s friend’s friend works in catering and noticed a player leaving the team dinner early, news of a possible stomach bug will be all over Twitter/Reddit within minutes.

In the Wild West (or unnavigable North) of Norwegian football, we’re more reliant on paywalled local newspaper reports and the game’s often-unreliable flagging system. At the time last week’s article was written, Molde’s wing-back Martin Linnes was flagged while Kristoffer Haugen was clear. Mohamed Ofkir, Osame Sahraoui, and David Datro Fofana were all unflagged, but local reports suggested they’d missed training due to an unspecified sickness; no one seemed exactly sure what was going on with Amahl Pellegrino.

As things turned out, one of the sick players started (and blanked), one was benched (but hauled anyway), and one wasn’t in the squad at all. Linnes returned from injury to haul (conveniently subbed just before Molde last their clean sheet) while Haugen missed out with a knock that had gone completely unreported prior to the deadline. Pellegrino was also absent, but is now back in training ahead of Gameweek 23. It all feels like a bit of a lottery sometimes: being on top of the injury news mostly backfired last week if you ignored Fofana, captained Sahraoui, or preferred Haugen to Linnes – all reasonable moves given what we knew before the deadline.

Despite a disappointing performance from our strikers, including a first blank for captain Casper Tengstedt, our Team of the Week (reduced to ten men by Haugen’s absence) scored a total of 50 points, comfortably ahead of the overall average (37). The Molde midfield duo of Markus Kaasa and Ola Brynhildsen both scored, as did Lillestrøm defender Vetle Winger Dragsnes.





Eliteserien Fantasy GW23 Picks

 

Goalkeeper

Magnus Smelhus Sjøeng (4.6M) has been an unlikely hero for Vålerenga this season, conceding just once in his last three home games. Opponents Sandefjord are on a poor run of form, winless in their last seven and drifting perilously close to the relegation zone. A lot may depend on whether they can get Mohamed Ofkir fit in time for this game.

 

Defence

Eliteserien Fantasy’s top-scoring defender, Martin Linnes (7.2M), returned to full fitness last weekend and should be in prime position for another start as Molde host Aalesund. Linnes continues to trail teammate Kristoffer Haugen for expected attacking involvements, but he has fairly consistently been the best pick in fantasy over the course of the season (the author of this article may or may not be a slightly bitter Haugen owner).

Still on the subject of flags, Alfons Sampsted (5.9M) is marked as a having a shoulder injury in the game, but was back in training and ready to play from the start in the Europa League. Bodø/Glimt’s defence remains among the strongest in the league according to the underlying numbers, and Sampsted is the most likely defender to provide an attacking return.

The first of a Sarpsborg triple-up (not a sentence anyone could possibly have imagined writing a few weeks ago), Eirik Wichne (5.4M) finally registered his opening attacking return of the season last gameweek. We’re primarily interested in the prospect of a clean sheet against a Jerv side that frequently struggle to score away from home, but some added attacking threat certainly doesn’t hurt.

Odd have tightened up at the back since receiving a 7-0 thrashing against Bodø/Glimt, conceding just three in their last four games. Odin Bjørtuft (4.6M) represents excellent value ahead of a home game against HamKam, who will be looking nervously down towards the relegation spots after a poor run of form. Bjørtuft has five attacking returns already this season, and should probably have had far more…

 

Midfield

Expected assist king Osame Sahraoui (8.8M) was transferred in by close to 5000 fantasy teams last week (close to 15% of the entire game) after consecutive double-digit hauls. Inevitably, he blanked against relegation-threatened Kristiansund. Still, the underlying numbers suggest he’s one of the best picks in the game, and Vålerenga now face a Sandefjord side that have conceded nine goals in their last three away games.

Since ending a run of eight consecutive defeats, Sarpsborg have now won two on the bounce. Tobias Heintz (7.6M) is their most-selected player in the fantasy game, with an ownership of just over 8%. With attacking returns in four of his last five games, he’s showing signs of a return to top form at just the right time. Sarpsborg brushed aside Jerv 5-0 last time they played, and will be optimistic of a similarly emphatic win in front of their own crowd.

Markus Kaasa (5.8M) has recorded consecutive double-digit hauls, with three goals in his last two league games. He played just a single minute in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, and he’ll be expected to come back into the starting eleven against Aalesund.

 

Attack

David Datro Fofana (10.9M) was our captain in the first draft of last week’s article, only for sickness to cast some serious doubt over his expected game time. As it happened, he required just four minutes on the pitch to score twice against Jerv. A (harsh) red card in the midweek Europa Conference League game should remove any lingering concerns about Fofana being rested against Aalesund in this round; among all Eliteserien players, only Pellegrino outranks Fofana for expected goals.

Sarpsborg’s Swedish summer signing Gustav Engvall (8.0M) makes his first appearance in our Tipsters selection. Engvall is emerging as a key player in Sarpsborg’s struggle to lift themselves comfortably clear of the relegation play-off spot, with attacking returns in two consecutive games.

With Casper Tengstedt left out for budgetary reasons, our attention turns to the significantly cheaper Ole Christian Sæter (6.8M), his strike partner at Rosenborg. Sæter has been particularly effective at home, scoring four in his last three games and blanking just once in front of his own fans since gaining a regular place in the starting eleven.





Team of the Week Gameweek 23


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Bundesliga Fantasy: Predictions and Player Picks for Gameweek 7

Which are the best player picks and differential in Bundesliga Fantasy for the final gameweek before the wildcard? Tipster Zahid shares his insights.


As it’s the last game week before unlimited transfers, we should be highly focused on this week’s fixtures.



Mainz vs. Hertha Berlin

Mainz lost the match against TSG without showing any resistance, although they started the match well. Things went south when Hack received a red card, and the opponent dominated the rest of the game. Hertha, however, showed a solid performance against Bayer Leverkusen and were even close to getting 3 points, which was interrupted by Schick’s goal.

  • Karim Onisiwo [9.8M, 3%] – With the absence of Jonathan Burkardt, Onisiwo will be the main goal threat and is also the current top scorer of the team.
  • Aaron Martin [8.1M, 4%] – Gets points for goal attempts in almost every game.
  • Chidera Ejuke [8.2m, 0%] – Although Mainz is claimed to have a solid defence, we’ve seen some horrible mistakes from centre-backs in the last matches (e.g., Leverkusen, TSG). Ejuke is the most successful dribbler in the squad and constantly delivers from the wings. He can be considered as a differential pick as his ownership rate is 0%.


Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Enrico Maaßen’s side performed at a high level in the last match against Werder Bremen, where the starting lineup was offensive with three attackers up front. Bayern, on the other hand, couldn’t get a win at home against VFB Stuttgart, which was their third consecutive draw in the league.

  • Alphonso Davies [16M, 29%] – He got a total of 17 points in the last match despite the team conceding two goals, and he’s expected to start.
  • Jamal Musiala [13M, 40%] – Scoring only one goal in the last match isn’t the only reason for you to pick him. He has also shown in the UCL match against FC Barcelona that he’s constantly moving in the penalty box, searching for the opportunity for the lead, eventually leading him to be chosen as man of the match.
  • Rafal Gikiewicz [6.6M, 7%] – Being the last match’s hero and having a high possibility of getting plenty of shots should make you consider him in your starting eleven.


Bayer Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen

Getting a point in the last minutes of the match against Hertha Berlin and a solid performance in UCL by beating Atletico Madrid should convince us that Seoane’s side is in the right direction. However, Werder didn’t perform well against Augsburg, despite few chances.

  • Jeremie Frimpong [11.2M, 12%] – Berisha’s assist against Werder showed that they leave significant spaces in the left half space. This can be a tremendous opportunity for Frimpong, who also had two assists against Atletico Madrid.
  • Niclas Füllkrug [6.2M, 19%] – He is always the destination of crosses and even scored one in the last match, which was ruled out. Also, after the penalty miss of Marvin Ducksch, there is almost no doubt he will take over on penalties.


Stuttgart vs. Frankfurt

Stuttgart showed how well they can perform in their last match in Allianz Arena. Frankfurt, on the other hand, lost the match against Wolfsburg after a glorious win over RB Leipzig. Even though they got an extremely important win over Marseille in UCL, the non-sufficient recovery period should be considered.

  • Serhou Guirassy [8.3M, 0%] – The newcomer who is hoped to be the successor of Kalajdzic had a good performance against FC Bayern with a goal from a penalty besides a number of chances, one of which met the crossbar.
  • Randal Kolo Muani [11.2M, 6%] – We were not the only ones who noticed his high-level performance and consistency as he was called up to France’s national team. Along with Daichi Kamada, he is the main goal threat of the squad.


Borrusia Dortmund vs Schalke

Revierderby is undoubtedly the central match of this game week as it returns after its one-year absence. After a terrible show up against RB Leipzig, BVB managed to perform well in UCL against Man. City, even though it wasn’t possible to grab any points. Schalke got their first win at home against Bochum with a dominant performance.

  • Marco Reus [15.3M, 34%] – The team’s top scorer and leads in the stats regarding expected goals on target (xGOT).
  • Giovanni Reyna [11.7M, 0%] – Always active in attack, and even in the last match in the league, he constantly tried to deliver crosses to Modeste, which can be dangerous in the derby, and he’s most probably in the starting lineup.
  • Thomas Ouwejan [5.1M, 2%] – Leads for highest expected assists in the squad, and he’s always active in the left corridor for crosses, which can give him spaces behind Meunier.


Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig

Although a point taken from the match against Freiburg can be considered favorable, the injury of Florian Neuhaus was the saddest part. Marco Rose, on the other hand, didn’t hesitate to dominate against his ex-team.

  • Yann Sommer [9.8M, 29%] – Got 17 points in the last match, which is much more than most of the strikers’ points, making him an obvious choice against the solid Leipzig attack.
  • Marcus Thuram [11.5M, 17%] – He leads in expected goals and is the team’s top scorer. Even in the match against Freiburg, he had chances that Flekken saved.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 7

With the final matchday left before we get unlimited transfers, we look at the best players, including differentials to consider in Bundesliga Fantasy for matchday 7.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jamal MusialaFCB@FCA13MWith the form he is in this season (six goals and three assists from six starts), you will want a piece of him as long as he starts.
2Leroy SanéFCB@FCA14.9MOver the last three games for Bayern, Mane has been outshot and has fewer key passes than every other forward that started with him (except for Muller having one key pass less against Inter). His form is on the decline meanwhile Sané has been putting on a show in the UCL with goals against Inter and Barcelona. This isn't a bad week to hoard on Bayern players and if I had to select another Bayern forward, Sané would be the second name on my list.
3Sheraldo BeckerFCUvs WOB10.5MSlowly solidifying himself as the best forward at Union Berlin.
4Patrik SchickB04vs SVW15.7MSo, Leverkusen managed to beat Mainz away with nine men, then lost to Freiburg and Brugge, drew against Hertha but managed to beat Atlético Madrid?

This team is wildly unpredicted but I'm keeping faith in Schick as an elite forward against Werder Bremen, but if you want to head to safer pastures this week, I won't blame you.
5Anthony ModesteBVBvs S0412.2MHe has been failing to even hit the target lately but has a good chance to turn his form around against Schalke and should get plenty of chances to do so.
6Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@VFB11.2MFun fact: Kolo Muani has been involved in 6/11 Frankfurt goals this season. That is 54%.
7Karim OnisiwoM05vs BSC9.8MIf you are in the mood for gambling.
8Michael GregoritschSCF@TSG8.3MEarly sub risk?
9Niclas FüllkrugSVW@B046.2MCould score if the same Leverkusen side that drew 2-2 against Hertha turns up.
10Serhou GuirassyVFBvs SGE8.3M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Florian KainzKOE@BOC9.1MHe might've blanked last week, but I will look the other way because he plays Bochum. Also, you might want to go Koln heavy if you want star flexbility this week.
2Marco ReusBVBvs S0415.3MThis is the best version of Marco Reus we have seen in a while and most importantly, he has also been injury-free so far.
3Christopher NkunkuRBL@BMG16M
4Vincenzo GrifoSCF@TSG14.6MPlays last so he offers star flexibility in a week with the lack of it. Worth noting, however, that Hoffenheim have quietly sneaked up to fourth and have won their last 4/5 games.
5Joshua KimmichFCB@FCA16.6MLess involved than I would've hoped since Goretzka has been starting but few viable midfielders have a better matchup than him against the team that has conceded the most shots after Bochum.
6Dejan LjubičićKOE@BOC7.7MIt might come as a surprise to some but the top-scorer but Koln so far is Ljubičić with four goals and not Kainz with two. He is averaging 0.55 goals every 90 minutes.
7Giovanni ReynaBVBvs S0411.7MWith just one week left before unlimited transfers, Reyna might not be the worst punt.
8Daichi KamadaSGE@VFB10.8M
9Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@BMG12.1MSzoboszlai is going to be a real star under Rose so I wouldn't hesitate to pick him up if you need a differential. Sommer is pretty much the only thing coming between Borussia conceding 3-4 goals.
10Jonas HofmannBMGvs RBL14.6M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alphonso DaviesFCB@FCA16MThe team that has conceded the least goals goes up against the team that has scored the least goals. I can see this match go only one way.
2Raphael GuerreiroBVBvs S0412.4MGuerreiro hasn't been at his goal-scoring or goal-creating best but Schalke is the team he has the most goal involvements against in his career with four goals and three assists in nine games. Five of those returns have come in his last three Bundesliga games against them and although this Schalke team is much better than the one that got relegated, he had 12 and 20 points in his last two games against the Blues. Not bad for a full-back.
3Noussair MazraouiFCB@FCA10.7MThe best cleansheet odds this week by far. He isn't Pavard but has always been seen as more attacking than him.
4Jonas HectorKOE@BOC10.2M
5Christopher TrimmelFCUvs WOB9.8MShould be nailed and is also in good form with scores of 15 and 17 in his last two games.
6Aarón MartínM05vs BSC8.1MBest defender from the early fixture.
7David RaumRBL@BMG12.5M
8Jeremie FrimpongB04vs SVW11.2MExpected to play on the right-wing again and is the biggest boom or bust pick this week.
9Christian GünterSCF@TSG13.2M
10Nico SchlotterbeckBVBvs S0412.3M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOCvs KOE9MThere are rumours of him being dropped but it is hard to believe because the Bochum defence would be so much worse without him. Even more so if they decide to play three of their worst defenders this week.
2Yann SommerBMGvs RBL9.8MHis performance against Bayern wasn't a fluke. He has an unreal 89.7% save percentage this season.
3Frederik RønnowFCUvs WOB6MWolfsburg have only scored one away goal this season.
4Mark FlekkenSCF@TSG11MIf you need a keeper with a standalone fixture.
5Alexander MeyerBVBvs S042.3M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jordan SiebatcheuFWDFCUvs WOB7.7MHe might still be on penalties?
2Oliver ChristensenGKPBSC@M054.2M
3Stefan TiggesFWDKOE@BOC3.8MPredicted to play up top with Thielmann who is a good budget pick, too.
4Anton StachMIDM05vs BSC9.5MIf you are picking a Mainz midfielder, it is either Stach or Fulgini and Stach isn't half bad.
5Jeong Woo-yeongMIDSCF@TSG7.1M
6Niko GießelmannDEFFCUvs WOB7.1MDon't be surprised if Ryerson starts over him.
7Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCF@TSG3.8M
8Paulo OtávioDEFWOB@FCU7MIn the highly unlikely event that Wolfsburg somehow keep a cleansheet.
9Mitchel WeiserDEFSVW@B043.9M
10Marius WolfMIDBVBvs S046.2M

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

MLS Fantasy: Double Gameweek 27 Preview

Tipster Gilbert previews the upcoming double gameweek 27 in MLS Fantasy and shares his thoughts on why Montreal and SKC are being overlooked this week.


I want to apologize. Why am I writing this now? Hopefully, I want to be consistent with my articles. And in this article, I want to discuss an interesting review about MLS Fantasy for this gameweek plus the upcoming double gameweek. The current top picks for this DGW are Puig, Gil, and Arango.

 

LAFC Enters Playoffs

Will you come back to this game later? Not necessarily. They proved themselves against Dallas FC and came close to winning with 10 men but were unlucky to win the game. From this team, we can monitor several players, such as Cristian Arango ($12.1M). With 16 goals and four assists, he can fill in for Vela’s absence, no problem. Although still assisted by one of the greatest prophets in Mexico, Carlos Vela ($9.2M), their attacks had little effect. And today, LAFC remains one of the most prolific attacks for this gameweek with the most goals scored in the league after Philadelphia Union and Austin FC.

 

What are the Chances of SKC and Montreal keeping Cleansheets?

Considering there will be many double gameweek matches, Montreal and SKC are pretty unique. No one would’ve guessed that Romell Quioto ($10.9M) would be such a prolific player. Besides that, the return of Victor Wanyama ($7.8M) is very influential with the rhythm of his game which is quite unique. Similar to SKC, William Agada ($9.3M) will face two teams which tend to concede a lot and with Salloi’s return, will this be the match his owners in MLS Fantasy waited for?

Yes, this is the review I share for this double gameweek. Of course, you might wonder if this match has an impact at this point, or not. Depending on the match later.

Eliteserien Fantasy: Gameweek 22 Preview

Amahl Pellegrino has been one of the most consistent players in Eliteserien Fantasy this season, and even though his injury absence is a massive loss for both fantasy managers as well as FK Bodø/Glimt’s title hopes, tipster Jacob Silkstone is backing Hugo Vetlesen to come up big in his absence.


Eliteserien Fantasy GW21 Recap

One of those weeks in which most things went right, only for the captain choice to go badly wrong. Milan Jevtović had plenty of chances to score as Odd dominated Jerv, but squandered every single one. Our differential attacking pick, Adama Diomande, performed slightly better before leaving the pitch early with what looks like a serious injury. Amahl Pellegrino, the most captained player in the game, was another injury casualty as Bodø/Glimt were eventually brushed aside 4-1 by a Molde team now seemingly destined to be champions. Pellegrino’s injury status will be a key talking point ahead of Gameweek 22, with many teams eyeing up Vålerenga’s in-form Osame Sahraoui as a potential replacement at a slightly cheaper price point. Sahraoui’s 18-point haul was the standout success for our Team of the Week, with Casper Tengstedt, the other significant contributor to a total of 67 points. With the overall gameweek average down at 34, that makes GW21 one of our most successful weeks of the season so far. Will our luck (combined with at least a smattering of good judgement?) hold as we head into a new round of fixtures?





Eliteserien Fantasy GW22 Picks

 

Goalkeeper

Aalesund have two clean sheets from their last five games at home and haven’t conceded more than twice in front of their own fans all season. Sten Grytebust (5.1M) ranks fourth in the league for total saves, while opponents Sarpsborg have lost six consecutive away games. The numbers have to add up, don’t they?

 

Defence

Popular pick Martin Linnes is back in training ahead of Molde’s game with Jerv, but the safer selection right now seems to be Kristoffer Haugen (available for a Trent-esque 7.7M). Haugen’s attacking stats have been impressive all season long, and he leads all other defenders for expected assists.

Strange but true: Vetle Winger Drasgnes (6.0M) has blanked in eight of the last ten gameweeks. In that time, his ownership has nearly doubled, and his price has risen by 0.5M. Lillestrøm remain one of the tighest defences in the league, especially at home, and opponents Strømsgodset have blanked in three of their last four away games.

Bargain option Kobe Hernandez-Foster (4.3M) has been a revelation since securing his starting spot for HamKam. Rock-solid at the back, he also has two attacking returns in his last three games, and should have had at least one more last gameweek in a painful defeat against Sarpsborg. Facing Viking would have been an uncomfortable prospect for any defender earlier in the season, but the Stavanger side haven’t quite been the same since selling Veton Berisha. HamKam have generally been solid at home, conceding just four times in their last five (including visits from both Molde and Bodø/Glimt).

 

Midfield

With concerns over Wolff Eikrem’s minutes and Fofana struggling with illness, Ola Brynhildsen (10.1M) comes into our thinking as we look for a way into Molde’s attack. Brynhildsen was among the most-selected Molde players at the beginning of the season, but a long-term injury has led to him completing the full ninety minutes just twice. Although he’s played under 180 minutes since his return, he already has four goals and three fantasy bonus points, and he’ll be targeting a strong end to a heavily-disrupted campaign.

Hugo Vetlesen (9.1M) has finally shown signs of hitting top form after a slow start to the campaign, registering five goals and three assists in his last five games. Bodø/Glimt must win their northern derby against Tromsø to have any hope of clawing back a sizeable deficit in the title race, and Vetlesen is now the main man in midfield in the likely absence of Pellegrino.

Lillestrøm’s Yllden Ibrahimaj (7.4M) is in the top ten of active players for expected assists, but has only delivered an attacking return in two of his last ten matches. It’s not a huge surprise, then, that his ownership is hovering around the 5% mark, but the underlying numbers are promising, and he’s our differential midfield selection this week.

Markus Kaasa (5.7M) was the star of Molde’s emphatic win over Bodø/Glimt last gameweek, following that up with another lively performance in the Europa Conference League against Gent. He looks fantastic value right now as Molde aim to continue their march towards the title.

 

Attack

For the third consecutive week, we present a differential striker with below 1% overall ownership. Sahraoui will be most people’s route into the impressive Vålerenga attack, but he’s missed a couple of training sessions this week, and his minutes (at the time of writing) are uncertain. Instead, we turn to Torgeir Børven (9.0M), a recent arrival from the Turkish Süper Lig. Børven will be fondly remembered by Eliteserien Fantasy managers for his free-scoring spell at Odd, and registered his first goal for his new club last weekend.

Casper Tengstedt (9.9M) has made the sort of start at his new club that might even make Haaland jealous. After five games, he now has seven goals and four assists. That level of performance can’t possibly be sustained, but we’re happy to keep on riding the wave here: Haugesund’s defence is far from watertight.

We predicted that Viking might be a little battle-weary as they prepared to face Rosenborg last week, and they were duly thumped 4-1 in Trondheim. Having failed to deal with a Danish striker in GW21, the Viking defence should perhaps be worried about history repeating itself as they prepare to face Victor Lind (5.5M). Lind is something of a left-field selection here, with overall ownership of just 0.3%, but we’re backing him to be a good differential for anyone with room for a punt.





Team of the Week Gameweek 22


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Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 6

After an intense but draining set of midweek games, we try to navigate through all the possible rotations in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 6.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Serge GnabryFCBvs VFB14MGnabry might be the lowest-scoring Bayern forward in fantasy so far, but he always deserves mention when he plays teams prone to conceding lots of shots and have weak wing-backs defensive such as Stuttgart. His recent record isn't that bad either, with five goals and three assists in just his last three games against the Swabians.
2Jamal MusialaFCBvs VFB12.7MBayern might rotate heavily in this game, especially their attackers, but I am more confident than not that both Gnabry and Musiala start.
3Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs FCA6.1MOne of the only viable options amongst forwards with standalone fixtures.
3Patrik SchickB04@BSC15.4MFantasy managers aren't really spoilt for choice this week, making an out-of-form Schick look like one of the best options this week.
5Sheraldo BeckerFCU@KOE10.3MJoint top scorer and should be the focal point of the attack if Siebatcheu is out. I wish I could rank him higher, but he did play 90 minutes in the midweek game, and with how good defensively Koln have been this season, I don't think his ceiling is that high.
6Michael GregoritschSCFvs BMG8M
7Marcus ThuramBMG@SCF11.3MI'd like to think that he is less likely to score than Gregoritsch, but Thuram could outscore him even if he scores solely because of the number of shots he generates. Thuram is averaging four shots per game which is only behind Sané (4.4) and tied with Mané.
8Lukas NmechaWOB@SGE11.6MEintracht Frankfurt conceded three goals against Werder Bremen, then kept a cleansheet against Leipzig and ended up conceding three goals in the last 25 minutes against Sporting CP. Which Frankfurt will turn up this time? With the team possibly playing the same defence except for the injured Lenz for their third game in a week, Wolfsburg should fancy their chances in this game, and Nmecha could be a good differential.
9Karim OnisiwoM05@TSG9.8M
10Simon ZollerBOC@S045.2MIn a do-or-die/win-or-get-sacked game for Thomas Reis, there will be a lot of impetus on Bochum to score goals.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Joshua KimmichFCBvs VFB16.5MKimmich had five shots compared to Mane's one despite playing as a midfielder, and even though Goretzka will eat into his returns, with a game against Stuttgart he is still one of the safer picks in midfield.
2Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs BMG14.4MMust-have if you want star flexibility and Borussia will be missing both first-choice center backs Itakura and Elvedi so Grifo could be trouble from set-pieces.
3Christopher NkunkuRBLvs BVB16.1MNew manager bounce? Dortmund has been Leipzig's boogie team historically but Leipzig did the double over them last season scoring three goals and assisting another three against them in both games.
4Daichi KamadaSGEvs WOB10.8MKamada has scored or assisted in each Bundesliga game this season and if Kolo Muani is rested, the team will rely on him to score goals again vs a Wolfsburg side that conceded four goals against a young and inexperienced Koln attack.
5Marco ReusBVB@RBL15.4M
6Ritsu DoanSCFvs BMG8.7M
7Florian KainzKOEvs FCU9.1MDeserves a mention based on form, but it is worth noting that Union haven't conceded more than a single goal in a match this season even against Bayern.
8Kevin StögerBOC@S046MWas most likely given less points in the last game and I am willing to give him another shot against Schalke.
9Leon GoretzkaFCBvs VFB13.6M
10Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs BVB11.7MMight be on limited minutes and Dortmund have been solid defensively so probably not worth the gamble.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alphonso DaviesFCBvs VFB15.6MPavard has been putting on his best Philip Lahm impression this season but as much as I love him, he seems like a big risk this week with Nagelsmann hinting at rotation. Also worth mentioning that Kicker has both Pavard and Davies benched.
2Mitchel WeiserSVWvs FCA3.8MI tried to pass both his assists at the end of extra time as fluke but now it doesn't seem like it after he got his third assist in six games last week. Augsburg haven't scored in each of their last two games, plus he plays early, so it almost seems like a no-brainer this week.
3Jonas HectorKOEvs FCU10.3MBoring but safe with a high floor.
4Christian GünterSCFvs BMG13.1M
5Julian RyersonFCU@KOE5.4MA match against the team that has conceded the least goals at home (1) and the team that has conceded the least goals away (1)? I wouldn't rule a 0-0 out with both teams being tired after their midweek games.
6Aarón MartínM05@TSG8.4MBo Svensson doesn't just deserve credit for making Mainz a team that went from being relegation contenders to a team that is capable of competing for an European spot but also for fixing their away form in just a few months time.

Only Furth had a worse record away from home last season (4 points, 49 goals conceded) than Mainz (11 points, 34 goals conceded) but as it stands, Mainz have the best away record in the league with Freiburg. Both teams have won each of their three away games while only conceding two goals.
7Raphael GuerreiroBVB@RBL12.6MGuerreiro Bit of a reach for offensive output, but I don't hate the play.
8Jeremie FrimpongB04@BSC11.3MFrimpong has led the club for key passes in every game since he was moved to the wing. Seaone is in a similar situation as Reis after losing to Club Brugge, so I am hoping they go all out in this game. That being said, he always seems to flop once everyone starts buying him.

Update: Most predicted lineups now say that he will play as a right-back and not as a winger.
9Marvin PlattenhardtBSCvs B047MOne for those who believe Hertha can cause an upset.
10AngeliñoTSGvs M0512.3M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOC@S048.9MRiemann has been among the top five goalkeepers for shots saved in every single matchday this season.
2Mark FlekkenSCFvs BMG10.8MGot an individual fixture for two weeks in a row.
3Jiri PavlenkaSVWvs FCA5M
4Alexander SchwolowS04vs S046.1M
5Florian MüllerVFB@FCB6.9MBayern is the worst fixture possible to keep a cleansheet but despite conceding plenty of goals against them last season, Müller had six and seven shots saved in each game for an average of 6.5 points per game.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Alexander MeyerGKPBVB@RBL2.5MThe cheapest starting keeper in the game right now and should hold his spot for the next 2-3 weeks.
2Kiliann SildilliaDEFSCFvs BMG3.7MI prefer Josip Stanišić more this week for the price *if* he starts.
3Marvin DuckschFWDSVWvs FCA6.7MShoots more than Füllkrug and just needs to find the back of the net, not aim for the stands.
4Anthony JungDEFSVWvs FCA3M
5Jeong Woo-yeongMIDSCFvs BMG7.1M
6Marius BülterFWDS04vs BOC4.3MMight not play up top but is on penalties.
7Dodi LukebakioFWDBSCvs B047.7M
8Gerrit HoltmannFWDBOC@S048.1MAlternate attacking option from Bochum
9Romano SchmidMIDSVWvs FCA4.9MThe only midfielder from Werder Bremen, if any, worth considering.
10Florian DietzFWDKOEvs FCU1.4M

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