Fantasy Bundesliga: JP’s Stats – 2022-2023 Season So Far

Welcome to our first Fantasy Bundesliga stats-based article of the current season. Ahead of the final nine games, we take a look at the top-performing Bundesliga teams and players of the campaign so far.

Bundesliga Team Stats




  1. Bayern Munich | 72
  2. Borussia Dortmund | 55
  3. RB Leipzig | 49
  4. Eintracht Frankfurt | 46
  5. Bayer Leverkusen | 45

xG (G – xG)

  1. Bayern Munich | 53.2 (+18.8)
  2. Borussia Dortmund | 45.6 (+9.4)
  3. RB Leipzig | 45.2 (+3.8)
  4. Bayer Leverkusen | 38.4 (+6.6)
  5. Borussia Mönchengladbach | 37.9 (+2.1)

Shots per 90

  1. Bayern Munich | 18.5
  2. Borussia Dortmund | 15.0
  3. RB Leipzig | 14.0
  4. VFB Stuttgart | 13.5
  5. Bayer Leverkusen | 12.9

Key passes per 90

  1. Bayern Munich | 14.2
  2. Borussia Dortmund | 11.4
  3. VFB Stuttgart | 10.8
  4. RB Leipzig | 10.5
  5. Bayer Leverkusen | 10.4

Losing talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski has not greatly hampered Bayern Munich’s ability to score goals this season. The winners of the previous 10 Bundesliga titles lead the way again for Goals, xG, Shots-per 90 and Key passes per 90 in the current campaign. As usual, having at least one Bayern attacker in your Bundesliga Fantasy team at all times is all but essential, although choosing between them has been difficult this year, with returns being spread around and rotation often coming into play. This being said while they were runaway leaders in terms of xG last season, their healthy 17-goal lead at the top of the goalscoring charts here comes with a huge xG overperformance of +18.8. While they finished the 2021/22 campaign with 24.5 more xG than second-placed RB Leipzig, they only lead Dortmund by 7.6 this term, suggesting they have in fact exhibited a downturn in goal threat.

Despite also losing their former talismanic striker Erling Haaland, current league-leaders Borussia Dortmund have also exhibited their strong goal threat this season, trailing only behind Bayern for all four attacking stats. As with Bayern’s, an interesting feature of the Dortmund attack is how much their goals have been shared around, so much so that no Dortmund player ranks in the top five for Goals, xG or Shots (see below). Excluding own goals, the 53 goals scored by their players have come from 16 different sources, with Bayern’s 71 coming from 15.

Close behind Dortmund for Goals, xG and Shots per 90 are RB Leipzig, who additionally place fourth for Key passes per 90. Despite scoring at a lower rate than in the last campaign (perhaps due to often missing key man Christopher Nkunku), they have also been strong defensively (below), and their underlying stats, therefore, indicate that they should be faring better than their current 5th-placed position.

Another team whose table position is not well represented by their underlying stats is VFB Stuttgart — very strongly, in this case! Sitting at the bottom of the table, they are a surprise entry in the top fives for both Shots-per-90 and Key passes-per-90. From an attacking perspective, this has not been helped by their xG underperformance of -2.8, for which they have only performed better than fellow low-placed teams Hoffenheim and Schalke in this sense (-3.5 and -7.1, respectively).

Bayer Leverkusen are the only other team that appears in all four top fives. Goal threat has not been an issue for Die Werkself this season, but a poor start sees them sitting in an unfamiliar mid-table position going into the final nine games. However, there are positive signs under new boss Xabi Alonso, with them now being on a five-game win streak in all competitions that includes a 2-1 victory over Bayern in the last league game.



Clean sheets

  1. Freiburg, Wolfsburg | 10
  2. Borussia Dortmund, Union Berlin | 9
  3. Bayern Munich | 8
  4. RB Leipzig, Schalke | 7
  5. Mainz 05 | 6

Goals conceded

  1. Bayern Munich | 27 
  2. Union Berlin | 28
  3. RB Leipzig | 30
  4. Borussia Dortmund | 31
  5. Wolfsburg | 32

Best xGA (xGA – GC)

  1. RB Leipzig |  27.2 (-2.8)
  2. Bayern Munich | 27.3 (+0.3)
  3. Union Berlin | 28.8 (+0.8)
  4. Eintracht Frankfurt | 31.4 (-4.6)
  5. VFB Stuttgart | 32.0 (-10.0)

In seasons past, you would typically expect to see Bayern Munich topping each of these three lists, but the reigning champions only claim the top spot for Goals conceded during the current campaign. While they have conceded the fewest goals, four teams have managed more clean sheets, with them being susceptible to annoying, clean-sheet-ruining goals — they have conceded just once in nine different Bundesliga games this season.

The situation is similar for RB Leipzig, who have shared this love for conceding a lone goal. They have done so in 10 league games this term, which includes a streak of six consecutive games! Die, Roten Bullen, boast the best xGA in the division and have conceded the third-fewest goals in the league, but are still only level on clean sheets with Schalke. Interestingly, five of the latter’s seven clean sheets came from MD18 onwards, following a change in goalkeeper from Alexander Schwolow (4.5M) to Ralf Fährmann (2.6M), with Fährmann managing an impressive 8.5 points per game during this period.

Considering just clean sheets, it initially appears that Freiburg and Wolfsburg have continued their strong defensive form from the previous season. However, the two only rank 9th and 10th respectively in terms of xGA, and Wolfsburg’s inclusion in the top five for Goals conceded is due to the highest xGA overperformance in the league (+2.9). While Wolfsburg had a middle-of-the-road rank for Goals conceded and xGA in 2021/22, Freiburg finished last season 5th and 6th respectively for these two stats, so there is evidence for a decline in their defensive capabilities.

Union Berlin, on the other hand, have managed to maintain their impressive defensive stats from last season. They are performing more or less on track with their promising xGA, ranking 2nd and 3rd for Goals conceded and xGA, respectively, and with only the two previous teams having managed more clean sheets. Their consistent solidity has been helped by new number-one keeper Frederik Rønnow (7.2M), who ranks highest in the league for save percentage (82.6%) and post-shot xG prevented (+6.8). Borussia Dortmund also owe a lot this season to their starting keeper, Gregor Kobel (11.1M), who ranks 3rd for both these statistics (76.8% and +3.3; behind Rønnow and Manuel Neuer). They rank just 7th for xGA but have the second-highest overperformance (+1.2), helping them to nine clean sheets and 4th in the Goals conceded rankings.

Finally, to add to VFB Stuttgart’s xG underperformance woes, they have also performed significantly worse than expected in terms of goals conceded. They rank 5th for xGA but only 10th for Goals conceded, conceding a whopping 10 goals more than expected — only Köln’s -11.6 xGA underperformance ranks worse. If they start to perform in line with their underlying stats, they should be able to survive relegation and a “What could have been” season.

Most goals conceded

  1. Bochum | 56
  2. Werder Bremen, Hertha Berlin | 48
  3. Augsburg, Hoffenheim, Schalke | 45

Worst xGA (xGA – GC)

  1. Bochum | 47.3 (-8.7)
  2. Augsburg | 42.0 (-3.0)
  3. Werder Bremen | 40.2 (-7.8)
  4. Hertha Berlin | 39.6 (-8.4)
  5. Borussia Mönchengladbach | 37.5 (-6.5)

Before moving on to focus on players, we take a quick look at the teams who rate worst defensively and have hence been good to target. Bochum have been this season’s poorest performers, ranking worst for xGA and conceding a whopping 56 goals; a rate of 2.24 per game. There is little surprise amongst the other teams, with fellow relegation contenders Hoffenheim and Hertha Berlin amongst the teams with the most xGA and Goals conceded and Schalke amongst the worst for Goals conceded. Werder Bremen have been saved from poor defensive stats by their goal-scoring ability, with Die Werderaner managing to outscore even 3rd- and 4th-placed Union Berlin and Freiburg. Similar is true for Borussia Mönchengladbach, who rank 5th-worst for xGA but 5th and 7th best for xG and goals scored.

Fantasy Bundesliga Player Stats


Goal Threat


  1. Niclas Füllkrug (SVW) | 15
  2. Vincenzo Grifo (SCF), Christopher Nkunku (RBL), Marcus Thuram (BMG) | 12
  3. Jamal Musiala (FCB), Randal Kolo Muani (SGE) | 11
  4. Dodi Lukébakio (BSC), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FCB) | 10
  5. Serge Gnabry (FCB), Karim Onisiwo (M05) | 9

xG (G – xG)

  1. Marcus Thuram (BMG) – 13.2 (-1.2)
  2. Niclas Füllkrug (SVW) – 11.8 (+3.2)
  3. Christopher Nkunku (RBL) – 9.5 (+2.5)
  4. Andrej Kramaric (TSG), Randal Kolo Muani (SGE) – 8.9 (-1.9, +2.1)
  5. André Silva (RBL), Michael Gregoritsch (SCF) – 8.6 (-4.6, -0.6)


  1. Marcus Thuram (BMG) – 76
  2. Niclas Füllkrug (SVW) – 70
  3. Marvin Ducksch (SVW) – 63
  4. Leroy Sané (FCB) – 62
  5. Serge Gnabry (FCB) – 59

There has been a big change this year in Bundesliga Fantasy (arguably a positive one), with two of the best assets in the game leaving the league. Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland’s dominance at the top of the points and goal threat standings is no more, leaving a vacuum to be filled.

To the surprise of many, step up Niclas Füllkrug (FOR, 9.7M)! He has been the main man for newly promoted side Werder Bremen this season, having a hand in 20 of their 39 goals (a 51% goal involvement) and playing a key role in helping them to their current mid-table position. As well as being top of the goal-scoring charts and second for both xG and Shots, he is also in the top five for Duels won, giving him a further useful route to points. These things combined have led Füllkrug to be the top points Bundesliga Fantasy points scorer at the time of writing, and have even earned him a first call-up for the German national team. With a game against a struggling Hoffenheim up next, he should be strongly considered for our teams.

Also in the top two for each of the listed goal threat statistics is Marcus Thuram (FOR, 14.3M). The Foals forward has actually accrued a higher xG and taken more shots than Füllkrug but has underperformed where the latter has overperformed, leaving him joint second in the Goals rankings. While players like Vincenzo Grifo (MID, 17.1M) owe a lot of their goals to penalties (50% in his case), it is interesting to note that Thuram has achieved this without them, and he is the league leader for non-penalty goals. The opportunities are coming, and with a chance creating force like Jonas Hofmann on the side (see below), they should keep doing so. He faces out of form Köln in MD26 (4L, 1D in their last five), has a fairly low ownership of 12% in Bundesliga Fantasy and managed a goal and 14 points last Matchday, so this could be a great time to punt on him.

Despite injuries causing him to feature in only 18 games this season (15 starts), Christopher Nkunku (MID, 17.5M) still ranks 3rd for xG and joint-second for goals scored. His xG per 90 of 0.61 is the highest in the league, making him pretty much essential to own when fit. A similar argument can be made for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (FCB, 5.9M), who tops the list for Goals per 90, scoring 10 goals in just 17 appearances (13 starts). Being able to own a starting Bayern striker who is scoring at this rate and costing just 5.9M is a bit of a cheat code, so we need to keep our fingers crossed that he stays fit and keeps his place under Thomas Tuchel!

Three more Bayern forwards are found in the above lists. Jamal Musiala (FOR, 16.1M) has been having an outstanding season so far, performing at such a high level that he has now asserted himself as one of Bayern’s key players. His 19 goal involvements in the Bundesliga are the most amongst their players, and he has been the most reliable Bayern forward to own for most of the current season. His 11 goals have come with a significant overperformance of +4.3 relative to his xG, indicative of his form and confidence. Team-mates Serge Gnabry (FOR, 16.4M) and Leroy Sané (FOR, 17.4M) are known to be quite trigger-happy when on the pitch, as is evidenced by their placings in the top five of the Shots list. The pair have also been important for Bayern for goal contributions this season, with Gnabry ranking 2nd (9 goals, 4 assists) and Sané ranking joint 4th (7 goals, 4 assists). However, with only 15 starts each, it was hard to determine which to pick in Bundesliga Fantasy and when under Nagelsmann, and Musiala and Choupo-Moting have typically been safer options.

Finally, another player who is having a very impressive season is Randal Kolo Muani (FOR, 14.7M). He is the only player that has managed over 20 goal involvements during the current campaign, contributing 11 goals and 10 assists. His form earned him a starting spot as France’s No. 9 for their 4-0 win over the Netherlands, which even drew compliments from Kylian Mbappé. He has been a reliable Bundesliga Fantasy asset for most of the season, and with a standalone fixture against leaky Bochum this Friday night, he is a top option for the current Matchday and beyond.

A special mention here for surprise inclusion among the top goalscorers Dodi Lukébakio (FOR, 9M), who has managed 10 goals from just 6.4 xG (+3.6 overperformance). On the flip side, André Silva (FOR, 14.4M) has significantly underperformed, only managing 4 goals from an xG of 8.6, one of the highest xG tallies in the league (-4.6 underperformance).


Chance Creation


  1. Randal Kolo Muani (SGE) – 10
  2. Raphael Guerreiro (BVB) – 9
  3. Jonas Hofmann (BMG), Jamal Musiala (FCB), Dominik Szoboszlai (RBL), Alassane Pléa (BMG) – 8
  4. Mitchell Weiser (SVW), Thomas Müller (FCB) – 7
  5. Christopher Antwi-Adjei (BOC), Jeremie Frimpong (B04), Lars Stindl (BMG), Florian Kainz (KOE), Borna Sosa (VFB), Patrick Wimmer (WOB) – 6

xAG (A – xAG)

  1. Jonas Hofmann (BMG) – 9.1 (-1.1)
  2. Dominik Szoboszlai (RBL) – 6.7 (+1.3)
  3. Julian Brandt (BVB) – 6.4 (-2.4)
  4. Florian Kainz (KOE) – 5.9 (+0.1)
  5. Moussa Diaby (B04) – 5.3 (-1.3)

Key passes

  1. Jonas Hofmann (BMG) – 75
  2. Julian Brandt (BVB) – 54
  3. Joshua Kimmich (FCB), Dominik Szoboszlai (RBL) – 52
  4. Kevin Stöger (BOC) – 50
  5. Christian Günter (SCF) – 47

As Lewandowski was in a league of his own last season in terms of goal threat, Jonas Hofmann (MID, 17M) has been a standout this season in terms of chance creation. The Foals midfielder leads the xAG and Key passes charts by a significant margin, accruing an xAG of 9.1 and notching a huge 75 key passes, 2.4 and 21 more than the next highest players, respectively. He has already exceeded his tallies from last year with nine games still to go, and he is well on track to beat the highest key pass total from last season (87, set by Bundesliga Fantasy legend Filip Kostić). With eight goals to add to his high assist threat, the top midfield points scorer (and third highest overall) is hard to go without.

With Nkunku facing injury issues, more of the responsibility for RB Leipzig’s attacking play has been passed to Dominik Szoboszlai (MID, 16.3M). The Hungarian has been the key creator for Die Roten Bullen and ranks 2nd in the league for xAG and joint 3rd for both Assists and Key passes. With a more secure spot in the team this season, he is just three points shy of his tally for the previous season and is currently 3rd in the Bundesliga Fantasy midfielder rankings.

Another player who has thrived with increased responsibility is Julian Brandt (MID, 15.5M), who took on an increased role in Dortmund’s attack while Marco Reus (MID, 16.2M) missed a good chunk of games, including some set-piece responsibilities. Brandt’s form has been crucial to Dortmund’s success this season, and his 54 key passes and 6.4 xAG rank 2nd and 3rd in the league, respectively — he has been unlucky to come away with just four assists to his name. He is also Dortmund’s current top scorer, with eight goals. Sadly, he picked up an injury just after Reus recovered, and he is a doubt for MD26.

Randal Kolo Muani’s (FOR, 14.7M) impressive season includes being the league’s current assist leader, but Raphaël Guerreiro (DEF, 13.8M) is hot on his tail. Since his recent move into a midfield role, Guerreiro has been a Bundesliga Fantasy dream, picking up two goals, three assists and 50 points, all while being classed as a defender in the game. As an out-of-position defender performing in this way, he is pretty much a must-have at the moment.


Shots Saved

Arguably the most crucial statistic for Fantasy Bundesliga goalkeepers is shots saved. Listed below are the top shot-stoppers in the league over the course of the season so far. Their points earned through saves are listed in brackets (goalkeepers gain 3 pts per 2 shots kept, but there are mismatches due to individual game totals).

  1. Manuel Riemann (BOC) | 105 (138 pts)
  2. Rafał Gikiewicz (FCA) | 92 (117 pts)
  3. Mark Flekken (SCF) | 85 (102 pts)
  4. Oliver Baumann (TSG) | 84 (108 pts)
  5. Lukáš Hrádecky (B04), Jiri Pavlenka (SVW) | 80 (105 pts, 99 pts)

The top shot-stopper so far this season has been Manuel Riemann (7.7M; on sale). However, with his 68.4% save percentage only ranking 10th best, this is mainly due to the sheer number of shots he has faced — a league-high 155. This is a recurring theme for the above list, with Augsburg, Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim also amongst the teams with the most shots on target conceded, and Rafał Gikiewicz (7.3M), Jiri Pavlenka (5.6M) and Oliver Baumann (7.8M) all appearing near the top of the Shots saved list. A large number of negative points, primarily from goals conceded, means that Manuel Riemann’s heroics only place him joint 3rd in the goalkeeper standings, where he is tied with here 2nd-placed Rafał Gikiewicz.

While picking goalkeepers from the lower-placed teams is a valid tactic, it is a high-risk, high-reward game, and it is typically those from stronger defensive teams that end up higher in the standings. A Bundesliga Fantasy favourite from last season, Mark Flekken (11.5M) is a prime example of this. While he has faced fewer shots than the aforementioned goalkeepers, his higher save percentage places him 3rd overall for shots saved. Playing in a more solid defence, reduced negative points and more clean sheet points place him 2nd in the overall standings behind Koen Casteels (11.5M), who pips him to the top spot only thanks to two assists! While players like Flekken may be safer choices, they are often expensive, and with two keeper spots to play with, going for the higher haul potential of cheaper options like Riemann or Gikiewicz is often more rewarding.


Duels Won

Finally, let’s take another look at the current Duels Won leaderboard from the Official Bundesliga website. The total points they have gained from these exploits are included in brackets, which take into account their in-game positions (note that these are aggregated points from the individual games, so they may mismatch the total duels won).

  1. Jude Bellingham (BVB) | 380 (66 pts)
  2. Kouadio Koné (BMG) | 353 (61 pts)
  3. Philipp Hofmann (BOC) | 352 (59 pts)
  4. Niclas Füllkrug (SVW) | 321 (56 pts)
  5. Jonas Hector (KOE) | 317 (108 pts)

Dortmund star Jude Bellingham (MID, 16.3M) has a healthy lead as the top duel-winner in the league, showing his importance as a key cog in the BVB machine. Gladbach defensive midfielder Kouadio Koné (11.3M) places second, followed by forwards Philipp Hofmann (FOR, 6.1M) and Niclas Füllkrug (FOR, 9.7M), the latter exhibiting the all-round points potential that has helped him to the top of the Bundesliga Fantasy points standings. Köln captain Jonas Hector (DEF, 10.6M) is the only defender in the top five for duels won (also within the top 10). However, his huge 108 points earned from these duels display their importance as a source of points for defenders in the game — these represent exactly 50% of the points he has earned this season (not considering minus points).

In summary

Despite both losing talismanic strikers, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have still managed to produce the best attacking stats in the league during the current season. RB Leipzig have been among the top performers for both attacking and defensive stats (including the best xGA in the league), and are unfortunate not to be placed higher than their current 5th position. Bayer Leverkusen also continue to be a strong attacking side, and they are the only other team appearing in each of the top fives for Goals, xG, Key passes per 90 and Shots per 90.

From a defensive perspective, Bayern MunichRB Leipzig and Union Berlin have been the top performers so far. Scoring much fewer than the former two teams, a large part of Union’s success this season has been built on their strong defence, and there is little surprise to find them in the top three for Clean sheets, Goals conceded and xGA. While Freiburg and Wolfsburg have kept the most clean sheets, they have been a little lucky to do so, with both teams ranking mid-table for xGA. Unsurprisingly, most of the bottom half sides rank poorest defensively, with Bochum and Augsburg being particularly good to target as the two worst teams in the league for xGA. As a consequence of the sheer shot volume faced, their goalkeepers Manuel Riemann and Rafał Gikiewicz rank highest for Shots saved, but they are beaten to the top of the goalkeeper standings by players from more stable defences (Mark Flekken and Koen Casteels).

A special mention here for the team with the biggest discrepancy between underlying stats and league position is VFB Stuttgart. Stuttgart rank in the top fives for Shots-per-90, Key passes-per-90 and also, surprisingly, for xGA. However, significant underperformance relative to their xG and xGA values has left them bottom of the table, for the time being.

From a goal-threat perspective, Niclas Füllkrug and Marcus Thuram have emerged to (partly) fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, ranking in the top two for both goals and xG. Füllkrug also places in the top five duel winners for the season so far, exhibiting his potential for this alternative route to points. The attacking threat from both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, has been much more diverse in the absence of the two talismans, but Jamal Musiala and Julian Brandt have provided the most goal contributions for their two sides. However, if Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting keeps his place under Tuchel, he will be one of the best value picks in the game.

Jonas Hofmann has been the standout performer in terms of chance creation, holding a healthy lead at the top of the xAG and Key passes charts. Injuries to Christopher Nkunku and Marco Reus have allowed Dominik Szoboszlai and Julian Brandt to thrive in taking on more of the attacking mantle for their teams, with the pair ranking only behind Hofmann for chance creation. Randal Kolo Muani has exhibited his all-round attacking threat, placing in the top fives for Goals and xG while topping the assist chart.


Duels won, shots and shots saved stats taken from the Bundesliga website. Remainder was taken from FB Ref.

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

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 25

Less than 10 matchdays remain in Bundesliga Fantasy and with all still to play for, we take a look at the best players to consider in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 25.



1Thomas MüllerFCB@B0415.9MThere is no clear-cut top forward this week but Bayern almost always top the charts for shots so they are always a good bet to score plenty of goals. Müller in particular, has been great against Bayer Leverkusen over the past few years with three goals, seven assists and just one blank in his last eight games against them.
2Niclas FüllkrugSVW@BMG9.5MBoth teams are out of form but I would still back Füllkrug to score in the early game rather than any Borussia forward.
3Andre SilvaRBL@BOC14.3MForsberg and Werner are both in better form but Silva was the only one rested in the mid-week game.
4Sadio ManéFCB@B0417.3M
5Mergim BerishaFCAvs S0410.5MI wish I could rank him higher but despite Schalke conceding two goals to Dortmund, I think they will make it tough for Berisha to score.
6Emil ForsbergRBL@BOC11.8MMost in-form Leipzig player with a goal in each of his last four games and an assist but he is every Bundesliga Fantasy manager's bane because he tends to flop when everyone gets him.
7Marcus ThuramBMGvs SVW13.9M
8Marius BülterS04@FCA5MHas three goals and and an assist in his last three games like Forsberg but is as inconsistent as him.
9Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@FCU14.4MAgain a quick reminder that he has blanked in two games in a row only once this season but has a limited ceiling against the league's best home defence which has only conceded eight goals in 11 games.
10Michael GregoritschSCF@M0510.7M



1Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@BOC16MHe blanked in the reverse fixture which Leipzig won 4-0 but with Nkunku out, I am hoping for a different result this time.
2Jonas HofmannBMGvs SVW16.6MSince it is a home game, I am actually expecting Borussia to turn up this time with goals for both sides hopefully.
3Marco ReusBVBvs KOE15.8M
4Rodrigo ZalazarS04@FCA4.9MMy favourite Schalke pick for this week.
5Christoph BaumgartnerTSGvs BSC12.9MNo one thought it was possible but Hoffenheim are finally at the bottom of the table. This is the easiest fixture they have for the rest of the season so it is do or die in this game and I am willing to punt on Baumgartner.
6Lars StindlBMGvs SVW11.6MIf only I had an extra transfer this week.
7Jae-Sung LeeM05vs SCF7.9M
8Yannick GerhardtWOB@VFB7.2MWolfsburg have a different midfielder scoring every week but my money is still on Gerhardt.
9Vincenzo GrifoSCF@M0515.2MHe had zero shots and a single key pass against the worst team in the league, looked dejected after they got knocked out of the Europa and plays against one of the best teams at defending set-pieces in the league. That is three strikes for me.
10Florian WirtzB04vs FCB13.3MToo crazy to expect Leverkusen to score against their fierce rivals?



1Raphaël GuerreiroBVBvs KOE13.4MGuerreiro is peaking right now with scores of 17+ in each of his last four games and is predicted to start in midfield again. Koln have only scored in one of their last seven games, so I can't see how this ends well for them.
2Alphonso DaviesFCB@B0418.6M
3Josko GvardiolRBL@BOC11.5MI would've preferred Henrichs but only Orban and Gvardiol seem nailed for this game.
4Borna SosaVFBvs WOB13.7MProbably the most overlooked player right now. His scores in his last four games - 9, 16, 20 and 9. He only has a cleansheet in one of them.
5Mitchell WeiserSVW@BMG4.9M
6Paulo OtávioWOB@VFB8.8M
7Christian GünterSCF@M0514.2M
8Christopher TrimmelFCUvs SGE9.4MI am expecting both teams to keep it tight in this game so not expecting too many points from Trimmel.
9Marvin PlattenhardtBSC@TSG5.8MHoffenheim last won a Bundesliga match in October and their last draw was almost two months ago so I won't be surprised if Hertha beats them.
10IagoFCAvs S047M



1Gregor KobelBVBvs KOE11.2MStill slightly doubtful.
2Janis BlaswichRBL@BOC3.3M
3Rafał GikiewiczFCA@FCB7.3M
4Ralf FährmannS04@FCA2.6M
5Frederik RønnowFCUvs SGE6.9M

Value Rankings


1Julian RyersonDEFBVBvs KOE6MNailed now that Guerreiro might play in midfield.
2Marvin DuckschFWDSVW@BMG8.1MAvailable on sale this week and worth a punt if you expect Werder Bremen to cause an upset.
3Fabian BredlowGKPVFBvs WOB1.1M
4Anthony CaciDEFM05vs SCF6.8M
5Omar MarmoushFWDWOB@VFB7.8M
6Marco RichterMIDBSC@TSG8.7MRichter has more goals than both the Hertha forwards (Niederlechner and Ngankam) combined this season. He is in decent form too and gets at least six points in almost every game.
7Robert SkovFWDTSGvs BSC7.9M
8Silas Katompa MvumpaFWDVFBvs WOB10.6M
9Kilian FischerDEFWOB@VFB2.3M
10Luca NetzDEFBMGvs SVW4.1M

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

J.League Fantasy: Injuries, Suspensions and Disappearances

J.League Fantasy expert Kurasawa shares the list of players that are doubtful or out in the J.League every gameweek.

This page will give you the latest info on unavailable players in the Japanese top flight.

In Japan situation with injury updates leaves much to be desired. Unlike Europe, where managers at pre-match press conferences present team news, Japanese teams are very secretive about it. You are rarely in the know that a player suddenly got injured before the game. Only after the end of the game without him club can post an injury report, but don’t expect they will do it fast. Sometimes it can take a couple of months for a club to shed light on a player’s status. That’s why you see the word “Disappearance” in the headline.

In terms of suspensions, a player misses one game, if he accumulates four warnings (yellow cards). But two yellows in one game are not counted as a warning. For a better understanding, see the picture below.

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J.League Fantasy Injury and Suspension List

Last update: November 23

TeamPlayerName in JapanesePosSituationInfo
Albirex NiigataGustavo Nescauグスタボ・ネスカウSTSlightly doubtful 🟠30/8 - injured in Emperor's Cup 28/9 - pictured in training
Albirex NiigataYuzuru Shimada島田譲CDMAdductor muscle injury 🔴23/9 - injured in GW28 5/10 - diagnosis revealed, 6 weeks left (return in second half of November)
Albirex NiigataYoshiaki Takagi高木善朗CAMSlightly doubtful 🟠3/11 - in separate training
Albirex NiigataMichael James Fitzgerald舞行龍ジェームズCBInjury? 🟠11/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta
Albirex NiigataEitaro Matsuda松田詠太郎RWUnavailable 🔴Ineligible to face his parent club Yokohama F. Marinos in GW33
Avispa FukuokaLukianルキアンSTAvailable 🟢26/8 - injured in GW25 27/8 - Coach Hasebe: 'I don't know, he is yet to be scanned in a hospital. He is able to walk though' 31/8 - from Nikkan Sports article: 'Lukian's condition is a concern' 10/9 - got injured again in J.League Cup 12/9 - player revealed on his social media that injury will rule him out for longer period than his previous injury 19/9 - diagnosis revealed, out for 3 months (return in December, so out for season) 11/11 - back on the bench
Avispa FukuokaRyoga Sato佐藤凌我STACL + lateral meniscus injury 🔴6/9 - injured in J.League Cup. Coach Hasebe: 'There's no doubt it's a serious injury', 'He can't even walk' 7/9 - diagnosis revealed, out for 8 months (return in May 2024)
Avispa FukuokaSeiya Inoue井上聖也CBDiaphyseal fractures in both forearms 🔴10/9 - injured in J.League Cup 19/9 - diagnosis revealed, out for 3 months (return in December, so out for season)
Avispa FukuokaYuto Hiratsuka平塚悠知CDMInjury 🔴11/10 - injured in J.League Cup
Avispa FukuokaDouglas Grolliドウグラス・グローリCBSuspended 🔴8th yellow card of the season. Back in GW34
Cerezo OsakaHirotaka Tameda為田大貴LWLateral meniscus tear 🔴7/7 - to undergo surgery 12/9 - done a part of group training 4/11 - back in full training
Cerezo OsakaHiroshi Kiyotake清武弘嗣CAM/LWHamstring injury 🔴13/2 - timescale unknown, going to take long 11/4 - back on grass, return in late April or early May 22/4 - in separate training 17/5 - still not in full training, but expected to join soon 26/5 - pictured in training with Kagawa (back in fully?) 26/6 - done a part of full training, but said that he doesn't know when he will be able to return 4/7 - back in full training 7/7 - could return in friendly game against PSG on July 28 12/7 - back on the bench in Emperor's Cup 28/7 - underwent surgery after suffering a setback, return this season is unlikely 3/11 - done a part of group training 18/11 - played in Kansai youth league match
Cerezo OsakaRyo Watanabe渡邉りょうSTDoubtful 🟠30/9 - missed GW29 22/10 - back in full training
Cerezo OsakaSota Kitano北野颯太STMeniscus injury 🔴12/10 - in separate training 22/10 - diagnosis revealed, underwent surgery on 13th
Cerezo OsakaCapixabaカピシャーバLWAvailable 🟢28/10 - injured in GW31 1/11 - in separate training 8/11 - pictured with Croux (back in full training?) 12/11 - back in starting XI
Cerezo OsakaShinji Kagawa香川真司CDMAvailable 🟢1/11 - on separate training due to tiredness 12/11 - back in starting XI
Gamba OsakaYusei Egawa江川湧清CBKnee cartilage injury 🔴29/9 - underwent surgery, out for long
Gamba OsakaJuan Alanoファン・アラーノRW/CAMCalf injury 🔴21/10 - injured in GW30 24/10 - in separate training 7/11 - training indoors, aims to be back against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on 25th 23/11 - will not be available this weekend and doubtful for GW34
Gamba OsakaDawhanダワンCMAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Gamba OsakaNeta Laviネタ・ラヴィCDMExtremely doubtful 🟠23/11 - unlikely to feature after returning from tough 4-game international duty with Israel
Gamba OsakaIssam Jebaliイッサム・ジェバリSTSlightly doubtful 🟠8/11 - has been in separate training 10/11 - confirmed out by coach Poyatos
Hokkaido Consadole SapporoTsuyoshi Ogashiwa小柏剛AM/STAvailable 🟢21/10 - injured in GW30 24/10 - not pictured in training 1/11 - pictured in what looks like separate training 7/11 - back in full training 11/11 - back on the bench
Hokkaido Consadole SapporoSupachok Sarachatスパチョーク・サラチャートAMAvailable 🟢28/10 - missed GW31 1/11 - pictured in what looks like separate training 8/11 - returned to full training this week 11/11 - back on the bench
Hokkaido Consadole SapporoAkito Fukumori福森晃斗CBAvailable 🟢11/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta, but it was a cramp
Hokkaido Consadole SapporoKazuki Fukai深井一希CDMACL, medial meniscus + knee cartilage injury11/11 - diagnosis revealed, underwent surgery
Hokkaido Consadole SapporoSeiya Baba馬場晴也CDM/CBSuspended 🔴Yellow card accumulation. Back in GW34
Kashima AntlersShuhei Mizoguchi溝口修平LBMCL injury 🔴1/10 - diagnosis revealed, out for 6 weeks (return in mid-November)
Kashima AntlersGaku Shibasaki柴崎岳CDMHamstring injury 🔴21/10 - injured in GW30 24/10 - diagnosis revealedm out for 8 weeks (return in late December)
Kashima AntlersIkuma Sekigawa関川郁万CBAvailable 🟢11/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta 15/11 - filmed in training
Kashiwa ReysolBuenoブエノCBKnee cartilage injury 🔴31/5 - out for 6 months (return in December) 22/11 - done a part of group training
Kashiwa ReysolEiichi Katayama片山瑛一RBAvailable? 🟠30/9 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta 3/10 - pictured in training 20/10 - missed GW30
Kashiwa ReysolHayato Tanaka田中隼人CBHamstring injury 🔴12/10 - injured in training on September 28th, 6 weeks left (return in late November)
Kashiwa ReysolTakumi Tsuchiya土屋巧CB/CDM/RBInjury? 🟠11/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta
Kashiwa ReysolTaiyo Koga古賀太陽CBSuspended 🔴Yellow card accumulation. Back in GW34
Kashiwa ReysolDiegoジエゴLBSuspended 🔴Yellow card accumulation. Back in GW34
Kashiwa ReysolTomoki Takamine高嶺朋樹CDMSuspended 🔴8th yellow card of the season. Back next season
Kawasaki FrontaleRyota Oshima大島僚太CDMCalf injury 🔴8/7 - injured in GW9 16/7 - diagnosis revealed
Kawasaki FrontaleShintaro Kurumaya車屋紳太郎CBTibial bone contusion 🔴24/9 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta 26/9 - didn't train, but is reported discussing eating curry with reserve GK Hayasaka 9/10 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown 2/11 - done a part of group training 9/11 - back in full training
Kawasaki FrontaleAsahi Sasaki佐々木旭LBDoubtful 🟠24/9 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta 26/9 - didn't train 9/10 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown 15/11 - back in full training
Kawasaki FrontaleTakuma Ominami大南拓磨CBDoubtful 🟠24/10 - injured in Asian Champions League. Coach Oniki: 'Ankle is seriously twisted, needs to be checked' 30/10 - timeframe not revealed in club announcement, but news outlet Kanagawa Shimbun says it's 3-4 weeks (return in late November) 15/11 - back in full training 18/11 - played 60 minutes in practice match against FC Tokyo
Kawasaki FrontaleDaiya Tono遠野大弥CM/LWAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Kyoto SangaGu Sung-Yunク・ソンユンGK? 🟠28/10 - missed GW31
Kyoto SangaYuto Misao三竿雄斗LB/CB? 🟠28/10 - missed GW31 19/11 - pictured in training (type unknown, looks like separate)
Kyoto SangaKyo Sato佐藤響LBAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Kyoto SangaRyogo Yamasaki山﨑凌吾STAvailable 🟢12/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta 16/11 - pictured in training
Nagoya Grampus EightAkinari Kawazura河面旺成CBMCL injury 🔴21/10 - injured in GW30 25/10 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Nagoya Grampus EightYohei Takeda武田洋平GKMiddle finger fracture 🔴8/11 - timeframe unknown
Sagan TosuFuchi Honda本田風智CAMLateral meniscus tear 🔴14/5 - injured in GW13 18/5 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Sagan TosuYoshiki Narahara楢原慶輝FB/WACL Injury 🔴28/9 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Sagan TosuHwang Seok-Hoファン・ソッコCBAvailable 🟢27/10 - missed GW31 11/11 - back in starting XI
Sagan TosuKosuke Yamazaki山﨑浩介CBAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Sagan TosuYuji Ono小野裕二ST/AMInjury? 🟠11/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta
Sanfrecce HiroshimaPieros Sotiriouピエロス・ソティリウSTAvailable 🟢21/10 - missed GW30 11/11 - back on the bench
Sanfrecce HiroshimaMarcos Juniorマルコス・ジュニオールCAMDoubtful 🟠21/10 - missed GW30 15/11 - pictured in training
Sanfrecce HiroshimaDouglas Vieiraドウグラス・ヴィエイラSTDoubtful 🟠Back after GW32 suspension. But is he fit? 16/11 - pictured in training
Shonan BellmareAkira Silvano Disaroディサロ・燦・シルヴァーノSTDoubtful 🟠1/10 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown 2/11 - pictured in training
Shonan BellmareKosuke Onose小野瀬康介CMHamstring injury 🔴30/9 - missed GW29 13/10 - pictured in training 21/10 - missed GW30 1/11 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Shonan BellmareDaiki Tomii富居大樹GKFracture of transverse processes in 2th-4th lumbar vertebrae 🔴28/10 - went off injured with no subs left forcing defender Oiwa to stand between the sticks 1/11 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Shonan BellmareTarik Elyounoussiタリク・エルユヌシST/CMThigh injury 🔴31/10 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe unknown
Shonan BellmareMasaki Ikeda池田昌生CMDoubtful 🟠11/11 - missed GW32 22/11 - pictured in training
Tokyo FCHotaka Nakamura中村帆高RBAchilles tendon rupture 🔴29/4 - "High chance it's a serious injury" 2/5 - diagnosis revealed, timeframe to be published after surgery 17/5 - out for 6 months (return in November)
Tokyo FCTakuya Aoki青木拓矢CDMDoubtful (MCL injury) 🟠11/6 - injured in GW17 27/6 - diagnosis revealed, 4-6 weeks left (return in August) 31/7 - back in full training
Tokyo FCKeita Yamashita山下敬大STMeniscus injury 🔴3/7 - underwent surgery, so out for long 17/8 - returns to parent club FC Tokyo
Tokyo FCJakub Słowikヤクブ・スウォビィクGKAvailable? 🟠21/10 - missed GW30 25/10 - pictured in training 28/10 - back on the bench 11/11 - missed GW32
Tokyo FCYuto Nagatomo長友佑都LB/RBAvailable 🟢21/10 - missed GW30 3/11 - back in full training 11/11 - back in starting XI
Tokyo FCTeruhito Nakagawa仲川輝人RWAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Tokyo FCHenrique Trevisanエンリケ・トレヴィザンCBSuspended 🔴8th yellow card of the season. Back in GW34
Tokyo FCJaja Silvaジャジャ・シルバLWInjury of anterior ligament of fibular head 🔴7/11 - injured on October 14th, one week left (return in mid-November)
Tokyo FCKuryu Matsuki松木玖生CDM/CAMSuspended 🔴Yellow card accumulation. Back in GW34
Tokyo FCKashif Bangnagandeバングーナガンデ佳史扶LBDoubtful 🟠11/11 - injured in GW32 14/11 - in separate training in Japan U22 18/11 - played 78 minutes against Argentina U22 20/11 - withdrawn from NT due to poor condition
Urawa Red DiamondsHiroki Abe安部裕葵LWLack of match fitness 🔴14/7 - partially trains with the group 25/7 - still not in full training 4/8 - Coach Skorja: 'I expect him to start playing in October' 9/9 - Coach Skorja: 'I can't rule out him not returning in September' 8/10 - pictured in training 23/10 - in separate training
Urawa Red DiamondsTakahiro Sekine関根貴大LWDoubtful 🟠20/10 - injured in GW30 23/10 - in separate training. Coach Skorja: 'I hope he will be fit for the next league game' 3/10 - the player: 'Situation is better' 15/11 - back in full training
Urawa Red DiamondsTakahiro Akimoto明本考浩LBAvailable 🟢Back after GW32 suspension
Urawa Red DiamondsHiroki Sakai酒井宏樹RBMeniscus injury 🔴6/11 - out for 3 months (return in early February)
Urawa Red DiamondsTomoaki Okubo大久保智明RWAvailable 🟢28/10 - missed GW31 4/11 - back on the bench in J.League Cup Final 8/11 - missed Asian Champions League game 10/11 - pictured in training 12/11 - back in starting XI
Urawa Red DiamondsAlexander Scholzアレクサンダー・ショルツCBAvailable 🟢7/11 - didn't train 8/11 - missed Asian Champions League game 10/11 - pictured in training. Coach Skorja on availabilty of him, Okubo and Sekine: 'I don't know yet, we'll see tomorrow' 12/11 - back in starting XI
Urawa Red DiamondsTakuya Ogiwara荻原拓也LBDoubtful 🟠12/11 - missed GW32 22/11 - pictured in training
Urawa Red DiamondsKaito Yasui安居海渡CAM/CMAvailable 🟢12/11 - missed GW32 17/11 - pictured in training
Urawa Red DiamondsAtsuki Ito伊藤敦樹CDMKnee injury 🔴12/11 - stretchered off in GW32 22/11 - in separate training
Urawa Red DiamondsKen Iwao岩尾憲CDMSuspended 🔴Yellow card accumulation. Back in GW34
Vissel KobeRyuho Kikuchi菊池流帆CBACL Injury 🔴4/3 - injured in GW3 10/3 - 8 months (return in November) 22/8 - pictured in training (type unknown) 4/10 - done a part of group training
Vissel KobeMitsuki Saito齊藤未月CDMKnee dislocation, ACL tear, LCL tear, biceps femoris tendon attachment tear, popliteus tendon injury, MCL injury, PCL injury and injuries of medial and lateral meniscuses 🔴19/8 - injured in GW24 21/8 - diagnosis revealed, out for a year (return in second half of 2024) 28/9 - discharged from hospital 20/11 - underwent second surgery, 8 months to recover (return in July 2024)
Vissel KobeHotaru Yamaguchi山口蛍CDMInjury 🔴28/10 - missed GW31. Coach Yoshida: 'Monitoring situation day by day to know whether he gets fit for the next game' 5/11 - 'Situation hasn't changed, still not clear' 15/11 - still not training. Coach Yoshida: 'Checking his fitness every day but we get the same result every time. That's the kind of injury he is having. I don't mean it's a serious one, we just need to monitor it day by day'
Vissel KobeDaiju Sasaki佐々木大樹CAMAvailable 🟢28/10 - injured in GW31 12/11 - back in starting XI
Yokohama FCGabrielガブリエウCBACL Injury 🔴25/2 - injured in GW2 4/3 - likely out for season 16/10 - back in partial training
Yokohama FCTakuya Wada和田拓也CDM/LB4th proximal phalanx fracture 🔴3/9 - diagnosis revealed, injured in training on August 26, return in late November 14/11 - done a part of group training
Yokohama FCRyoya Yamashita山下諒也LWExtremely doubtful 🟠29/9 - missed GW29 21/10 - seen watching the game in the stands with the crutches 14/11 - back in training (likely separate). The player: 'The pain didn't go away yet but I'm getting more fit' 20/11 - despite training separately, has such a big desire to play against Shonan Bellmare this weekend he analysed their last 4-5 games 22/11 - done a part of group training
Yokohama F. MarinosRyuta Koike小池龍太RBPatella fracture 🔴1/4 - 6 months (return in October) 9/9 - done a part of group training 17/11 - 'Return in the last Asian Champions League game [on December 13] would be a gift from medical team'
Yokohama F. MarinosYuta Koike小池裕太LBACL injury 🔴12/7 - injured in Emperor's Cup, spotted on crutches after the game 15/7 - diagnosis revealed, out for 8 months (return in March 2024)
Yokohama F. MarinosShinnosuke Hatanaka畠中槙之輔CBACL + meniscus injury 🔴19/8 - injured in GW24 22/8 - diagnosis revealed, out for 8 months (return in April-May 2024)
Yokohama F. MarinosRyotaro Tsunoda角田涼太朗CBAvailable 🟢15/10 - injured in J.League Cup 18/10 - diagnosis revealed, underwent surgery, timeframe unknown 2/11 - done a part of group training wearing a helmet, wants to play in GW32 12/11 - back in starting XI
Yokohama F. MarinosHijiri Kato加藤聖LBHamstring injury 🔴18/10 - out for 5 months (return in March 2024)
Yokohama F. MarinosKatsuya Nagato永戸勝也LBHamstring injury 🔴25/10 - stretchered off in Asian Champions League 26/10 - unavailabilty this weekend is confirmed 1/11 - diagnosis revealed, out for 5 months (return in April 2024)
Yokohama F. MarinosKenta Inoue井上健太RW/RWBHamstring injury 🔴7/11 - stretchered off in Asian Champions League
Yokohama F. MarinosÉlberエウベルLWAvailable 🟢12/11 - flagged as 'injured' by Opta, but looked completely fine

You can find additional J.League Fantasy resources for the 2023 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 24

It is derby week in the Bundesliga with many local rivals facing each other and we take a look at the impact it has in fantasy in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 24.



1Sadio ManéFCBvs FCA15.9MMüller is a doubt, Musiala might play limited minutes or deeper while Mané is well rested. Seems like a good week to punt on him and he is on sale too.
2Randal Kolo MuaniSGEvs VFB14.3MAs reliable as Kolo Muani is, Stuttgart's defence has tightened up over the last few games and I think Bayern are just likely to score more goals so their attackers have a higher ceiling.
3Jamal MusialaFCBvs FCA15.9MMore likely than not that Gravenberch slots in for Goretzka so Musiala isn't a very big risk.
4Ludovic AjorqueM05@BSC8.8MAjorque right now reminds me of Füllkrug at the start of the season. Cheap, overlooked and consistent. He has three double digit scores in the last four games including an 11-pointer in the last game without a return. Mainz are on a four game winning run so he could be a good differential.
5Michael GregoritschSCFvs TSG10.6MBest forward with a standalone fixture this week.
6Niclas FüllkrugSVWvs B049.2MThis matchup has generally been low-scoring over the past few years but with Alonso being adament that he doesn't need to rotate much after playing his full strength XI in the Europa League, I think we might see some goals in this game.
7Moussa DiabyB04@SVW15M
8Sébastien HallerBVB@S0413.7M
9Andre SilvaRBLvs BMG14.1M
10Sheraldo BeckerFCU@WOB12MUnion already beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Pokal just over a month ago, so they have a good idea what it takes to beat them. That being said, Becker's inconsistency is keeping me away from this one.



1Florian KainzKOEvs BOC9.5MThe best standalone fixture this week + on sale.
2Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs TSG16.9MHoffenheim is the most out of form team in the league having lost each of their last six games and not winning a game since October but they are also one of the worst teams at defending set-pieces.
3Jude BellinghamBVB@S0416MBellingham was at his fantasy-best when Reus was out and Brandt hadn't hit form. This is one of the biggest derbies in the world and there is incentive for both teams to win the game so expecting it to be open even though Schalke have conceded only once in their last six Bundesliga games.
4Florian WirtzB04@SVW13.4M
5Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs BMG15.8M
6Jonas HofmannBMG@RBL16.7MI have ranked him low but I will probably hold him considering his record against top 6 teams. Still expecting a Leipzig win.
7Joshua KimmichFCBvs FCA18.3MBetter fantasy-wise when Goretzka isn't playing but hasn't hit a double-digit score since MD14, so I am not sure he is worth the price.
8Jae-Sung LeeM05@BSC7.9M
9Linton MainaKOEvs BOC4.6MPredicted to play OOP up top.
10Yannick GerhardtWOBvs FCU7.3MInvolved in Wolfsburg's last 3/4 goals.



1João CanceloFCBvs FCA13.1MIn this week's Nagelsmann roulette, Cancelo is predicted to start and Davies is predicted to be benched.
2Jonas HectorKOEvs BOC11MHector is someone worth looking at regardless of the fixture. He is averaging 10.2 points over the last five games and has played against teams like Union, Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Leipzig in that period. Worth noting that Bochum haven't scored even once in their last three games.
3Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@S0413MIf you can't help but get him every time he is predicted to start, I don't blame you. He has scores of 18, 17 and 28 in just his last three matches with four assists. Also great for star flexibility this week.
4Jeremie FrimpongB04@SVW13.8M
5Christian GünterSCFvs TSG14.1MFeels like a straightforward cleansheet considering Hoffenheim haven't scored in three games but always worried that this might be the game they bounce back in.
6Borna SosaVFB@SGE12.2MSosa's attacking potential > Frankfurt defenders with higher cleansheet odds.
7David RaumRBLvs BMG13M
8Danny da CostaM05@BSC5.7M
9Mitchell WeiserSVWvs B045M
10Niko GießelmannFCU@WOB8.2M



1Rafał GikiewiczFCA@FCB7.3MCeiling game for the league's second best keeper at saving shots.
2Marvin SchwäbeKOEvs BOC6.3MDecent cleansheet potential and plays first.
3Mark FlekkenSCFvs TSG10.4MIf you need a keeper who plays on Sunday.
4Robin ZentnerM05@BSC6.6M
5Yann SommerFCBvs FCA8.9M

Value Rankings


1Josip StanišićDEFFCBvs FCA3.8M
2Alexander MeyerGKPBVB@S041.1MShould hold his spot for another week.
3Julian RyersonDEFBVB@S046M
4Fabian BredlowGKPVFB@SGE1.3M
5Lukas KüblerDEFSCFvs TSG6.7M
6Ralf FährmannGKPS04vs BVB2.4M
7Philip HofmannFWDBOC@KOE5.8MPotential cleansheet buster.
8Tom BischofMIDTSG@SCF1MMight play in an attacking role?
9Tobias SippelGKPBMG@RBL1.1MAnother cheap starting keeper.
10Davie SelkeFWDKOEvs BOC4.7MAlmost sure that he won't score but worth a mention.

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

My Strategy For FPL Gameweek 26-29 Including Wildcard, Bench Boost and Free Hit

FPL enthusiast Bornob shares his wildcard and chip strategies for gameweek 26 to gameweek 29.

FPL Gameweek 26 Wildcard Team

  • 3x Brentford (Raya+Henry+Toney)
  • 3x Brighton (Mac Alister+Estupinan+March)
  • 3x Arsenal (Gabriel+Saka+Odegaard)
  • 2x Newcastle (Trippier+Botman)
  • Rashford
  • Watkins
  • Haaland
  • Ward

This is the actual GW26 WC team

Triple Brentford and Brighton set you up nicely for future weeks, it allows you to keep all the season keepers and will allow you to have a great week and fly past all those not using WC. These 15 players give you 6x doublers in 27, 10x players in 28, and 14x doublers in 29 for a bench boost (of course using free transfers from 27-29). Will probably be 13 doublers in 29 actually, keeping Haaland and Saka as the single gameweek players.

Bench boost of Ward, Saka, Haaland, and Henry (6 fixtures).

Free hit will then be played in either GW32 or GW34 depending on FA cup progression.

Best Brentford Picks on FPL Wildcard

Who should be picked from Mee v Pinnock v Henry?

Let’s look at the xGI/90 numbers since the restart:

  • Henry – 0.18
  • Pinnock – 0.13
  • Mee – 0.08

Surprisingly, the data suggests that Mee’s attacking threat has been massively overhyped in comparison to the other Brentford defenders.

Considering Pinnock + Henry are basically just as nailed as Mee is, I don’t see any reason to pay £0.5-0.6m extra for him. Pinnock is better on the BPS than Henry, however, Henry has the additional attacking threat. This makes it a very close call between the two.

However, Henry’s ability to be shifted out to LWB when Frank switches to a back 3 during the tougher games, offers an additional element of attacking potential. This has historically been common during tougher games. Hence, I would slightly favor Henry over Pinnock.


🥇 Henry (£4.5m)
🥈 Pinnock (£4.4m)
🥉 Mee (£5.0m)


🦁 Watkins v Toney 🐝

xGI/90 since the restart:

  • Toney – 0.76
  • Watkins – 0.54

Not only does Toney have the better underlying stats, but he’s also been slightly underperforming his xGI/90 (-0.04), which is a sign that his current form is sustainable. On the other hand, Watkins has massively overperformed his xGI/90 (+0.35) in the same time frame.

This could be a sign that Watkins’ returns will soon slow down, as he is typically the type of player to underperform rather than overperform his xGI. Owning both is definitely an option by bringing in Watkins for GW28 (potentially for Haaland/Kane) It is worth noting that Watkins will have two extra fixtures over Haaland over GW28-29. There is also an opportunity to move Toney back to Haaland in GW30.

Summary: Toney>Watkins

Note: Toney’s hearing will be in April, so it’s highly likely we can get through DGW29 before a potential ban is given.

🦁 Watkins (£7.3) v Kane (£11.7m) 🐓

Stats per appearance since the restart:

  • xG – 0.4 v 0.4
  • xGI – 0.5 v 0.5
  • Pen area touches – 4.8 v 4.9
  • Shots in the box – 2.2 v 2.5
  • Big chances – 0.8 v 0.6

Watkins has an extra fixture over Kane in DGW29 and a better BGW28 fixture. The main benefit of going for Watkins over Kane is that it allows us to keep Haaland and not worry about selling in GW28 and buying him straight back again in GW30.

Keeper – Raya

My reasoning for Raya ahead of Sanchez is that Raya makes more saves and I really like Estupinan. I know you get an extra fixture with Sanchez, still prefer Raya.

Saves Per 90 Season:

  • Sanchez: 2.14
  • Raya: 4.35

Saves Per 90 Post World Cup:

  • Sanchez: 1.75
  • Raya: 4.50

Raya and Estupinan have a significantly higher ceiling than Sanchez + Brentford defenders for me. I’m not saying they 100% outscore them, but on paper, it’s a better pairing, IMO. Because then you only get five doublers in GW27 unless you bench boost (and I prefer BB in 29).

Best Brighton Picks on FPL Wildcard

Pick from MacAllister v Mitoma v March.

xGI/90 of the Brighton midfielders since the restart:

  • March – 0.67
  • MacAllister – 0.61
  • Mitoma – 0.39

Despite the hype around Mitoma, I’d much prefer MacAllister + March as my Brighton attacking duo. Alongside Estupinan

Best Newcastle Picks on FPL Wildcard

Schar v Botman v Burn

Looking at xGI/90 since the restart, Schar is by far the standout option:

  • Schar – 0.32
  • Burn – 0.11
  • Botman – 0.08

Now, is Schär worth the £0.6m premium over Botman or Burn? In isolation, I’d say he definitely is. However…

If the second Newcastle defender you select (+ Trippier) will be your 4th/5th defender, you may be better off opting for Botman. Chances are, you will need that extra cash down the line. I’d avoid Burn as he could be rotated with Targett, who is back from injury.


🥇 Schar (£5.1m)
🥈 Botman (£4.5m)
🥉 Burn (£4.5m)

Best Arsenal Picks on FPL Wildcard

Now comes the triple Arsenal. One is obviously Saka. Who would be possibly the next two?


Gabriel v Zinchenko v White v Saliba

Let’s first take a look at the xGI/90 stats, since the restart:

  • Zinchenko – 0.21
  • White – 0.12
  • Gabriel – 0.11
  • Saliba – 0.06

We can rule out Saliba. He is the most expensive, has the worst attacking threat and is a yellow card magnet. Whilst Zinchenko looks to have the highest upside with an impressive 0.21 xGI/90, there is a notable rotation risk with Tierney.

Arsenal have a tough Europa League tie against Sporting, so the fixtures will be coming thick and fast. This is where Gabriel’s nailedness is important. We know for sure he will start every game, unlike Zinchenko and White, especially at this stage of the season. This is why I’d slightly prefer Gabriel over Zinchenko. White is also a fine pick if you need to save £0.5m.


🥇 Gabriel (£5.2m)
🥈 Zinchenko (£5.1m)
🥉 White (£4.7m)
4️⃣ Saliba (£5.3m)



The third pick from the Gunners and an attacking one from the fox Maddison?

Odegaard v Martinelli v Maddison

xGI/90 since the restart:

  • Martinelli – 0.60
  • Maddison – 0.53
  • Odegaard – 0.49

Despite Martinelli having the best numbers when filtering only appearances over 45 minutes, there is a major rotation risk present. With Jesus due back very soon, we probably won’t see Trossard + Martinelli in the same lineup.

And with the Europa league and the fixtures coming quick, I wouldn’t be confident of Martinelli’s xMins going forward. Many are planning to sell Odegaard to strengthen their BB29 teams. However, is it a better option to select Maddison instead and save yourself a transfer?

Upcoming fixtures:

  • Maddison – sou, bench, bre, cry+AVL.
  • Odegaard – BOU, bench, CRY, LEE.

It really does depend on how much you value Odegaard’s BOU and CRY home fixtures over Maddison’s sou and bre away fixtures. For me, the safer option is to start with Odegaard, but there’s not much in it.


🥇 Odegaard (£7.0m)
🥈 Maddison (£8.1m)
🥉 Martinelli (£6.5m)


This is how I plan to get through GW 26-28 then go for Bench boost in 29 and probably free hit after 31 realizing the situation of the FA Cup schedule.

The plans I am exacting are pretty similar to FPL expert @FPL Raptor (Ross), @FPLOLYMPIAN, and @FPLEwork27. They all shared outstanding thoughts which I kind of overlooked even tho I had already played my WC.

You can find Fantasy Premier League (FPL) resources for the 22/23 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 23

The title race is heating up in the Bundesliga, but so is the fight for a spot in Europe and a place in the Bundesliga for next season. With many potential six pointers this week, we take a look at the teams to target and players to consider in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 23.



1Thomas MüllerFCB@VFB15.8MChoupo-Moting has gone from being a backup with barely any minutes to the first casualty when the manager needs to make subs before an important game so I think Müller is more safer here.

He is in better form with two goals and three assists in his last five Bundesliga matches and Stuttgart is one of his favourite teams to play against as he has four goals and six assists in his last 11 games against them with just one blank away from home.
2Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@WOB14.1MA quick reminder that Kolo Muani has blanked in two games in a row just once this season.
3Jamal MusialaFCB@VFB15.9MSlowly picking up form with Kimmich+Goretzka back in midfield but feels like an early sub risk with the PSG game coming up.
4Karim OnisiwoM05vs TSG11.6MMainz are on a three-game unbeaten streak and convincingly thrashed Borussia at home so I can't see how they won't do it against vs the most out of form team in the league. Just not sure I want to spend a transfer on him with so many popular players predicted to not start this week.

Update: He is a doubt for this week according to Ligainsider.
5Michael GregoritschSCF@BMG10.7M
6Niclas FüllkrugSVW@FCA9MLikely holding him this week if Weiser returns.
7Andrej KramarićTSG@M0514.1MHoffenheim have their backs on the wall and it is sooner rather than later that they win. Although Onisiwo is better on paper, I am leaning towards Kramarić. If they don't win against Mainz, they definitely have to win at home against Hertha next week.
8Sardar AzmounB04vs BSC10.3M
9Mergim BerishaFCAvs FCA10.1M
10Marcus ThuramBMGvs SCF13.8M



1Jonas HofmannBMGvs SCF16.6MAs streaky as he has been, I am willing to hold my recency bias back and get burned again by starring him at home to Freiburg. He is averaging 13.8 points at home and over 20 points in 60% of the games against top 6 teams.
2Vincenzo GrifoSCF@BMG16.9MWas close to securing top four spot if Borussia actually had their four first-choice keepers out this week. Sippel isn't too bad and there is a chance that Omlin comes back. Still expecting a good game for Grifo.
3Christopher NkunkuRBL@BVB17.7MNkunku is basically Hofmann but without the inconsistency. Despite being out for a while, he is still second for goals scored with 12 and even though he blanked in the reverse fixture which Leipzig actually won 3-0, I think he is too good to leave out. Especially if Dortmund have second-choice full-backs playing.
4Florian WirtzB04vs BSC13.1MPretty much the only Leverkusen attacker worth considering.
5Marco ReusBVBvs RBL15.5MThis a game between two teams who are tied for having the second best attack as well as the second best defence in the league. So it could go either way but I still prefer Nkunku.
6Jae-Sung LeeM05vs TSG7.8MThe midfield options aren't as great as the forward options so Lee is probably worth a punt after three consecutive double-digit scores in a row of 17, 10 and 19.
7Rodrigo ZalazarS04@BOC4.6MSchalke have finally learnt how to score and Zalazar looked like the most dangerous player for them in the last game. He always had the talent but Schalke now managing to retain a good amount of possession in games certainly helps. So it isn't surprising that he is averaging over 10 points a game in the last three games since he returned from injury.
8Leon GoretzkaFCB@VFB15.4M
9Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@M0514.3MKramarić is the one getting more shots and key passes but Baumgartner is the most active player for the team in attack so if they win, I can't see how he won't do well either.
10Jesper LindstrømSGE@WOB13.8M



1Alphonso DaviesFCB@VFB18MIf you have Davies or plan to get him in, make sure to drop a small prayer hoping that he crosses 70 minutes this week.
2Jeremie FrimpongB04vs BSC13.8M
3Josip JuranovićFCUvs KOE7.7MWith Gießelmann and Roussillon both being a doubt, Trimmel could still sneak a start in.
4Moritz JenzS04@BOC3.5MBochum have scored a grand total of zero goals over the past three games while Schalke have conceded just once in their last four. Jenz is boring but is still probably the best Schalke defender from a fantasy perspective.
5Anthony JungSVW@FCA2.5MOn set-pieces if Weiser remains out?
6Christian GünterSCF@BMG12.7M
7Mitchel BakkerB04vs BSC9.6M
8Philip MaxSGE@WOB9.1M
9Danny da CostaM05vs TSG5,6M
10Paulo OtávioWOBvs SGE8.7MIf you are predicting Wolfsburg to win.



1Yann SommerFCB@VFB8.9MOne for star flexibility.
2Ralf FährmannS04@BOC2.1M
3Frederik RønnowFCUvs KOE6.6M
4Rafał GikiewiczFCAvs SVW7.1MSaves + cleansheet potential.
5Jiri PavlenkaSVW@FCA5.9MSaving a ton of shots and averaging 8.4 points over the last four games.

Value Rankings


1Henning MatricianiDEFS04@BOC1MA defender from the most in-form defence in the league for just 1M is the biggest bargain you will find this week.
2Tobias SippelGKPBMGvs SCF1MWell positioned to face a lot of shots this week.
3Josip StanišićDEFFCB@VFB3.7MSome predict Pavard to start over him so be careful.
4Ludovic AjorqueFWDM05vs TSG8.5MHas returned in each of his last two home games.
5Marvin DuckschFWDSVW@FCA8.7M
6Julian RyersonDEFBVBvs RBL6.1MStill a small chance that Guerreiro could start.
7Kevin BehrensFWDFCUvs KOE5.2M
8Philip HofmannFWDBOCvs S045.9M
9Makoto HasebeDEFSGE@WOB1.3M
10Arne EngelsMIDFCAvs SVW1.6M
BonusFabian BredlowGKPVFBvs FCB1.3M

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