The first matchday of the year has just ended, but matchday 17 offers a quick turnaround as the Englische Woche begins in just a few hours. But who are the best picks for this week? We take a look in our player rankings.



1Jamal MusialaFCBvs KOE15.1MFC Köln might've ended a seven game winless streak and thrashed Werder Bremen 7-1 in the process but I am still not convinced that they can stop Bayern from scoring three goals at least with Hübers also out. If historical data is something to go by, Bayern have averaged 3.6 goals per game in their last six Bundesliga games against The Billy Goats.

Update: Musiala and Gnabry are not predicted to start any more.
2Marcus ThuramBMG@FCA13.6MHigh floor, high ceiling pick.
3Serge GnabryFCBvs KOE15.9MNot sure how Paris Fashion Week could possibly affect his performance but watch out for the club possibly taking disciplinary action. FC Köln just happens to be Gnabry's most favourite team to play against in his entire career with 11 goals in just nine matches (the most against any team) and I can't see how Bayern will keep him out of the action.
4Amine AdliB04vs BOC8.8M
5Andre SilvaRBL@S0412.2MThe best forward with a standalone fixture this week (unless Werner starts).
6Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingFCBvs KOE6MChoupo-Moting is peaking right now and is the most in-form Bayern forward with seven goals and two assists in seven games. A good option if you want to double up on Bayern forwards.
7Moussa DiabyB04vs BOC14.3M
8Jonas WindWOB@BSC10.7MThat last game proved that Wolfsburg's form isn't a fluke and I am happy to ride the form with games against Hertha, Werder Bremen and Schalke in the next four matchdays.
9Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@SCF13M
10Sheraldo BeckerFCU@SVW11.4MBecker only has one goal in his last nine games but with both Union wing-backs breathing fire on the wings (two assists and nine key passes in total last game), it is only time till he scores again. Might also be on penalties now.



1Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@S0414.6MNo need to think twice before adding him to your team. He plays Schalke in the early fixture so you can star him and has an unreal seven assists in his last seven games.
2Florian WirtzB04vs BOC12.5MNot in the Ligainsider predicted lineup and unless that changes, I will probably skip the Leverkusen midfield entirely.

Update: Wirtz is now in the Ligainsider predicted lineup.
3Jonas HofmannBMG@FCA15.8MDid not return in the last game but looked sharp with five key passes. Hopefully, one of those chances ends up in the net with Thuram back.
4Christoph BaumgartnerTSGvs VFB13.8MPredicted to play OOP as a striker where he has three returns in the last three games.
5Jesper LindstrømSGE@SCF13.5M
6Julian BrandtBVB@M0514.1MWe are down to the third-choice BVB midfield now with Reus injured and Bellingham suspended but Brandt isn't half-bad with scores of 18, 12 and 11 in his last three. Still, I am staying away because I have trauma from Bo Svensson's team ruining fantasy scores especially at home.
7Yannick GerhardtWOB@BSC6.7MReplace with Wimmer if he is fully fit.
8Joshua KimmichFCBvs KOE17.9M
9Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs SGE15.9MAgain a big doubt this week.
10Giovanni ReynaBVB@M0511.5M



1Jeremie FrimpongB04vs BOC12.8MBochum are on a good run but still have the worst away record in the league after Schalke with only one win from eight games, most goals conceded away (22) and least goals scored away (5) after Schalke (4).
2Alphonso DaviesFCBvs KOE16.6M
3Marcel HalstenbergRBL@S048.4MReplace with Raum if he starts.
4AngeliñoTSGvs VFB12.5M
5Christopher TrimmelFCU@SVW9.4MBoth the Union wingbacks are bound to be replaced at some time with Rousillon and Juranovic arriving but they are still hard to ignore against leaky teams that struggle to defend from the wings.
6Julian RyersonBVB@M055.7MBetting on him to outscore Guerreiro in the long run.
7Mitchell WeiserSVWvs FCU4.8M
8Micky van de VenWOB@BSC4.5M
9Ramy BensebainiBMG@FCA12.8MBorussia's defence looked shaky to say the least against Leverkusen and the fact that they are yet to win an away game this season does not reassure me much.
10Christopher LenzSGE@SCF7.4MStill 50/50 between him and Buta but he is in my team instantly if he nails down the left wing-back slot where he was one of the best defenders in fantasy.



1Janis BlaswichBVB@S043.1MSchalke showed some venom against Frankfurt but Leipzig were able to hold back Bayern to just two shots on target last week. Blaswich is great for flexibility and is also cheap.
3Koen CasteelsWOB@BSC11.3MWolfsburg have kept a cleansheet in their last 4/5 games.
2Yann SommerFCBvs KOE9.2MNot the best debut against Leipzig but hoping that Koln keeps him more busy.
4Rafał GikiewiczFCAvs BMG6.7MGikiewicz reminds me a lot of Fabianski right now. A goalkeeper playing for a bad defence but saves a ton of shots almost every game.
5Lukáš HrádeckýB04vs BOC10.1M

Value Rankings


1Mitchel BakkerDEFB04vs BOC9.6MBakker has always been overlooked because of Frimpong but Alonso said in his presser that he wants to see more of him in the box which is exciting.
2Ihlas BebouFWDTSGvs VFB9.6M
3Finn DahmenGKPM05vs BVB2.4MAnother cheap keeper with a standalone fixture.
4Niko GießelmannDEFFCU@SVW8.2M
5Niclas FüllkrugFWDSVWvs FCU8M
6Aymen BarkokMIDM05vs BVB3.2MLooked dangerous against Stuttgart and could be a great budget option if he gets consistent minutes.
7Mergim BerishaFWDFCAvs BMG8.9M
8Kevin BehrensFWDFCU@SVW4MWill get the same service as Becker.
9Philip HofmannFWDBOC@B045.6MPotential cleansheet buster.
10Robert AndrichMIDB04vs BOC9.6MAndrich doesn't score often but when he does, it is usually against teams like Bochum.

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