Matchday 19 of Bundesliga Fantasy is here and we take a look at the best picks including budget busters in our player rankings for the week.
|1||Marcus Thuram||BMG||vs S04||13.7M||Borussia winning their first away game of the season and in convincing fashion with a scoreline of 1-4 against Hoffenheim was just the sign I needed to see before they face Schalke.|
|2||Randal Kolo Muani||SGE||vs BSC||13.5M||If he could score seven goals and assist another 10 without a wing-back who could cross well, how many more will he score with one that actually can (Philip Max).|
|3||Alassane Pléa||BMG||vs S04||12.3M|
|4||Niclas Füllkrug||SVW||@VFB||8.5M||Stuttgart are inept at defending set-pieces and crosses in general, haven't kept a cleansheet since August and might play their second defence against the top scorer in the league whose 8/13 or 61% goals have come from headers or penalties. I think I am close to connecting the dots here.|
|5||Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||FCB||@WOB||6.2M||Same as Kolo Muani but with Cancelo instead of Max.|
|7||Leroy Sané||FCB||@WOB||14.9M||Bayern is Wolfsburg's boogie team and Sane is available on sale but I still don't think this game will be easy for the Bayern attackers.|
|8||Moussa Diaby||B04||@FCA||14.4M||He is putting up good numbers (shots and key passes) and it is only time till he scores again. Augsburg just happens to be his favourite team against whom he has scored the most goals in the Bundesliga with five goals in six games but he is yet to score away against them.|
|10||Sébastien Haller||BVB||vs SCF||13.5M||Freiburg is not an easy opponent and I am still worried about his minutes.|
|1||Jonas Hofmann||BMG||vs S04||16.1M||He has scores of 28, 22 and 13 in his last five matches and somehow I have missed all of these hauls while owning him in his blanks. Surely the same thing doesn't happen this week?|
|2||Jesper Lindstrøm||SGE||vs BSC||13.4M|
|3||Christoph Baumgartner||TSG||@BOC||14.1M||Perfect game to bounce back for Hoffenheim.|
|6||Jude Bellingham||BVB||vs SCF||15.1M||With Reus being a doubt again, I still think Bellingham is the best BVB midfielder to roll with this week.|
|7||Daichi Kamada||SGE||vs BSC||11.9M||Hertha have conceded 10 goals in the three games since the restart which is more than any other team in the league and tied with Werder Bremen. So even though he is out of form, I am giving Kamada an outside chance to score this week.|
|8||Joshua Kimmich||FCB||@WOB||18.2M||Wolfsburg have been Bayern's punching bag for the last eight years or so but this is probably the best Wolfsburg side we have seen in that period.|
|10||Gil Dias||VFB||vs SVW||5M||Looked impressive in the limited minutes he got against Paderborn and might cause problems on the wings against Werder Bremen who are missing Weiser.|
|1||Christopher Trimmel||FCU||vs M05||9.7M||Always a worry that he gets benched but Trimmel has been well rested for this game.|
|3||João Cancelo||FCB||@WOB||13M||The best defender in FPL makes the jump to Bundesliga Fantasy. I am still not convinced he is the best defender for this week but I am getting him anyways.|
|4||Philip Max||SGE||vs BSC||9M||Before Frimpong, Raum, Angeliño and Guerreiro, there was Philip Max. Think of him as Cancelo but without the hype. If he could get 12 assists and put up double-digit scores almost every week while conceding a ton of goals for Augsburg, he can do much better at Frankfurt.
Note: Still not confirmed to start this week.
|5||Ramy Bensebaini||BMG||vs S04||12.6M|
|7||Alphonso Davies||FCB||@WOB||17.1M||Even if I don't have much faith in Bayern's defence, I will keep him anyways as he plays Bochum next week. Unless Max is somehow confirmed to start.
Update: He is now predicted to start as a center-back this week.
|9||Julian Ryerson||BVB||vs SCF||6.1M|
|10||Konstantinos Mavropanos||VFB||vs SVW||12.1M||Dino has a great floor and I think his headers could really test Werder Bremen from set-pieces. Just need him to score in the opposition goal this time and not his own.|
|1||Frederik Rønnow||FCU||vs M05||6.5M||Union were leaking goals towards the end of the break but have seemed to have found their rhythm again conceding only two goals since the restart.|
|2||Lukáš Hrádecký||B04||vs BOC||10.1M||One for star flexibility.|
|3||Kevin Trapp||SGE||vs BSC||8.7M|
|4||Jonas Omlin||BMG||vs S04||7M||Available on sale.|
|1||Serhou Guirassy||FWD||VFB||vs SVW||9.1M||Stuttgart's go-to goal-scorer and has been pretty much their only hope of winning games and getting points.|
|2||Ralf Fährmann||GKP||S04||@BMG||1.4M||The cheapest new starting goalkeeper in the game.|
|3||Danilho Doekhi||DEF||FCU||vs M05||6.2M||Most of the focus has been on Union wing-backs but Doekhi has four goals in his last six games.|
|4||Joe Scally||DEF||BMG||vs S04||6M|
|5||Philip Hofmann||FWD||BOC||vs TSG||5.5M||Hoffenheim have the better team on paper here but their defence is far from good.|
|8||Kevin Behrens||FWD||FCU||vs M05||4.9M|
|9||Janik Haberer||MID||FCU||vs M05||6.8M||The closest thing that Union have to Isco in midfield.|
|10||Florian Kainz||MID||KOE||vs RBL||10.2M|
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