After a thrilling first matchday of the Bundesliga season, we are back with our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 2.
|1||Sadio Mané||FCB||vs WOB||16.3M||Bayern is Wolfsburg's biggest boogie team, and are unbeaten against them in their last 25 home games. Add to that the fact that there have been at least four goals in each game between these two sides since 2019 (mostly from Bayern) and this match is a good bet for lots of goals and points.|
|2||Alassane Pléa||BMG||@S04||11.4M||Pléa and Nkunku were the only two players to be in the top five for shots as well as key passes on MD1 and looked more influential than Hofmann. The last game proved that Schalke are still the team to target and Pléa should be among the goals again.|
|3||Patrick Schick||B04||vs FCA||15.1M||He was missing his shooting boots against Dortmund but almost every shot seemed to go in for Freiburg against Augsburg so I am a bit more confident now.|
|4||Jamal Musiala||FCB||vs WOB||12.4M||He was second in xG for the week after Mané but some would argue that he was the most dangerous player. With Bayern having three standalone fixtures in a row against teams such as Wolfsburg, Bochum and Borussia that they are expected to thrash, doubling up on Bayern's attack seems like a low risk, high reward strategy.|
|5||Marvin Ducksch||SVW||vs VFB||6.3M||He was the main creator, set-piece specialist, and arguably goal threat, all at once in the first match. Werder Bremen showed that they are here to fight in the first game whereas Stuttgart let opponents Leipzig dictate the terms with 68% possession and 28 shots conceded which was almost as bad as Schalke but with 11 men. Expecting this game to be a shot fest again and Ducksch could be a great differential at 6.3M.|
|6||Marcus Thuram||BMG||@S04||10.3M||Pléa might've outscored him in the last game but Thuram is still the main force in the box.|
|7||Anthony Modeste||BVB||@SCF||11.9M||Considering the price after his move to Dortmund, Modeste seems like a bargain and the early game against Freiburg comes at a good time considering that he only has more goals in the Bundesliga against Wolfsburg (12 games, 8 goals, 3 assist) than the Breisgau Brazilians (10 games, 7 goals, 1assist). There is still a bit of uncertainty around him considering he only got a few days to settle in and Freiburg's defence looked solid on the opening weekend which is why he isn't ranked higher.|
|8||Moussa Diaby||B04||vs FCA||13.1M||Leverkusen struggled to finish their chances and looked less than impressive but it is hard to overlook Diaby against Augsburg when he has scored in every home game against them including a hattrick the last time out.|
|10||Andrej Kramarić||FCB||vs BOC||11.3M||An "ultra-differential" considering he is owned by just 2% managers but it is hard to expect much considering Hoffenheim only had two shots against Borussia although they were down to 10 men for most of the game. Bochum's backline looks like a stopgap defence and it is hard to not see them concede even if Hoffenheim are atrocious.|
|1||Christopher Nkunku||RBL||vs KOE||15.4M||Scored a goal ✅
Led the league in shots ✅
Led the league in key passes ✅
The MVP hype is very real.
|3||Joshua Kimmich||FCB||vs WOB||15.4M||If you expect Bayern to score 3+ goals, there is a good chance that Kimmich will be involved.|
|4||Marco Reus||BVB||@SCF||14.4M||Reus is central to almost every Dortmund move in attack but the fact that he hasn't scored or assisted against Freiburg since three years puts me a bit off. That being said, the record is meant to be broken eventually.|
|6||Jesper Lindstrøm||SGE||@BSC||11M||This game won't be straightforward for Frankfurt but now that Kostić is gone, Lindstrøm has massive shoes to fill and will be even more important to the team in attack.|
|6||Florian Neuhaus||BMG||@S04||11.3M||I don't think much of central or deep-lying midfielders fantasy-wise but I can make an exception against Schalke.|
|7||Dani Olmo||RBL||vs KOE||12.4M||How do I know this game is broken? It rewards Olmo more with bonus points for wasting half of the team's chances than it does actual goal-scorers.
Note: He is a forward now not a mid.
|8||Anton Stach||M05||vs FCU||9.3M||As if Stach wasn't already good enough, he is now playing a lot more advanced than he did last season. This is an early call if you want to hop early on a future template player who is owned by just 4% managers.|
|9||Kevin Stöger||BOC||@TSG||5.4M||Call it a fluke or a wonder goal it won't change the fact that Stöger might be the most important player in attack for Bochum this season. He is similar to Stach with a high floor and might also score or assist occasionally.|
|10||Ritsu Doan||SCF||vs BVB||8.3M||Freiburg have won each of their last two home games against BVB but even Leverkusen's overpowered attack failed to score against them so it might be slim picking here.|
|1||Jeremie Frimpong||B04||vs FCA||11.1M||Plenty of attacking potential and one of the week's best clean sheet chances.|
|2||Alphonso Davies||FCB||vs WOB||15.1M||Bayern have kept a cleansheet against Wolfsburg in the last 3/4 home games. Davies had 0 involvement in the attack against SGE but I would like to think that getting him over Pavard should still pay off over the next three matchdays. Unless you can do better things with the 4.1M saved.|
|3||Ramy Bensebaini||BMG||@S04||11.2M||While I am never confident about Borussia keeping a cleansheet even against Schalke, him scoring another goal this week would be perfect.|
|4||David Raum||RBL||vs KOE||12.1M||A hot take but unless he gets a goal involvement I think Henrich will have better scores playing OOP from midfield.|
|5||Thomas Meunier||BVB||@SCF||8.2M||Pretty similar to Guerreiro right now and won't require an extra transfer if he ever moves to Manchester City (keyword: ever).|
|6||Christopher Lenz||SGE||@BSC||7M||Kostić is gone and Lenz should be in charge of spamming crosses in the box until Pellegrini arrives.|
|7||Julian Ryerson||FCU||@M05||5M||In just 60 minutes, he had four shots and finished on 14 points without a return. Imagine how destructive he could be if he gets more game time but for now he will be splitting minutes with Niko.|
|8||Aarón Martín||M05||vs FCU||8.1M||Widmer is a doubt but Martín is not a bad second choice to have.|
|9||Christian Günter||SCF||vs BVB||12.3M|
|1||Andrey Lunev||B04||vs FCA||3.9M||A good one-week punt but don't expect him to hold the spot beyond that.|
|2||Manuel Riemann||BOC||@TSG||8M||Decent cleansheet + saves potential.|
|3||Florian Müller||VFB||@SVW||7.3M||Werder Bremen are going to bombard his goal in this game so he could repeat last week's haul.|
|5||Mark Flekken||SCF||vs BVB||10.2M||Flekken has always been one for the big games.|
|1||Mitchel Bakker||DEF||B04||vs FCA||9M||If you watched Augsburg last week, I would be surprised if that snooze-fest didn't make you fall asleep.|
|3||Alexander Schwolow||GKP||S04||vs BMG||6.1M||If the first game of the season is anything to go by, Schwolow will be a very busy man in goal this season.|
|4||Oliver Christensen||GKP||BSC||vs SGE||3.9M|
|5||Karim Onisiwo||FWD||M05||vs FCU||9.4M||Burkardt was the one that drew most of the attention last season but Onisiwo looks much more sharper now and could thrive as a lone striker.|
|6||Kiliann Sildillia||DEF||SCF||vs BVB||3.4M|
|7||Mitchell Weiser||DEF||SVW||vs VFB||2.9M||Weiser pressed forward more than Fullkrug in the last game and it is only time till he is rewarded for it.|
|8||Leonardo Bittencourt||MID||SVW||vs VFB||5.2M|
|10||Jan Thielmann||MID||KOE||@RBL||7.4M||Koln are hell bent on turning him into a striker by playing him up top but thankfully the developers haven't noticed it yet.|
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