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.
|1||Thomas Müller||FCB||@VFB||15.8M||Choupo-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.
|2||Randal Kolo Muani||SGE||@WOB||14.1M||A quick reminder that Kolo Muani has blanked in two games in a row just once this season.|
|3||Jamal Musiala||FCB||@VFB||15.9M||Slowly picking up form with Kimmich+Goretzka back in midfield but feels like an early sub risk with the PSG game coming up.|
|4||Karim Onisiwo||M05||vs TSG||11.6M||Mainz 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.
|6||Niclas Füllkrug||SVW||@FCA||9M||Likely holding him this week if Weiser returns.|
|7||Andrej Kramarić||TSG||@M05||14.1M||Hoffenheim 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.|
|8||Sardar Azmoun||B04||vs BSC||10.3M|
|9||Mergim Berisha||FCA||vs FCA||10.1M|
|10||Marcus Thuram||BMG||vs SCF||13.8M|
|1||Jonas Hofmann||BMG||vs SCF||16.6M||As 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.|
|2||Vincenzo Grifo||SCF||@BMG||16.9M||Was 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.|
|3||Christopher Nkunku||RBL||@BVB||17.7M||Nkunku 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.|
|4||Florian Wirtz||B04||vs BSC||13.1M||Pretty much the only Leverkusen attacker worth considering.|
|5||Marco Reus||BVB||vs RBL||15.5M||This 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.|
|6||Jae-Sung Lee||M05||vs TSG||7.8M||The 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.|
|7||Rodrigo Zalazar||S04||@BOC||4.6M||Schalke 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.|
|9||Christoph Baumgartner||TSG||@M05||14.3M||Kramarić 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.|
|1||Alphonso Davies||FCB||@VFB||18M||If you have Davies or plan to get him in, make sure to drop a small prayer hoping that he crosses 70 minutes this week.|
|2||Jeremie Frimpong||B04||vs BSC||13.8M|
|3||Josip Juranović||FCU||vs KOE||7.7M||With Gießelmann and Roussillon both being a doubt, Trimmel could still sneak a start in.|
|4||Moritz Jenz||S04||@BOC||3.5M||Bochum 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.|
|5||Anthony Jung||SVW||@FCA||2.5M||On set-pieces if Weiser remains out?|
|7||Mitchel Bakker||B04||vs BSC||9.6M|
|9||Danny da Costa||M05||vs TSG||5,6M|
|10||Paulo Otávio||WOB||vs SGE||8.7M||If you are predicting Wolfsburg to win.|
|1||Yann Sommer||FCB||@VFB||8.9M||One for star flexibility.|
|3||Frederik Rønnow||FCU||vs KOE||6.6M|
|4||Rafał Gikiewicz||FCA||vs SVW||7.1M||Saves + cleansheet potential.|
|5||Jiri Pavlenka||SVW||@FCA||5.9M||Saving a ton of shots and averaging 8.4 points over the last four games.|
|1||Henning Matriciani||DEF||S04||@BOC||1M||A defender from the most in-form defence in the league for just 1M is the biggest bargain you will find this week.|
|2||Tobias Sippel||GKP||BMG||vs SCF||1M||Well positioned to face a lot of shots this week.|
|3||Josip Stanišić||DEF||FCB||@VFB||3.7M||Some predict Pavard to start over him so be careful.|
|4||Ludovic Ajorque||FWD||M05||vs TSG||8.5M||Has returned in each of his last two home games.|
|6||Julian Ryerson||DEF||BVB||vs RBL||6.1M||Still a small chance that Guerreiro could start.|
|7||Kevin Behrens||FWD||FCU||vs KOE||5.2M|
|8||Philip Hofmann||FWD||BOC||vs S04||5.9M|
|10||Arne Engels||MID||FCA||vs SVW||1.6M|
|Bonus||Fabian Bredlow||GKP||VFB||vs FCB||1.3M|
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