Erling Haaland’s hattrick last week against Bochum is a good sign as he now faces the worst team in the league in Greuther Fürth, which is why he is one of the top forwards in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 33.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCBvs VFB25.5MThough he isn't in contention to break his Bundesliga goal-scoring record anymore (he needs nine goals in two games), Lewandowski has eight goals and three assists in his last six games against Stuttgart, enough to warrant a top spot in our forward rankings.
2Erling HaalandBVB@SGF19.6M
3Serge GnabryFCBvs VFB18.1MThere are two types of teams that he loves playing against: a team that concedes lots of shots and his former clubs. VFB is both. He has four goals and four assists in his last three games vs Stuttgart, including a hattrick and two assists in the reverse fixture for 36 points.
4Marco ReusBVB@SGF17.5MIf Haaland is out against Greuther Fürth, Reus is one player I wouldn't mind having because some of his best scores have come in Haaland's absence.
5Mark UthKOEvs WOB11.4MKöln are in a four-game winning run and in serious contention for a top-four spot. They will be highly motivated against a Wolfsburg side that has been topsy-turvy, losing 3-0 against Augsburg, beating Arminia 4-0, getting thrashed by Dortmund 6-1, then thrashing Mainz 5-0 and only managing a point away against relegation-threatened Stuttgart.
6Breel EmboloBMG@SGE13.4MFive goals and an assist in his last six games is good enough that you would back him to score against a worn-out Frankfurt side that hasn't kept a cleansheet in four games. If you want to use your third forward spot on him is a different story, however.
7Anthony ModesteKOEvs WOB11.8M
8Patrick SchickB04@TSG17.2M
9Andrej KramarićTSGvs B0417.5M
10Sebastian PolterBOCvs DSC8.1MWhile Arminia have struggled to score, on the other end, they have conceded the most goals (11) and xGA (9.07) over the last four weeks. Polter is one of the most overlooked players with 10 G/A in 25 starts and could add to his tally in the early fixture.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBLvs FCA19.7MLeipzig's season has fallen apart in the space of 10 days. They have been knocked out of the Europa League, and a loss against Borussia last week means that UCL qualification isn't in their hands anymore. It is do or die for the Die Roten Bullen, and they can only rely on one man to help them salvage something this season.
2Jonas HofmannBMG@SGE16.2MHofmann is averaging 14 points per game in each start since he returned from injury and has been instrumental in improving the form of the players around him, such as Embolo and Stindl. He is an easy pick unless you are willingly looking for a red arrow, but it is worth noting that Borussia have only done well against "big teams" at home this season.
3Jamal MusialaFCBvs VFB13.1MMusiala has more goal involvements in his last three appearances off the bench than Müller has in his last nine starts and is easily the best Bayern midfielder *if he starts*
4Filip KostićSGEvs BMG19M
5Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs FCU17.4MGrifo for the floor. Sallai for the ceiling.
6Julian BrandtBVB@SGF12.5MGreat matchup, but Fürth's defence isn't as bad as it used to be or as bad as people make it seem.
7David RaumTSGvs B0413.1MIf you are looking for a midfielder from the first kick-off on Saturday, your only options are Grifo, Raum, and Brandt unless you are looking at differentials to gain ranks. Hoffenheim have been freely allowing goals, but Leverkusen's defense hasn't been at its best, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is a goal-fest.
8Anton StachM05@BSC6.8MIt isn't often that Bayern concede the most shots in a week and the second-highest xGA, but Stach deserves props for that with an assist, two shots, and seven key passes for 21 points. He is a reliable pick if you want a decent amount of points in the last two weeks with games against Hertha and Frankfurt.
9Gerrit HoltmannBOCvs DSC6.2MBased on current form, Arminia have the worst defence in the league, and Holtmann's trickery could be too hot to handle for right-back-less DSC.
10Suat SerdarBSCvs M0510MMainz have allowed 10 goals in their last three away games. Serdar hasn't been the most convincing player, but he isn't the worst differential either.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Raphael GuerreiroBVB@SGF14.2MBochum had the fewest goals away from home in the Bundesliga before they pumped four goals past Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park last week. So, I find it hard to trust Dortmund with a cleansheet here.
2Dayot UpamecanoFCBvs VFB13.8MDavies is predicted to be benched, and it might come as a surprise for some, but Upamecano has a better floor than him.
3Christian GünterSCFvs FCU14.1MFour assists and two goals in his last five games and counting.
4Josko GvardiolRBLvs FCA11.5MLeipzig have possibly the two best fixtures to end the season with games against Augsburg and Arminia, but it's a shame that the team isn't in good form.
5Marvin PlattenhardtBSCvs M056.1MHis form isn't as good as that of Günter, but he has three assists and three cleansheets in his last four games while averaging 12.25 points. If you expect Hertha to beat Mainz, he could be a good differential. Plus, he has a standalone fixture this week.
6Danilo SoaresBOCvs DSC7.2MDuring their nine-game winless run, Arminia have only managed to score three goals with a paltry xG of 4.47. Both are the lowest in the league.
7Ramy BensebainiBMG@SGE11MIf Arminia's numbers are bad, Frankfurt's aren't any better. They have failed to score in four of their last six games.
8Moussa NiakhatéM05@BSC7.3MThis is one game that could go either way. It is a toss-up between which Mainz defender is the best, but Niakhaté has an added advantage of penalties against the team that has conceded the most this season.
9Evan NdickaSGEvs BMG11.9MOutside pick for a cleansheet? Maybe, but he will undoubtedly be a big threat from set-pieces.
10Piero HincapiéB04@TSG7.3M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOCvs DSC6.3MOnly Bayern (13), Union (15), and Mainz (9) have conceded fewer goals at home this season than Bochum (16).
2Yann SommerBMG@SGE10.4MExpensive, but a good fallback keeper if your first choice fails this week.
3Mark FlekkenSCFvs FCU8.6M
4Marwin HitzBVB@SGF1M
5Marcel LotkaBSCvs M051.4MRotates with every popular keeper and is a good option if you want to go light in defence and heavy on attackers.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Marvin SchwäbeGKPKOEvs WOB1.7MSchwäbe has been a dependable budget keeper lately, with eight points in each of his last two games without a cleansheet.
2Taiwo AwoniyiFWDFCU@SCF10.1MIt seems easy to write off Union after their draw vs Fürth, but they are still in contention for a spot in Europe, and they will aim for three points against Freiburg.
3Luca NetzDEFBMG@SGE4.3M
4Andreas LindeGKPSGFvs BVB4.9M
5PaulinhoFWDB04@TSG7.2MIt hasn't been spoken about a lot, but Paulinho is in good form and has scored in his last two games.
6Patrick WimmerMIDDSC@BOC7M
7Alexander HackDEFM05@BSC5.6MDespite playing as a center-back, he had four shots and two key passes against Bayern last week for 19 points without a return.
8Frederik RønnowGKPFCU@SCF2.7M
9Marius WolfMIDBVB@SGF5.9M
10Ansgar KnauffFWDSGEvs BMG3.2MKnauff has been a relevation for Frankfurt thanks to his performances in the Europa League but is yet to fire in the Bundesliga. Probably the cheapest forward that will start this week.

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