Bundesliga Fantasy is back for the final matchday before yet another international break and unlimited transfers that come with it. This week at the top of our player rankings are Bayern Munich, who have flipped a switch after losing 5-0 to Borussia Mönchengladbach, scoring five goals in each of their two games since then.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCBvs SCF19.1MAs good as Freiburg are, I think their unbeaten run ends in this match. Bayern have scored five goals in each of their last two games since being thrashed 5-0, and Lewandowski has had a hand in six of those goals.
2Leroy SanéFCBvs SCF15.2MAll he needs to do is start, and the number of shots that and pass to shots that he spams will ensure that he has a good score.
3Wout WeghorstWOBvs FCA15.1MIt can be difficult to trust him after a run of mediocre performances under a bad coach. Still, considering how good Nmecha has been up top under Kohfeldt with two goals in the same number of games (8 shots and 3 KP in total), I think Weghorst can do even better if Covid-19 did not have any severe effect on him.
4Thomas MüllerFCBvs SCF16.7MMüller has been flying under the radar again despite being the only forward to have double-digit scores in the last two games other than Lewandowski.
5Lucas AlarioB04@BSC9.5MLeverkusen bounced back massively after the loss against Wolfsburg with a 4-0 win against Real Betis, with Diaby scoring twice and assisting two goals. This week is another coin toss between him and Alario, but Diaby has never scored or assisted in his three starts against Hertha, whereas Alario has four goals and three assists against them in just six games.
6Andrej KramarićTSG@BOC15.9MKramarić might've scored above 10 points in his last 4/5 games, but playing Bochum away can be extremely tricky considering they've kept a clean sheet in 3/4 home games this season.
7Taiwo AwoniyiFCU@KOE8.5M
8Marco ReusBVB@RBL14.7M
9Hamadi Al GhaddiouiVFBvs DSC4.2MIf Sosa finally fires in this game then Al Ghaddioui could be a great differential as he is owned by just 1% of managers.
10Anthony ModesteKOEvs FCU8MTook an incredible seven shots last week but failed to score.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBLvs BVB15.9MNkunku is on a mission to prove why he should be in the same conversation as some of the world’s biggest talents, such as Haaland Mbappé with the form he is in. The fact that he has more goals in the Champions League (5) in a group consisting of Manchester City and PSG than the Bundesliga (4) is a testament to his potential.
2Filip KostićSGE@SGF15.6MAssuming that he is cleared to play on Sunday. JP Hauge is high on my list of differentials if he doesn’t start because he could be destructive on the left flank against Greuther Fürth in his absence.
3Dominik SzoboszlaiRBLvs BVB11.5MWhen it comes to fantasy, Nkunku+Szoboszlai is almost as good as Lewandowski+Müller. Especially if Szoboszlai is on every set-piece from corners to penalties.
4Florian WirtzB04@BSC12.6MWirtz was another player that starred in the midweek Europa League win with a goal and assist.
5Jonas HofmannBMG@M0513.8MHe is in good form and worth a shout for the early game but Mainz usually means trouble when you own attacking players against them.
6Yannick GerhardtWOBvs FCA6.9MOne could make an argument for Arnold being the best midfielder from Wolfsburg now that he has more attacking freedom. Still, the much cheaper Gerhardt has always stood out as a better long-term option last season when he played in an attacking role.
7Philipp FörsterVFBvs DSC5.7MExpected to play OOP as a striker against the team that is second for most shots conceded so far after Stuttgart.
8Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@BOC11.7M
9Julian BrandtBVB@RBL10.9M
10Joshua KimmichFCBvs SCF16.8MIf you own Kimmich, it might be time to let go and consider other options because he is simply not generating enough attacking bonus points and hasn't contributed even once in Bayern's last 24 goals across seven games.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Paulo OtávioWOBvs FCA10.2MThe new manager bounce is real. What is the proof? Wolfsburg went from having the best defence in the Bundesliga to conceding in eight games in a row across all competitions to not conceding a single goal from open play against two dangerous attacking teams (Leverkusen and RB Salzburg) under Kohfeldt.

Fun fact: Leverkusen only had one shot on target in the entire game against Wolfsburg last week. It was the penalty that Alario missed at 90+6'
2Jeremie FrimpongB04@BSC7.8M
3Alphonso DaviesFCBvs SCF14.2MThe best Bayern defender in fantasy, but an early sub is always a looming threat considering he has started in each of their last three games.
4Niko GießelmannFCU@KOE4.5M
5Silvan WidmerM05vs BMG7.6M
6Borna SosaVFBvs DSC10.8MSosa has blanked in his last four games, but he could have a great game on both ends against the worst attack in the league. Especially with the towering Al Ghaddioui (closest thing to Saša) to spam crosses to.
7Ramy BensebainiBMG@M0510.5MIf Borussia switch to four at the back, Bensebaini might be better than Scally with his spot-kicks.
8Christian GünterSCF@FCB13MGünter could certainly get some points to his name like Gießelmann did last week, but the Bayern team after they've been thrashed is the most dangerous Bayern.
9AngeliñoRBLvs BVB14.3MDortmund might be struggling, but Leipzig’s defence has been so bad that they've conceded the most goals after four UCL games (13). There is also the fact that Leipzig haven't beaten Dortmund in the last 10 Bundesliga games, which makes me feel that they won't keep a clean sheet over here.
10Danilo SoaresBOCvs TSG6.5M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOCvs TSG5.6MThis could be one of those games where he saves a ton of shots.
2Lukáš HrádeckýB04@BSC9M
3Robin ZentnerM05vs BMG6.1MIf you want a keeper for a week that rotates with Riemann, Flekken and Bredlow.
4Mark FlekkenSCF@FCB7.2MFlekken hasn't scored below five points in any games this season, so there isn't any reason to doubt why he can't do it against Bayern.
5Fabian BredlowVFBvs DSC1.6M50/50 that he starts.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Joe ScallyDEFBMG@M053MStill the best budget enabler by far.
2Jonathan BurkardtFWDM05vs BMG7M
3Sebastian BornauwDEFWOBvs FCA6.5MThe cheapest defender from Wolfsburg and has set-piece threat that could come into play against Augsburg.
4Robin HackDEFDSC@VFB5.5MStuttgart are missing many key players in defence such as Kempf, Mavropanos and Müller so Arminia's Hack could be a great boom or bust differential pick considering the amount of shots that he takes every game.
5Aymen BarkokMIDSGE@SGF3.3M
6Piero HincapiéDEFB04@BSC6.6M
7Rafael Santos BorréFWDSGE@SCF7.8MI am not too high on Borré this week, considering he has scored just once this season, and he might struggle even more if Kostić misses out.
8Danny BlumFWDBOCvs TSG3.5MThe man who has ruined Frankfurt's and Borussia's clean sheets in his last two games.
9Kevin AkpogumaDEFTSG@BOC5.5MAkpoguma is an expert at getting jammy clean sheets and attacking returns.
10Marius FunkGKPSGFvs SGE1M

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