Just two matchdays remain for a wildcard, but it couldn’t come sooner with plenty of new names added to the injury list, such as Hofmann, Gvardiol, Reus, Guerreiro and Nico Schlotterbeck. It is all about avoiding potential absentees in our injury-struck Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 26.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCB@TSG23.8M
2Alassane PléaBMGvs BSC15.2MThe only team worse than Borussia right now is Hertha who have conceded an average of 5.6 goals in their last three games. Pléa is in the form of his life, so I am confident that he will add to his tally of two goals and four assists in just the last five matches against Hertha. Plus, he has an early fixture next week against Bochum.
3Leroy SanéFCB@TSG17.3M
4Moussa DiabyB04vs KOE15.2MLeverkusen are flying right now and have scored the most goals in the last six games with 20 (tied with BVB). Diaby has been involved in eight of them.
5Donyell MalenBVBvs DSC14.1MHe is no Haaland but other than Reus, Malen has been BVB's most active player in the attack lately and with his improving form, could be a good differential against Arminia.
6Saša KalajdžićVFBvs FCU11.2M
7Thomas MüllerFCB@TSG20.1MHoffenheim are Bayern's boogie team and have won three of their last five Bundesliga home games against the Bavarians, so I am a bit skeptical about doubling up on Bayern forwards this week. Especially when you consider Hoffenheim's good form, quietly pushing them to 4th on the table.
8Anthony ModesteKOE@B0410.3M
9André SilvaRBL@SGF17.2MExpected to start but I don't fully trust Tedesco since Silva has come off the bench in the last three games.
10Marcus ThuramBMGvs BSC12.8MIf you are short on budget to get Pléa.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Florian WirtzB04vs KOE15MThe reverse fixture was an open game with a final score of 2-2, and I am expecting more of the same this time around.
2Filip KostićSGEvs BOC17.9MKostić was excellent against Hertha and Real Betis in the midweek Europa League game and could continue his good form against Bochum, who are missing three first-team defenders this week (Soares, Leitsch and Gamboa).
3Christopher NkunkuRBL@SGF18.5MIf trends are anything to go by, Nkunku will score in this game, considering he blanked against Freiburg last week.
4Patrick WimmerDSC@BVB6.7MThe Wolf-Can-Pongračić-Schulz back four is one of the worst backlines on paper I have seen in the Bundesliga. Arminia have only scored once in their last four games, but I would be more shocked if they don't score against BVB this week.
Note: Wimmer is a slight doubt for this week.
5Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs WOB16MGrifo seems to be in and out of form instantly, so it is almost impossible to predict when he could do well. Possibly the best star option from the first set of games? Maybe considering Wolfsburg's atrocious away form (four points in the last six away games while conceding 12 goals).
6Daichi KamadaSGEvs BOC12.4MMore involved than both Kostić and Lindstrøm over the last two games and worth considering if you expect Frankfurt to score plenty of goals in this game.
7Julian BrandtBVBvs DSC12.1MNo Dortmund midfielder is in form so picking one is more of a coin toss. Bellingham did have a goal in the reverse fixture, however.
8Joshua KimmichFCB@TSG17.9MThere aren't many viable options in fantasy this week, but Kimmich has been fairly decent over the last two games with an assist, four shots, eight key passes and scores of 10 and 16.
9Dani OlmoRBL@SGF12.6MFürth have conceded the least goals at home in the last six games (3, tied with Mainz), so I would save that double up for another week.
10Amine AdliB04vs KOE8.8M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Nico SchlotterbeckSCFvs WOB10.1MA doubt for this week but still a great pick if he starts considering that only Hertha have scored fewer goals (3) than Wolfsburg (4) in the last six away games and the fact that they only managed an xG of 0.41 against out of form Union.
2AngeliñoRBL@SGF15MBased on current form, Leipzig have the best away defence in the last six games with only seven goals conceded, whereas Fürth have the second-worst attack at home after FC Köln (3) with only six goals scored in their last six home games.
3Borna SosaVFB@FCU11.2MUnion have only scored in one of their last five Bundesliga games (3-1 win against Mainz on MD24), so in-form Sosa is a great differential star for this week.
4Jeremie FrimpongB04vs KOE8.2M
5Jeremiah St. JusteM05-6.4MKudos if you brought him St. Juste last week despite him being injured. That is another nine points this week without playing a single minute.
6Evan NdickaSGEvs BOC11.4M
7Stefan LainerBMGvs BSC8.5MWith another playmaker being injured for Borussia (Hofmann), we could see Lainer and Netz play a lot higher up the pitch.
8Niklas SüleFCB@TSG11.5MSüle isn't playing as a right-back but is still able to generate plenty of bonus for shots and duels won.
9Christopher TrimmelFCUvs VFB10.1MWith a good matchup and set-piece duties to add to his upside against one of the worst set-piece defending teams, he is one differential to consider.
10Maxence LacroixWOB@SCF9.9MA bit hot-headed and can't keep himself away from getting yellow and red cards but still the best Wolfsburg defender in fantasy. Not that I am expecting a cleansheet.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Mark FlekkenSCFvs WOB8.2MThere is a possibility that Flekken keeps a cleansheet in both the games before the IB with games against Wolfsburg and Fürth.
2Frederik RønnowFCUvs VFB2.7MIf you need a budget keep this week, Rønnow is as good a shot-stopper as Flekken and Ortega.
3Manuel RiemannBOC@SGE5.9MRiemann had a 20-pointer the last time these two sides met with a penalty and six shots saved.
4Lukáš HrádeckýB04vs KOE9.5MHrádecký has an individual fixture for the last two matchdays so he rotates with almost every keeper.
5Andreas LindeSGFvs RBL5.1M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Chris FührichMIDVFB@FCU5.9M
2Aarón CaricolDEFM05-3.9MSeven points this week + has a game against Arminia next.
3Lucas AlarioFWDB04vs KOE9.5MPaulinho is also worth a shout because he spams shots a lot, but Alario is more likely to score.
4Luca NetzDEFBMGvs BSC4.1M
5Niko GießelmannDEFFCUvs VFB5.3M
6Nico SchulzDEFBVBvs DSC4.6MIf Wimmer and Okugawa miss out, then even Dortmund's atrocious defence has a glimmer of hope of keeping a cleansheet.
7Gerrit HoltmannMIDBOC@SGE5.8M
8Oliver ChristensenGKPBSC@BMG1MCould take over Schwolow's spot between the sticks but that is yet to be seen.
9Taiwo AwoniyiFWDFCUvs VFB8.8M
10Marvin SchwäbeGKPKOE@B041.1MAnother enabler that is worth a shout is Wolfburg's Pervan.

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