Only seven matchdays remain in the 21-22 Bundesliga Fantasy season. In our player rankings for matchday 28, we navigate the tricky set of fixtures and growing list of injuries to pick the best players on unlimited transfers.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCB@SCF24.4MLewandowski has seven games to score 11 goals and beat the record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season (41) set by him. He is slightly doubtful this week, but if he does play, you have to have him; otherwise, that is a red arrow almost guaranteed as he has double-digit scores in each of his last 12 (!) games.
2Marco ReusBVBvs RBL16.7MOn paper, Leipzig seems to have a better team, especially with Haaland out, but Dortmund is their bogey team, and Reus is their chief tormentor. Other than his first game against the Bulls in 2017, he has scored in each of the six game against them—four goals and four assists in total.
3Alassane PléaBMGvs M0515.4MI am split about Pléa this week. Logic says that he should be avoided with a game against the second-best defence in the league. While the numbers say that he has four goals and four assists in his last seven games, so he is bound to have another great game against a team that has just one point from their last seven away games in the Bundesliga while conceding 15 goals.

I am leaning more towards the numbers, but I will let you decide.
4Thomas MüllerFCB@SCF20.3MEvery Bayern forward except Lewandowski seems to be struggling with form. Still, when it comes to every player's record against Freiburg, Müller stands out with a goal and four assists in his last three games against the Breisgau Brazilians.

If you want to play it safe, a double up on Bayern forwards might be the way to go.
5Saša KalajdžićVFB@DSC11.7MArminia are in the top five for xGA (Expected Goals Allowed) in three of the last four weeks. I would still keep an eye on whether Sosa starts.

Update: Sosa has been ruled out for the week.
6Moussa DiabyB04vs BSC15.2MAfter scoring seven goals and assisting one in a five-game run, he has blanked in his last three games. Maybe the purple patch is over.
7Andrej KramarićTSGvs BOC16.5MGreat play if you are looking for a differential but cannot justify placing him over more consistent forwards.
8Jonas WindWOB@FCA10.2M
9Karim OnisiwoM05@BMG9.7MOnisiwo is a interesting player. He does just enough to get at least 6+ points every game, but even with a goal or an assist, his ceiling seems to be just 11 points.

Also considered: André Silva
10Rafael Santos BorréSGEvs SGF10.1MI am finding it hard to consider him seriously despite the lack of options, even though he has a game against Fürth.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBLvs SGE19.2MNkunku is having his best season ever, and he just earned a rightfully deserved call-up to the NT, so he should be full of confidence.
That being said, I am still slightly skeptical because of Dortmund's record against Leipzig. However, Nkunku is still essential and one of the few viable midfielders (if any) with a standalone fixture this week.
2Filip KostićSGEvs SGF18.1MKostić's form has been unconvincing, to say the least, with one assist in his last seven games, but my bias says that he is still one of the best midfielders as long as he keeps churning out bonus points consistently. If you are looking to gain ranks, this might be a good week to punt on a different star midfielder.
3Joshua KimmichFCB@SCF18.3MAveraging 11 points in his last four games, but he is on baby watch currently. So you might be better off avoiding him.
4David RaumTSGvs BOC12.4M
5Jesper LindstrømSGEvs SGF9.7M
6Chris FührichVFB@DSC6.3MYou can't go wrong by picking a player that loves to spam shots against a team that can't stop conceding them.
7Patrick WimmerDSCvs VFB6.7MYeah, they have struggled to score lately but relegation is on the horizon and if they have to break their goal drought and maybe win some points then a game against fellow relegation contenders Stuttgart is their best shot. At this point Wimmer might be a good differential.

"You cannot predict a player's form but you know when they have a good fixture." - A fantasy football champion whose name I can't recall
8Christoph BaumgartnerTSGvs BOC12.6M
9Maximilian ArnoldWOB@FCA13.5MArnold has double-digit scores in each of his last two games and tends to do well against teams that bunker and sit back.
10Karim BellarabiB04vs BSC6.4MIdeally, it would've been Demirbay in this spot, but he is suspended, and his replacement Paulinho is listed as a forward. Remind me to write a petition so that the Bundesliga Fantasy developers fix the positions next season.
BonusLars StindlBMGvs M0513.1MIs likely to be subbed off early and hasn't scored since matchday four, but that's just how bad the options are this week.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Evan NdickaSGEvs SGF11.5MThere is no clear-cut #1 defender this week, but Ndicka has been incredibly consistent with scores of 6+ in each of his last five games, and his set-piece threat makes him stand out against the team that has conceded the most set-piece goals.
2Ramy BensebainiBMGvs M0510.8M
3Dayot UpamecanoFCB@SCF13.1MFreiburg, Augsburg, and Arminia in consecutive games is a genuine chance to keep at least two cleansheets. It is worth noting that they have conceded in each of their last seven games against Freiburg.
4Raphaël GuerreiroBVBvs RBL14.2MHighly unlikely Dortmund will keep a cleansheet against Leipzig, so Guerreiro is this high on the list based on his goal threat and the fact that he has an early fixture next week.
5Mitchell BakkerB04vs BSC6.3MA decent match on paper, but Hertha will be full of confidence after ending Hoffenheim's six-game unbeaten run with a 3-0 win last matchday.
6Kevin MbabuWOB@FCA10.4MWolfburg's defence is atrocious, but a standalone fixture against Augsburg, who will be missing Hahn and Gregoritsch-the only players who seem to have some goal threat for the team-makes Mbabu worth a shout. Plus, he has a home game against Arminia next week.
7Joško GvardiolRBL@BVB11.1M
8Niko GießelmannFCUvs KOE5.3M
9Pavel KadeřábekTSGvs BOC9.8M
10Aarón MartínM05@BMG4.1MStill the best enabler in the game, and it wouldn't surprise me if Mainz kept a cleansheet against Borussia.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kevin TrappSGEvs SGF9.7MRotates with Schwäbe in each of the next five matchdays.
2Manuel NeuerFCB@SCF12.6MIf you have over 10M+ in the bank like most managers that you don't know what to do with, maybe you can take a chance with one of the most reliable keepers in the game. Just make sure to leave enough room for Haaland next week.
3Mark FlekkenSCFvs FCB8.3MDoesn't have the best ceiling but still one of the most consistent keepers in the game.
4Stefan OrtegaDSCvs VFB8.2MThis feels like the game where he could save a ton of shots.
5Frederik RønnowFCUvs KOE2.6MOne-week punt against a Köln team without Modeste, who is responsible for almost half of their goals.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Anton StachMIDM05@BMG5.9MA quick reminder that before the postponed games, Stach was averaging 10.3 points per game in his last six matches mainly because of the volume of shots he was taking.
2Andreas LindeGKPSGF@SGE4.8MOther than the game against Leipzig and Bayern, where he conceded six and four goals, Linde has done pretty well with scores of 8, 8, 7, and 11 points.
3Konstantinos MavropanosDEFVFB@DSC5.9MNot that I am expecting a cleansheet in a relegation six-pointer, but the fact remains that Arminia haven't scored even once in their last four games.
4Marvin SchwäbeGKPKOE@FCU1.2MThe most popular keeper pick on wildcard along with Flekken and Trapp.
5Lukas NmechaFWDWOB@FCA8.7M
6Gerrit HoltmannMIDBOC@TSG6MHoltmann had four shots, two key passes, and 10 points in 70 minutes before the game against Borussia was postponed.
7Florian KainzMIDKOE@FCU9.3M
8Pavao PervanGKPWOB@FCA1MDecent cleansheet odds and is guaranteed to start this week in Casteel's absence.
9Ishak BelfodilFWDBSC@B046.2M
10IagoDEFFCAvs WOB7.8MWith so many attackers absent, Augsburg might try to bunker in this game.

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