Now that the second international break is coming to an end, we have the following four matchdays to look forward to in Bundesliga Fantasy until another break. But before that, we have to navigate through a tricky matchday 8 with lots of big names missing out, and these are our player rankings for the week to help you out!


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCB@B0418.4MThe last few weeks have been disappointing by his standards, but leaving him out of your team is just a red arrow waiting to happen.
2Erling HaalandBVBvs M0517.6MIf you watched the video of Haaland destroying the target board like me, you would feel confident that he is fit enough to terrorize defences again. I would still keep an eye out.
3Breel EmboloBMGvs VFB10.3MEmbolo rarely ever starts because he is injured most of the times, but when he does, he is one of the most dangerous players on the pitch and is a safe bet for attacking bonus points.
4Andrej KramarićTSGvs KOE15.4MIt was typical of Hoffenheim to beat Wolfsburg then lose to a struggling Stuttgart side the next week, but I expect them to bounce back against The Billy Goats. If budget isn't a constraint, I would rather have Kramarić for the early kick-off than try my luck on Modeste/Andersson.
5Patrik SchickB04vs FCB14.6MAlthough it isn't the most favorable fixture, Schick has been one of the most underrated forwards this season, and he is third only to Lewandowski and Haaland for fantasy points. He is also second for shots behind Lewandowski.
6Leroy SanéFCB@B0414.8MWhile setting up your wildcard team, don't forget to consider one of the most in-form players in the league who is averaging almost 12 points a game over the last four matchdays.
7Sebastian AnderssonKOE@TSG8.8MJust when everyone was jumping on the Modeste train, Andersson ruined the party.

Modeste vs Andersson over the last two weeks:

Shots: 3 vs 10
Goals: 0 vs 1
xG: 0.18 vs 1.44

There is a clear winner between these two when they both start.
8Marco ReusBVBvs M0514MMarco Reus boasts of an incredible record against Mainz with 13 goals and 7 assists in just 22 games and even though he is more tempting if Haaland misses out, this Mainz team is a different gravy under Bo Svensson.
9Gonçalo PaciênciaSGEvs BSC4.5MIt is easy to forget that Paciência was one of the most sought after forwards in the game at one point but after an underwhelming season with Schalke and a heavy discount, he has been reunited with Kostić. I have more faith in his ability to score goals than Borré, and Lammers and he seems to be quite the bargain at 4.5M as he should also be on penalties.
10Emil ForsbergRBL@SCF11.6MSilva doesn't look as dangerous as he did with Kostić around him, and at this point, Forsberg might just be better for fantasy.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Filip KostićSGEvs BSC15.2MKostić vs Nkunku is a massive star dilemma but Freiburg have put their defensive dog days behind them meanwhile Hertha have conceded the most goals with 20 in just seven games. They have also conceded the second-highest xGA over the past four matchdays (7.69) after Bochum (10.25) who had much tougher fixtures. Another big game from Kostić might be on the cards.
2Christopher NkunkuRBL@SCF15.3M
3Lars StindlBMGvs VFB13.3MEven though Hofmann is in better form and might be on penalties, I will stick to my theory that Stindl is better against weaker teams and Hofmann against stronger ones. There is also the fact that Stindl has a goal in each of his last two Bundesliga games against Stuttgart.
4Florian WirtzB04vs FCB12.4MThese are two of the best attacking teams going up against each other so I would expect some goals and it is too hard to ignore Wirtz when he is averaging 1.08 G/A per game!
5Joshua KimmichFCB@B0416.4M
6Leon GoretzkaFCB@B0415.1MAlthough I've ranked Kimmich higher, I have to acknowledge that Goretzka has been taking a lot more shorts and getting into much more advanced positions over the past few matchdays. It is too early to say, but he might hit his annual purple patch soon, where he scores goals consistently and then fades away.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@VFB11.6MIt is difficult to trust Hoffenheim but Baumgartner is their only attacker that has some form with an average of 9.5 points over his last four games.
8Eduard LöwenBOC@SGF5.3MI might seem crazy for recommending such a random player but he has nine shots, four key passes and scores of 13 and 8 in the only two games he has started this season. Not too bad for a budget midfielder who is also on set-pieces and now he plays one of the worst defences in the league in Greuther Fürth.
9Julian BrandtBVBvs M0510.4MA very tempting pick since Rose is playing him to his strengths but also a huge gamble against the best defence in the league.
10André HahnFCAvs DSC8MI believe in form > fixtures, but if Augsburg had to turn their form around, it would have to be in this game. There are much better differentials out there, but if you strongly believe that Augsburg will score goals in this match, I would recommend Hahn.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1AngeliñoRBL@SCF14.1MI am still a bit sceptical of Angeliño, but no other premium defender has a better game this week and next as he plays Greuther Fürth on MD9.
2Niklas SüleFCB@B0411.3MUnless a certain defender moves to jail early and pushes him to center-back, I would take right-back Süle over Davies any day.
3Joe ScallyBMGvs VFB2.5MAs if Stuttgart weren't badly hit by injuries already, they have now lost more key players to Covid-19. This could get ugly.
4Martin HintereggerSGEvs BSC11.5MHinteregger is a massive threat from set-pieces and Hertha have already conceded six of them so there is great potential for a clean sheet + goal over here.
5Benno SchmitzKOEvs SGF5M
6Danilo SoaresBOC@SGF6MA clean sheet is a bit of a long shot considering they have conceded 10 goals over their last three games but still worth a shout as a differential.
7Niko GießelmannFCU@M054.3M
8Kevin MbabuWOB@FCU10.9MThis feels like just the kind of game for him to win an absurd number of duels.
9Anderson LucoquiM05@BVB6.3MThe team with the least goals conceded (5) and most clean sheets (4) deserve a shout regardless of who they face.
10Jeremie FrimpongB04vs FCB7.8M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel RiemannBOCvs SGF5.2M
2Mark FlekkenSCFvs RBL6.8MWith his form, you can expect points even in tough games. His ceiling is even higher against attacking teams such as Leipzig. Just a shame that he doesn't rotate too well with the budget keepers.
3Lukáš HrádeckýB04vs FCB9.1MSame as above.
4Stefan OrtegaDSC@FCA7.8MIn a game of the two worst attacking teams in the league, it is hard to pick a winner.
5Robin ZentnerM05@BVB6.5MJust a hunch that he will get a lot of saves in this game.

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Fabian BredlowGKPVFB@BMG1.3MYou might remember Bredlow from that one game he started last season where he got 10 points just for saving shots.
2Almamy TouréDEFSGEvs BSC5.4MChandler will be playing as a wing-back and Touré as a center-back, but he loves bombing forward and firing wayward shots no matter where he plays.
3Marius FunkGKPSGFvs BOC1.3MGreuther Fürth have been steadily improving, and Funk could be a great option if you have another keeper that rotates with him.
4Robert GumnyDEFFCAvs DSC3.4MThe most attacking defender from this fixture.
5Andi ZeqiriFWDFCAvs DSC5.1MAugsburg's on-loan striker from Brighton who scored a goal in the last game.
6Omar MarmoushFWDVFB@BMG3.8M
7Atakan KarazorDEFVFB@BMG2.6MThe enablers on this list have much better fixtures, but Karazor is a bonus points magnet when he plays OOP in midfield.

Hiroki Ito is also worth a shout since he costs just 1M.
8Jan ThielmannMIDKOE@TSG3.7M
9Jordan BeyerDEFBMGvs VFB1.8M
10Nico SchulzDEFBVBvs M055.6M

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