It is a quick turnaround in Bundesliga fantasy as the penultimate week of the “Englische Woche” is upon us and fantasy managers will look to capitalize on the games as they come quickly one after the another. These are our Bundesliga fantasy player rankings for matchday 12:


Note: Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out for the game against Hoffenheim by RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann due to ankle injury.


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RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiFCB@WOB21MThere must be very few players if any who can boast a record as good as that of Lewandowski against his favorite opponents Wolfsburg. He has scored 21 goals and assisted eight in just 19 Bundesliga games against them. This includes a 10 game streak where he has scored or assisted against the wolves dating back to to his five goals in nine minutes game back in the 15/16 season.
2Matheus CunhaBSCVs M0514.3MMainz might've got the double over Hertha last season but this blue-whites team is much better now (atleast on paper) and so is Cunha. This is one of the biggest shot spammers going up against the team that ranks second for both goals and shots conceded.
3Leon BaileyB04@KOE13.3MBailey has turned a new page this season and is in red-hot form scoring nine goals and assisting two in his last nine competitive games. Alario who returns from injury is also another option.
4Nicolás GonzálezVFBVs FCU8.9MGets the nod for me above Silas because he is a forward that actually plays as one and not a wing-back. He also takes over the spot-kick duties from him.
5Kingsley ComanFCBVs WOB14.4M
6Silas WamangitukaVFBVs FCU8.8MEven though he is a wing-back, he plays like a winger and isn't afraid of taking shots which explains his seven goals and three assists in 11 games this season. Including a brace in the last two. The reintroduction of González, however, should reduce some of his involvement. He is one yellow card away from suspension.
7Andre SilvaSGEVs BMG16M
8Ermedin DemirovićSCF@S046.9MStreich hyped him up just to bench him against Arminia but that just makes it more difficult to believe that he will be benched again.
9Alassane PléaBMG@SGE16M
10Andrej KramarićTSGVs RBL15.5MStill featuring on this list because he is in the predicted lineups but Bebou isn't. He had eight goals in four games before they started in games together but make of it what you want.

Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Vincenzo GrifoSCF@S0413.3MMake that the third game in a row with 14+ points for Grifo but those matchups weren't even as good as this one.
2Leroy SanéFCBVs WOB17.2MIn their last three H2Hs against each other, Bayern have scored an average of four goals every game. If goals are to be expected in the multiples of two again then Sané is my midfield pick of the week from Bayern.
3Christopher NkunkuRBL@TSG15MThe center back pairing of Vogt and Nordtveit against a offensively strong team might spell trouble for Hoffenheim again.
4Giovanni ReynaBVB@SVW8.5MIn much better form than Sancho and also seems more motivated.
5Florian WirtzB04@KOE7.8MIt is a toss up between him and Amiri for who will get more points.
6Daniel Caligiuri FCA@DSC10.5M
7Lars StindlBMG@SGE13.3MFrankfurt simply can't stop conceding and M'gladbach's well rested attackers could make quickwork of them.
8Ritsu DōanDSCVs FCA7.9MLooking at Augsburg's recent form, I feel like this game could go either way so you could interchange Doan and Caligiuri's rankings based on how you think this game goes.
9Daichi KamadaSGEVs BMG13M
10Jadon SanchoBVB@SVW18M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christian GünterSCF@S0411.9M
2AngeliñoRBL@TSG15.3MLeverkusen exposed Hoffenheim's defensive frailty and who else could be a better shout than Leipzig's top goal-scorer in the Bundesliga in... Angeliño?
3Borna SosaVFBVs FCU4.4MFree kicks, corner kicks and plays for an attacking team that have scored the second most goals this season. Including five against Dortmund last week. Simply the best value for a defender at 4.4M. Even better this week with Union missing Kruse.
4Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@SVW15.3MThe caretaker manager saying he will play aggressive football is a good sign. I don't like the idea of Guerreiro possibly playing as a full-back though.
5Christopher TrimmelFCU@VFB10.3MUnion full-backs are suddenly getting attacking returns and bonus in the absence of Kruse. It is no coincidence. The team is getting their full-backs more involved in the attack again. He is also one yellow card away from suspension.
6Lucas HernandezFCBVs WOB11.8MWolfsburg have failed to score in their last three games against Bayern.
7Maximilian MittelstädtBSCVs M058.1M
8Lars BenderB04@KOE10.2MI love table-toppers Leverkusen's chance at a cleansheet in this game but Koln is a gritty team.
9IagoFCA@DSC5M
10Kevin MbabuWOB@FCB10.3MA good source of bonus points if you don't expect Bayern to thrash Wolfsburg again.

Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Gregor KobelVFBVs FCU5.2M
2Rafał GikiewiczFCA@DSC7.3MArminia has the lowest number of shots at goal this season and least goals scored and while that might not generate much cheer, it gives Gikiewicz a fair chance at a cleansheet.
3Stefan OrtegaDSCVs FCA5.4M
4Florian MüllerSCF@S043.3M
5Robin ZentnerM05@BSC4.6M

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By Trevor Baretto

The creator of the website, he is proud of the fact that he was 35th at his peak in Bundesliga Fantasy last season despite tumbling to 119th in the last 4 weeks.