World Cup Fantasy: International Friendlies and Observations

Ahead of the World Cup Fantasy game’s start, tipster Bakchod FPL looks at the results of the international friendlies before the start of the tournament and the best players in each game.


A couple of friendlies did take place over the last few days; analyzing the same in this post and checking what it means for #WCFantasy assets.

🇦🇪 UAE 0-5 Argentina 🇦🇷

  • Argentina lined up in a 4-3-3 with Alvarez-Messi-Di Maria upfront; Lautaro didn’t start, and neither did he come on during the match.
  • Di Maria was excellent with two 2G 1A in 45 mins – the first was a volley, and in the second, he dribbled past a defender and the keeper; he also consistently sent in good crosses from the right.
  • Messi was also continuously involved, with seven shots and 1G 1A; he took a few shots from outside the box and sent a free kick over the bar.
  • Rodrigo De Paul played the complete 90 mins and had 1A; he can be a good bench player at 5M.
  • Argentina’s defence looked sturdy for most of the match; Lisandro did pick up a yellow card but had a good game overall.


🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 0-1 Croatia 🇭🇷

  • KSA looked better than Croatia in the game, in fact, they had more shots than Croatia – 13 (with one on target), while Croatia had seven (with two on target).
  • However, this was Croatia’s bench team. Only two players (keeper Dominik Livaković and midfielder Marcelo Brozović) of the starting 11 are expected to start in the MD1 game vs Morocco.
  • Key targets Modrić and Perišić came on in the 65th minute. Modrić did assist the winner scored by Kramarić, only ~25 minutes, but neither Modrić nor Perišić looked impressive in the time that they were on.
  • Recency bias, but after watching the highlights of these two matches, I am inclined to make the Modrić to Di Maria (both 8.5M) move and double up on Argentina’s attack.
  • I was impressed by Mohamed Kanno of KSA. He had a few good chances (even hitting the post on one occasion); the midfielder is priced at only 4M.


🇴🇲 Oman 0-1 Germany 🇩🇪

  • While they did get a winner in the 80th minute, Germany didn’t look very convincing.
  • There were gaps in the defence that Oman didn’t capitalize on; there was buildup, but final passes were missing, or incorrect passes were made.
  • Sané had five shots in total, but none were really good chances; Gündoğan and Goretzka looked decent, but I don’t think I will be getting any German assets in my team based on this performance.
  • Germany start off their campaign with games against Japan and Spain, both tricky fixtures.


🇬🇭 Ghana 2-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭

  • Ghana dominated the game and had a lot of chances; Ghana had 11 shots (with six on target), and Switzerland had seven shots (with none of them being on target).
  • Salisu and Semenyo scored goals, and Jordan Ayew created many chances for Ghana.


🇵🇹 Portugal 4-0 Nigeria 🇳🇬

  • Portugal had 61% of the possession, 12 shots (five on target) vs four for Nigeria (three on target).
  • Fernandes had four shots (apart from the penalty) in the 45 minutes he was on; Felix had three shots; Ronaldo wasn’t in the squad.
  • Fernandes is priced at 9.5M, ~1M cheaper than the premiums; I don’t think a premium asset like KDB/Neymar should be downgraded to get Fernandes in. However, someone like Modric/Sane can be upgraded. Fernandes is currently owned by only 10% of World Cup Fantasy teams.
  • Portugal does have a tricky group, though, with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.
  • Cancelo didn’t start/come on; Dalot started as RB, did assist the first Fernandes goal and conceded a penalty as well (saved by Patricio).


🇯🇴 Jordan 1-3 Spain 🇪🇸

  • Spain had 73% of the possession and 16 shots (six on target).
  • Fati had four shots and scored the opener for Spain, and he did create a couple of chances.
  • However, at 7.5M, I don’t think he should be considered; if you can’t afford a premium forward, Richarlison or Batshuayi are budget picks. Núñez at 9M can be considered as well if you don’t have the extra ~1.5M for a premium pick.
  • Sarabia also had four shots in the 58 minutes that he was on and started up front on the right in the 4-3-3; also priced at 7.5M, but better options are available.
  • I haven’t considered any Spain assets till now, and I don’t plan on getting any after this friendly either; incidentally, both Fati and Sarabia have ownership of <1%.


🇧🇪 Belgium 1-2 Egypt 🇪🇬

  • Belgium had 67% of the possession, eight shots (with two on target) vs six for Egypt (five on target).
  • KDB was on for 45 minutes, and he didn’t have a good game; his error, in fact, led to Egypt’s first goal.
  • Batshuayi did start up front (as Lukaku is injured) and played 45 minutes. He had one good chance in the 10th minute where he hit the post; Hazard didn’t look good.
  • Carrasco looked better than the other players in the Belgium team. He had three shots and kept sending crosses in the box from the left; he even assisted Openda’s goal.
  • Trossard wasn’t a part of the squad today, but as per Martinez, he should be fine for the group stages; at only 5.5M and the form that he has been in the Premier League this year, he could be a great pick if he starts.


To conclude:

  • I was considering Sane and Musiala as I didn’t have any German assets, so I won’t be making any moves right now.
  • I hadn’t considered Spain’s assets earlier, still won’t be considering them.
  • With no clarity on Richarlison starting (seeing discussions that Jesus could start instead) and based on the performance in the friendlies, I have moved out Richarlison and KDB and brought in Neymar and Di Maria.
  • I have Modric, and will be staying with him for now; he didn’t get many minutes, so difficult to judge (although he did get an assist).

You can find additional World Cup Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

World Cup Fantasy 2022 Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Rules and Strategies

With just over a day left for the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Fantasy, we look at the rules, strategies and some tips to consider in this comprehensive beginner’s guide.


World Cup Fantasy Rules

In the Fantasy World Cup Classic game, you will have a squad of 15 players in your team who will score points based on their performances on the pitch throughout the tournament. You will have two free transfers each week until the knockout phase to replace any player in your squad with a player who plays in the same position within the budget constraints. You can roll over one free transfer each matchday and take hits to get additional players, but it will cost you three points for every extra transfer.

Breakdown of your 15-man squad:

  • 2 Goalkeepers
  • 5 Defenders
  • 5 Midfielders
  • 3 Forwards

 

Formations

For each gameweek, you must have one starting keeper and 10 outfield players. You can choose any formation as long as you’ve picked one goalkeeper, at least three defenders, at least two midfielders, and at least one forward in your starting XI. Formations can also be changed midweek as you make substitutions and bring in players off the bench. The valid formations in the game are:

  • 3-4-3
  • 3-5-2
  • 4-4-2
  • 4-3-3
  • 4-5-1
  • 5-2-3
  • 5-3-2
  • 5-4-1

You will have a purse of $100M to purchase players from, and there is a limit on the number of players you can get from each country.

Tournament StageMaximum players per team
Group stageMax three players per country
Round of 16Max four players per country
Quarter finalMax five players per country
Semi finalMax six players per country
FinalMax eight players per country

Note: Player prices remain constant throughout the tournament.

 

World Cup Matchdays

32 countries are participating in the tournament, with four teams participating in each of the eight groups. Only the top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockouts phase starting with the round of 16. There are seven matchdays in total that span across a period of one month from the 20th of November 2022 to the 18th of December 2022. There are the dates for each matchday:

MatchdayDates
Matchday 120th November – 24th November
Matchday 225th November – 28th November
Matchday 329th November – 2nd December
Matchday 4 (R16)3rd December – 6th December
Matchday 5 (QF)9th December – 10th December
Matchday 6 (SF)13th December – 14th December
Matchday 7 (Final/third-place playoff)17th December – 18th December




World Cup Fantasy Captains

The captaincy in World Cup Fantasy works similarly to UCL Fantasy. You can change your captain after he has played, but only once. The captain can only be changed once his game is over, and once you have made the change, you cannot switch your captain to another player who is yet to play, so be careful because you will lose your captain’s 2x bonus after the switch.

For example: If you captain Kane and he gets 10 points, you cannot switch your captain until his match is over. So you cannot change your captain to someone who is playing at the same time. However, you can captain someone who plays later, like Bale, but you will lose the 2x bonus from Kane, and you won’t be able to change your captain again for the matchday to any player who has played or is yet to play.

Tip: Any double-digit score should be a good enough score for your captain, and by changing it, there is a bigger risk that you will get a lower score with your final captain than a higher one.


Substitutions

Once again, the substitution system for this game is similar to UCL Fantasy. There are two types of substitutions: automatic and manual.

 

Automatic Substitutions

Auto subs only get activated once the matchday is over and you haven’t made any manual substitutions during that matchday. Any DNP in your starting XI will be automatically replaced by players on your bench according to their order from 1-3, with the first DNP player being replaced by the player who is first on the bench in a valid formation and so on.

Note: Swapping players who are yet to play between the starting XI and the bench or changing their order on the bench won’t turn auto subs off.

 

Manual Substitutions

For a manual substitution, you can sub any player who has already played in your starting XI for a player that is yet to play on the bench in a valid formation. You can only sub out a player who is playing after his game ends, and you will lose any points he had when you substitute him.

Tip: Leave the players who play last on your bench if you intend to make manual subs.


World Cup Fantasy Transfers

As we mentioned before, you get a limited allocation of free transfers, but that number keeps changing as the tournament progresses. You can also carry over one free transfer each matchday except for the round of 16 when we get unlimited transfers, and it will cost you -3 points for every extra transfer you don’t have. Here is the full rundown:

Tournament StageFree Transfers
Pre-tournamentUnlimited
Matchday 12 transfers
Matchday 22 transfers
Matchday 32 transfers
Before the Round of 16Unlimited
Round of 164 transfers
Quarter-finals5 transfers
Semi-finals5 transfers
Final/Third place playoff6 transfers

It is worth noting that the transfers in World Cup Fantasy are a bit similar to the rolling lockouts system in MLS Fantasy. You will have free transfers before the matchday begins and another set of free transfers that you can use throughout the matchday to swap out players who are yet to play based on lineups and team news. If you transfer out a player who has already played, it will only count for the next matchday. An exception to this rule is matchday 3, where your transfer won’t count because the next round has unlimited transfers.

Example: You can make unlimited transfers before matchday 1 begins. Once it begins, you won’t have unlimited transfers but an extra two free transfers that you can use before the matchday ends to make changes. If you have Kane and Bale in your starting XI for matchday 1, but Kane has played already, you won’t be able to transfer him out for the current round. But since Bale is yet to play, you can transfer him out using the two free transfers you have for another player in the same position within the budget who is yet to play, like Alvaro Morata. After matchday 1 ends, you will have another two free transfers that you can use for matchday 2.


Scoring

The scoring in World Cup Fantasy directly reflects players’ performances on the pitch, so there are also bonus points for actions that don’t lead to goal involvement.

 

General Scoring Rules

The general scoring rules are the same for players of all positions.

ActionPoints
Appearance (60 minutes or more)+1
Assist+3
Yellow card-1
Red card-2
Owl goal-2
Penalty won+2
Penalty conceded-1
Goalkeepers

ActionPoints
Cleansheet (minimum 70 minutes played)+5
First goal conceded0
Each additional goal conceded-1
Goal scored+9
Penalty save (excluding penalty shootouts)+3
Every 3 shots saved+1
Defenders

ActionPoints
Cleansheet (minimum 60 minutes played)+5
First goal conceded0
Each additional goal conceded-1
Goal scored+7
Midfielders

ActionPoints
Cleansheet (minimum 60 minutes played)+1
Goal scored+5
Every 2 key passes+1
Every 3 tackles+1
Forwards

ActionPoints
Goal scored+5
Every 2 shots on target+1

 

Tip: While most of the focus will be on players who can score or assist, don’t underestimate players who are good at racking up bonus points. These players have a higher floor and might be better options if you want a budget player instead of those with slightly better odds of being involved in goals.





World Cup Fantasy Chips

This game has three chips or boosters that you can use to increase your points for a given matchday. Once activated, you cannot cancel a chip and must activate it before a matchday begins. You also cannot use multiple boosters at once.

 

Wildcard

The wildcard for this game is a bit different because it allows you to make unlimited transfers WITHIN a specific round (cannot be used for the first match of the group stage or for the round of 16). This means that you can keep making transfers within your team as the matchday goes on, which technically means that if you use your wildcard chip during matchday 2, you can make transfers for matchday 3 as it goes on.

Tip: Using the wildcard chip in matchday 2 essentially makes every matchday in the group stages a free hit. Unlimited transfers (MD1) -> Wildcard (MD2 + MD3).

 

12th Man

This chip allows you to add an extra player to your starting XI without any budget, formation or team constraints. The 12th man cannot be substituted, captained or transferred.

 

Power Captain

Finally, a chip that is easy to understand. Power Captain doubles the point of your captain just like a normal captain, but it automatically chooses the highest-scoring player in your starting XI to captain. Helpful when you have a captain dilemma.

 

Tip: The current template chip strategy is to use 12th Man in matchday 1, Wildcard in matchday 2 and Power Captain in matchday 3.


You can find additional World Cup Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Gaffr: World Cup Fantasy Team Reveal Gameweek 1

Tipster Aaron shares his favourite players for matchday 1 of Gaffr’s World Cup Fantasy game, including some differentials to set his team apart from other managers.


Here we go, the World Cup is just upon us, and it is all about to kick off this coming Sunday. Hosts Qatar begin the latest installment of the ‘Festival Of Football’ for the next month against Ecuador.

People are quietly going about tinkering with their fantasy teams in Gaffr ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline on Sunday at 14:30 pm GMT. If you are an avid player of Fantasy games, such as the Fantasy Premier League game, you’ll be well aware of deadlines and having your team set ahead of time.





Gaffr World Cup Fantasy Gameweek 1 Team

I’ve had a look at my personal squad, and on Sunday, Qatar vs. Ecuador for myself is purely a ‘watch for fun’ game. There are no players in this game and for me, it all kicks off on Monday. Luke Shaw in my backline and Harry Kane as vice-captain up top as England kick their World Cup campaign off against Iran (qualified first time in 1978). Brenden Aaronson of Leeds and Antonee Robinson for the mighty USA are on our bench.

In those two games, I expect an England win against Iran and USA and Wales to be involved in a high-scoring draw. Benjamin Pavard and Raul Jimenez are on my side for Tuesday. Mexico and Poland, for me, are to play out a draw as the two sides are an even match for each other. France takes on Australia, who I see as a bit of a dark horse to get out of the group, but France will have too much in the locker and will keep the Aussies at arm’s length.

I’ve picked up Alphonso Davies of Canada for their first World Cup bow against Belgium since 1986. Wednesday at 19:00 GMT sees their game kick off. Much like Australia, I see Canada as a dark horse. Unlike Australia, though, I believe Canada has a better chance to come out of their group and onto the elimination rounds.

I have picked quite a bunch of players for the final day of Round 1. Alex Telles and Neymar jr of Brazil. João Cancelo of Portugal and Heung-min Son of South Korea are lodged in my side. Gareth Bale and Mathew Ryan round off my side, heading into the first round of the World Cup.

There you have it. My side has been picked. I would like to advise that this side is subject to change and may be different come kick-off on Sunday. Once again, I would like to invite you to join the Fantasy Tipsters League on Gaffr.io by entering the join code: FYrjLC8QXkW4CjR8n6Srsw





You can find additional World Cup Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Gaffr World Cup Fantasy Preview

The 2022 World Cup is just around the corner, and in this blog, tipster Aaron previews the Gaffr Fantasy World Cup game, including the rules and his chip strategies.


What exactly does that mean?

It means you can now pick your favourite World Cup stars in your favourite Fantasy Football game. The likes of Neymar jr, Son Heung-min, and Harry Kane have all touched down in Gaffr Fantasy. You used to be able to pick these players in the Gaffr Super League, now you can pick them for the FIFA World Cup.





Gaffr World Cup Fantasy Rules

The following rules changes apply to the World Cup 2022 game:
  • During group stages, a maximum of five players can be selected from a single FIFA Confederation.
  • After the Group Stages, an additional 5.0M will be added to the bank.
  • Unlimited transfers will be available between group stages and Round of 16.
  • After the Round of 16, an additional 5.0M will be added to the bank.
  • After the Round of 16, five players can be selected from a single team.
  • After the Round of 16, five free transfers will be available per gameweek.
  • After the quarter-finals, six players can be selected from a single team.
  • After the semi-finals, seven players can be selected from a single team.
The following boost pools will be available:
  • Gameweek 1: Select any one of three.
  • Gameweek 2-3: Select any one of three.
  • Gameweek 4-6: Select any one of three.
  • Gameweek 7: Select any one of three.




GAFFR Fantasy World Cup Chip Strategy

We would definitely recommend that you use one of your three boosts available in Round One:
UEFA Boost is an x2 multiplier applied to players from UEFA countries. No captain multipliers are applied for any player or position.
CONMEBOL Boost is an x2 multiplier applied to players from CONMEBOL countries. No captain multipliers are applied for any player or position.
Globetrotter is an x2 multiplier applied to starting 11 if the team includes players from five different FIFA Confederations and players from 15 different countries. No captain multipliers are applied for any player or position.
Please come and join the Fantasy Tipsters World Cup mini-league today. The code to join is as follows: FYrjLC8QXkW4CjR8n6Srsw.
At the minute, you’ve got three days to pick your sides and get ready for the latest installment of the Festival of Football. Sunday at 4 PM GMT kicks things off with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador in their World Cup debut.

You can find additional World Cup Fantasy resources for the 22/23 season here.

Eliteserien Fantasy: Gameweek 30 Preview

As we look forward to the final gameweek of the season, FK Bodø/Glimt’s Ole Solbakken also bids farewell to the team as he will be moving to Roma, and tipster Jacob Silkstone believes he could be a great differential in his final game in our Eliteserien Fantasy preview for gameweek 30.


Eliteserien Fantasy GW29 Recap

Welcome to the final Eliteserien Fantasy preview of the season. Unfortunately, our Tipsters selection has been wheezing its way toward the finish line in recent weeks – the fantasy equivalent of the London marathon runner who infamously got stuck while trying to finish the race in a Big Ben costume. Captain Amahl Pellegrino delivered a double-digit haul last week, but no bonus points hurt as his teammate Hugo Vetlesen comfortably outscored him. Our punt on Ole Christian Sæter over the far more obvious Casper Tengstedt was backed up by the stats, but backfired horribly: Tengstedt was the highest-scoring forward of the week, while Sæter was yellow carded and then subbed at half-time. To make matters worse for his owners, he’s now suspended for the final gameweek.

In total, our strikeforce contributed just a single point to a weekly total of 47, only marginally higher than the overall gameweek average (44). Whether you were frustrated by following our picks last week or relieved at avoiding them, thank you for reading along this season, and good luck in the final gameweek. Let’s hope we can end on a high.





Eliteserien Fantasy Final Gameweek Picks

 

Goalkeeper

All hope of a medal place has now gone for Lillestrøm, who have (all too predictably) fallen away after a fantastic start to the season. Still, they’ve conceded fewer goals than anyone apart from champions Molde this season, and Mads Hedenstad Christiansen (5.9M) takes the first place in our team for the final gameweek. Christiansen has outscored every other keeper in the game this season (both in fantasy terms and in real life – he has one goal to everyone else’s zero) and now faces a HamKam side with three blanks in their last four away games.

 

Defence

Alfons Sampsted (5.9M) finally delivered on his underlying statistics to record a first assist of the season last time out. Sadly, he also conceded four goals as Bodø/Glimt played out an end-to-end thriller against Viking. We’re backing the deposed champions to finish strongly as they seek to wrap up second place, and Sampsted remains their most impressive defender in statistical terms.

We’ve spent a few weeks predicting a Kristiansund revival, and we’ve been consistently right on the team results but wrong on the individual players. Snorre Strand Nilsen (5.6M) comes into our selection as Kristiansund face an absolute must-win against already-relegated Jerv. Promisingly, Kristiansund have lost just one of their last six at home, with wing-back Nilsen the standout option from their defence.

Warren Kamanzi (5.2M) has been a favourite with Eliteserien Fantasy afficionados (quite a niche group, admittedly) ever since breaking into the Tromsø side early in the second half of the season. He hasn’t quite delivered on his initial promise, and is currently on a run of six consecutive blanks. Even so, a home game against Aalesund is a juicy fixture to end the season with, and both an attacking return and a clean sheet are possible in this one.

Mathias Løvik (5.0M) has ensured that Molde keep ticking over even while their senior wing-backs have been absent with injury, and the new Norwegian champions have now stretched their winning run to a scarcely-credible sixteen consecutive games. Løvik looks full of attacking intent, and will have a point to prove in the final game of the season as he seeks to keep himself in and around the first-team even after Haugen returns to full fitness.

 

Midfield

Ola Solbakken (11.0M) says goodbye to Bodø/Glimt this weekend ahead of a free transfer to Roma. Solbakken was in tears as he officially announced his departure, and he’ll want to leave the club in style. We’re gambling on him outscoring Pellegrino this week: sitting in just 7.9% of teams overall, Solbakken could be a key differential for anyone wanting to shoot up the rankings this gameweek.

Eric Kitolano (7.7M) is the most widely-owned of our four midfield picks this week, in a little over 13% of teams. He has scored in each of his last five games, while opponents Aalesund were thumped 4-0 by struggling Kristiansund in their last away outing. August Mikkelsen remains a viable alternative from the Tromsø midfield, but Kitolano is very much the man in form.

Speaking of men in form, Kevin Kabran (6.6M) ended a goal-drought by scoring twice last week against Bodø/Glimt. Viking’s season has been drifting aimlessly after a strong start, but they’ll be looking for a strong finish at home to Odd, and Kabran (with 3% ownership) is another promising differential pick.

Sander Kartum (5.8M) has been at the heart of Kristiansund’s slightly miraculous return to form, and should be straight back in the starting line-up after missing last week’s game through suspension. Kartum has provided five assists in his five home games, plus a goal and seven bonus points. With an overall ownership of just 1.4%, he could be a great pick at home to Jerv.

 

Attack

Thomas Lehne Olsen (10.9M) has still shown only sporadic glimpses of his best form since returning from a sojourn in Dubai… It’s also worth noting that all four of his goals for Lillestrøm this season have come away from home, but we’re backing him to finally notch one in front of his own fans at the last opportunity. Opponents HamKam have kept just one clean sheet since Jendal replaced Hagen as first-choice keeper.

An apology is due to Casper Tengstedt (10.4M) for leaving him out of last week’s selection in an attempt to look for a clever differential. Tengstedt continues to look like Rosenborg’s answer to Haaland, and still hasn’t blanked at home since signing in the summer transfer window. He looks like the safest bet for the captaincy on the final day of the season.





Team of the Week Gameweek 30


You can find additional Fantasy Eliteserien resources for the 2022 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 15

For the final matchday before the World Cup break, all our focus shifts to league-leaders Bayern, who face Schalke in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 15.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Serge GnabryFCB@S0415.3MMusiala might've scored in the last four games but Gnabry has had the higher ceiling and I am leaning towards him a bit more since he will be going up against make shift left-back Mohr.
2Jamal MusialaFCB@S0414.8M
3Leroy SanéFCB@S0416.1MThe last three Bundesliga games between these teams have ended 0-4, 8-0 and 5-0 with Bayern scoring an average of 5.6 goals per game. So double or even triple Bayern forwards isn't looking like a bad option.
4Moussa DiabyB04vs VFB13.9MSince Xabi took over, Diaby has scored five goals with two assists in five games. In that same time frame, Stuttgart have conceded 11 goals in five games. Diaby and the team are slowly gaining confidence so you would back them to win plus he gives you an alternate star options as he plays for the Bayern game.
5Randal Kolo MuaniSGE@M0512.5MIt was looking good for Mainz after they beat Koln 5-0 but after three defeats in a row including an embarrassing 1-0 loss to Schalke, I am not so confident in the Mainz defence anymore. They will bounce back eventually but I am not expecting it against Frankfurt who have won as many points as Bayern (21) in the last 10 games. Muani also plays after Bayern but flexibility might not be as important this week.
6Marcus ThuramBMGvs BVB13.4M
7Florian NiederlechnerFCAvs BOC7.2MConsistency has and will always be the biggest problem with Niederlechner but he does has have four goals and an assists in his last four starts and faces Bochum at home next.
8Andre SilvaRBL@SVW13.1M
9Youssoufa MoukokoBVB@BMG10.2MBorussia are a completely different team at home. Even more so against Dortmund. The last four Bundesliga games between these teams have all been won by the team playing at home.
10Michael GregoritschSCFvs FCU9.4M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Christopher NkunkuRBL@SVW17.9MHe has eight goals in his last six starts if there was ever any doubt. Early favourite for POTY and he might finally win it this year.
2Leon GoretzkaFCB@S0415.2MAll of the Bayern wingers might be listed as forwards but their defensive midfielders aren't the worst options when you expect them to score 4+ goals against Schalke.
3Dominik SzoboszlaiRBL@SVW14.2M
4Daichi KamadaSGE@M0512M
5Jesper LindstrømSGE@M0513.1M
6Joshua KimmichFCB@S0417.8MDoes not attack as much when Goretzka starts but still worth a shout.
7Jonas HofmannBMGvs BVB15.3M
8Florian KainzKOE@BSC10MI would love to rank him higher but the team is losing steam and him possibly starting in his sixth game in 14 days does not help.
9Vincenzo GrifoSCFvs FCU15.6M
10Nadiem AmiriB04vs VFB7.8MHe won't score freekicks often but he seems like another player who could find his form under Xabi.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Jeremie FrimpongB04vs VFB12.5MNot rarely will anyone rank another defender higher than a Bayern defender playing against Schalke but with how high he has been playing, Frimpong is as good as any Leverkusen attacker and his next match is against Stuttgart who will be without three first-choice defenders so there is potential for points on both ends.
2Noussair MazraouiFCB@S0411.1MSchalke have only scored two goals against Bayern across all competitions since 2017. The easiest cleansheet all season.
3Lucas HernandezFCB@S0410M
4Mitchel BakkerB04vs VFB9.3M
5David RaumRBL@SVW12.5M
6Paulo OtávioWOB@TSG8.5MI am expecting both sides to score goals but it is worth noting that Wolfsburg have kept a cleansheet in three games in a row. Switch with Kabak if you think Hoffenheim will win.
7Ramy BensebainiBMGvs BVB12.6MA lot less confident about a Borussia cleansheet with Olschowsky playing.
8Niklas SüleBVB@BMG10.7M
9Julian RyersonFCU@SCF5.9M
10IagoFCAvs BOC7.5M
BonusJonas HectorKOE@BSC10MOutside cleansheet chance. Yes, the options in defence are that bad this week that I had to add a Koln defender.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Manuel NeuerFCB@S0412.1MIf you want to go all in on Bayern and get the goalkeeper too. You are probably less likely to get a red arrow if you Bayern hoard this week anyways.
2Lukáš HrádeckýB04vs VFB9.8M
3Rafal GikiewiczFCAvs BOC6.9MOver the last few weeks Augsburg have shown how bad they are at conceding chances but that isn't bad for Gikiewicz as that means more shots to save.
4Mark FlekkenSCFvs FCU11.3MFlekken missing out on the World Cup squad feels really harsh. Depending on how he takes the news it could be more incentive for him to do better against Union.
5Manuel RiemannBOC@FCA5.8M

Value Rankings

 

RankNamePositionTeamOpponentValueComments
1Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingFWDFCB@S045.5MUnfortunately you can only have a maximum of three Bayern forwards this week.
2Janis BlaswichGKPRBL@SVW3.2M
3Felix NmechaMIDWOB@TSG3.5MJust 3.5M but averaging 11.75 points in his last four games.
4Jan OlschowskyGKPBMGvs BVB1MBudget enabler that plays first this week.
5Lennart GrillGKPFCU@SCF1MBudget enabler that plays last this week.
6Dodi LukebakioFWDBSCvs KOE9M
7Linton MainaMIDKOE@BSC4.6M
8Philip HofmannFWDBOC@FCA5MPotential cleansheet buster again.
9Lukas KüblerDEFSCFvs FCU6.7M
10Kevin BehrensFWDFCU@SCF4.4MHe might not get you goals, but he does win plenty of duels.

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