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Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 18

The Hinrunde has come to an end in the Bundesliga and as we gear up to take on the final half of the season in Bundesliga Fantasy, we look at the best players for the week that you could get on unlimited transfers. And as is obvious, Bayern Munich and Leipzig will be the teams to target as they play Schalke and Mainz. All the best to the fantasy managers for the Rückrunde!



1Robert LewandowskiFCBVs S0422.9MSchalke have improved a bit since their 8-0 thrashing in the reverse fixture but a rout is still on the cards. I will be disappointed if Lewandowski doesn't get at least 15 points in this game with the form he is in.
2Andre SilvaSGE@DSC17.9MArminia has had some strong defensive displays lately but Silva and Frankfurt are coming in hot after going unbeaten for six games.
3Andrej KramarićTSGVs KOE16.4MA bit streaky but has great potential in this matchup after scoring a hattrick in the reverse fixture.
4Nicolás GonzálezVFB@SCF9.8MSlowly turning into a fantasy favorite, he is well rested and should be motivated against Freiburg. The team that has conceded the most shots in the league after Schalke, Arminia and Augsburg. So he will have plenty of opportunities to score and gain bonus points.
5Emil ForsbergRBL@M0511.4MA bit more goal dependent for points compared to the others on this list, he was the hero in the reverse fixture with a goal and an assist. Finishing on 20 points. One to consider if you expect Leipzig to score a lot of goals.
6Erling Braut HaalandBVB@BMG19MOne of the best strikers in the world is due a goal sooner rather than later but Dortmund simply aren't creating enough chances for him.
7Thomas MüllerFCBVs S0420.5MIt is a three way competition between Müller, Gnabry and Coman if you want to double up on Bayern forwards but the former gets the nod based on form.
8Ermedin DemirovićSCFVs VFB7.4M
9Matheus CunhaBSCVs SVW14.6MHertha haven't scored in their last three Bundesliga games but Cunha has to be the one to turn it around with all the chances that he gets.
10Leon BaileyB04Vs WOB13.8M



1Joshua KimmichFCBVs S0417.5MIt is either him or Sane but only Kimmich is predicted to start and it is too hard to pass up on a Bayern midfielder against Schalke.
2Christopher NkunkuRBL@M0514.8MNkunku isn't predicted to start by Kicker but is a good bet for double digit points if he starts.
3Filip KostićSGE@DSC16.4MIf Silva is to be benched for Jovic as per Kicker, I would like Kostić even more because of his chemistry with the fellow Serbia international.
4Jadon SanchoBVB@BMG19.7MThe arrival of Terzic has had a negative impact on most Dortmund players but Sancho is an exception. He is one of the more in-form players in fantasy currently and has scores above nine points in each of his six games under the caretaker manager at an average of 13.6 points per game.
5Dani OlmoRBL@M0516.5MThe more nailed on pick from the Leipzig midfield and in better fantasy form averaging 12.5 points over the last four games.
6Lars StindlBMGVs BVB15.2MIt is a toss up for who will do better between Stindl and Hofmann when they play together. One for the early kickoff along with Sancho.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSGVs KOE11.5M
8Vincenzo GrifoSCFVs VFB14MA bit out of form and there are much better options in the same price range this week making him a differential.
9Florian WirtzB04Vs WOB8.3M
10Ritsu DōanDSCVs SGE9.4M



1AngeliñoRBL@M0516.4MThis would be a good game for him to get on the score sheet again.
2Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@BMG16.2MDortmund is essentially M'gladbach's boogie team having won each of the last 12 games against them other across all competitions and Guerreiro could slip in some bonus points and attacking returns if Dortmund are to win.
3Christopher TrimmelFCU@FCA10.7MHe is one yellow card away from suspension but still remains the best option from Union because of his attacking upside.
4Erik DurmSGE@DSC3.5MArminia were helped on by some hapless defending last week and still remain the worst attack in the league.
5Alphonso DaviesFCBVs S0414.1MIt is a roulette for who will start between Davies and Hernandez but the right decision could be a rewarding one against Schalke.
6Nordi MukieleRBL@M0510.5MThe Leipzig wingbacks are as tempting as the attackers but Mukiele is prone to heavy rotation due to the insane depth for RBL on the right.
7Christian GünterSCFVs VFB11.9MGünter's set-pieces might make him a winning pick when one of the best set-piece attacking teams takes on one of the worst set-piece defending ones.
8Borna SosaVFB@SCF4.7MA disappointing outing last time out but the return of Wamangituka and Gonzalez should improve the team and Sosa's returns.
9Felix AguSVW@BSC4.3MAgu has full attacking freedom despite being a rookie and plays Hertha who haven't scored in the last three games.
10Maximilian MittelstädtBSCVs SVW8.3MThis game could go either way but a 0-0 seems like a more likely result than not.



1Stefan OrtegaDSCVs SGE6.5MAn outside chance for a cleansheet but plays one of the more attacking teams in the league. So he will have saves atleast.
2Florian MüllerSCFVs VFB3.8M
3Gregor KobelVFB@SCF5.2M
4Rafał GikiewiczFCAVs FCU7.7MA worthy option for the long term but his price could get you two keepers instead of one on unlimited transfers.
5Andreas LutheFCU@FCA5.3MThe best chance for a clean sheet this week amongst keepers on this list.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Fantasy Bundesliga Differential Picks: Matchday 16

There is a special emphasis on players from lower-ranked teams such as Frankfurt and Arminia this week for our Fantasy Bundesliga differentials this matchday as they take on Schalke and Hoffenheim respectively.



Patrick Schick Vs Union Berlin (A)


Jamaican International Leon Bailey was the go-to forward from Bayer Leverkusen but as his form has cooled down over the past few weeks, the question arises again about who is the best forward in Fantasy Bundesliga from the Die Werkself. If we talk only about this week’s game against Union Berlin then Schick is the perfect match. His towering presence at 6’1″ has made him a threat on the team with the most set-piece goals this season (10) and his opponents for the week are tied for being the second-worst set-piece defending team after Schalke. So he is bound to cause some trouble in the early fixture.


Ermedin Demirović Vs Bayern Munich (A)


Freiburg currently have the best form in the league winning five games in a row and all of them were against teams in the bottom eight – Arminia, Schalke, Hertha, Hoffenheim and Koln. However, this Bayern Munich defense has been mediocre, to say the least having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 Bundesliga games and only teams in the bottom eight have conceded more goals than them (24). Ermedin Demirović will be high on confidence after scoring or assisting in each of his last three games and given the contrasting form of both teams, any result is possible here. Game on!




Mateo Klimowicz Vs Borussia M’gladbach (H)


The son of former Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund player Diego Klimowicz, Mateo Klimowicz has just begun his Bundesliga career with VfB Stuttgart and already ranks third for shots on target for the team. From a Bundesliga Fantasy perspective, he is averaging 8.8 points when he starts without a goal or assist and is a great budget option for just 1.9M. However, he is bound to rotate with Didavi and Coulibaly occasionally so you could look at Castro (5.5M) if holding a player for the long term takes priority.


Ritsu Dōan Vs Hoffenheim (A)


Another player for whom the bulk of his fantasy points is made up of bonus, Ritsu Dōan leads Arminia in every offensive category – goals, assists, shots, key passes and dribbles. Schalke were the worst offensive team in the league and they were able to expose Hoffenheim’s defensive frailties in a 4-0 thrashing. Arminia Bielefeld will be hopeful of three points in this game and their most dangerous player has to be involved if they are to score.




Cedric Brunner Vs Hoffenheim (A)


Hoffenheim’s firepower was on display in the first two matchdays of the season when Kramarić scored a hattrick against Koln in a 2-3 win and when they beat Bayern 4-1 the next week. Fast forward 13 matchdays later and they have now failed to score in a loss against the worst defense in the league in Schalke. In a change of fortunes, newcomers Arminia began the season as punching bags for the already established teams but now they have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three games. Arminia Bielefeld’s right-back Cedric Brunner will have a good opportunity to add another clean sheet to his name when these two teams meet each other and could be a bargain at 4.2M.




Jiri Pavlenka Vs FC Augsburg (H)


There are few decent keepers to choose from in Fantasy Bundesliga that are owned by 5% or less but Pavlenka is a good shout for a cleansheet against an Augsburg team where their forwards last scored a goal on matchday 6 in October (Hahn against Mainz).


Differential XI MD 16

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Fantasy Bundesliga Differential Picks: Matchday 15

A lot of top teams go up against each other this week in Bundesliga Fantasy so differentials are more important than ever and these are our picks for Fantasy Bundesliga differential picks worth considering:



Taiwo Awoniyi Vs Wolfsburg (H)


There hasn’t been much talk about Awoniyi but his recent performances are generating a lot of noise. The Nigerian striker on loan from Liverpool has been a gem of a find by Union and he has been their best player after the injury to Kruse. He has scored five goals, assisted two and has only blanked against Bayern in the last six matchdays. Union Berlin have some tough games coming up with Wolfsburg, Leverkusen (Friday kick-off) and Leipzig one after the other but high-flying Union have been good enough to compete with the big boys this season and Awoniyi will be their most key player until Kruse comes back.


Mark Uth Vs TSG Hoffenheim (H)


Schalke were destined for a relegation battle this season and with each passing game, it seems even more difficult for them to stay up in the Bundesliga. With just 20 games left until the end of the season, it is time to make or break for the team and this game is more important than the others because if they fail to beat Hoffenheim, they will tie the record for the longest winless streak in the Bundesliga of 31 games. It is do or die for the team and Uth has been one of their better and more motivated players. Hoffenheim have failed to keep a cleansheet along with Schalke and conceded the most goals after Schalke and Mainz so something is in their favour in a game they will be desperate to win.




Nadiem Amiri Vs SV Werder Bremen (H)


Amiri is currently one of the most in-form players in the league and his Puskas contender goal last week to evade Durm and finish with a backheel doesn’t come as much surprise considering the talent he possesses. He has scored or assisted in each of his last five games and has returned with double digits in each of those games in Fantasy Bundesliga. Amiri is certainly one of the best assets to have from Leverkusen and he is still owned by just 4% of the Fantasy Bundesliga managers.




Ismail Jakobs Vs SC Freiburg (A)


Freiburg might be on a purple patch right now winning their last four games but now they play Koln at home. A fixture where even bigger teams have struggled. Teams such as Leipzig, Dortmund and Stuttgart have failed to score more than one goal at home against the team with the best away defensive record in the league so far and Jakobs could be a shrewd pick having scored in the same fixture last season for which he was rewarded 19 points.


Marvin Plattenhardt Vs Arminia Bielefeld (A)


Plattenhardt’s teammate Mittelstädt would be preferred ideally but a defender on free kicks and corners with a decent clean sheet shout against the second-worst attack in the league could be a good differential.




Robin Zentner Vs Eintracht Frankfurt (H)


Mainz are far from being a good defensive team but their winning streak in the last three games against Frankfurt is impressive and while the same result might not repeat itself, Zentner could collect some save points for himself.


Differential XI MD15

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Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 15

As six of the top seven teams play each other in Bundesliga Fantasy this week, we look at the top 10 players in every position that you should consider. These are our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for the week:



1Robert LewandowskiFCB@BMG22.3MLewandowski has a brace in each of his last three games now and you might not have to look too far to get your star forward right since he plays first this week.
2Erling Braut HaalandBVB@RBL18.7MAn away game against the best defense in the league isn't ideal but Haaland scored a brace in the same fixture last season which indicates his possible ceiling.
3Andrej KramarićTSGVs S0415.7MIf you wanted a summary of how bad Schalke have been - They are one game away from equaling the all time Bundesliga winless record of 31 games. I expect Kramaric to do better against the worst team that the league might've ever seen than Cunha at least.
4Andre SilvaSGE@M0516.8MFrankfurt's two wins in a row after going winless for nine games is a vital sign but the same can't be said for Mainz who haven't won since MD8.
5Matheus CunhaBSC@DSC14.6M
6Leon BaileyB04Vs SVW13.2M
7Kingsley ComanFCB@BMG14.6M
8Nicolás GonzálezVFB@FCA9.2M
9Taiwo AwoniyiFCUVs WOB7.3MAwoniyi has been on a roll and could be the difference maker for Union again in this game.
10Wout WeghorstWOB@FCU17.2M



1Joshua KimmichFCB@BMG17MBayern have scored an average of 4.17 goals this season in the league when Kimmich has started compared to 2.14 without him. Kimmich has scored/assisted in five out of six games he has started this season.
2Filip KostićSGE@M0515.7MKostić has scored 11 and 12 points in his last two games without scoring or assisting. Just needs to find himself on the end of a goal.
3Vincenzo GrifoSCFVs KOE13.9MGrifo has been one of the best players in the Bundesliga this season with seven goals and four assists in just 14 games but be wary of Koln's defensive away tactics. They haven't conceded more than one goal away (best away record this season) and teams such as Leipzig, Dortmund, Stuttgart have fallen prey to it.
4Nadiem AmiriB04Vs SVW13.6M
5Christoph BaumgartnerTSGVs S0411.3MHe has been out of form lately but back-to-back games against Schalke and Arminia is the perfect opportunity to turn it around.
6Jadon SanchoBVB@RBL18.9MSancho almost had a perfect game against Wolfsburg last week with a goal and an assist and Terzić's gift of all corner kicks should definitely go a long way in helping him gain some of his past season form back.
7Ritsu DōanDSCVs BSC8.5MThere aren't many options for Sunday games but Doan is worth a shout with Caligiuri, Coulibaly and Darida also worth considering.
8Dani OlmoRBLVs BVB15.8M
9Jonas HofmannBMGVs FCB12.8MHofmann showed us glimpses of his start of the season form which made him essential and the positive is that he is playing more like a winger now than a central midfielder.
10Daniel CaligiuriFCAVs VFB11M



1AngeliñoRBLVs BVB16.2MThe biggest goal threat amongst all defenders.
2Raphaël GuerreiroBVB@RBL15.9MNot as much of a goal threat as the guy above but still got potential to get a good score in this game.
3Christian GünterSCFVs KOE11.9MFC Köln have failed to scored in three consecutive Bundesliga games now (305 minutes).
4Christopher TrimmelFCUVs WOB10.7M
5Alphonso DaviesFCB@BMG14.3M
6Ryan SessegnonTSG@S049MWhat is common between Schalke and Hoffenheim? Both the teams are yet to keep a clean sheet this season. Sessegnon is an exception amongst TSG defenders because of his attacking potential. Punt-worthy for the next two weeks.
7Borna SosaVFB@FCA4.3M
8Lars BenderB04Vs SVW9.9M
9IagoFCAVs VFB5.1MStuttgart's failure to score in their last two games makes Augsburg an outside pick for a cleansheet for me.
10Ismail JakobsKOE@SCF6.5M



1Stefan OrtegaDSCVs BSC5.7MA bit unfortunate that Rønnow lost his place despite doing well but Ortega should suffice as your #1 for the rest of the season.
2Gregor KobelVFB@FCA5.6MAn incredible 17 points against Leipzig and he isn't a bad alternative to Rønnow.
3Rafał GikiewiczFCAVs VFB7.7M
4Robin ZentnerM05Vs SGE4.7MThe joy around the arrival of a new 1M keeper in Finn Dahmen was short lived as Zentner is back to takeover the keeping responsibilities again.
5Florian MüllerSCFVs KOE3.6M

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 14

A resilient Bayern Munich side on the back of wins against two unbeaten teams in a row is our favourite fantasy play for the week as they take on Mainz at home which could result in goals and points aplenty. These are our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 14:



1Robert LewandowskiFCBVs M0521.8MA home game against the second worst defense in the league in Mainz has the potential to be a game like Bayern 8-0 Schalke. At the very least you could expect some goals.
2Erling Braut HaalandBVBVs WOB18.6M
3Matheus CunhaBSCVs S0414.4MStruggling with form? Conflict with the manager? I think I can overlook that for a week since he plays Schalke.
4Kingsley ComanFCBVs M0514.7MDouble-trouble against troubled Mainz? Could work if you expect this to be high scoring (Bayern have scored six goals in each of their last two home games against Mainz). Coman is a doubt for the game however.
5Leon BaileyB04@SGE13.1M
6Andre SilvaSGEVs B0416.5MThe departure of Bas Dost to Belgium means that Silva is the undisputed striker for Frankfurt now and rightly so for his nine goals and two assists which puts him just behind Lewandowski and Haaland in the goal scoring charts.
7Andrej KramarićTSGVs SCF15.6M
8Wout WeghorstWOB@BVB17.1MBorussia Dortmund seem to have forgotten how to defend set-pieces and teams have exploited that vulnerability very well recently. The towering Weghorst is definitely going to send them into a frenzy every time he gets ready to head the ball.
9Yussuf PoulsenRBL@VFB12MStuttgart are tied for the second most set-piece goals conceded along with Dormtund (six) after Schalke (9) so here is another target man worth considering.
10Alassane PléaBMG@DSC15.9M



1Lars StindlBMG@DSC14MYet to be seen how the returning Hofmann affects his production but I will still prefer Stindl due to the fact that Hofmann was almost playing as a defensive midfielder-center back hybrid before getting injured.
2Joshua KimmichFCBVs M0516.6MHe is a breath of fresh air in a team that was losing some steam and he will look to add to his tally of one goal and five assists in seven games this season against Mainz.
3Vincenzo GrifoSCF@TSG13.7M
4Nadiem AmiriB04@SGE13.3MNo, nothing is wrong with having Wirtz but Amiri's recent performances and set-piece responsibilities give him the edge for me.
5Daniel CaligiuriFCA@KOE10.9MKoln have conceded the most goals at home in the Bundesliga (yes, Schalke finally beat someone) and Caligiuri could be an interesting differential.
6Giovanni ReynaBVBVs WOB8.7M
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSGVs SCF11.3MOne to watch out for since he plays the team that has conceded the third most shots and most shots one after the other (Freiburg and Schalke).
8Ritsu DōanDSCVs BMG8.4M
9Dani OlmoRBL@VFB15.4M
10Aymen BarkokSGEVs B043.9M



2Raphaël GuerreiroBVBVs WOB15.7MGuerreiro's assist against Union in the last matchday maintains his 100% record of being involved in a goal as a left-back in every game in the Bundesliga this season (one goal and five assists in four games).
3Alphonso DaviesFCBVs M0514.4MMainz have failed to score in their last three games and scoring against Bayern seems like a herculean task even though FCB has been going through defensive woes as of late.
4Maximilian MittelstädtBSCVs S048MHertha is far away from being even half-decent defensively but a game against the worst attack + worst set-piece defending team might be a good time to own Mittelstädt if you like the prospect of a potential clean sheet and attacking bonus/returns.
5Christopher TrimmelFCU@SVW10.6MI'd rather have Trimmel over Freidrich on any given day but you must keep in mind that Trimmel is one yellow card away from suspension.
6Christian GünterSCF@TSG12M
7Ludwig AugustinssonSVWVs FCU9.7M
8Kevin MbabuWOB@BVB10.5M
9Stefan LainerBMG@DSC10.2MNot too keen on a Borussia defender but they are a decent shout for a clean sheet this week.
10Borna SosaVFBVs RBL4.3M



1Frederik RønnowS04@BSC1.7MRonnow coming back is a great way to start the new year. No keeper worries anymore.
2Stefan OrtegaDSCVs BMG5.6M
3Rafał GikiewiczFCA@KOE7.5M
4Andreas LutheFCU@SVW4.8M
5Gregor KobelVFBVs RBL5.2MThere is always the possibility that Leipzig will run through their opponents by scoring multiple goals but the sleeping giant is dormant right now and save points are on the menu.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.

Fantasy Bundesliga: Must-Have/Template Players for Matchday 14

The Fantasy Bundesliga team decided to ‘gift’ us a wildcard for the winter break and as the Bundesliga resumes tomorrow, we look at the must-have or template players that will be common amongst fantasy managers on unlimited transfers in matchday 14.



Robert Lewandowski

No surprises for the first template player here. Someone who is averaging a goal every 59 minutes shouldn’t even cross your mind as someone to ignore especially in a run where he plays defensively vulnerable teams like Schalke, Mainz, Hertha, Arminia, Freiburg and Augsburg within the next eight matchdays.


Erling Braut Håland

Lewandowski’s biggest rival for the “kicker Torjägerkanone”, Haaland was almost on equal footing with him in terms of goal-scoring before an injury setback kept him out for a few matchdays. His absence has had a massive effect on Borussia Dortmund – In their last four Bundesliga games, Dortmund won only one game against Werder Bremen, drew against Frankfurt and lost against Stuttgart and Union while scoring an average of 1.25 goals per game compared to 2.4 goals per game with him. So one can expect him to improve the team and players around him massively which is something to be optimistic about as they play Wolfsburg and Leipzig next.




Vincenzo Grifo

Grifo might not have the easiest games coming up with Hoffenheim (A), Koln (H) and Bayern Munich (A) but If you want a premium midfielder then Grifo has been firing on all cylinders and was one of the most in-form players in the Bundesliga before the break averaging an unreal 14.2 points over his last five games.


Joshua Kimmich

The second premium midfielder on this list, Kimmich might be a deep-lying midfielder but his numbers prove that he is highly involved in the attack and is also a reliable asset in Fantasy Bundesliga. The position change from defender to midfielder seems to have minimal effect on him as he has returned with double-digit points in each of the four Bundesliga games he has started this season. If you want a Bayern midfielder against Mainz then Kimmich is the only one worth considering even if he comes with a hefty price tag.


Lars Stindl

Even though Stindl will be a template player because of his popularity amongst fantasy managers due to his recent performances, it is mostly a one-off as he plays against Arminia and then Bayern Munich at home next. Unless you think he is a ‘set and forget’ player and is worth keeping for the long term even when if he got tougher games.


Florian Wirtz

A budget-buster from high-flying Bayer Leverkusen, he has been a must-have asset from the 2nd ranked team in the league. The 17-year-old has displayed calm and composure that compares to some of the most experienced players in the league and he will just keep getting better with age.


Giovanni Reyna

With teammate Jadon Sancho struggling to regain some of yesteryear’s form, Reyna has taken on some of the responsibilities on his shoulders and the 18-year-old American has flourished with three goals and four assists to his name in 13 games. Making him an essential pick if you want Dortmund cover.





The Leipzig wing-back has established himself as essential/template after finishing as the second-highest scorer in Bundesliga Fantasy till the winter break. He is currently Leipzig’s top goal-scorer in the league with four goals and two assists and also makes an occasional OOP appearance as a winger. Angeliño is the most fixture proof defender there is.


Raphaël Guerreiro

An important piece in Borussia Dortmund’s defense as well as offense, Guerreiro has been a bright spot in what has been an out of form Dortmund defense with his two goals and five assists.

Borna Sosa

Sosa has the highest ceiling for defenders on a budget and is a cheap entry into an attacking Stuttgart side. He is also on set-pieces and is one for the long term competing with Maxence Lacroix for a spot in the template team. It depends on whether you think Wolfsburg will do better defensively or will Sosa make up for it with his attacking bonus points.




Frederik Rønnow

New Schalke head coach Christian Gross hasn’t clarified on who will be the #1 between the sticks but based on recent performances, we can assume it is Rønnow. The Danish keeper has the best average amongst all starting keepers with seven points per game and is good enough that you could choose to forego your second keeper if it seems right to you.


The Template XI

Bench and their alternatives: Stefan Ortega/Gregor Kobel (GK), Marvin Freidrich/Maxence Lacroix/Alphonso Davies (DEF), Peter Pekarik/Ludwig Augustinsson/Christian Günter (DEF), Matheus Cunha/Leon Bailey/Andrej Kramarić (FWD)

Total team value: 170.8M

Note: The bench isn’t necessarily template and you could replace those spots with differentials instead.

You can find additional Bundesliga Fantasy resources for the 20/21 season here.