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GAFFR Team Preview – Breaking Down the Blades

With the beginning of the new Championship season right around the corner now seems like the perfect time to go into an in-depth breakdown of one of the new teams to GAFFR this season. That side being recently relegated outfit Sheffield United aka “The Blades.”

Sheffield United had a tough start to the 2010s in which the club was relegated to League One, English Football’s third-tier for the first time since 1989 but after Chris Wilder took over in 2016, The Blades had a rapid turn in fortunes achieving two promotions to reach the Premier League in just three years. United’s first season in the top flight was one that Blades fans couldn’t have dreamed of, seeing the club battle it out for European places before suffering a poor end to the season after the restart. However, in the 2020/21 season, Sheffield United never found form and were relegated comfortably.

This campaign, under new blood for the first time in five years the Blades will look to push for promotion back to England’s most prestigious league.


Key

⛔️ = Out

🟠 = Doubt


Sheffield United Goalkeepers in GAFFR

 

  • Aaron Ramsdale (£6.0M)
  • Wes Foderingham/Michael Verrips (£5.5M)
  • Jake Eastwood (£4.5M)

 

The goalkeeping department could be either the easiest or the hardest position when it comes to selecting a Sheffield United player, if Aaron Ramsdale was to leave the club the position would be a toss-up between both £5.5M GKs, however, it seems increasingly likely that the Blades will be able to keep a hold of Ramsdale which would make him the club’s clear #1 goalkeeper.

In the 2018/19 Championship season when United were promoted they were renowned for their strong defence, keeping 21 clean sheets and also managing another 13 shutouts in the 2019/20 Premier League season. Without the disruption of injuries and covid, the Blades look like a great bet to pick up a high number of clean sheets this time around, making Ramsdale a great choice for your GAFFR team.





Sheffield United Defenders in GAFFR

 

  • Enda Stevens (£6.5M) 🟠
  • George Baldock (£6.5M)
  • Chris Basham (£6.5M)
  • Jayden Bogle (£6.0M)
  • John Egan (£6.0M)
  • Jack O’Connell (£6.0M) ⛔️
  • Jack Robinson (£5.5M)
  • Max Lowe (£5.0M)
  • Rhys Norrington-Davies (£5.0M)
  • Kyron Gordon (£4.5M)

 

In defence is where things start to get complicated as far as Sheffield United options go. For starters, it is unknown how the Blades will even line up. When Slaviša Jokanović first took over as manager it seemed like the 5-3-2 left behind by Chris Wilder would stay in use, however, in a recent pre-season friendly Jokanovic experimented with a 4-3-3/4-3-1-2 to great effect. The fullback positions remain up in the air with both Jayden Bogle and George Baldock battling for the RB slot while Ben Osborn who is listed as a midfielder in GAFFR is likely to start the campaign at left-back ahead of Enda Stevens who is suffering from a fitness issue.

Out of all the options, John Egan is the only one I’d say is nailed with Jack Robinson also having a good chance to start alongside Egan at CB. If the Blades do play with a 5-3-2 both Chris Basham and Robinson would be nailed however there is too much uncertainty at the moment. Jayden Bogle is likely the most attacking option, having collected more xG per 90 than any other Blades defender last season (0.16).


Sheffield United Midfielders in GAFFR

 

  • John Fleck (£8.0M)
  • Oliver Burke (£7.5M)
  • Oliver Norwood (£7.5M)
  • Ben Osborn (£6.5M)
  • Luke Freeman (£6.5M)
  • Illiman N’diaye (£5.5M)
  • Sander Berge (£5.5M)
  • Femi Seriki (£4.5M)

 

While there is a decent quantity of options in midfield, some of them are lacking the potential to score points in GAFFR and we should rule these out. The first player I’d ignore is Ben Osborn, despite being a quality player, Osborn is likely to start the season playing as an LWB or LB and as he is listed as a midfielder he doesn’t receive as many points for a clean sheet which makes other defenders more viable options at this price point.

Luke Freeman is another I’d like to rule out as Freeman has suffered from his lack of fitness in the past year and is probably going to be nothing more than a backup option this season, the same reasoning can be applied to both Illiman N’diaye and Femi Seriki who will most likely not get many minutes this season.

This leaves us with just four players, John Fleck at £8.0M is the most expensive and I think others less going forward than cheaper options, not just at Sheffield United. Oliver Norwood while Sheffield United’s primary set-piece taker, is generally not very good at them picking up just 2 goal contributions in the past 2 seasons, Norwood could be on penalties this season however I think someone like Jeremie Bela who is penalty-taker for Birmingham City is a much better pick at £2M cheaper. Ultimately the only two that interest me are Burke and Berge. Oliver Burke is interesting because he has primarily played as a striker for Sheffield United and recorded the most xA (Expected Assists) per 90 of any Sheffield United player last season (0.19).

Sander Berge, however, is very exciting at just £5.5M, I speak with great confidence when I say that he is far too good for the Championship. Berge is the type of player that could cause major problems for sides this season when given the freedom to do so.





Sheffield United Forwards in GAFFR

 

  • Oliver McBurnie (£9.5M) 🟠
  • David McGoldrick (£9.0M)
  • Rhian Brewster (£8.5M)
  • Lys Mousset (£8.0M)
  • Billy Sharp (£8.0M)
  • Daniel Jebbison (£7.5M) 🟠

 

Out of all the Sheffield United forwards I’d honestly only recommend even thinking about 2 of them, these being David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset. David McGoldrick has been ever-present since signing for the Blades in 2018, finishing as the club’s top scorer last season and scoring 15 the last time Sheffield United were in the Championship. McGoldrick also has extreme creativity which could lead to a few assists here and there throughout the season.

Mousset, nonetheless, is a really exciting pick. He was Sheffield United’s joint-top scorer in 2019/20 and is an electric player on his day. However, his time with Sheffield United so far has been hampered by injuries but under new manager Slaviša Jokanović, “Moose” has had a good pre-season, scoring three goals in two games while looking like the Blades’ most dangerous attacking threat.


Sheffield United Expected Lineup for the 21/22 Season

 

Sheffield United expected lineup in a 4-3-3 formation

 

Sheffield United expected lineup in a 5-3-2 formation

Conclusion

 

In conclusion, I think the most consistent Blades assets are Egan (£6.0M, DEF) and McGoldrick (£9.0M, FWD). These two are mainstays in the Sheffield United side and will guarantee 90 minutes almost every week while picking up a good number of returns.

In my opinion, the options with the most potential upside are Bogle (£6.0M, DEF), Berge (£5.5M, MID) and Mousset (£8.0M). These three all have the ability to gain a high number of points depending on what role they play and/or whether they can nail down a starting berth at Sheffield United this season.


You can find GAFFR Fantasy Championship resources for the 21/22 season here.

MLS Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 6

After a stressful double gameweek that had us all worried about our stars after the first part of it, which we have not been able to cover properly due to holidays and other obligations, Fantasy Tipsters is back with our matchday 6 rankings for MLS fantasy.

As we’re closing in on NT breaks and preparations for continental championships or just friendlies, there are many options. We’re here to help you make the right ones 🙂


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Carlos VelaLAFCvs COL9.5MHe should finally be back to the starting XI so a #1 spot is just there to remind you how impactful a possible haul by him could be on your rank.
2Raúl Ruidíaz SEAvs ATL11MRui is finding goal involvements one way or the other and this round shouldn't be an exception.
3Alan PulidoSKC@SJ8.8MPulido looks to have finally found his goal-scoring form so he's a decent shout away to the Quakes.
4Bjorn JohnsenMTLvs CIN5.2MGreat opportunity should he start.
5Gonzalo HiguainMIA@CHI10.6MHiguain got right back on track in the last game and Chicago look like a good next target for him.
6ChicharitoLA@POR10.4MPortland might turn out to be just the game for an elite poacher like Cheech.
7Cade CowellSJvs SKC5.6M
8Jhonder CádizNSHvs ATX7.5M
9Diego RossiLAFCvs COL8.9M
10Valentin CastellanosNYCvs CLB9.5M
BonusRomell QuiotoMTLvs CIN7.7M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Carles GilNEvs RBNY11.6MThe midfielder with the highest average points so far (9.33) is the most popular captain pick for this week and for a reason.
2Mauricio PereyraORLvs TOR8.4MHe has mostly been a floor player so far this season but with Nani suspended we could a ceiling game from him soon as his involvement in attack increases.
3Jamiro MonteiroPHI@DC10.5MThe fact that it is an away game shouldn't affect Monteiro much given that it is one of the worst teams in the league.
4Lewis MorganMIA@CHI9.6M
5Randall LealNSHvs ATX7.9M
6Eduard AtuestaLAFCvs COL10.2M
7Djordje MihailovićMTLvs CIN7MHe is an option if you need an attacker against Cincinnati but only off the bench.
8Joao PauloSEAvs ATL9.6M
9Cristian Espinoza SJvs SKC8M
10Fafà PicaultHOUvs VAN6.9M
11Bryan AcostaDALvs RSL7.6M
12Jesus MedinaNYCvs CLB8.9MNYCFC have a big home advantage to their unique stadium and Medina has three goals in his two games at home this season.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Walker ZimmermanNSHvs ATX8.2M
2Brad SmithSEAvs ATL7MThree goals and an assist in five starts isn't too bad for a defender.
3Antonio CarlosORLvs TOR8.1M
4Anton TinnerholmNYCvs CLB7.6MA home game against a team that defends well but isn't as sharp on the attack plus a chance to play out of position? Count me in!
5Ryan HollingsheadDALvs RSL6.1M
6Eddie SeguraLAFCvs COL6.2MLAFC might be at the bottom of the Western conference for now but they won't be there for too long.
7Kamal Miller MTLvs CIN6MEarly switcheroo option against Cincinnati who are yet to win a game.
8Adam Lundqvist HOUvs VAN5.8M
9Rodrigo SchlegelORLvs TOR7M
10BressanDALvs RSL6.9M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Stefan ClevelandSEAvs ATL4.4MAt 4.4M Cleveland seems like a must for any keeperoo and his clean sheet odds aren't bad either.
2Pedro GalleseORLvs TOR7.7MAs much as Toronto are trying to find their way through injuries and suspensions and incorporate their new signings, they still don't look likely to score vs Orlando.
3Joe Willis NSHvs ATX6.7MAustin have shown that they can find space and threaten the opponents away, but can they really score against a stiff Nashville side?
4Phelipe Megiolaro Alves
DALvs HOU5.4MHis potential rise in value and good performance on replacing Maurer is not something to be overlooked.
5Marko MarićHOUvs VAN5.8MHouston seem likely to keep a clean sheet here and Marić could be a great differential pick should they manage to do so

You can find additional MLS Fantasy resources for the 2021 season here.

UCL Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 11

UCL Fantasy is back for the semi-finals and with some strong defensive teams remaining in the tournament, there is a special emphasis on defenders in our player rankings for matchday 11.


UCL Semi-Final 1st Leg Fixtures

  • Real Madrid Vs Chelsea (Tuesday, 27th April, 9:00 PM)
  • PSG Vs Manchester City (Wednesday, 28th April, 9:00 PM)

Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kylian MbappéPSGVs Manchester City11.2MThe second-highest goal scorer in the tournament this season after Haaland has eight goals in his last five UCL games and seven in his last five Ligue 1 games. Stellar form heading into the City match.
2NeymarPSGVs Manchester City11.6MCity have kept a clean sheet just once in their last six games across all competitions and PSG look like the most likely team to score this week.
3Karim BenzemaReal MadridVs Chelsea10.4MThe veteran striker has 12 goals in his last 13 appearances but faces a tough opponent in Chelsea this week.
4Timo WernerChelsea@Real Madrid10.6MThere are much better attackers to choose from rather than Werner despite the fact that just four forwards are predicted to start this week. However, he is the only one with an ownership percentage of less than 10% which makes him a differential instead.
5Gabriel JesusManchester City@PSG9.3MJesus might not even start, let alone score against PSG.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Kevin De BruyneManchester City@PSG11.4MThis week is all about defenders and KDB stands out as the best option because of his role at the heart of the City attack and his proven record as a fantasy asset in FPL and Fantasy UCL.
2CasemiroReal MadridVs Chelsea6.3MIf you aren't expecting goals then Casemiro can provide a decent floor with his ball recoveries. Alternatively, you could go for Asensio or Vinícius who offer more attacking threat from the Real Madrid midfield.
3Angel Di MariaPSGVs Manchester City8.9MThe best option from a PSG midfield that is low on worthy options.
4Mason MountChelsea@Real Madrid6.9MIt is between the wonderkid with his ceiling and Jorginho with his floor and spot-kick duties.
5Phil FodenManchester City@PSG7.3M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Antonio RüdigerChelsea@Real Madrid4.9MReal Madrid have failed to score in three of their last four games across all competitions.
2MarquinhosPSGVs Manchester City6MClean sheet + Bonus potential.
3Ben ChilwellChelsea@Real Madrid5.4MRudiger with lesser bonus points but more attacking threat.
4João CanceloManchester City@PSG6.1M
5NachoReal MadridVs Chelsea5MAn outside pick for a clean sheet against a team whose striker just ended an 11 game goal drought.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Edouard MendyChelsea@Real Madrid5.5MThere is a possibility that Chelsea keep a clean sheet in both legs of the semis although it is highly unlikely.
2Keylor NavasPSGVs Manchester City5.8MIf push comes to shove, Nava should have some points for saves to his name atleast.
3Ederson MoraesManchester City@PSG6M
5Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridVs Chelsea6M

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

MLS Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 2

The elite soccer division of the US and Canada is back after an amazing first round. A lot of surprises in the first round of the MLS Fantasy, from Vela getting subbed off by accident to Portland getting shut down. As a result, some favorites got less than they expected before the first kickoff.

We’ve seen some absolutely amazing goals, better than some recent goals of the season and we’re only one round in so get your popcorn ready and enjoy!

There’s much more to be seen in MD2 and FantasyTipsters brings you the best picks for Matchday 2.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Carlos VelaLAFCvs SEA10MHe just has to be here, expecting a comeback statement from him after what happened last week. Tough opponents, but nonetheless he is one of the most explosive players in the league. PS: It might not be best to captain him 🙂
2Gustavo BouNEvs DC9.9MAfter a great first week, Bou will be looking to partner up with Gil yet again and bring his team a victory in a tempting home game.
3ChicharitoLAvs RBNY8.5MHis first game matched his tally from last year, great movement and spirit to come back from behind. All eyes will be on Chicharito who is now on course to prove the critics calling him "washed" wrong.
4Ramón ÁbilaMINvs RSL8MBest summarised by two classic books:

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Franz Kafka - Process
5Jhonder CádizNSHvs MTL7.9M
6Raúl Ruidíaz SEA@LAFC10.5MOne of the hardest possible matches for him and his club, but Ruidiaz is good at handling it and the season opener surely gave him a lot of confidence.
7Valentin CastellanosNYCvs CIN8.2MA good game and an early one for the NYC forward to prove that he can be consistent again.
8Gonzalo HiguainMIA@PHI10M
9Robert BeričCHI@ATL10M
10Robbie RobinsonMIA@PHI4.5MAfter a great first round it would be odd to miss out on such a player bargain.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Emanuel ReynosoMINvs RSL9.3MWhat else can be said about the main guy in Minnesota except him having to assemble the forces and get their first win of the season, which they look to be pretty capable of.
2Carles GilNEvs DC9.9MPossibly the most popular captain pick for week 2, Gil has shown pure class and the matchup promises to offer him plenty of attacking points opportunities.
3Randall LealNSHvs MTL7MLeal was the most dangerous player on the pitch against Cincinnatti and if Nashville could produce a similar performance in attack at home again then Leal could be in line for another big performance again.
4Jamiro MonteiroPHIvs MIA8.9MCan the engine of the somewhat tired CCL team propel his team to victory, playing as a #10 again?
5Kellyn AcostaCOLvs ATX6.3M
6Rodolfo PizarroMIA@PHI8.9MA standout performance in the first round of a man orchestrating every attack of his team is a good reason to have him in your squad for the next game, be it away or not.
7Eduard AtuestaLAFCvs SEA9.7MAtuesta deserves a top 10 spot on any home matchday rankings. He has proven that on multiple occasions with his high floor.
8Sebastian LletgetLAvs RBNY7.2M
9Hany MukhtarNSHvs MTL8.4M
10Yimmi CharaPORvs HOU7.7MThe classic hit or miss pick is always somewhere in your mind, you're not sure whether to put him in or not but then he comes back with a big haul when you expect it the least.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Danny WilsonCOLvs ATX5MA game against the newcomers shouldn't produce much hassle for the Scottish centre-back and his price point makes him attractive to Fantasy MLS managers.
2Christian MaflaNEvs DC4.5MWith Jones out after a red card in the first round, Mafla looks to be poised to start the next match at LB and his price point is not to be overlooked.
3Anton TinnerholmNYCvs CIN6.1MA real bonus point magnet in another game looking well for him. He might just be the man to get this week.
4BressanDAL@SJ5.5MThis solid Dallas defender might prove to be a great asset in what smells of a one-sided tie away in California.
5Richie LaryeaTORvs VAN6MAfter a goal and a great performance overall in the first round despite conceding 4 goals, another matchup against a fellow Canadian squad should give a good opportunity for better-rested Toronto to keep a clean sheet at home.
6Brent KallmanMINvs RSL4,4M
7Guðmundur ThórarinssonNYCvs CIN4.7MCheapest way into the NYC defence that seems likely to grab a clean sheet this week.
8Tristan BlackmonLAFCvs SEA5MWhile the Seattle game might prove to be much harder for LAFC compared to the first round ATX one, Blackmon remains a good option given his price point.
9Nicolas Isimat-MirinSKCvs ORL5.6M
10Nick DePuyLAvs RBNY4.6M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1William YarbroughCOLvs ATX6MColorado playing in their home fortress against newcomers who have proven they can possess a threat, but an away goal vs Colorado would be a surprise nonetheless even for decent Austin.
2Dayne St. ClairMINvs RSL5.9MAfter an underwhelming performance on matchday 1, Minnesota will be looking for a clean sheet vs RSL, hopefully, this time a shutdown of their opponents.
3Jimmy MaurerDAL@SJ6MAnother decent game for the experienced goalkeeper, playing against possibly the weakest team in MLS away will turn some eyes towards him.
4Matt TurnerNEvs DC5.9MNE will look to keep a CS in this match with their home advantage against a DC attack that doesn't inspire much confidence.
5John PulskampSKCvs ORL4.2MHe is cheap and will be looking into proving he's worthy of a spot on the team while the other options are away. A great keeperoo option for this week as he plays first.

Bundesliga Fantasy Player Rankings: Matchday 23

The Sosa-Sasa duo from Stuttgart is one to watch in our Bundesliga Fantasy player rankings for matchday 23 due to their recent performances and the fact that they play Schalke this week.


Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Erling Braut HaalandBVBVs DSC20.2MArminia has turned into a punching bag in the last four weeks conceding 14 goals - the most within that period.
2Robert LewandowskiFCBVs KOE24.4M
3Saša KalajdžićVFBVs S046.4MSaša has scored in each of his last three games and I can imagine him extending it to four games in a row against Schalke.
4André SilvaSGE@SVW19.6MIt is easy to overlook Silva's goal-scoring run because of Lewandowski but he currently has the same amount of goals as Messi and Ronaldo this season with 18. He also adds much needed star flexibility this week with an early fixture against Bremen.
5Wout WeghorstWOBVs BSC19MHis good run of form means that he returns every game but the problem remains the same that he often fails to score in double digits because of his lack of bonus.
6Lucas AlarioB04Vs SCF11.4MAlario has been in and out of the starting XI but has nine goals in the same number of starts and the Leverkusen attack is much more dangerous with him leading the line rather than Schick.
7Andrej KramarićTSG@FCU17.2M
8Kingsley ComanFCBVs KOE15.8M
9Ermedin DemirovićSCF@B047.6MLeverkusen have drawn against Mainz and Augsburg but the main reason for that can be attributed to their defending. They haven't kept a clean sheet in their last 10 Bundesliga games and the defense doesn't seem to be in safe hands with their backup keepers.
10Matheus CunhaBSC@WOB15.4MYes, Wolfsburg haven't conceded in their last six games and Cunha hasn't scored in his last 13 games but he is still averaging 7.75 points in his last eight games which is comparable to Weghorst with single returns.




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Filip KostićSGE@SVW18.1M10 points with an assist is disappointing by his high standards but an early game against Bremen that just conceded four goals against out-of-form Hoffenheim could see him improve.
2Jadon SanchoBVBVs DSC21.2MIf goals are to be expected against Arminia's leaky defense then Sancho could be a fantasy jackpot. He has scored or assisted Dortmund's last 10 goals out of 17 (59%) in the last eight games.
3Leroy SanéFCBVs KOE18.8MMore likely to score compared to Kimmich when he starts and has looked sharp in the last few games.
4Christopher NkunkuRBLVs BMG16.1M
5Joshua KimmichFCBVs KOE18.6MMore likely to assist compared to Sané and has a better floor.
6Amin YounesSGE@SVW7.6MHe shoots a lot, scores screamers and is giving premium options a run for their money with an average of 11 points in his last six games. A Frankfurt midfield double up with Kostić + Younes seems like a smart strategy now.
7Christoph BaumgartnerTSG@FCU12.5MA late inclusion to the list after his return to the predicted lineups, Baumgartner is getting back to his old levels with double digit scores in four out of his last six games and he loves playing against Union with a goal in each of his two starts against them.
8Dani OlmoRBLVs BMG17.6M
9Yannick GerhardtWOBVs BSC7.5M
10Nadiem AmiriB04Vs SCF13.5MLeverkusen's early season form has faded away and they have won just once in their last eight games across all competitions (W1, D2, L5) but Amiri still remains the best option from midfielders playing on Sunday (other than Baumgartner).
11Lars StindlBMG@RBL15.7MThe injury to Hofmann solves the selection dilemma between both and Stindl has had his best games without him in the team. Not expecting any heroics against Leipzig however.

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Borna SosaVFBVs S045.1MSosa and Sasa have a formidable partnership with the target man scoring with each of the Argentinian's last three assists. They have a more than good chance to repeat the same against Schalke who have scored just once in their last five games while conceding 12 goals.
2AngeliñoRBLVs BMG17.2M
3Raphaël GuerreiroBVBVs DSC16.8MJust 12 points for a goal + clean sheet against Schalke does raise questions about whether Guerreiro is worth the premium.
4Paulo OtávioWOBVs BSC9.3MSix clean sheets in a row with an unchanged XI but the team's balance might be disturbed due to the suspension of Brooks.
5Niklas SüleFCBVs KOE11.9M
6Erik DurmSGE@SVW3.5M
7Christopher TrimmelFCUVs TSG10.7MTrimmel is mostly prefered because of his attacking threat but he hasn't assisted in his last eight games. So Nico Schlotterbeck is worth a shout as he is half the price and takes more shots = better floor.
8Phillip MweneM05Vs FCA1.5MAugsburg is another team that has struggled to score goals and Mwene could be a decent enabler as Mainz are doing a full 180 under Bo Svensson. Moussa Niakhaté is also worth a shout as he is on penalties.

Bonus: Mainz play Schalke on Friday next week (If you chose to get a player from one of the most avoidable fixtures this season).
9Pavel KadeřábekTSG@FCU9.6M
10Mads PedersenFCA@M051.4MAnother enabler that offers flexibility this week but with a better floor so you could interchange him and Mwene's rank based on which team you think wins.




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Gregor KobelVFBVs S045.1MA home game against Schalke is a good bet for a clean sheet.
2Florian MüllerSCF@B044.3MLast week was a bad one for keepers and Müller was no exception with a rare blank but could bounce back against a struggling Leverkusen.
3Stefan OrtegaDSC@BVB6.3M
4Koen CasteelsWOBVs BSC10.7M
5Rafał GikiewiczFCA@M057.9M

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

UCL Fantasy Player Rankings for Matchday 7

There is a major emphasis on teams that are favourites to win their respective fixtures in our UCL Fantasy player rankings and tips for matchday 7 as the UEFA Champions League enters its knockouts phase with the round of 16.


Notes

  • The games for this matchday take place over two weeks and four different days so you can make substitutions and captaincy changes for each of those days.
  • Players such as Romero, Danilo, Casemiro and Savic are a yellow card away from suspension. The cards become nullified after the second leg of the round of 16. The full list is available here.

Forwards

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich@Lazio12.1MLewandowski is aging like fine wine and if his 34 goals last season in the Bundesliga was ridiculous then he has already netted 25 times this season in 20 games. The FIFA World Player of the Year has the most goals in all of the world's first leagues and you would back the best striker in the world to score against Lazio.
2Youssef En-NesyriSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund7.4MDortmund might've started this season as the best defense in the league but have quickly fallen since and the managerial change has just made things worse. In-form En-Nesyri and Sevilla will look to make quick work of this wobbly Dortmund side.
3Cristiano RonaldoJuventus@Porto12MRonaldo is the record goal-scorer in UCL history and he will look to add a few more goals to his name in a game in which Juventus are heavy favourites.
4Lionel MessiBarcelonaVs PSG12.1MOne advantage of being the best player on your team is that the entire attack rests on you. Messi lead the tournament in the shots (7) and key passes (4) per game department and his potential remains as explosive as ever.
5Luis SuárezAtlético MadridVs Chelsea9.9MThe veteran striker is averaging a goal a game and shares his name at the top of the La Liga goal-scoring charts along with Messi but oppoents Chelsea have only conceded an own goal so far in six games under Tuchel.
6Kylian MbappéPSG@Barcelona10.9MMbappé hasn't scored in his last two games without Neymar and Di Maria and their absence could do him more harm than good.
7Ciro ImmobileLazioVs Bayern Munich10.6MBayern might've put up some strong displays of attacking football recently but their defence is far from being even remotely impressive.
8Karim BenzemaReal MadridVs Atalanta10.4M
9Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla11.1MHaaland has struggled because of lack of chances under the new coach but he is trying his best with whatever few chances he gets.
10Duvan ZapataAtalantaVs Real Madrid9.7M




Midfielders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1İlkay GündoğanManchester City@Borussia M'gladbach6.7MBorussia conceded the most shots and second most goals amongst all qualified teams in the group stages. It is an early warning sign against an in-form City team.
2Christopher NkunkuRB LeipzigVs Liverpool7.6MOut of all the teams that have qualified, Liverpool have conceded the most goals domestically with 32 and Leipzig won't settle for any result other than a win.
3Thomas MüllerBayern Munich@Lazio10MLewandowski's partner in crime since 2014 and an underrated asset in fantasy.
4Federico ChiesaJuventus@Porto7M
5Kingsley ComanBayern Munich@Lazio8.5MA cheaper alternative to Müller that is more likely to start and he was one of the best players in the group stages with two goals and three assists in just four games.
6Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla10MThe only player who has been in form under Dortmund manager Edin Terzić with four goals and five asissts in nine Bundesliga games.
7Joaquín CorreaLazioVs Bayern Munich8.1MCorrea is another example of a player who has done better in UCL than domestically and he could cash in against a suspect FCB defense at home.
8Josip IličićAtalantaVs Real Madrid8.9MAtalanta are capable of scoring a bounty of goals on any day and Iličić still remains the best option from their midfield against a Madrid defense without Sergio Ramos.
9Mohamed SalahLiverpool@RB Leipzig11.6MRB Leipzig conceded the most penalties in the previous round with four and Salah is good at winning penalties as he is at scoring them.
10Joao FelixAtletico MadridVs Chelsea9M

Defenders

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1AngeliñoRB LeipzigVs Liverpool5.4MThere is potential points for Angeliño on both ends of the pitch against a struggling Liverpool.
2João CanceloManchester City@Borussia M'gladbach5.8MThe most attacking defender from the sky blues team that conceded just once in the group stages and he seems to be immune from the pep roulette lately.
3Cristian RomeroAtalantaVs Real Madrid5.1MDoesn't matter how many he concedes as long as he keeps churning out bonus for ball recoveries.
4Joshua KimmichBayern Munich@Lazio6.6MTechnically a midfielder listed as a defender but is still worth it because of his set-pieces and high involvement in the Bayern attack.
5DaniloJuventus@Porto5MAlmost all of Porto's UCL goals this season were against teams such as Olympiacos and Marseille so it is tough to imagine them scoring against the best defense in Italy.
6Diego CarlosSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund5.1MNot as cheap as Koundé but is more consistent with bonus.
7MarquinhosPSG@Barcelona5.8M
8Stefan SavićAtlético MadridVs Chelsea4.6MThese are two strong defensive teams playing each other so either could keep a clean sheet.
9Mats HummelsBorussia Dortmund@Sevilla5.2MMakes the list solely based on his ball recovery abilities.
10Antonio RüdigerChelsea@Atlético Madrid4.4M




Goalkeepers

 

RankNameTeamOpponentValueComments
1Ederson MoraesManchester City@Bourssia M'gladbach6MFew teams can boast a defensive record as good as that of City with a clean sheet in seven out of their last eight Premier League games.
2Wojciech SzczęsnyJuventus@Porto5.5M
3Péter GulácsiRB LeipzigVs Liverpool5.5M
4Jan OblakAtlético MadridVs Chelsea5.9M
5Yassine BounouSevillaVs Borussia Dortmund5MSevilla have kept five consecutive clean sheets at home and Bounou is one of the cheapest starting keepers left at 5M.

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