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The best Fantasy Bundesliga players for Matchday 4

Fantasy Bundesliga is back after the international break and we’ve all got our Wildcards in play, so here are some of the best picks ahead of Matchday 4.

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GOALKEEPERS

Manuel Riemann (5.4m), Phillip Pentke (1.0m)

Maneul Riemann has done a solid job so far this season and fixtures don’t come much better than a home tie against rock-bottom Hertha Berlin. Bochum have been solid at the back so far and will know how important these three points are. Riemann is currently the third highest-scoring goalkeeper in the game with 27 points, while his 14 saves ranks third.

Phillip Pentke is the 1.0m fodder of choice so far this season and holds his place after another solid week on the subs bench.

DEFENDERS 

Alphonso Davies (13.7m), Kevin Mbabu (10.8m), Anderson Lucoqui (6.2m), Niko Giesselmann (3.7m), Joe Scally (2.2m)

Four of the top five highest-scoring defenders so far this season make this squad thanks to good fixtures and great underlying stats.

Niko Giesselemann has secured the left-wing back spot vacated by Christopher Lenz (9.3m) and has scored in his last two games. Union’s home fixture against 17th placed Augsburg, who’ve looked chaotic at the back and clueless going forward so far this season, is a prime fixture to rack up a third double-digit haul in a row. At just 3.7m, you really can’t go too far wrong with this pick. 

Anderson Lucoqui racked up 23 points on his Bundesliga debut, picking up six points for winning at least 15 duels and four points for two goal attempts. Lucoqui was everywhere for Mainz on Matchday 3 and is well-placed to add to this against a Hoffenheim side who’ve conceded lots of chances so far and looked unconvincing at best at the back. 

The highest-scoring defender in the game so far this season, Kevin Mbabu, has scored 35 points without yet registering a goal contribution. He’s grabbed 16 points for duels won, managed 10 open play crosses and Wolfsburg visit a Fürth side who’ve looked very poor at both ends of the pitch. The Swiss right-back was one of the first names on this team sheet.

Alphonso Davies is something of a risky pick after he went off injured against the USA on international duty, but he’s back in training and Julian Nagelsmann really needs him ready for their visit to RB Leizpig. Jesse Marsch’s Leipzig side have failed to impress so far this season and Davies has been one of Bayern’s best players through the opening three Matchdays. I looked at bringing in Raphael Guerreiro (14.1m) for this spot, but Davies being a captaincy option on the Sunday swings the decision in his favour.

Gladbach’s Joe Scally is still in their starting XI due to injury and they have a great defensive fixture at home to Arminia Bielefeld. Despite quite how bad Gladbach have been at points this season, Scally has been one of their strongest players, picking up eight points for goal attempts and 12 points for duels. Whilst he may not be a long term pick, he’s a great option this week at just 2.2m. 

MIDFIELDERS

Leon Goretzka (14.3m), Jonas Hofmann (12.5m), Jude Bellingham (11.6m), Jens Petter Hauge (11.4m), Wooyeong Jeong (4.4m)

This is the first time four out of five of these midfielders have made my picks.

Wooyeong Jeong has been playing up front for Freiburg and got two goals against Stuttgart last time out. Freiburg have been solid so far this season and 4.4m for a midfielder playing OOP, Jeong is a risk that’s worth taking.

Despite interest from Bayern, Jonas Hofmann is still at Gladbach and, along with Scally, has been among their best performers in a terrible start to the season. His last-minute goal in their loss to Union last time out gave him 16 points in Matchday 3 and he’s managed seven shots in just two starts. A visit to Arminia Bielefeld will give Adi Hütter’s new side a much-needed opportunity to get three points. 

Leon Goretzka has managed 10 shots without a goal so far this season and looks set for an explosion at some point. He’s clearly working well under Julian Nagelsmann and is a great option for this week’s visit to an underperforming RBL side. 

Jens Petter Hauge has been arguably the only shining light in a poor Eintracht Frankfurt side so far under Oliver Glasner. The young Norwegian has scored two of his side’s three goals this season and has also managed seven shots. Hosting a defensively-poor Stuttgart side presents a great opportunity for him to add to that tally.

With Giovanni Reyna (12.5m) out injured, Jude Bellingham should have even more license to go forward and continue his brilliant start to the season for Dortmund. He’s fresh from back-to-back double-digit hauls ahead of the visit to Bayer Leverkusen, and his six shots so far this season show he’s becoming a more and more important part of this Dortmund attack.

FORWARDS 

Robert Lewandowski (18.1m), Erling Haaland (17.0m), Wout Weghorst (14.7m)

Three premium forwards make it into the squad this week.

Wout Weghorst scored in the opening day win over Bochum, is on penalties and has managed 11 shots across the first three Matchdays. A visit to Fürth should give him plenty of opportunities to build on a decent start to the 2021/22 season.

The next two forwards are Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.

They’ve scored nearly 20 points more than any other player this season and have also taken the most shots (16 and 18 respectively). It doesn’t matter who they’re playing. Just buy them.

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  1. ratski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    A. Torres or
    B. Raphinha.

    This is doing my head in !

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Torres 2 games than Raphinha

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Raphinha. Not close imo...

      Nailed + less goalscoring threats around him + Daniel James will only add to delivering him more chances.

    3. gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Torres for this game and then Raph

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Torres has Southampton next game too!

  2. Michael Jordan - call me MJ
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Final decision of WC:

    A Digne and Gray

    Or

    B Semedo and Traoré

    Leaning towards the latter with plum pictures coming up and feels a nice punt

    1. Michael Jordan - call me MJ
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *fixtures

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Semedo Sarr?

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This

      2. Michael Jordan - call me MJ
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Hadn't much considered Sarr but also cracking fixtures! Added bonus of pens...

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'd rather have Semedo and Gray or Sarr

  3. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    RMWCT - I think I'm finally set and somewhat happy with this 3-5-2 (after the whole international break spent on 3-4-3 and figuring out ways to get DCL instead of Jim who I am not sure of)

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Coady (White Livra)
    Salah Greenwood Jota Benrhama Torres
    Antonio Lukaku (Scarlett)

    0.4 ITB for Ben > Raph next week potentially

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Looking good. I would Play White instead of Coady this week

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ah good call!

    2. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      3 rotation risks in midfield, Benrahma playing in Europe potentially makes him a risk too.

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        One of Torres or Greenwood will become Mount soon
        Ben will become Raph next week
        Jota risk I am okay with because he has looked like our most threatening player after Salah and TAA

        I know not ideal but this leaves some money ITB and can navigate as we have more data in the coming weeks and a bigger sample size to choose options from in Wolves etc. as well

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Very nice, very similar to mine.

      Bachmann (has better fixtures than Sanchez, gets more saves and BAPS) Foster
      TAA Shaw Christensen (Duffy Livra)
      Salah Greenwood Jota Torres Benrahma (tempted on Gray over Ben, those fixtures are beautiful and leaves 0.6 ITB)
      Ronaldo Antonio (Scarlett)

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Nice, I'm thinking of going Ben > Raph next week but might consider Gray too!
        I'm now tempted to get Bachman in tbh

  4. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What's the latest on Firmino?

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Klopp said he's out

    2. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Out this gw is all we know

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ok thanks guys

  5. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Last couple questions to finish the WC...

    A) Tierney or Coleman

    B) Best 5.5 mid

    Thanks

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Neither
      B) Find the 0.1 and get Gray

    2. Mo Mane
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

      Gray

      1. Mo Mane
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        LOL

        A - Tierney
        B - Gray

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A) Tierney. Coleman injured
      B) I got feeling on Elyounoussi. Podence offer great choice too just not sure on his minutes.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Benitez said Coleman was available for Monday in the presser.

    4. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Tierney

      Doucoure

  6. gomez123
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    any news on Raphinha???

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Out at the moment, but definite answer tomorrow as it’s still being determined between the clubs and the footballing authorities.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        FIFA squeezing the last milk from the nut 😉

  7. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Demarai Gray has BUR Avl NOR - surely that's worth a punt at 5.6?

    1. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes the problem is I have DCL. Just not sure would double on EVE attacking.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Agree, I wouldn't double up either but Gray is a lot cheaper!

  8. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    1FT 1.4M itb
    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Shaw Livramento Ayling Tsimikas
    Salah Fernandes Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
    Antonio Ings

    Ings -> DCL for FT the best move yeah?

  9. FULLSERVICECOVER
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Digne or Tierney?

  10. JAS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What are the chances of Ron/Odegaard scoring 4 more points than Fernandez/Ings?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Exactly my dilemma lol… thinking either save or make those exact moves

      1. JAS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Exactly that.... wait until tomorrow afternoon and do it for free? or -4 hit and be impatient

    2. swobe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      good question.

      1. JAS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks... but looking for an answer!

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          But no one can actually answer these questions can they?

        2. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Haha. Me too. I'm holding both Ings and Bruno this week and moving Barnes to Sarr. Ings out for DCL next week. Currently at 40k OR and looking to wildcard GW 6.

    3. JAS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      For what its worth I just did it. Fernadez and Ings out. Ronaldo and Odegaard in. For a -4.

      I figure there is a high chance of Ings blanking against one of the best defences in Europe. And Ronaldo to score 4 more than fernadez is quite possible. Plus it sets me up better for the next weeks....

      1. swobe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Best of luck!

  11. the vanisher
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Any updates on Ronaldo? Likely to start?

    1. Johnny too hotty
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Unlikely

    2. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He's starting.

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ronaldo ready to face Newcastle: "He's had a good week with us here. He'll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that's for sure."

      Ole words

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Odegaard?

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think he'll be the king of assisting the assister

  13. Ligdon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What about Lacazette ? Prolific finisher when he plays and very cheap for his scoring potential.

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Is he going to start every game?

      1. Ligdon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Definitely not. But in the short term he can score goals before Lukaku comes into play in GW7

  14. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Best way to spend 13.5 on 2x defenders and a GK?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sanchez
      Semedo/Tierney
      Livramento

  15. Firmino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Ayling
    Salah Bruno(C) Greenwood Raphinha Benrahma
    Ings Antonio

    1FT 1.4ITB

    What would you do here?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Seriously considering WC. Bench Steele; Amartey, Tsimikas, Scarlett

  16. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    @Nomar, can you share your team>

  17. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Pick a pair for GW 4-8
    A- DCL + Greenwood/Torres
    B- Lukaku + ayling

  18. BigKeith
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Still not sure if captaining Antonio over Salah is a good idea...
    What would people go with?

    1. fricky_
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Right now I'm on Salah, but I'm heavily considering wc to get Lukaku in

        1. fricky_
            2 months, 17 days ago

            and jota

        2. Thinkering like a Boss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ronaldo/Lukaku/Salah/Bruno

      • mcpoop
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Likelihood of Raphinha playing? I'd say 20%. I' be a pretty big statement and risky to flout a Fifa directive.

      • myteamissheeeeeeeet
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Just in sexy people!

        Ronnie to start?

        1. mcpoop
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Almost certainly. Trained with the team, rested, match-fit, on a load of money. He has to start.

      • fricky_
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ayling or Coady long term?

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Ayling as he has attacking threat

        • Please Answer Me
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Any legends out there that can help me out? 2FT and 0.9 ITB

          Sanchez
          TAA Shaw White (Tsimikas Ayling)
          Salah Bruno Benrahma Greenwood (4.5)
          Antonio Ings Toney

          1. fricky_
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Bruno to Jota, Ings to Lukaku?

          2. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'm 0.1 off this wildcard:

            Bachmann. 4.0.
            TAA. James. Dier. Duffy. Livramento.
            Salah. Torres. Jota. Benrahma. Allan.
            Ronaldo. Antonio. Jimmy.

            Thoughts?

            1. Optimus.
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              James > Rudi or Duffy/Liv > Will

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I think you'll struggle to do it today.

            3. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Why start with James, can't play then has two awful fixtures then who knows

          3. Duncthedrunk
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Wc this round. Is team ok?

            Pickford sub:Steele
            Coleman - Shaw - Tierney sub:Livramento - Amartey
            Salah Traore Gray Torres sub: Bissouma
            Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio
            IB 0,3
            If you can change a player or two, who would it be?

          4. makaveli123
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Evening all. What is your preference?
            A) Jota + DCL
            or
            B) Benrahma + Lukaku
            Cheers

          5. Muscout
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            A) Greenwood
            B) Jota
            C) Mount
            D) Torres

            1. mcpoop
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I'd go D personally

          6. Tinmen
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Folks, anyone going Greenwood captain ?

            I’ve just brought in Ronaldo as well, but still think Greenwood is a better option for some reason

          7. mcpoop
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Why is nobody mentioning Odegaard? He's playing the Ozil role in a side with good fixtures and with the ability to get big returns, though they haven't proven it yet. At 5.5 he's a bargain.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Tbf he's been mentioned throughout the whole day.

              1. mcpoop
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Maybe he has, but I haven't seen it.

            2. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Literally been talked about all day

          8. DavidBadWillie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Where on earth are the scout picks?

            1. mcpoop
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              I thought they came out at 7. Maybe it's 8.

            2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Where is the FFS H2H fixtures and leagues. Can any of the mods offer an update ? Please !!!!!!!!!!!

          9. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Semedo worth the extra over Coady?

            1. mcpoop
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Yes.