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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. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Christensen, Gray
    B) White, Benrahma

    Which pair on a WC?

  2. Fantasy Bundesliga Wildcard Discussion
    Mullered in Maenam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Many thanks for the article FFFrog, here’s my MD 4 Wildcard picks:

    Hradecky – Baumann

    Davies – Roussillon – Lucoqui – Gießelmann – Scally

    Kimmich – Bellingham – Stindl – Kainz – Jeong

    Lewandowski – Haaland – Weghorst

    ITB – 2.7m

    Captains:

    I’ll start with Weghorst, Bellingham and Roussillon

    If any of them blank I then have in the late match on Saturday:

    Lewandowski, Kimmich and Davies

    And as final back up captains I have Stindl and Scally on Sunday if required.

    Mods, is it possible to have a hot-topic for comments on ‘Bundesliga MD 4 Wildcard’ please, many thanks.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice, I have decided to go full premium in defense with a slightly cheaper midfield. Midfield is somewhere I'm not able to get many points, will just try to play fixtures.

      Bellingham, Jeong, Sallai, Endo and Serdar.

      1. Mullered in Maenam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Good picks, let's see how we get on with our different approaches and we do have another WC after MD 7 if it all goes horribly wrong!

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Stindl ruining the week again 😀

          GW1-3, as an owner
          GW4, as a non-owner

          1. Mullered in Maenam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Oh mate, that's never a good feeling though not unusual at all in FF. I did bring him in for MD 4, ended up with 156 pts and OR 2,308 so happy with that.

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Nice!

              Ended with 136pts, thanks to Serdar haul. Finally some movement in rank, went from 8k to 5.1k.

              Is there more rotation in Bundesliga around UCL games? Could get tricky in upcoming weeks.

              1. Mullered in Maenam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Not as much I think as EPL teams, Lewandowski always seems to play same with Haaland but maybe a little rotation. I have Davies, Kimmich and Lew of Bayern in both my Bundesliga team and UCL team, can't see any of them being dropped much at all. Same with Haaland and Bellingham at Dortmund. Just my take on it.

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      At the moment it is looking like
      Riemann-Burchert
      Guerreiro-Mbabu-Rousillon-Giesselman-Scally
      Stindl-Hofmann-Grifo-Steffen-Kainz
      Lewandowski-Haaland-Weghorst
      1.9 ITB

      Weighing up Haaland & Rousillon vs Gunter & Kramaric
      Will wait for matchday lineups before making final decisions

      Best of luck Mullered!

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I guess none of the Wolfsburg boys start

        1. Mullered in Maenam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yeah Rousillon benched, just swapped him out for Bornauw and also switched to the Wolfsburg keeper. Weghorst starts.

          Good luck.

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Best of luck to you too

            At present, I've swapped out Rousillon, Kainz, Mbabu, and Steffen for Goretzka, Jeong, Bornauw, and Gunter

            1. Mullered in Maenam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Good moves.

            2. Mullered in Maenam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              How did you get on? I ended up picking two captains that weren't the best possible, still okay though, ended up with 156 pts and moved up to 2,308 OR.

  3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Édouard essential