Fantasy Bundesliga

The best Fantasy Bundesliga players for Matchday 7

The Bundesliga is back, and for those playing the Fantasy game, this weekly piece highlights who we think are the best players for the forthcoming Matchday.

The biggest change this week sees an injury doubt for Erling Haaland (17.7m), which keeps him out of his first Scout Squad of the season, while Köln, Freiburg and RB Leipzig look to have the best fixtures in Matchday 7. As a result, eight of their players make the final squad.

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GOALKEEPERS

MARK FLEKKEN (6.6m), PHILIPP PENTKE (1.0m)

Mark Flekken has 24 points over his last three games and 21 saves throughout the season so far, while unbeaten Freiburg have three Bundesliga clean sheets and have shut out their opponents in their last two games. Christian Streich’s team now visit a Hertha Berlin side whose last game was a 6-0 loss to RB Leipzig.

Philipp Pentke is in as the 1.0m sub goalkeeper once again.

DEFENDERS

NIKO GIESSELMANN (4.4m), CHRISTIAN GUNTER (12.1m), BENNO SCHMITZ (4.7m), JEREMIE FRIMPONG (7.4m), RAPHAEL GUERREIRO (14.6m)

Niko Giesselmann’s nine shots this season are joint-second only to Willi Orban (11.5m) amongst all defenders. The highest-scoring defender in Fantasy Bundesliga this season, Giesselmann is still only 4.4m and seems to be verging on fixture-proof. Despite having a tough visit to Mainz coming up, Giesselmann’s price still makes him a great option. 

Christian Gunter has managed double-digit hauls in all but one of his games this season and, as with Mark Flekken, has a great fixture against Hertha Berlin coming up as part of a solid defence. Gunter’s 18 crosses from open-play put him seventh among all players.

Köln’s Benno Schmitz has been brilliant so far this season. His 21 crosses from open-play ranks fourth in the league and he’s got two assists. Their opposition, Greuther Fürth, are rooted to the bottom of the table and have conceded the second-most goals in the league. Schmitz looks to be a great budget differential with a high upside. 

Jeremie Frimpong got 18 points in Leverkusen’s Matchday 6 win over Mainz and low-scoring Arminia Bielefeld now head to the BayArena. Frimpong has two assists and averages three points per match from duels. The young full-back is a great mid-priced option.

Last season’s second highest-scoring defender, Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro, has been in great form since returning from injury. He’s got double-digit hauls in three out of his last four games. Guerreiro has two Bundesliga goals under Marco Rose and will be key to their attack with Erling Haaland likely missing out again. 

MIDFIELDERS

CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU (14.9m), FLORIAN WIRTZ (12.0m), FLORIAN KAINZ (7.8m), VICENZO GRIFO (12.6m), JOSHUA KIMMICH (16.5m)

Christopher Nkunku is in the form of his life. He’s grabbed six goals and an assist in his last four games in all competitions and RBL have arguably the best fixture of the Matchday against a Bochum side struggling for form at either end of the pitch. Even when he doesn’t score, Nkunku’s underlying stats mean that he has both a high points floor and ceiling. One of the best options in Fantasy Bundesliga this week. 

Florian Wirtz has four back-to-back double-digit hauls and is showing no sign of stopping ahead of Leverkusen’s visit to Arminia Bielefeld. Wirtz’s four assists are the joint-most in the league and he’s also scored in his last four league games. 12.0m seems like a bargain price for the starlet.

Florian Kainz is back from suspension and has one of the best fixtures this week. A key part of Köln’s attack, both creatively and as a goalscorer, Kainz has two goals and an assist this season and is the best mid-priced option in midfield ahead of the visit of a hapless Greuther Fürth side. 

Freiburg’s Italian talisman Vicenzo Grifo got 13 points last time out against Augsburg and now faces a Hertha Berlin side with the worst defensive record in the league. On penalties and most set-pieces, Grifo is an expensive but reliable option with a great fixture. 

The highest-scoring midfielder in Fantasy Bundesliga and the highest-scoring player not called Robert Lewandowski (18.2m) or Erling Haaland, Joshua Kimmich has been in great form for Bayern. He faces an Eintracht Frankfurt side who’ve drawn their last four league games 1-1 and should be no match for Nagelsmann’s imperious Bayern side. He’s got three goals in his last two league games and is on most indirect set-pieces.

FORWARDS 

EMIL FORSBERG (11.5m), ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (18.2m), ANTHONY MODESTE (7.4m)

RBL have one of the best fixtures this week and Emil Forsberg has been in good form coming into this game. Despite having not consistently started so far under Jesse Marsch, Forsberg should feature against Bochum and averages over nine points in games he’s started. He’s on penalties and should be able to take advantage of Bochum’s leaky defence. 

Robert Lewandowski continues to be essential in all forms of Fantasy Football, as he added his second UEFA Champions League brace of the season against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday. The Pole shockingly failed to get on the scoresheet against Greuther Fürth last time out, but no-one is betting against him adding to his tally against Frankfurt. Fixture-proof, in-form and on the best team in the league, don’t go without Robert. 

Köln’s Anthony Modeste has the third-most shots and the third-most goals in the Bundesliga this season, behind only Haaland and Lewandowski. The Frenchman has a brilliant fixture against hapless Greuther Fürth and should score big. 

696 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Yas!!

  2. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who needs to be sold first: Ayling or Tsimikas?

    It will be for a hit, but i only have 2 defenders! I'm leaning towards Tsimikas, as Ayling may return after the break. Alternatively, i could not make the transfer. Thanks

    1. YEAH PITCH!
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Tsi

  3. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sanchez / Steele
    TAA* / Christensen / White / Coady / Livramento
    Salah / Jota / Sarr / Traore / Allan
    Ronaldo / Antonio / Jimenez

    What's most pressing here? Planning to just hang onto TAA if I can.

    Originally planned CR7/Coady to Lukaku/Rudiger for - 4. Traore to Saka worth considering?

    1. CapK
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not for another -4

        Also -4 to take out CR7 for luk, or a defender transfer dosnt make sense to me either.

        Can you just do the Rudiger xfer?

      • Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Ronaldo out for a hit isn't wise

    2. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Team in shambles this week. Pulled trigger on getting Alonso earlier this week so my 1 FT has gone. TAA injured. Would you take a hit with this team or roll with it? 0.4 in bank

      Raya
      Duffy Semedo Alonso
      Traore Benrahma Raphina Salah
      Ronaldo Dennis Lukaku

      Subs:Livramento,Bissouma,TAA

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Roll

      2. Rog.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Looks fine, roll

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Shaw facing late fitness test, Coufal ”has a chance”; probably not worth a hit to remove them? 6.0 budget (Not Rudiger)

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I'd say probably not

        Imagine we'll get intel on Shaw though

    4. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Williams to Alonso for a hit?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No. Alonso not nailed to start

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        21 (-4) vs 2 points

    5. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Which one transfer would you make to improve this squad for this week? I'm considering; Bachmann > Ramsdale

      Bachmann
      Semedo - Marcal - White
      Salah - Gray - Gallagher - Sarr
      Antonio - Ronaldo - Lukaku 0.9 ITB

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Save?

      2. CapK
          1 month, 29 days ago

          you have a route into chel / city def from next week? If so, sounds great!

        • FPL Brains
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I can, I have TAA on the bench who I could downgrade.

      3. HD7
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1FT:
        A) Trent to Alonso
        B) Trent to Cancelo
        C) Save and play Sissoko

        Ramsdale
        Trent* Rudiger Dias Marcal
        Salah Raph Gray Sarr
        Ronaldo Lukaku

        Steele Sissoko Livra Scarlett

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Give Moussa a chance

      4. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If Greenwood is benched and it's leaked, who should I rashly transfer him out for?

        A) Raph and risk GW8
        B) Saka

        1. Grand Thibauto
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Any substance to this? If you have a wildcard in hand, I'd go for a Chelsea Mid/Son if budget persists, otherwise Saka/Raph seems the one for longer term

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No substance, I imagine he'll start. Just nice to have a panic button ready

            1. ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Yeah I could go Mount, but downgrade enables Cancelo next game week

        2. CapK
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Quarantine exemptions for vaccinated players - just have to pray raph has had his second jab!

        3. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Friends, need to settle in the next hour or so, so I could really use your help, please:

          Meslier / 4.0
          TAA / Rüdiger / Livramento / Marçal / Omobamidele
          Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
          Antonio / Ronaldo / Obafemi

          Did Shaw to Rüdiger, and now I am considering TAA to Alonso/Torres or Jota out for a hit. Who to bring in? The plan is to WC after IB... I guess. Thanks!

          1. Well you know, Triffic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            No transfer needed

            1. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Means a lot. Thank you very much indeed for your help. Good luck!

        4. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Best midfielder under 5.8 lads.

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Gallagher?

          2. ElliotJHP
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Gallagher if he still fits that bill, Mbeumo if not

          3. fricky_
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Doucoure

            • Well you know, Triffic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Townsend

            • F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Mbeumo

            • trinzoo
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Gallagher, ESR, Gray

          4. Will Kane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Can't be bothered with trying to get early team news tomorrow so Shaw>Semedo done. Maybe, just maybe I will field 11 players this week....

            Good luck everyone, enjoy the gameweek 🙂

          5. YEAH PITCH!
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            -4 ????

            Toney > Lukaku
            Shaw > Rudiger
            TAA > 5.2 or less

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              do you have an easy route back to TAA if he's fit for Watford?

          6. fricky_
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Alonso or Azpi?

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Azpi

            • Saosin
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              GTG, WC or -4? 0FT

              Schmeichel

              Rudiger - Reguilon - Livramento

              Benny - Salah - Jota - Greenwood - Brownhill

              Ronaldo - SaintM

              Steele - Amartey - TAA - Richarlison

              1. Jacktastic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Only 1 Chelsea isn’t good

            • F4L
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Auba or Salah captain?

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Salah

              2. Jacktastic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Salah

              3. F4L
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                cheers lads

              4. Eddie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                You must have other players to choose from.

                1. F4L
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Salah is now my only premium, I've got Raphinha/Antonio, but don't really fancy either this week tbh

                  1. Eddie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    I'd prefer Antonio or Raphina to Salah. I wouldn't be concerned about the price tag. Who do you think has the better chance of scoring Raphina against Newcastle defence or Salah against City?

                    1. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      if Raph was 100% then I'd be more confident, just worried about early sub for protection or subbing due to injury

                      1. Eddie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I'd go Antonio of those options. But Salah can always get something, City aren't completely impenetrable. Just almost.

                        No Chelsea defender?

            • Jacktastic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Have Alonso and Rom
              A Torres to Mount
              Or
              B TAA to Azpi

              1. F4L
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                ditch Torres, but I'm not sure Mount is the answer

                1. Jacktastic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Can’t think who else, Sarr,Gallagher fixture swing. Maybe Saka?

                  1. fricky_
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Raphinha if you don't have him

                    • F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      it is tough, some are saying Chelsea have missed Mount but he still played in the bore fest against Zenit, and did nothing against Spurs for 45mins.

                      Saka I'd pick if he was guaranteed to be playing RW, but Pepe is still lurking + Xhaka injury might mean Arsenal go back to 433 and Saka LW.

                      I still think Gallagher will tick over nicely at 5.7 and Mbeumo has potential but there's still some risk attached. idk Sarr has looked alright, but Watford have only been decent against poor sides, now their fixtures toughen up.

                      Sorry, I'm not really sure who to suggest at that price point 😐

                      1. Jacktastic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Cheers and I know, been mulling over it all week

              2. fricky_
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Auba. Salah plays City. But don't like either for this GW tbh

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    cheers. I think I'll just stick it on Salah, there's always a chance Liverpool blitz City

                • The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  My wildcard is now coming down to a final choice between Alonso or Azpilicueta. The rest of the defence is Dias, Cancelo and Rudiger with Tomiyasu in reserve. What do you think, take a punt or play safe?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    Go for Alonso in that case

                  2. fricky_
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Alonso for sure

                      1. Sid07
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Alonso

                    • Deulofail
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Depends on your other players, how nailed they are and how good the replacement from your bench could be. I'd probably say Alonso

                    • The Mighty Hippo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Thanks folks, that's a pretty good consensus. Alonso it is!!

                  3. fricky_
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      You're all in on defence, woww. I would definitely go risky when you have that defence to cover

                    • Sid07
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Plan to wc next week
                      1) Bamford + shaw to Jiminez + Alonso (-4)
                      2) Bamford to Jiminez, play liveramento

                    • Grounderz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Never thought that going for Reece James would cause this much headache for me. Even now, I have to decipher the message given by Tuchel at the press conference regarding his availability.

                      If I had gone Rudiger, I wouldn't have to worry about this now.

                      1. Rog.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        He’s training in the pool? He’s definitely not playing

                        1. Grounderz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          My point is, England had him in the squad whilst Tuchel smacked it back contradictorily by saying he's in the pool. So, whose story should we buy? It's not clear.

                          1. TheTinman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Tuchels comments were quite clear. He said he won't be going with the England squad.

                      2. Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        True but then you'd have Rudiger

                    • Garlana
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      This WC territory for sure right?

                      Sanchez
                      Ayling**, TAA**, Shaw*, Tsimikas*, Livremento
                      Barnes..., Salah, Benrahma, greenwood, gilmour
                      Antonio, Ronaldo, Dennis,

                      1ft 2.8itb

                      1. fricky_
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Yes.

                        • Strchld
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Or take -4 and try to survive next week. Have a similar team and no bench players. Took one hit too.

                      2. Rligudfootiemanager
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        I think it’s been raised before but SOU xG heatmap. Look at the back post. That screams alonso.

                        Will he play though? He’s been called up for Spain whilst Chilli gets another 2 weeks to work on his fitness/confidence. Could this be Alonsos last hurrah before an extended Chilli play?

                        I have a FT and will do a GW8 WC. I have Shaw. Digne - Alonso??

                        A) Digne - Alonso
                        B) Digne - Rudiger (as Shaw is a maybe)
                        C) Transfer with bigger upside? Pukki - Wood?

                      3. sirmorbach
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Bottomed, let me try and make it less demanding; go as is, take a hit or WC?

                        Meslier
                        Rüdiger, Marçal, Livramento
                        Salah, Jota, Torres, Raphinha, Benrahma
                        Ronaldo, Antonio

                        No bench with TAA out.

                        1. Garlana
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          looks fine tbh, lucky to have 11 players likely to get some minutes

                          1. sirmorbach
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Think I'll keep as is and WC after international break. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

                        2. teneighty
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Jota/Torres the main issue. If you plan to WC next GW I would just ride it out. Otherwise I woul take one of them out for a hit. Probably Torres as Jota probably will feature from the bench.

                          1. sirmorbach
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            I thought about Torres-Sarr, but then again, Wc next week is a real possibility. Then I do it, Torres plays and scores, Sarr a two-pointer. Eh, this game was designed by the devil himself.

                      4. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Which option do you prefer?

                        A) Greenwood to Benrahma/Grealish/Zaha

                        B) TAA to Rudiger (also have Christensen)

                        C) Save

                        1. fricky_
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            B

                        2. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          If your third playing defender was Shaw, and you're planning on WC next week...would you take a hit to put a Chelsea defender in?

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Depends

                          2. teneighty
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            No.

                          3. bombonera
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              If WC next week, no way

                            • TheTinman
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Not for a hit

                              1. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                ok so better play with only 2 defenders+Shaw than 3 defenders+hit right?

                          4. teneighty
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Need Shaw or Coufal to play to be able to field a full XI. Just pushed the button on Jota to Zaha. Not the sensible thing to do but wth.

                          5. KUNingas
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            WC next week, so only for this week

                            A) Pray and hope Shaw plays, Tsimikas only sub
                            B) Take a hit to bring Marcal (NEW)

                            1. teneighty
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              A

                            2. Boly Would
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              A

                          6. Joker91
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Planning on GW8 wildcard, current defenders:

                            TAA (out), Ayling (out), Amartey (doesn't play), Shaw (?) and Semedo.

                            Who are the best one week punts for TAA?
                            1) Alonso
                            2) Azpi
                            3) Rudiger
                            4) Mee (?)
                            5) Any others?

                            Should I take a -4 for Shaw to one of the above?

                            1. fricky_
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                Shaw and TAA for Rudiger and Azpi sounds good if you ask me

                                1. Joker91
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 26 days ago

                                  Went for Shaw and TAA into Azpi and Tarkowski - worked out OK! (Y)