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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. krumcake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Jota to Raphina for -4? My bench is a nightmare..

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

      If you think Raphina is likely to make up the hits over next few weeks, then maybe. Jota will likely get minutes, so you'd need Raphina to score to break even in short-term.

      You might kick yourself not having Jota against Watford after IB.

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

        Will share minutes now with Firmino back

  2. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Good to go?

    Sanchez
    Rudi-Williams-Semedo
    Salah-Raph-Jota-Sarr
    CR7(c)-Antonio-Jimenez

    Gunn-Livra-Gilmour-TAA

  3. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sanchez
    Semedo Marcal James*
    Salah Raphinha Saka Gray
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    (4.0 Sissoko Livramento TAA*)
    0 FT & 3.2m

    A) Start Livramento (che) and keep James for after IB
    B) James ➡️ Rudiger -4

    What to do this week?
    Was planning Semedo & Marcal to Cancelo & Dias/Rudiger for a hit in GW8 after IB.

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

      I was gonna do A. Just not sure the -4 is worth it

  4. adams_6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Talk me down. I'm switching azpi to mount on WC. I've wanted Mount all season and now could be the time

    Ramsdale
    Dias Cancelo Rudiger
    Salah Raph Grealish Mount
    Lukaku Toney Antonio

    Foster White Livra Luiz

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

      I think Mount is a viable option with the fixtures. Can near enough guarantee game time.

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

      Punt, but now if at all is the time to get him.

    3. adams_6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Cheers lads

    4. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Let mount play first

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

    Is Arsenal (Saka/esr primarily) the answer to any question? Fixtures look reasonable, but don’t see much love on here

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

      At least one of them i every RMWCT-post. I'm personally looking at getting ESR in next week on WC. Seems like good value and the fixtures look good aswell.

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

    My team is in pieces & $0 ITB: Shaw, Ayling, Jota (bench), Williams (more likely 0 points), Brownhill (2 points).

    Press the WC now or go with 9.

    Sanchez
    Dier - Marcal - Williams
    Salah - Sarr - Benrhama
    CR7 - Antonio - Lukaku (C)

    1. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Maybe Jota out and hope Shaw plays

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

    Look on the bright side folks. It appears as though everyone's team is going to be pretty weak this GW

  8. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which do you prefer for free? WC still to play

    1. Shaw>Semedo/Tierney or another Chelsea defender
    2. TAA>Semedo/Tierney or another Chelsea defender
    3. Tsim>Marcal/other (4.8 max)

    Foster
    Shaw (iffy), Coufal (iffy), Rudiger
    Salah, Gray, Benrahma, Raphina
    Jimmy, Ronaldo, Antonio
    Sanchez, Bissouma, Tsim, TAA

    1. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      make a try on christiansen

  9. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    What to hell should i do here?!?!?!

    Ramsdale
    TAA-Tierney-Semedo
    Salah-Greenwood-Brahma-Raphinha
    Ronaldo-Antonio-Jimenez

    Sanchez, Williams,Gray, Livramento
    2 FT 0 itb

    1. fricky_
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just a simple TAA-Rudiger swap

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

        Not a lot really. TAA to Chelsea or City def is the obvious move.

      • Legohair
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Would you do Sanchez & Williams to Foster& Christensen?or just taa to rudiger?

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

          Just TAA move. You've got 2 playing keepers, keep the other FT in case you need it next week

    2. jon.terry.tfh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Saka + Semedo with 0.5 itb

      or

      ESR + Dias (double city defence with Cancelo)

      what you fellas reckon?

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

        Probably B

    3. CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Would you still get Alonso over Azpi if you need him to play to get XI out?

      I’m WC’ing next week

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

        Azpi would be my choice in that situation.

      2. fricky_
          1 month, 29 days ago

          No, if no good bench option, go safe with Azpi

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

        One week punt on a defender…Has to be Alonso really?

        Any other punts?

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

          Someone facing Norwich. Tarkowski perhaps?

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

            Considered it; would be some differential. Must check their stats defending set pieces

        2. fricky_
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Semedo

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

              Have Marcal

          • JoeSoap
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Sarr or Son maybe

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

              Neither great defensively :p

              1. JoeSoap
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Doh! Alonso as good as any if he starts.

        3. Gazwaz80
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Premier League players can travel to red-list nations for internationals if fully vaccinated
          Which players do you think this will affect, not looking good 🙁

        4. SKENG
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Your thoughts on this WC? Exact money & went with Harrison punt for the next 2-3 GWs as my under 5.8 mid slot.

          Ramsdale Foster
          Cancelo Dias Alonso Rudiger Livramento
          Salah Grealish Raphinha Harrison Brownhill
          Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

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

            Is he fit?

        5. Sturridge Wars
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Is Christensen nailed?

          1. fricky_
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I doubt he's fully nailed

            • jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Not fully nailed, will occasionally get rotated

          2. Strchld
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Torres to Raphinha for hit?
            If Torres won't play cant get 11 players out.
            WCing next week.

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

              Yes

          3. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Who are your priority players to get in this week? I have 2FT and no WC.

            A) Alonso / Rudiger / Christensen
            B) Dias
            C) Antonio

            Sanchez.
            James*. TAA*. Cancelo. Semedo. Livramento.
            Salah. Gray. Gallagher. Raph. Gilmour.
            Ronaldo. Lukaku. 4.5.

            I can move to 3-4-3 and get Antonio and Christensen (-4) or just swap James+TAA to Alonso+Dias for long term.

            1. Maeki2
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              C, Rudi, Cancelo, Christensen

          4. Legohair
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Is Sanchez&Williams to Foster&Christensen good move for free?other option is sell Trent to Alonso/Rudiger...

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

            Any update on Coufal?

            1. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Doubt.

          6. Obi Wan Ken Obi Nil
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            What to do with this lot…

            Sanchez
            TAA - Rudiger - Marcal
            Salah - Raph - Jota - Sarr
            CR7 - Antonio - Jimenez

            Foster - Allan - Livra - Williams

            1. Obi Wan Ken Obi Nil
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              1M ITB, 1 FT

          7. Jet5605
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Have 2 FT and 0.2 ITB. Don't think I need to wildcard and so which option looks best? Wondering if it's better to have 2 FTs after the int'l break and so keep Bruno and delay getting Raph by one GW?

            A - Shaw > Rudiger and save 1 FT
            B - Shaw & Bruno > Alonso & Raph
            C - Other option?

            Sanchez
            TAA - Shaw - Coufal - Duffy
            Salah - Bruno - Benrahma - Doucoure
            CR7 - Antonio

            Foster - Livra - Gilmour - Perica

          8. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Hi guys, what move would you recommend for my team. Have one FT, don’t mind taking a -4 if needs be.
            Sanchez, Steele
            TAA, Shaw, Rudiger, Azpi, Veltman
            Salah, Benrahma, Sarr, Mbuemo, Jota
            Lukaku, Antonio, Perica

          9. n-doggg
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            2 FTs.

            Trent and coady to
            Rudiger and cancelo

            Yay or nay?

            Sanchez
            TAA, livermanto, white, coady, Williams
            Salah, raphinia, traore, sarr, sissoko
            Lukaku, Ronaldo, Antonio

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

              Just the Yrentbone and save the other I reckon

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

                * Trent one

          10. rozzo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Raya Gunn
            TAA Dias Cancelo James Williams
            Salah Greenwood Sarr Benrahma Allan
            Ronaldo Antonio Dennis

            1ft
            0.5itb

            Any ideas here?

            A). James to Rudiger
            B). James to Alonso
            C). Greenwood to Raphina
            D). Anything else

            Thanks

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

              A

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

            Who is the only player to have scored in the Premier League, Championship, League 1, League 2, Conference, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, Champions League, Europa League, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup?

            1. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Kolo toure

            2. Weak Become Heros
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Steve Finnan.

            3. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Who Cares

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

                Really?

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

                Pr!ck

            4. PartyTime
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Gary Hooper

                1. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  google sys yes

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

                  Great fact - better Googling!

                3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Hooper is a good shout.

                  1. PartyTime
                      1 month, 29 days ago

                      Think it should be him. Norwich & Celtic. Remember his goal vs Barcelona

                    • PartyTime
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        Or Tony Watt. Not sure

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

                      Ding ding ding we have a winner

                      1. PartyTime
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Cheers. Expecting my prize sent to me

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

                      Vardy?

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

                        Didn't read to where you got to Scotland!

                      2. PartyTime
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Didn’t play in Scotland

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

                            Yes I fired early haha

                            1. PartyTime
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                Lol

                        • Eh, just one more thing ...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Dean Windass?

                        • Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Defoe?

                      3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 29 days ago

                        G2G?- Anything worth a hit?
                        Foster
                        Azpi White Shaw
                        Saka Salah Raph Sarr
                        Toney CR7 Antonio

                        Sanchez Brownhill Digne Williams

                        1. fricky_
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Ur fine, but Shaw to Rudiger would definitely be a hit worthy option

                        2. user.n
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 29 days ago

                          Guys, Laporte and Alonso or Cancelo and Rudiger? Ore something else?
                          Shaw and Coufal out

                          1. fricky_
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Cancelo and Rudiger all day

                            • jackruet
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Cancelo rudiger

                            • Threat Level Midnight
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              City defenders next week

                              1. user.n
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                Thank you all guys

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

                            James to Christensen for a hit or play Manquillo?

                            James Cancelo Semedo (Livra Manq)

                            1. Maeki2
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 29 days ago

                              Christensen

                          3. Will J 256
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 29 days ago

                            Thoughts on this -4?
                            Jota and Shaw to Dias and Raphinha?

                            1. fricky_
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                Yes

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

                              Is it crazy to consider KdB on a wildcard? I know most people are thinking about Grealish but I just can't help but think KdB will get alot more points this season, and I need som differentials to catch up in my mini league. Team would look like this:

                              Ramsdale Foster
                              Rudiger Christensen Cancelo Livramento Kelly
                              KdB Salah Raphinha Saka Brownhill
                              Antonio Lukaku Toney

                              1. Threat Level Midnight
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 29 days ago

                                I love that team