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The best Fantasy Bundesliga players for Matchday 8

Bundesliga is back after the international break, but still may be missing Erling Haaland (17.6m) for another Matchday after Marco Rose confirmed that the Norwegian superstar is still a doubt.

Matchday 8 is lacking in standout fixtures, and this Scout Squad is very light at the back and heavy in midfield as a result.

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GOALKEEPERS

MARK FLEKKEN (6.8m), MARIUS FUNK (1.3m)

The only unbeaten team left in the Bundesliga this season, SC Freiburg have been the surprise package for yet another season. Their five goals conceded is a league-best and they come into this game unbeaten in seven at home. Conversely, opponents RB Leipzig, are winless in six on the road. Although Leipzig looked to have improved after wins over basement-dwellers Hertha Berlin and VfL Bochum, there’s every chance of an upset for Freiburg this weekend. Mark Flekken’s 52 points currently make him the second highest-scoring goalkeeper in Fantasy Bundesliga and he’s a great option for this week too.

Marius Funk appears to have taken the starting keeper spot at Greuther Fürth from Sascha Büchert (4.6m), with manager Stefan Leitl confirming that Funk will keep his spot for Saturday’s game against fellow promoted side Bochum. Although they continue to struggle going forward, Fürth’s defensive numbers have improved as of late, best highlighted by only conceding three to Bayern and their strong first-half showing against Köln. In a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash, Funk will be key for them and, at just 1.3m, there’s only so far wrong you can go with him.

DEFENDERS

JOE SCALLY (2.5m), MARTIN HINTEREGGER (11.5m), CHRISTIAN GUNTER (12.3m), BENNO SCHMITZ (5.0m), NIKO GIESSELMANN (4.3m)

American full-back Joe Scally continues to go from strength to strength under Adi Hütter, taking advantage of Gladbach’s defensive injuries to become one of their key figures so far this season. Scally grabbed his first Bundesliga goal against Wolfsburg last time out as he managed a 16-point haul. Gladbach now host a Stuttgart side struck by both injuries and COVID-19, fresh from impressive wins against Dortmund and Wolfsburg. For his price, Scally is an incredible option, especially when you consider that Stuttgart have only won away from home once since March.

Like Gladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt are starting to improve under their new manager and their stunning away win to Bayern Munich on Matchday 7 confirmed this. Martin Hinteregger scored and picked up four points that reward goal attempts for the third time in his last four Bundesliga matches, highlighting his threat from set-pieces. Frankfurt’s home tie against a hapless Hertha Berlin side is perhaps the best fantasy fixture to target this week and Hinteregger has every opportunity to continue his strong recent form.

Christian Günter is currently the highest-scoring defender in Fantasy Bundesliga and has double-digit hauls from every outing, except Matchday 2. As with Flekken, Freiburg are flying at the moment and Leipzig’s away form leaves a lot to be desired.

Benno Schmitz has been one of Köln’s key creative pieces so far this season and he comes in at just 5.0m. The full-back has three assists already this season and grabbed 12 points against Fürth last time out. Although Köln’s form on the road has been poor so far this season, Hoffenheim have conceded 11 goals in seven games and this should give Schmitz plenty of chances to add to his 27 open play crosses.

Niko Giesselmann has been a Fantasy Bundesliga revelation in 2021/22 and has proven that he can score points regardless of the opponent. A key attacking piece for Union Berlin, facing a Wolfsburg side who are winless in three, Giesselmann is a great budget option who can pick up points through goals, assists, shots, chances created or clean sheets.

MIDFIELDERS

FILIP KOSTIC (15.2m), FLORIAN WIRTZ (12.4m), JONAS HOFMANN (13.1m), CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU (15.3m), DANIEL CALIGIURI (9.4m)

Since the transfer drama of the first few Matchdays has passed, Filip Kostic has re-discovered the form which made him last season’s highest-scoring fantasy midfielder. Kostic has 50 points from his last four Bundesliga games and faces a Hertha Berlin side with the worst defensive record. On set-pieces and a massive open play threat, Kostic is the best option at any position this matchday.

Despite facing Bayern on Matchday 8, Florian Wirtz comes into this tie in unbelievable form. 79 points from his last five games is nothing short of extraordinary and, after Bayern conceded twice to Frankfurt last time out, it’s clear that their defence isn’t bulletproof. Wirtz has had the joint-most assists and highest expected assists (xA) tally of 1.98 over the last four games and also scored the joint-second most goals (3).

Jonas Hofmann has been great whenever he’s played for Gladbach this season, with three double-digit hauls in his four Bundesliga starts. As discussed with Scally, Stuttgart come into this game beleaguered by injuries and have only won one away game since March. Although Lars Stindl (13.3m) is on penalties, Hofmann gets the nod for this squad based on his consistency and strong performances from open play.

Although Leipzig have been underwhelming, Christopher Nkunku is in the kind of form you simply cannot ignore. The highest-scoring midfielder in the game, Nkunku has 60 points from his last three Bundesliga matches and, as shown by his hat-trick against Manchester City, can score against anyone. Nkunku’s expected goals (xG) over the last four games (2.67) is second in the Bundesliga behind Robert Lewandowski and, despite the tough meeting with Freiburg, I cannot leave Nkunku out.

Daniel Caligiuri only has 30 points in Bundesliga Fantasy this season and is yet to pick up either a goal or an assist. However, in the tie of the two worst attacks, Augsburg and Arminia Bielefeld, he may finally have the opportunity to change this. Caligiuri dominates set-pieces for Augsburg and has some decent underlying stats. At just 1% ownership, Caligiuri could be a great differential this week.

FORWARDS

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (18.4m), ANDREJ KRAMARIC (15.4m), BREEL EMBOLO (10.3m)

Robert Lewandowski is Robert Lewandowski. If he’s fit, he’ll be in this Scout Squad. He’s fit, so he’s in the Scout Squad. It doesn’t matter who he’s playing, he’s an incredible option in the league’s best team.

Andrej Kramaric has only scored once this season but has been putting up great numbers. His 28 shots are second in the league to Lewandowski and his four assists are second only to Wirtz. Although they’re under new management, Kramaric tormented Köln last season, with five goals in two games against the Billy Goats. Köln are winless in the Bundesliga on the road under Steffen Baumgart and Kramaric could score big this week.

Breel Embolo is back to full fitness for Gladbach and has played 90 minutes in each of their last two Bundesliga ties. He got a goal and an assist against Wolfsburg on Matchday 7 and also bagged two goals and two assists in two games for Switzerland over the international break. Gladbach have a prime fixture against Stuttgart and Embolo will be one of their star men.

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620 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Flags updated

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Play up flags?

  2. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Callum Wilson is fit.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah, proper right bum.

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hi,

    1FT, 0ITB and no bench. Save FT or move on Rudiger or Raphinha? Was planning to keep both mid/long-term...

    Sanchez
    TAA, White, Coady, Livramento
    Salah, Gray, Kovacic
    Ronaldo, Lukaku, Antonio

    (Steer, Raphinha*, Rudiger*, Mendy*)

    Possibly Rudiger -> Laporte or Walker? or just Save?

    Cheers.

  4. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I’ll rephrase.
    Dias or TAA for 3 weeks?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very close, perhaps Dias given the fixtures and that you'd put the spare $ to good use. TAA obviously a very good shout though as always.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If you have Dias then him,if buying one TAA

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        On wild card.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I would get TAA,Laporte is in my team,and with good bench I am going without Dias

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Pretty much blinded by the fixtures at the moment.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      TAA (because Watford and Brighton score low, and Man U and Watford can't defend). 37 set pieces conceded for Watford.

    4. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      TAA definitely, only question is what would you do with the spare 1.5m if you went Dias?

  5. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Livramento could be close to 100 EO this week atleast here in ffs comunity. I have to play him now

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is that a good reason to play him? Sure if he scores well you'll lose rank but if he blanks it's an opportunity to gain.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It was more of a joke for a player in his price bracket,and he is in every draft

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nah, he’s still quite low owned.

  6. Pegboy
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ahhhh, Pep's comments about Laporte & Cancelo are tilting me now.

    Might revert to Dias and choose James as my risky option.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What did he say? Cheers

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What comments?

    3. Bergkamps second touch
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What did he say about cancelo?

    4. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What did he say

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Fish, fish, fish.

    6. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Tut tut you shouldn't be mentioning stuff like that without sources unless you intend to send peeps here into meltdown

    7. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Quote please.

    8. Pegboy
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sorry! No intention to wind-up at all.

      I saw the quote below and that Zinchenko is back and probably read too much into it.

      "Raheem is our player, hopefully he will be an incredibly important player for us. I don't know if he wants to play more. Riyad doesn't play and he doesn't complain, Joao (Cancelo) too. I cannot assure them, I cannot assure how many minutes each one plays."

      1. Pegboy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It was more the Laporte quote than Cancelo that tilted me:

        Pep Guardiola on John Stones starting vs Burnley: "Maybe. We will decide today. Stones is unlucky, he played so well alongside Ruben [Dias]. This season Aymeric [Laporte] played incredibly well alongside Ruben, it's fair to let him play..."

  7. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Laporte or James?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good question- I think James but would have liked to see him get couple of games- but moving early on him might really pay off and very much in my mind.

  8. BigKeith
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Roll FT? 1.4 itb

    Sanchez
    TAA, White, Semedo, Livramento
    Jota, Gray,Salah
    Antonio, Lukaku, Jiminez

    Steele, Raphina, Bissouma, Rudiger

  9. Nay08
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I am on WC and I am 1.0 shorts with this team. who do you think I should downgrade?

    Raya, Forster
    TAA, Cancelo, Reece, Veltman, Livra
    Salah, Son, Raphinha, Mbeumo, Douglaz Luiz
    Lukaku, Jimenez, Armstrong.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jimenez to Toney or Hwang

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Armstrong to Toney or Hwang and switch Son to Foden?

  10. Redhawk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So is James definitely out then?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No he is back in full training

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No, Rudiger is.

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        To clarify, Rudiger is out, James is in training

    3. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      You scared me there. He's been a definite for my WC if he's fit.

    4. Redhawk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thanks!

  11. Reckoner
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Should be interesting; since Rudiger out, play one:

    A) Sarr
    B) Livramento

    Thanks!

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B but A could burn you

  12. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Chelsea defence tomorrow?

    James Azpi Christensen Chilwell Alonso

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Chalobah for Chilwell

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      That defence looks like it will concede to Brentford

  13. Johnny too hotty
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    jsut realised i have Rudiger and Alonso and neither will play, is that correct?

    i am so bad at this

    1. luk46
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      latter could start

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alonso might play- we don’t know 50/50. I have same 2 players and taking -4 to get TAA back for Rüdiger

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alonso good chance of starting IMO

      1. Heres hoping x 7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Same

  14. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So will Foden go up in price tonight do you think or is it just loads of Wildcarders?

    1. DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Same for Saka? As I was thinking of getting them both in.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This year I dont trust any price predictions,its so unreliable

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes I think he will.

  15. Daniyal
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    should I take out Bamford for a FT or wait and possibly he's back the next GW
    and whose the best replacement 7.9 or under ?

    1. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wait if you can, and if not fit next week get Toney

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jimenez or Toney imo, especially former one is quite tempting considering the fixtures

  16. Somnus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Man City keeper for a 1 week out t in Draft. Is Carson or Steffan definitely next in line?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Steff

  17. Scholes Out For Summer
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Currently on this starting lineup, and really stuck on what to do.

    Sanchez
    TAA - Shaw - White - Livramento
    Salah - Gallagher - Sarr
    Ronaldo - Lukaku - Antonio

    Foster - Traore - Brownhill - Omobami

    Which of the move would you do here?

    A) Shaw + Sarr --> Cancelo + ESR (-4)
    B) Shaw --> Christensen
    E) hold, and plan to do 3 transfers next to do CR7, Shaw, Traore/Sarr out for -4

    1. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hold or do a Shaw move, not sure Chelsea keep a CS however

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      hold, A with Mbeumo and another transfer next week

    3. tsm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      E) in a similar boat

  18. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start Raphinha or Gallagher?

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Gallagher

  19. luk46
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    wildcard quickfire!

    Rüdiger >
    A - Chilwell
    B - James
    C - 5.7 mil (no che def)

    1 - Foden + Jimenez
    2 - Son + Hwang

    1. Somnus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B2

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B1

    3. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B 1

  20. Canaries
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    GTG?

    Sa
    Azpilicueta, Semdo, Cancelo
    Salah (c), Pogba, Benrahama, Gray
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jiminez

    Gunn, Livramento, Sarr, Rudiger

  21. Redhawk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I thought I was happy with this WC, but actually have I just railroaded myself into playing the same team every week with no bench?

    Ramsdale Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Livramento Manquillo
    Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    With 0itb I've basically only got 1 sub (Liv) who is likely to get anything!

  22. tsm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Decided not to wildcard gw8, considering pushing it out mainly because if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Any one else doing the same?

    1. ZakyJ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yes think so, team 2 down

  23. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Allow this Bundesliga fpl nonsense!!!

  24. ZakyJ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1FT & 0.4m ITB

    Sanchez
    Alonso Semedo White Livra (Amartey)
    Salah Jota* Raph* Benrhama (Brownhill)
    CR7 Lukaku* (Toney)

    do i need to make moves, with the 3 doubts? I still have my WC

    Could just do Jota>Foden?

    1. hueycho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lukaku is fine

  25. Bundesliga GW 8 Wildcard Discussion
    Mullered in Maenam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Mods, could we have a Hot Topic please for "Bundesliga GW 8 Wildcard" for comments related to the topic.

    And thanks once again FFFrog for the picks, I have many of those in my squad.

    Many thanks.

    1. Mullered in Maenam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Hi all, I’m going to go with three Koln players as they play tonight and as we have another WC in Matchday 12 I’ll be setting up like this, I’m leaving out Haaland for this week as he’s a doubt but will likely bring him back in next week.

      I’m going with two low-priced keepers as over the next four weeks as they have different kick-off times in each week, gives me two bites at the cherry which I prefer to a set-and-forget plus a 1m non-playing keeper. Like FFFrog, I’m going heaviest in midfield but can squeeze in a couple of decent defenders as well.

      Horn Gikiewicz

      Schmitz Gunter Angelino Scully Bayer

      Kimmich Kostic Nkunku Hofmann Stindl

      Lewandowski Modeste Embolo

      Good luck everyone.

      1. PartyTime
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Nice team.

          I was considering selling Modeste but will hold for now. The fixtures are pretty tricky this gw so I have only switched Guerreiro for Angelino.

          Still have Haaland in my team. Hope he starts tho but wouldn’t be worried if Triple Köln grab massive points tonight.

          Good Luck this gw!

          1. Mullered in Maenam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Oops, the triple up on Koln didn't go so well, got me -5 pts. Just as well you can sub them out in this game!

            1. PartyTime
                1 month, 17 days ago

                As if I knew Köln will disappoint. Should have just sold Modeste. Easy sell for me after this gameweek regardless of fixture.

                Absolute nonsense from Köln!

                1. Mullered in Maenam
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  Yep, I need to get Haaland back so Modeste will definitely be going. The weekend can only get better now, best of luck.

                  1. PartyTime
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Thanks. I need Haaland to start. Modeste is definitely leaving my team for Schick

        • Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thoughts ?

          A) Keep FT
          B) Greenwood out
          C) Rudi Greenwood to RJames Foden -4

          Sanchez
          TAA/Cancelo/Duffy
          Salah(c)/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raphinha/Sarr
          Ronaldo/Antonio

          Steele/Tsim/Scarlet/Rudi

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Can bench Rudiger for Livramento. Still left with Raph Jota and Traore 0.6 ITB 1FT, best transfer here? Can also do Rudi > Cancelo but seems silly considering i can play Livra

        • quayle99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Which two players get most points?

          A. ASM + Ronaldo
          B. ASM + Lukaku
          C. Ronaldo + Cancelo

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            C

        • Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Vestergaard injured for Leicester so that means Amartey starts if Evans isn’t back yet. Could be good for Ronaldo.

        • camarozz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          No Rudiger for me.

          So play

          A) Livramenco (Leeds)
          B) Sarr (liv)

          Thanks

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            B