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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. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench 1

    A) Jota
    B) raphina
    C) Semedo
    D) Livramento

    Also Rupert the horse. Why are you so good at knowing when a new article is posted?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

    3. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      bench Raph

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thanks all

  2. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Current team. 1 FT and 1,4m in bank.

    Sanchez
    TAA Rudiger!! Semedo (White Livra)
    Salah Benrahma Sarr Raphinha!! Greenwood
    Ronaldo Antonio (Scarlett)

    Which of these moves would be your priority this gw? (will do A in gw 9 if I do B, C or D now.)

    A. Ronaldo to Lukaku
    B. Greenwood to Foden
    C. Semedo to Dias/Cancelo
    D. Rudiger to Dias/Cancelo

    Thanks

    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B probably

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cancelo best longterm move. Wait for info on Rudiger's injury if possible.

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He has been ruled out for this weekend at least

  3. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Any updates from Tuchel on James? Is Rudi to James worth a hit?

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not if you have someone on the bench to come in

  4. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Own rudigar and alonso and cancelo.

    Recon I'll want double city over Chelsea longer term.

    This gw rudi -> walker (hope alonso starts)
    Next gw, maybe go alonso to james.

    A) crazy idea.
    B) right idea but not with walker
    C) good move

    1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      C

    2. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I prefer James or Laporte but it's not a bad move at all

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I could go james this gw, I think he starts, just feel like Brentford have a goal in them, no matter who they face.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Have you considered Laporte?

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Briefly, just feel like stones shadow looms large.

        Same could be said for walker, but feel like he has slightly less competition.

  5. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    On WC, Azpi, Chilwell og James?

    1. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I've gone Azpi

  6. winchester
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    on WC. GTG?. one last spot to fill. preferably nailed one (as you never know with james cameos), max 4.7m. cheers

    ramsdale (foster)
    taa-cancelo-james (**-livra)
    salah(c)-son-raph-mbeumo (luiz)
    antonio-lukaku-hwang

    a) duffy
    b) jansson
    c) pinnock
    d) white

    1. TheBiffas
        1 month, 13 days ago

        rico henry

        1. winchester
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          cheers. any input on this lad?

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tierney a decent pick or James and Laporte much better?

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I prefer james for the bit extra.
        I went tomiyasu myself, to save a bit on Tierney.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Does Tomiyasu have any threat?

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            A bit, not as good as Tierney, but I've only watched a couple of games since tomi joined.

            Tierney prob more likely to get attacking, but tomi was 0.4 cheaper for me, so that made up my mind.
            0.3 which it is now, id maybe stick with Tierney.

    3. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hm, FFS having Foden as not starting. You think that's right / likely?

      Was considering Jota to him

      1. si
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Impossible question.

    4. Pukki Pies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What would you do?

      A) Play Sarr (LIV)
      B) Play Semedo (AVL)
      C) Rudiger > Cancelo (-4) and play Cancelo (BUR)

      1. quayle99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A

      2. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C

    5. Fpl Richie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Safely decided on all but 2-3 spots on WC. They range from aggressive to conservative (A-C).

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      TAA James Cancelo _____ (Livramento)
      Salah ____ _____ (Mbuemo, Brownhill)
      Toney Antonio Lukaku

      A) Dias Mahrez ESR (plan is to move Mahrez to Mount for Gw9*, then get Raphi in Gw10*). *both play Norwich
      B) Laporte Foden Raphinha (no planned moves - possibly Foden to Mount in Gw9, rely on bench if needed)
      C) Dias Mount Raphinha (no planned moves)

      1. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        B looks good, albeit I prefer Walker over Laporte

      2. Pukki Pies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C looks good to me.

      3. ZakyJ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        you sure you want Toney and Mbuemo?

        I Like B

        1. Fpl Richie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yes, long term anyway

    6. Pub Crawl to the Townsend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      GTG?

      Ramsdale (Foster)

      Cancelo Azpi Duffy Livra (Pinnock)

      Son Salah Mbuemo (Raphinha, Brownhill)

      Antonio Lukaku Jiminez

    7. quayle99
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bench one

      A. Antonio
      B. ASM
      C. Gray
      D. Sarr

      1. Pukki Pies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        D although I'm thinking of playing him myself!

        1. quayle99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I'm thinking C or D at the moment.
          Sarr has ripped Liverpool before

          1. Pukki Pies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            He's got the bigger upside compared to Gray

      2. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Gray

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        C

    8. ZakyJ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      1FT & 0.4m ITB

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

      A) Hold
      B) Jota>Foden (no Man city players currently)

    9. BigKeith
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Rudiger to James incase Jota doesn't play?

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

      Steele, Raphina, Bissouma, Rudiger

    10. Hitthewall
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Which option?

        A) White + Toney
        B) R. James + Hwang

        1. quayle99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A) Coufal, Ronaldo -> Cancelo, Lukaku -4
        B) Coufal, Shaw -> White, Cancelo -4
        C) Rudiger -> Cancelo
        D) Save FT

        Sanchez Steele
        TAA Rudiger* Shaw Coufal* Omo
        Salah Greenwood Rapinha* Benrahma Gilmour
        Ronaldo Antonio Armstrong

      • Fantasy Football Friend!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Rudiger and Sarr > Trent and D.Luiz for -4?

      • Merlinho
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Best option for two weeks?

        1) Mahrez & Duffy
        2) Foden & Christiansen

        1. quayle99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          2

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Best defender upto 5.5m?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Laporte or Walker

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Start Livramento or Raphinha?

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Livra

        2. Pukki Pies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Raphinha played 71 mins about 11 hours ago and has to fly back from Brazil. Really can't see him being in a fit state to start personally.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        On WC, which defender from Chelsea?
        A) Azpi
        B) James
        C) Chilwell

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          James for me.

        2. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          A

        3. Pompey5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Azpi

      • Miami Monkey
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sanchez Foster
        TAA *Rudiger White Marcal Livramento
        Salah Jota Greenwood Benrahma Brownhill
        Lukaku *Bamford Antonio

        1 FT, 0.3 itb. Have been away from football news this Intl break so have no idea what's going on. Do I need to WC? Any reason not to? What moves to make? Thanks!

      • Reinhold
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Would you choose White or Duffy?

        (I don't have Sanchez or any Arsenal players)

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Duffy more upside White more nailed hmmm up to you mate

        2. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Duffy for me! Assuming this isn't a transfer?

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yeah would lean that way too

      • FF Dirtbag
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Marcal to Cancelo seem sensible for a FT?

        Currently looking at:
        Sanchez
        James Marcal Livra
        Salah Jota Greenwood Gray
        Antonio Ronaldo Jiminez

        Steele; Sissoko , Williams , Rudiger**

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Got 1 FT and 2.2m ITB

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yep would do same

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Cheers Deb

      • BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Dias or Cancelo on WC?

        Ramsdale (Foster)
        TAA Azpi *** (Duffy Liv)
        Salah Foden Grealish Mbeimo (Brownhill)
        Lukaku Antonio Hwang

      • TherryOnWii
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Hi guys,

        Dias or Cancelo for long term? Thanks.

        1. quayle99
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          cancelo, more attacking threat

        2. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lol see my question above

          1. TherryOnWii
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Haha yeah. I guess we got an answer.

            1. TherryOnWii
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              My worry is Zinchenko is back, and Pep roulette.
              With Dias I just know I will be fine.

              1. BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yeah if Zinchenko was still out it wouldn't even be a question. I've got Foden and Grealish so nailedness would be helpful

                1. TherryOnWii
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Imagine all 3 doesn't start. Rage quit.

      • steven8991
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Which pair?
        A. Son & Hwang
        B. Foden & Jimenez

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Foden and Hwang

      • mcginnntonic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        james or chilwell?

      • Hazardous1983
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sanchez (steele)
        Taa cancelo livra (coady shaw)
        Sarr salah jota saka
        Antonio maupay ronaldo

        Should i use a -4 somewhere

      • Malinwa
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Best move? Raph > Foden ?
        Planning my WC next week t get TAA en Raph back in.

        Sanchez
        Semedo-Rüdiger-Cancelo
        Salah-Raph-Greenwood-Benrahma
        Ronaldo-Toney-Antonio

        Steele-Gilmour-White-Ayling*

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          With WC next week yeah I would

          1. Malinwa
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            cheers!