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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. Jamb0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft? 0.5itb

    Raya Foster
    TAA Cancelo Azpi White Livramento
    Salah Foden Raphinha Mbuemo Brownhill
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Have same team except
      Grealish and jimi for Toney and Foden

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      And I like it I like it I like it I like it I li-li-like it

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Great

    4. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Strong!

    5. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Solid

    6. vova
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      great team

    7. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      very templatee

    8. DayOldBlues
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You could swap Mbuemo for Townsend as you have Toney

    9. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger Livra White (Coady - Willi)
      Salah Sarr Traoré Benrahma (Allan)
      Vardy Ronaldo Antonio
      2.9 M itb and 1 FT

      A- Rüdiger & Traoré > Canselo Foden
      B- Traoré & Sarr > Mbeumo & Foden
      C- other thoughts ?

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        just do traore to foden

    10. Hazardous1983
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Shaw to chelsea or city for -4?

      Ronaldo to lukaku -4

      Sarr to ? -4

      1. yanky
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        shaw > cancelo for me, i could see a cs and attacking returns

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Why would you want to transfer out Ronaldo when he is about to play Leicester's poor defence for Lukaku who hasn't scored a goal in 4 games?

    11. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So Foden starting on the bench v Burnley?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        What makes you say that?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          The predicted line up on here

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Oh sorry hadn’t got round to checking that but that’s surprising with no Jesus or Torres

      2. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think it's between him and Sterling to start up front.

    12. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I was going to move Alonso to TAA but Rüdiger injury changes that. If took -4 for Rüdiger Greenwood to TAA Mbeumo would have this team 1. Good enough to go and take -4 or WC to shake things up and get in Ramsdale James Duffy Foden Son Lukaku Hwang for team 2
      below

      A gtg
      B wc

      Team 1
      Sanchez
      TAA Alonso Cancelo
      Salah Jota Raphinha Benrahma Mbeumo
      Ronaldo Antonio

      Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

      Team 2
      Ramsdale
      TAA James Cancelo Duffy
      Salah Son Foden Raphinha
      Lukaku Hwang

      Foster Mbeumo Livramento Archer

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Whats your gut say Dunas, both teams look good as West Ham have had a break and Ronaldo does have Leicester?

        Son is good this game week as well as Foden, but Ro and Antonio may have more upside this week? I don't know mate

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Gut saying don’t WC as may be a better opportunity in a few weeks ( when Spurs have good run of fixtures not jut one) but could easily lose ground if don’t. Difficult!

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah i will sell Benrahma i think soon (maybe this week to fund Rudiger because of Europa ) or Raphinha as he plays 3 games again next ITB.

            For three weeks (and James not 100% my gut says hold when looking at it again).

            1. Crunchie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              My team ATM. 1FT 0.1 itb. It was a GW7 wildcard

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                oops ignore that, i wil repost)

    13. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bit confused here:

      Ramsdale
      TAA, Livra, Cancelo
      Sarr, Sissoko, Gallagher, Salah
      Lukaku, Antonio, Jimi

      Foster, Raph, Rudiger, Lowton

      A) Upgrade Lowton and bench Siss
      B) Rudi out
      C) Sarr - Grealish as hoped originally

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        c but id go foden

    14. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      290k OR, all chips and WC intact.

      Would you C Salah or KDB?

      1. TherryOnWii
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Salah

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hey Nabs you and I hovering around same rank 279 k here,
        I think Salah the go too though tempted by Son myself

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          City just have so many players that could be gorging

        2. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hey debauchy sorry for late reply. Yeah good to know!

          I think I'm still going to C KDB for the massive upside. Salah is safe play but think he won't go riot so I'm taking my chances here

    15. Ohh1454
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How long is Rudiger out for ? Was gonna do Semedo > Cancelo but probably better to do Rudiger > Cancelo.

      1. yanky
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        keep rudiger hell be back next game and youll want him with their run of nice games

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          You dont know that, hasn't rained all week. ??

    16. vova
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Torn between playing Raphinha or Toney

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Start Raph regardless

    17. yanky
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      bench one:
      coady, benrahama, raphinha

      1. Zebras
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        COady, dont trust that wolves defense... but he may well come on for Raphinha anyway

    18. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      G2G ahead of the most important weekend this year (return of Succession)?

      Sanchez
      Trent Cancelo Tino
      Benhrama Greenwood Salah Jota
      Antonio Ronaldo Armstrong

      Eldin White Coady Billy G

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        gtg

    19. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts?

      Ramsdale
      Cancelo Dias Cucurella Duffy
      Salah Son Mahrez Saka Townsend
      Lukaku

      Raya Toney Livramento Davis

    20. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Best gk on wc
      1) Sanchez
      2) raya
      3) ramsdale

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        toss up between 2 and 3

      2. Pompey5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        1.

      3. yanky
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        3,1,2

    21. TheBiffas
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      Cresswell - Cancelo - Christensen - Livramento (Rudiger)
      Salah - Raphinha - Saka (Douglas Luiz Brownhill)
      Lukaku - Antonio - Vardy

      regarding raphinha...

      a) upgrade one of the fodders
      b) cresswell > trent and play douglas luiz

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        ITB? Prefer B and play 5-2-3 or start Raph

        1. TheBiffas
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          cant play 5-2-3 as i want to keep rudiger. 2.2itb

          1. Crunchie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            ah yes, sorry, i don't like west ham defence :). It is a nice team

    22. si
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How does Gundo fit back in the strongest XI. Pushed KdB forward and replaces Jesus?

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Replaces Bilva, and that's if Pep even considers Gündo necessary now

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Bernado has been playing out of his skin so far this season though

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Exactly. Making Gündo unnecessary

            1. si
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              What a poor post.

            2. si
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              So Gundo is suddenly bench fodder? Their best attacking player last year?

    23. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Is Rudiger out for long?

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        No mentions on that.

      2. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        We don't know

    24. grooveymatt65
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      anyone know if benrahma came back late? not sure whether to keep him...

      1. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Algeria played tuesday, should be fine

    25. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How many of you will quit FPL when Ronaldo scores a hattie tomorrow??

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        still got ronaldo?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yes season keeper

      2. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not me since I still got him. 🙂 (have to use my transfers on some other players this week)

      3. estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I've still got him but very close to transfering him out! Think i'll leave it one more GW.

    26. si
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else joining me on Kane (c)? Feels good.

      1. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        brave to not captain salah. having kane on its own is differential

        1. si
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I don’t have Salah. Gonna stomach that pain (don’t) for 2 more weeks.

          1. TheBiffas
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            oh wow okay 😆

      2. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        maybe in few weeks

    27. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Start Sarr or Hwang?

    28. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So all on wc, seems like Ronaldo is out of fashion?
      300k sales this week.
      Could be a nice 45% owned differential vs Leicester

    29. Big Weng
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Livra (Leeds) or White (CPFC)

      1. Big Weng
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        to start

    30. cheeky moses
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A) Azpi + Hwang
      B) James + Armstrong

      1. Pompey5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

      3. TheBiffas
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

    31. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Guys start white or livra?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Livramento

    32. Pompey5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      WC Team
      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Azpi
      Salah Grealish Saka Doucoure
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      Foster D.Luiz White Livra

      Saka -> Raph next week

      Can't decide between Grealish or Foden...?

      1. DayOldBlues
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Same. Can't help.

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Start?

        A) Gray
        B) Raph
        C) Mount -4

        1. Pompey5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

      3. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        nothing on R James yet?

        1. Joey Tribbiani
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Was in full training

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah days ago, he is back

        3. si
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          He starts.

      4. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pull the trigger on:

        Greenwood and Jota
        to
        Foden and Saka?

        Will WC in week 14.

        1. Pompey5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          If free then yes

        2. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I like those moves personally.
          Utd fan, and feel like greenwood minutes under threat with rashford coming back into mix now as well.

        3. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yes, for free. 2FT.

        4. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Thanks guys!

      5. Big Weng
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Start 2

        a) Livra (Leeds)
        b) White (CPFC)
        c) Benny (Eve)

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          ac

      6. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Douglas Luiz confirmed in the matchday squad by Dean Smith is some food for thought for those that have displaced Raphinha.