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

    Brazil with 3 fixtures again next IB - Raphinha owners will be massively punished again

    Before you come at me with "ThEy OnLy PlAy TwO gAmEs" - check that they have to be rescheduled v/s Argentina

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

      I would never come at you.

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

        upvoted 😆

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        XD

    2. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The way people on this forum go on about this guy, you'd think he was the only player in the game...

  2. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sanchez-Foster

    Dunk-White-Ruediger-Christensen-TAA
    Gilmour-Raphinha-Salah-Sarr-Benrahma
    Antonio-Jimenez-Ronaldo

    1 FT
    0,1m in bank

    --------
    Decided not to WC this week, but on GW9 instead.

    My question is: What is the best way to get to a Man City player without using a WC?

    A: Christensen, Dunk -> Laporte, Duffy for a hit
    B:
    C: Ruediger, White -> Cancelo, Manquillo for a hit
    D: Jimenez, White -> Hwang, Cancelo for a hit
    E: Something else, what?

    Non defender options:

    A: Ronaldo, Sarr -> A. Armstrong (or Toney), De Bruyne
    B: Jimenez, Sarr, Ruediger -> Hwang, Foden, Laporte for two hits (a silly one)

    Not comfortable on taking a -8.

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rudiger has been red-flagged now, so it has to be him, doesn't it?

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

    On WC and currently got:

    Sanchez Raya
    Azpi Rudi* Cancelo Duffy Livra
    Salah Son Mbeumo Townsend Raphinha
    Antonio Lukaku Hwang

    Have 0.4 itb to deal with Rudiger but toss up between going for another chelsea def, Dias, Walker/Laporte. I have just enought for the Dias move or could go for any of the less name 5.5ish options on for those clubs.

    Thoughts?

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

      Needs TAA

      Personally not sold on Son - would prefer Foden to free up funds

    2. caldracula
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dias

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

    Does anyone have any good information on Manquillo as a defender? How good/bad is he at defending? He will be up against Son and I'm still debating between Son and Salah for captain.

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

      pretty good at defending but if you want to captain son you shouldn't even consider that. then again, i'd captain salah anway

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

    Cant decide whether I want 4ATB or not

    Ramsale -- Forster
    Taa Cancelo James xxx -- Liv
    Salah Raph Muembo Foden -- brownhill
    Kaku Antonio xxx

    A: Duffy + Jimmy
    B: Dias + Hwang
    C: Duffy + Hwang + 2.2itb (for Foden > Son in gw11)

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

      confident in Duffy? might lose his spot on the pitch?

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

        He's been solid. I don't think he gets benched.

  6. cjhewitt92
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which one of these two is better option

    Grealish or Foden

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

      Same question here

    2. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      My feeling is that Grealish is safer but Foden has a higher ceiling. If I hold my nerve, I'm going with Foden on my WC

      1. cjhewitt92
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Without Torres and Sterling looking in poor form. Could a double up be off value

  7. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    My back five are Aspi, Rudi, Cancelo, White and Liver. I need TAA so:

    A. Aspi to TAA
    B. Rudi to TAA & Sar to Saka (-4)
    C. Rudi to Robo

    cheera

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

      A

    2. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

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

      Among these three options, B.

      Or you find elsewhere to downgrade instead of Sarr.

  8. Beautiful Game
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What's the latest news on James?

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      In training.

  9. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I have Rudiger and Ralph starting.

    Subs Livra & C.Wood.

    Would you sell Wood for free? (2.2ITB)

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

      Yes.
      Some decent striker options in that price range.

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

    Any changes needed here? on WC 0itb

    Raya Foster

    TAA Dias James White Livra

    Salah Son Raph ESR Brownhill

    Lukaku Antonio Hwang

    Tempted to move Son down to spread the funds around - i.e. Dias to Cancelo, ESR to Mbeumo, White to KT...

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

      Not quite mine ( no TAA for awhile) but a good one

  11. FPLBRAH
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Do you think this team require WC or enough to scrape by?

    2.5 ITB / 0FT

    Sanchez
    Azpi TAA Cancelo
    Salah Raphina Benrahma Gray Sarr
    Lukaku Antonio
    Subs: Foster Reguilon Tsimikas Scarlett?

    Cheers!

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

      you're not scraping. thats a good team

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

      No I would hang with that

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

      Good team.

  12. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I’m in big trouble with my fpl team here. No wildcard.

    Rudiger, Dcl, and Raphina in my team and Alonso and Jota rotation risks. Advice would be appreciated!

    Sanchez
    Alonso, Livramento, Reguillon, Semedo
    Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Raphina
    Ronaldo, Antonio

    Steele, Bissouma, DCL, Rudiger 0ft .3itb

    Thank you

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

      I'm struggling. Might just need to take a -8

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

      I would have WC'd but next week maybe ?
      Who knows you could well get lucky with this lot

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I’ll be lucky to get XI out I reckon

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

    Raphinha flown straight past Southampton; on his way to Gatwick.

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

      Air hostess says he's out for the count

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

        He's going further still...! Looks like he plans to spend the weekend in Dover.

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

    Sanchez
    TAA, Rudiger*, Alonso*, White
    Salah, Jota*, Raphina*, Benrahma
    Lukaku*, Antonio

    Steele, Coady, Sarr, Obafemi*

    1 FT, 0.7 ITB.

    Should i WC or hold? Thinking of Jota -> Foden...

  15. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    All set? (On WC)
    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo Azpi White
    Salah(C) Foden Mbeumo Raphinha
    Lukaku(V) Antonio
    Steele Toney Livramento Brownhill
    Toying with Azpi/White spots, maybe James/Henry there?

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

    Alonso out for James/Chilwell for a -4 hit or keep Alonso & go with 10 players?

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

      I don't get this kind of move.

  17. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Alonso and Christensen owner... Start Alonso with Christensen first sub?

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

      Yep

  18. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Do you think it's worth to sell Rudiger or Shaw(start Coady) for Cancelo?

  19. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 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

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

      James may not start but thinking in on my Wc with your lot C. You have 3 likely's in defence , start James bench Raph

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

        James will start no other option really with Silva and Rudiger out, Azpi and Chalobah will have to play CB

  20. Reckoner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    On a WC, can't afford Azpi so who to come in for Rudiger:

    A) Christensen (safe option I guess)
    B) James
    C) Chilwell

    Tempted by B

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

      Thoughts on Laporte and Walker as options, I'm looking at these 2 and B

    2. winchester
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      same boat. tempted by B as well. would have either duffy/jansson or livra to cover him in case he dosen't play

  21. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Ruediger ruled out apparently. Lower back pain.

    1. CoracAld2831
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Red flagged.

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

      correct.
      possibly helps mbeumo owners.

      1. CoracAld2831
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mbeumo seems like a good choice this week.

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

    Wilson, ASM, Willock and Fraser are all fit at the same time

    Love to see it

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

      New owners too. Turn up the entertainment a few notches

  23. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Would you do Rudiger to Dias for a hit ?

    Sanchez
    TAA Duffy Livra Cancelo
    Salah (c) Sarr Ben
    Ronaldo Jimenez Antonio
    - Rafinha Rudiger Gilmour

    1. CONNERS
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm considering this. Should pay off with those fixtures.

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

    GTG? worst case scenario douglas luiz comes in for raphinha

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Christensen - Cancelo - Tino
    Salah - Saka - Raphinha
    Lukaku - Antonio - Vardy
    (Foster - D Luiz - Brownhill - Rudiger)

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

      Solid.

  25. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Did Tuchel mention Reece James fitness? Can’t see it in the scout tweets?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No mention is positive.

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

        Would think with Azpi needed in thr back 3 he should get a start then…

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

          My take as well.
          Not sure who plays left centerback in the back three though.

  26. CoracAld2831
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Ruediger, Sarr -> Cancelo, Mbeumo for a hit?

    Good move or not?

    My team:

    Sanchez-Foster

    Dunk-White-Ruediger-Christensen-TAA
    Gilmour-Raphinha-Salah-Sarr-Benrahma
    Antonio-Jimenez-Ronaldo

    1 FT
    0,1m in bank

  27. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Final wildcard tweaks:

    1) Dias & Jimenez

    2) TAA & Hwang

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

      2
      TAA high ceiling.

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

      2 for me

  28. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Really struggling on

    Hwang + Son
    or
    Antonio + Foden

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

      2nd for me.

  29. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Whats the latest on R. James? Is he fit?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He's in training.

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

      In training.
      With Rudi and Silva out, I'd say he has a chance, with Azpi playing central with Christensen, but Chalobah an outsider here.

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

    GTG now?

    Sanchez
    Dias, Dunk, Livra, TAA
    Foden, Salah(c), Raphinia, Saka
    Vardy, Antonio

    Subs: Brownhill, Rudi, Fodder. Steele.