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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. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best Rudiger replacement?
    5.8m to spend.
    Laporte?

    Or keep and play Livramento.

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      keep

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm looking at James, Walker and Laporte , but can't decide which

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'd say it depends on who else you have - any other city or chelsea defenders?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If your only problem play Livra

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I have Raphinha too but Dennis on the bench.

    4. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If not by a hit, I would gamble on James.

  2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Odds that James starts next game?

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Very high given Rudi injury, Azpi will go CB.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        And Silva out

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think high. Rudiger and Silva out so it's likely Azpi goes back to one of the CB positions and James plays RWB.

  3. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    If on WC Raph still a good look? Mbuemo would be coming in if he goes on my bench.

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      By far the best midfielder at his price point imo.

    2. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes

  4. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A. Foden and Antonio
    B. Saka and Jiminez

    1. Alex1995
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A 100% but it is significantly more expensive?

  5. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1FT - 0.5m ITB - WC available

    Sanchez
    TAA White Livra Shaw
    Salah Jota Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio ASM

    Steele - Raph* Gilmour Rudiger*

    A) Rudiger to Cancelo/Dias (would need a -4 to get a Chelsea defender back for NOR)
    B) Shaw to Laporte
    C) Save FT

  6. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bottomed -

    GTG now?

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

    Subs: Brownhill, Rudi, Fodder. Steele.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks good, but any FT?

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No - just brought in Foden and Saka.

      2. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        What would you consider?

  7. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Not setting the world alight with this transfer but...

    Marcal to
    a) White
    b) Duffy

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Think that fully depends on if you have Ramsdale or Sanchez.

  8. Legohair
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Rudiger to Walker/Laporte worth to take hit?or just play Semedo...

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Play Semedo

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Play Semedo

    3. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm playing Semedo

    4. Legohair
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ok i guess i will too

  9. C_G
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    i did Jota + Marcal —-> Son + Livra (-4) a couple days ago.

    Bad transfers right?

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      wrong

    2. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If Son hauls while Jota benches then its not a bad move, given Jota plays United the following week. Big if though

  10. C_G
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Any news on Alonso playing?

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes but we're all keeping it to ourselves in a big conspiracy against you.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lol

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Bamford & Rudiger flagged red!!

    A, stick possible few might be benched
    B, Bamford to either Wilson, Toney or Jimmy -4
    C, Bamford & Rudiger to Pool/Chel def & B strikers possible Werner? -8

    Sa
    Alonso, Tierney, Cancelo, Livramento,
    Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
    Lukaku, Antonio

    4.0, Sissoko, #Bamford #Rudiger

    1.3

  12. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Hi,

    1FT, 0ITB and no bench.

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

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

    A) Rudiger -> Laporte/Walker
    B) Rudiger -> James
    C) Raphinha -> Mbuemo
    D) Save FT and hope all 11 start!

    Cheers..

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A for me. I think I already answered this one actually.

  13. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On a WC, and quite a few questions.

    1. How long is Rudiger out for?
    2. Is Christensen now nailed for the foreseeable if 1. is long term?
    3. How much does Zinchenko being fit affect Cancelo's minutes?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      4. Foden more nailed with no Torres for a while?

    2. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      With a Rusell Howard vibe...
      1) Who knows
      2) Who knows
      3) Who gives a f....

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        With George Carlin vibes,

        Be useful or STFU

  14. Are you Shaw?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Was set on Williams --> Cancelo for the past two weeks.. with Zinchenko confirmed fully fit I am hesitant to pull the trigger...

    I am now looking at Traore --> Foden/Grealish instead

    1. CONNERS
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      So you're moving from a player who's a slight rotation risk to consider two players who are an even bigger rotation risk?

      1. Are you Shaw?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I need to tap into City in at least one spot...

  15. Kaptenen
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Final decision on WC.. (have Mbeumo)

    A) Toney & Manquillo
    B) Hwang & Tomiyasu/White

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B
      Newc defense - avoid.

  16. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Last advices for WC please:

    Ramsdale Foster
    Taa Azpi Cancelo Livra Duffy
    Salah Son Raph Townsend Mbeumo
    Antonio Lukaku Davis

    (To start 2: raph, mbeumo, duffy, livra))

    1. Kaptenen
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start Duffy & Mbeumo

  17. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play Semedo vs AVL
    Bench 1 Gallagher vs ARS
    Bench 2 Livra vs LEE
    Bench 3 Sarr vs LIV

    Right bench order? (I have Alonso so high chance Bench will be needed)

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The Eagle has landed.

    Biggin Hill to Southampton?
    He'll be home for dinner & still get an early night.

    1. Merlinho
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Can we get a tracker on his Uber too?

  19. ElliotJHP
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Jota -> Foden -4
    B) Wait and see if news is leaked whether Jota is/isn't playing you plum

    1. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If Foden gets benched you will be kicking yourself

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B. Jota is available for selection!

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You are correct, it would indeed be a plum thing to do

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Not for a hit.

  20. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Laporte isn't nailed on is he?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Think he is he for the time being, will play the majority

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Stones not going to take minutes off him, he is the least nailed in that back line at City?

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Could do, I can't see it in the league whilst they are looking so solid personally, could be wrong though

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Ok mate, seems fair tbh, just can't decide on Laporte or James

  21. Óró Sé…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1. Walker or
    2. Laporte

    What do you reckon?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Walker I think for nailedness but Laporte has a goal in him

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Both are nailed.

  22. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On WC Will you do this transfer?

    Jota >> Foden

  23. focaccia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? Quite a few flags!

    Ramsdale
    Cash - Alonso - Cancelo - Veltman
    Benrahma - Salah (c) - Smith Rowe
    Antonio (v) - Lukaku - Jiminez

    (Foster - Raphinha - Rudiger - Sarr)

  24. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Rudiger Shaw to Cancelo Christensen -4 ? Yes or no ?

  25. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A. Ramsdale, Azpi, Smith-Rowe

    B. Mendy, White, Mbeumo

  26. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    No Bench!

    Rudiger ->

    A) James
    B) Laporte
    C) Walker

    Thinking A is the safest choice with Rudiger & Silva out - worried with rotation on B (Stones) and C (Zinchenko).

    Cheers!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      This is my current dilemma and still none the wiser tbh, but thinking James atm

      1. Fantasyfreakstradbally
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Exact same situation too. Leaning towards James.
        TAA James Cancelo Duffy Liv
        So have cover for the two.
        James and cancelo have high ceiling when they play.

  27. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    All good for this week?

    Ramsdale
    Christensen, Cancelo, Dias, Livramento
    Salah, Son, Saka Benrahma
    Lukaku Antonio

    Foster Raphinha Rudiger Davis

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yeah.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers

  28. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Which second city defender to have with Cancelo?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dias

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dias

  29. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How good is Smith Rowe as Arsenal attacking option?
    Can't get Saka, need money for Dennis to Lukaku.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      ESR is a good pick

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Consider Mbeumo

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        U think that he could do better than ESR? Next game vs CHE is tough.

  30. The Alli Way
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sa (Steer)
    Azpi Dias Rudiger** Semedo (Livra)
    Salah Jota Raphinia** Gray (Sissoko)
    Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

    1FT / 0 ITB

    Any ideas?