Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 31.
|Mark Uth.||Photo: Sandro Halank, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 4.0|
In this Fantasy Bundesliga article, we will not be focusing on the most obvious picks such as Erling Haaland, Christopher Nkunku and Robert Lewandowski.
Instead, we will highlight players with a maximum ownership percentage of 15%, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 31.
Lukas Kübler, Freiburg (Defender, 3.6M, 1%)
After missing Freiburg's 3-1 DFB-Pokal over Hamburger SV on Tuesday due to illness, Kübler should come back into the starting eleven against Gladbach if he recovers in time. The full-back costs just 3.6 million and scored a whopping 14 points last week.
Mitchel Bakker, Leverkusen (Defender, 6.1M, 5%)
Bakker's fantasy production has been inconsistent, but the Dutch left-back has proved that he can give good returns on occasion and is arguably the most intriguing defensive option from a Leverkusen side that will be travelling to Fürth this weekend. In his three most productive games from a fantasy perspective so far, the Dutchman picked up 19 points (matchday 2), 14 points (matchday 20) and 12 points (on matchday 5).
Borna Sosa, Stuttgart (Defender, 12M, 11%)
Sosa's popularity has risen during the second half of the season - and deservedly so. The Croatian left-back has scored 10,7 points on average in his last four matches and plays for a Stuttgart side that will be desperate for points in their upcoming games against relegation rivals Hertha BSC and Wolfsburg.
Patrick Wimmer, Arminia Bielefeld (Midfielder, 6.8M, 6%)
Winless in seven games, Arminia Bielefeld need to start picking up points again if they want to stay in the league. In an attempt to provide fresh impetus and turn things around, 'Die Arminen' have sacked head coach Frank Kramer and put Marco Kostmann in charge and added former Dortmund and Bayern assistant Michael Henke to the staff. Having been involved in 43% of Bielefeld's Bundesliga goals this season (three goals, seven assists), Patrick Wimmer is key to their survival hopes. Most recently, he scored eight points against Bayern – quite impressive, considering Bielefeld lost the game 0-3.
Florian Kainz, FC Köln (Midfielder, 9.3M, 8%)
Kainz is coming off a 17-point haul against Gladbach and is playing for a Köln side with a really attractive schedule until the end of the season.
Suat Serdar, Hertha BSC (Midfielder, 9.8M, 2%)
After securing a vital 1-0 win over Augsburg last week, Hertha now have two more relegation six-pointers coming up as they face Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld on matchday 31 and 32, respectively. Playing on the left wing, Serdar scored the winner against Augsburg, amassing a whopping 20 points, and he should take confidence from that performance.
Rolland Sallai, Freiburg (Midfielder, 11M, 2%)
The Hungarian international bagged a brace against Bochum last week and was the highest-scoring player on matchday 30, scoring 24 points. Freiburg still have everything to play for in the race for European football and now face Gladbach, who produced a disappointing showing against Köln last time out. The only downside of picking Sallai is that he's a slight rotation risk after playing in the cup against HSV in mid-week. The same applies for his teammate Wooyeong Jeong (5.8M, 6%), who also offers great potential if he plays.
Jonas Hofmann, Gladbach (Midfielder, 15.6M, 4%)
Hofmann is relatively fixture proof, and he showed that again last week, picking up 13 points despite his side's 1-3 loss against FC Köln. The German international is the joint second-highest scorer in terms of points per game on average (10), only behind Christopher Nkunku (12).
Mark Uth, FC Köln (Striker, 10.6M, 1%)
Anthony Modeste (11 million, 9% ownership) might be the most obvious pick if you're looking to bring in a Köln striker to make the most of Köln's favorable run of fixtures, but his forward colleague Mark Uth is an interesting alternative if you want to set yourself apart from your competition. Most recently, Uth was one of Köln's standout players against Gladbach, providing two assists and scoring 16 fantasy points.
Patrik Schick, Leverkusen (Striker, 16.6M, 8%)
Schick hasn't been in his best form recently and has failed to score in his last three games after making his return from injury. He should have a good chance of getting back on the scoresheet this week, though, with Leverkusen' facing Fürth. The bottom-placed side have improved in the second half of the season, but Schick will have fond memories of the reverse fixture, which saw him score four goals in a 7-1 demolition.
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