By Christian Andrick

Fantasy Bundesliga: Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 2

Ahead of Matchday 2, we have highlighted a must-have player (M) and a differential pick (D) from each game that you should consider for your Fantasy Bundesliga team.
Sport-Club Freiburg v. Borussia Dortmund:

M: Jude Bellingham, Midfielder (BVB, 12.2M, 41%) - While not on the scoresheet, Bellingham made his presence felt on all areas of the pitch against Leverkusen. He took three shots, one on goal, as well as a few interceptions and chance creations that led to an easy double digit Fantasy points haul. Many more will continue.

D: Michael Gregoritsch, Forward (SCF, 7.4M, 2%) - Gregoritsch will continue to be the main man for Freiburg going forward and has already started the season strong grabbing a goal and an assist last matchday against Augsburg. He has tons of great players around him like Grifo and Doan who can supply him endless chances.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v. FC Augsburg:

M: Jeremie Frimpong, Defender (B04, 11.1M, 7%) - A tough matchup against Dortmund last weekend but Frimpong still shows the threat he will maintain this season with his superb play down the wing and ability to get crosses into the box. A much easier matchup this week should help Leverkusen score some goals and be much more attacking minded.

D: Sardar Azmoun, Forward (B04, 11M, 0%) - Azmoun could be in line for the start this weekend and if so, could have a huge day with Augsburg’s suspect defense. Him and Schick can link up on a few plays and really bury the opposition.

RB Leipzig v. 1. FC Köln:

M: David Raum, Defender (RBL, 12.1M, 21%) - Raum had a fantastic debut with his new squad, taking one shot with nine crosses, as well a few tackles thrown in there as well. Raum should easily increase his three goal and 11 assist tally he had with Hoffenheim last season.

D: Jan Thielmann, Midfielder (KOE, 7.4M, 1%) - After being on the fringe the last two seasons, this year Thielmann should be a shoe-in for just about every game for Köln. With an assist in the first game already, we should see many positive things to come in the near future.

TSG Hoffenheim v. VfL Bochum 1848:

M: Andrej Kramarić, Forward (TSG, 13.1M, 2%) - Although Kramarić did not have his best statistical season last year, he will still be the main man to keep Hoffenheim running smoothly. He did grab an assist on the first matchday and has a much better matchup with Bochum this weekend.

D: Takuma Asano, Forward (BOC, 6.1M, 1%) - Asano should see plenty of minutes again this year for Bochum and had a pretty good showing in their first match, taking three shots against Mainz. He should exceed his three goal output from last season.

Hertha BSC v. Eintracht Frankfurt:

M: Daichi Kamada, Midfielder (SGE, 9.9M, 4%) - A horrid start to the season for Eintracht but also a very tough one with matchups against Bayern matchday one and a date with Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Wednesday. Even with the two losses, Hertha may still be the team in more trouble. Kamada will control the midfield and be relied upon to do even more with the departure of Kostic.

D: Christopher Lenz, Defender (SGE, 7M, 0%) - Lenz will be the man to directly replace Kostic and should do a decent job of filling those shoes. He will be asked to do a lot on the attacking end which is always a plus for the defensive role.

SV Werder Bremen v. VfB Stuttgart:

M: Leonardo Bittencourt, Midfielder (SVW, 5.2M, 3%) - The return to the Bundesliga could not have gone much better for Bittencourt, scoring a goal and being involved in much of everything that Bremen was trying to do. He should continue to be the top Fantasy pick for Bremen going forward.

D: Saša Kalajdžić, Forward (VFB, 12M, 1%) - A tough first matchup with Leipzig but Kalajdžić was still able to come away with an assist. It won’t be long before he starts knocking in some goals and it should start this weekend.

FC Schalke 04 v. Borussia Mönchengladbach:

M: Alassane Pléa, Forward (BMG, 11.4M, 3%) - Two assists and five shots taken with three of those on goal is a very promising start to the season. After signing a contract extension, Pléa has shown his intentions to be a force this year with a hopefully improved Gladbach squad.

D: Marius Bülter, Forward (S04, 4M, 0%) - Bülter seems to already be enjoying his time back in the Bundesliga, scoring a goal in a 32 minute sub appearance last weekend to give Schalke some life in the match. His experience will get him into dangerous positions and has the technique to pull some things off.

1. FSV Mainz 05 v. 1. FC Union Berlin:

M: Sheraldo Becker, Forward (FCU, 9.4M, 2%) - Many questions arose after the departure of Awoniyi on whether Union could sustain an attack worthy of their ambitions. We believe those questions may have been answered with Becker taking that next step in quality. If he can create a strong partnership with Pefok, Union can continue this magical run.

D: Angelo Fulgini, Midfielder (M05, 9M, 0%) - Fulgini started last matchday but was only able to muster up one shot as Onisiwo stole the show. He should still be a dangerous and interesting Fantasy choice as an out wide player.

FC Bayern München v. VfL Wolfsburg:

M: Jamal Musiala, Forward (FCB, 12.4M, 20%) - It must be said how impressive the young German has become to be the standout in a squad full of world class players. There is no limit to what he could do this year and in the future.

D: Omar Marmoush, Forward (WOB, 7M, 1%) - Back from Stuttgart and playing out wide on the right, Marmoush has a great chance to get plenty of minutes with Wolfsburg. With Jonas Wind still dealing with an injury, he should get the start again as well.

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