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10 players to consider for Matchday 18

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 18.
Sheraldo Becker.
Sheraldo Becker.Photo: 1. FC Union Berlin
In this Fantasy Bundesliga article, we will not be focusing on the most obvious picks such as Joshua Kimmich or Jamal Musiala.

Instead, we will highlight players with a maximum ownership percentage of 20%, who could offer great value as differentials for Matchday 18.

Micky van de Ven, Wolfsburg (Defender, 4.7M, 6%)
With out-of-form Werder Bremen locking horns with on-fire Wolfsburg on Saturday, the visitors boast a number of good options, including Micky van de Ven, who has scored double figures in both games in 2023 so far. With Otavio back from suspension, he won't play at left-back, but clearly he's doing very well in central defence as well as part of a really solid back four.

Aaron Martin, Mainz (Defender, 8.3M, 3%)
An attacking wing-back with three goals and two assists to his name this season, Aaron is worth considering for Mainz's home game against Bochum even if he hasn't performed particularly well in the first two games of 2023.

Benjamin Henrichs, RB Leipzig (Defender, 8.6M, 2%)
Henrichs stepped in at right-back to replace the injured Mohamed Simakan against Schalke 04 and did very well, getting on the scoresheet and amassing 16 points in his side's crushing 6-1 victory. If he's in the starting line-up for Leipzig's stand-alone home game against an injury-hit Stuttgart side on Friday, the 25-year-old has the potential to score big again. He's even on sale, costing 0.9 million less this matchday.

Christopher Trimmel, Union Berlin (Defender, 9.3M, 10%)
To the surprise and frustration of many Fantasy Bundesliga managers, Christopher Trimmel watched Union's 2-1 win over Werder Bremen in mid-week from the bench, with new signing Josip Juranović playing in his place. Having just been rested, the Union captain looks pretty certain to start against Union's crisis-hit local rivals Hertha.

Aymen Barkok, Mainz (Midfielder, 3.3M, 0%)
Priced at just 3.3 million and owned by 0 percent, Barkok has started Mainz's last two games as an attacking midfielder. With 'Die Nullfünfer' now facing relegation-threatened Bochum, the former Frankfurt player might be worth taking a punt on, even if he isn't completely certain to start.

Ritsu Doan, Freiburg (Midfielder, 9.9M, 9%)
Despite not being involved in Freiburg's goal against Frankfurt in mid-week, Doan still managed to score eight points, taking his tally to 119 for the season (7 per game on average). Christian Streich's troops haven't hard the start to 2023 they were hoping for, but three of their next four match-ups are really attractive.

Patrick Wimmer, Wolfsburg (Midfielder, 10.5M, 11%)
Having scored 30 a total of points in his last two games, Wimmer is in stunning form, and he's even on sale this matchday.

Steffen Tigges, FC Köln (Striker, 4.1M, 0%)
Tigges knows where the goal is as he showed in Köln's 7-1 win over Werder last week. He'll now be unleashed against a Schalke side who have conceded nine goals in their last two games.

Sheraldo Becker, Union Berlin (Striker, 11.6M, 6%)
Becker scored a great goal against Werder, but it was ruled out due to a handball in the build-up. He still managed to pick up eight points and will now be up against a Hertha side, who are not only in abysmal form, but who will also be without both Kenny and Rogel at the back.

Dani Olmo, RB Leipzig (Striker, 13.3M, 4%)
Olmo had an outstanding game against Schalke 04 last time out, picking up the joint-most points (24) in mid-week. Along with Timo Werner (14.8M, 4%), he offers a good alternative to the more popular Silva (13.9M, 8%) if you want to invest in a Leipzig striker for tonight's game against Stuttgart.

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