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10 players to consider for Matchday 20

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Here are 10 players you should consider bringing into your Fantasy Bundesliga team for Matchday 20.
Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Borussia Dortmund
In this Fantasy Bundesliga article, we will not be focusing on the most obvious picks such as Jamal Musiala and Randal Kolo Muani.

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

Ralf Fährmann, Schalke 04 (Goalkeeper, 1.6M, 1%)
Priced at a measly 1.6 million, Fährmann has kept two clean sheets in two games since he was made Schalke 04's new first-choice goalkeeper at the expense of Alexander Schwolow.

Aurelio Buta, Eintracht Frankfurt (Defender 3.8M, 0%)
Buta has moved ahead of Ansgar Knauff in the pecking order at right wing-back after putting in some impressive performances in 2023, racking up two goals and an assist in five games across all competitions. With his current form, it's hard to drop Buta, and you can't really go wrong with him considering his low price, although there is some risk of rotation going forward.

Paulo Otavio, Wolfsburg (Defender, 8.3M, 5%)
Otavio has been Wolfsburg's best Fantasy asset this season with a total of 128 points to his name and 8 points per game on average. Despite losing 2-4 against Bayern last week, Otavio still managed to amass 10 points, and he and Wolfsburg will now come up against Schalke 04 in a stand-alone fixture on Friday evening.

Nico Schlotterbeck, Borussia Dortmund (Defender, 12.6M, 16%)
After a difficult beginning, Schlotterbeck finally seems to have found his feet at Borussia Dortmund. Having picked up 12,75 points per game on average since the turn of the year, Schlotterbeck has been the second-best performing defender in 2023 behind Union Berlin's Danilho Doekhi. Now is a good time to pick him up, as he's on sale plays for an in-form Dortmund side with a nice run of fixtures until the international break.

Arne Engels, Augsburg (Midfielder, 1.5M, 1%)
Costing just 1.5 million, the young central midfielder has been a revelation following his January move from Belgium. Engels took set pieces and provided the assist for Augsburg's 1-0 winner against Bayer Leverkusen last time out, taking his tally to 30 in four games.

Lars Stindl, Gladbach (Midfielder, 11.2M, 8%)
The Gladbach captain has hit double figures in his last four games and will now face crisis-hit Hertha.

Patrick Wimmer, Wolfsburg (Midfielder, 11.6M, 11%)
After starting 2023 in impressive fashion, Wimmer has had two quiet games, but he should have a good chance of getting back to double digits against Schalke 04 on Friday even if the bottom-placed Gelsenkirchen side have done better in recent weeks.

Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund (Midfielder, 14.7M, 3%)
The BVB captain is slowly returning to form after his long injury break and scored his first goal since September in Wednesday's 2-1 DFB-Pokal win over Bochum. With Dortmund facing Werder, Hertha and Hoffenheim in their next three, getting either Reus or Bellingham this week would be wise.

Mergim Berisha, Augsburg (Striker, 9.8M, 0%)
Berisha is on a three-game scoring streak, and Augsburg have a quite attractive run of fixtures, facing Mainz, Hoffenheim, Hertha and Werderin their next four.

Michael Gregoritsch, Freiburg (Striker, 10.2M, 4%)
Gregoritsch has already found the net seven times this season and is nailed on to start up front for a Freiburg side with matches against relegation-threatened Stuttgart and Bochum coming up.

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