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Fantasy Bundesliga:
Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 8

By Christian Andrick

Ahead of Matchday 8, 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.

Borussia Dortmund v. SV Werder Bremen:

M: Niclas Füllkrug, Forward (BVB, 14.5M, 3%) - Füllkrug is proving to be exactly what Dortmund had hoped for when they signed him away from Bremen. He scored in each of the last two Bundesliga matches before the international break and then continued to score in both of Germany's friendly matches. One should only expect more of the best to come, especially against his former teammates.

D: Justin Njinmah, Forward (SVW, 2.8M, 1%) - If you are looking to save some money, Njinmah is a great pickup for a starter in a Friday night fixture. He has already shown flashes of brilliance, scoring twice and grabbing an assist in less than 150 minutes played this season.

1. FC Union Berlin v. VfB Stuttgart:

M: Serhou Guirassy, Forward (VFB, 14.5M, 60%) - Guirassy is on fire, having scored in every game but one. Until he starts to show any inkling of falling out of form, he is a must in every lineup.

D: Christopher Trimmel, Defender (FCU, 7.6M, 1%) - Trimmel has missed a lot of games already this season but has started the last two in a row. He did grab an assist in their loss to Dortmund before the international break. Even with missing so much time, he is second on the team in corners and free kicks so he will definitely be delivering some set pieces this weekend.

Sport-Club Freiburg v. VfL Bochum 1848:

M: Roland Sallai, Midfielder (SCF, 9.6M, 8%) - Sallai has been an integral part of Freiburg’s offense this year, starting every game so far and also playing a lot up front as the main attacker. Being listed as a midfielder in the Fantasy game makes his rostering even more enticing.

D: Philipp Lienhart, Defender (SCF, 9.7M, 1%) - Bochum have been particularly bad this year, second to last in goals scored and tied for last in goals against. This is a great opportunity for Freiburg to come out of the international break with a win and clean sheet. Lienhart could have a hand on both sides of the ball in this match when all is said and done.

VfL Wolfsburg v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:

M: Jonas Hofmann, Midfielder (B04, 17.1M, 41%) - Hofmann could end up being the signing of the season, having brought a level of steadiness to the Leverkusen midfield that was seriously lacking. All of Leverkusen’s players are playing at a high level but Hofmann is the man running the show.

D: Tiago Tomás, Forward (WOB, 9.5M, 0%) - Tomás could be the one to grab the random goal Wolfsburg might pull off in this match but a win is certainly out of the question. Since there is no Leverkusen starter under 5% ownership, the only differentials in this match will be from Wolfsburg.

TSG Hoffenheim v. Eintracht Frankfurt:

M: Oliver Baumann, Keeper (TSG, 8.8M, 1%) - Even while giving up double digit goals already on the season, Baumann is tied for second in Fantasy points for goalkeepers. With Hoffenheim playing so well at the moment, it is not out of the question for things to only get better on the defensive side and see his numbers go up even more. Frankfurt have also been awful at scoring goals since the departure of Kolo Muani, only netting six in seven games.

D: Wout Weghorst, Forward (TSG, 11M, 0%) - With Kramarić ruled out for the match, Weghorst will be looked upon to keep the good fortunes going for Hoffenheim. He has yet to grab a goal with his new squad so he will be keen to write a new chapter in his club career.

SV Darmstadt 98 v. RB Leipzig :

M: David Raum, Defender (RBL, 12.2M, 20%) - Raum has been superb this season, showcasing once more how dangerous his left foot can be. Able to ping pin-point crosses, Raum is a machine at delivering that final ball. This year he seems poised to break out into an elite, world-class left-back.

D: Yussuf Poulsen, Forward (RBL, 10M, 0%) - Poulsen is slated to start up front again with Openda and has a great opportunity to get his season going with a goal. Darmstadt have certainly been playing well, winning their last two league matches, but Red Bull should prove to be too tough of a test.

1. FSV Mainz 05 v. FC Bayern München:

M: Harry Kane, Forward (FCB, 16.9M, 72%) - Everyone should be a believer in Kane by now. He has shown that he is more than capable of being a top striker in the Bundesliga. This could be really bad for Mainz.

D: Konrad Laimer, Midfielder (FCB, 11.9M, 1%) - Not your typical right back, but Laimer is showing that he is able and ready to fill in wherever is needed. He also has very low ownership for a Bayern starter.

1. FC Köln v. Borussia Mönchengladbach:

M: Florian Neuhaus, Midfielder (BMG, 9M, 5%) - Neuhaus has scored three times already this year, something we usually don't see from him. Gladbach will hope he can continue his hot streak as they try to climb out of the bottom part of the table.

D: Tomáš Čvančara, Forward (BMG, 12.2M, 0%) - Čvančara has not started in over a month but should be in the lineup on Sunday after a strong showing off the bench in their last match against Bochum.

1. FC Heidenheim 1846 v. FC Augsburg:

M: Kevin Müller, Keeper (HDH, 5.7M, 18%) - Second in Fantasy points for goalies, Müller is certainly going to have his hands full all season. At such a reasonable price as well, he is a must on every manager’s squad.

D: Tim Kleindienst, Forward (HDH, 8.5M, 1%) - Heidenheim have been slightly better than Augsburg so far this season so much is up in the air in this match. Kleindienst has started every match so far and has two goals on the season.

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