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Fantasy Bundesliga:
Must-haves and differentials for Matchday 12

By Christian Andrick

Ahead of Matchday 12, 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.
1. FC Köln v. FC Bayern München:

M: Leroy Sané, Forward (FCB, 17.7M, 39%) - Sané has scored double digit Fantasy points in all but two games this season, landing him third in total Fantasy points so far. Against relegation candidates FC Köln on Friday night, a huge point haul is on the table for Sané again.

D: Linton Maina, Midfielder (KOE, 7.5M, 0%) - Maina has been very productive the last two matches, grabbing a goal against Augsburg and an assist against Bochum. Both ended in a draw, some much needed points for the Billy Goats. If they want to try and nab some points off Bayern, another strong match from Maina will be crucial.

Borussia Mönchengladbach v. Borussia Dortmund:

M: Julian Ryerson, Defender (BVB, 9.9M, 8%) - With an assist in Norway’s Euro Qualifying match last weekend, that’s two games in a row including league play with an assist for Ryerson. This type of service is what Dortmund had been hoping for when they signed him from Union and he looks to be finally delivering.

D: Alassane Pléa, Forward (BMG, 12M, 1%) - Three games in a row now with a goal and double digit Fantasy points for Pléa. He is on one of his best runs of form in his career and Gladbach and Fantasy managers will be hoping this ride continues for a little while longer.

1. FC Union Berlin v. FC Augsburg:

M: Ermedin Demirović, Forward (FCA, 11M, 2%) - Demirović continues to impress this season after being promoted to captain of the Bavarian club. His six goals so far on the season almost equal his career record of eight, which he scored last season. Until Union can prove they have righted the ship, Augsburg look to be favorites and Demirović will certainly have a say in the outcome.

D: Rubén Vargas, Midfielder (FCA, 7.4M, 1%) - Back in the starting lineup last matchday for the first time since October 1st, Vargas showed why he belongs, grabbing an assist in the draw versus Hoffenheim. If he can stay healthy, expect more to come from the Swiss national.

Sport-Club Freiburg v. SV Darmstadt 98:

M: Tim Skarke, Midfielder (SVD, 4.9M, 13%) - There is no debate that Skarke is the best low budget Fantasy player in the game at the moment. He is averaging eight Fantasy points per game and is under 5M.

D: Lucas Höler, Forward (SCF, 10.6M, 0%) - Darmstadt have the leagues leakiest defense, making this especially enticing for the Freiburg attack. They should be relentless in their pursuit for goal as they have not lived up to their potential quite yet this year.

VfL Wolfsburg v. RB Leipzig:

M: Xavi Simons, Midfielder (RBL, 15.9M, 59%) - Xavi has been superb lately in every facet of the game. In his last five matches between Bundesliga and Champions League, he has three goals and four assists. After a bit of a dry spell after match week four, he is back to his dominating ways.

D: Christoph Baumgartner, Midfielder (RBL, 13.9M, 0%) - It took a bit of time for Baumgartner to gel with his new teammates after recently transferring from Hoffenheim. It was time spent well as he is finding his stride, scoring twice in their last three league games.

SV Werder Bremen v. Bayer 04 Leverkusen:

M: Alejandro Grimaldo, Defender (B04, 12.8M, 66%) - He is simply unstoppable at the moment. You do not want to miss out on his weekly points haul as there is no sign of it slowing down.

D: Marvin Ducksch, Forward (SVW, 12M, 0%) - With the speculation of a move abroad ended by the Bremen brass, Ducksch can focus on the rest of the campaign in Germany. It is somewhat odd that he is only at 0% ownership when he has five goals and three assists in his last nine matches.

Eintracht Frankfurt v. VfB Stuttgart:

M: Serhou Guirassy, Forward (VFB, 14.3M, 13%) - In his first game back after missing the last two, Guirassy picked up right where he left off, scoring a goal to make it 15 on the season. He did that in just 16 minutes off the bench. With some more rest, Stuttgart are ready to get back to their high flying ways when they started the season.

D: Deniz Undav, Forward (VFB, 9.4M, 2%) - Guirassy will undoubtedly draw all the attention from the Frankfurt defense which could open up some lanes for Undav. He has been strong in his own right, scoring three times and grabbing one assist in the last four matches.

1. FC Heidenheim 1846 v. VfL Bochum 1848:

M: Kevin Stöger, Midfielder (BOC, 10.2M, 24%) - Stöger has been amazing for Fantasy managers. He is top five in total points for midfielders and has scored double digit points in three of the last four games. This match is gigantic in regards to table standings as Heidenheim and Bochum seem like they will battle relegation all year.

D: Tim Kleindienst, Forward (FCH, 9.2M, 0%) - Kleindienst has been solid lately, scoring double digit Fantasy points in each of the last two games. A bottom of the table battle with Bochum should make for an interesting match.

TSG Hoffenheim v. 1. FSV Mainz 05:

M: Oliver Baumann, Keeper (TSG, 9.3M, 16%) - Baumann is the top Fantasy goalkeeper at the moment and should not relinquish that spot anytime soon. He has scored double digit Fantasy points in two of the last four games and is an elite shot stopper.

D: Maximilian Beier, Forward (TSG, 7M, 2%) - After scoring six times in seven games, Beier has been scoreless the last three. It has not been for lack of trying, however, as he has taken nine shots with six on goal over those three. Do not expect it to take much longer for him to find the back of the net again.

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