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3 bargain players to pick for your Fantasy Bundesliga team

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

We have identified three cheap players that you should consider for your Fantasy Bundesliga team.
Joelinton (left) has impressed at Hoffenheim.
Joelinton (left) has impressed at Hoffenheim.Photo: Werner100359, CC-by-SA 4.0
With the start of the new Bundesliga season fast approaching, many fans are currently working to get their fantasy teams ready.

We have taken a look at the official Bundesliga fantasy game and found three bargain players who can help you free up funds for expensive stars such as Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus:

Louis Jordan Beyer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), defender, 1M
After playing 90 minutes in Gladbach's 11-1 win over Hastedt in the DFB-Pokal on Sunday, 18-year-old Louis Beyer looks set to make his Bundesliga debut and start at the right-back position in Gladbach's first game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen. Gladbach's other two main options at right-back - Michael Lang and Niko Elvedi - have both spent weeks on the sidelines with injuries and are unlikely to be ready for the start of the new season. It's doubtful for how long Beyer, who has received a lot of praise from Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl, will be able to hold on to his spot in the starting eleven, but he could be a fine investment for the start of the game.

Linton Maina (Hannover 96), midfielder, 2M
19-year-old Linton Maina played the full match when Hannover 96 beat Karlsruhe 6-0 in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday and is in contention to start at the left midfield position in Hannover 96's Bundesliga opener against Werder Bremen. The German under-19 international already featured in two Bundesliga matches towards the end of last season and has apparently caught the eye of Manchester United. Maina is highly rated at Hannover and could have his breakthrough season in front of him.

Joelinton (Hoffenheim), striker, 2M
Joelinton has done very well after returning from a two-year loan spell at Austrian side Rapid Wien. After an impressive pre-season, the 22-year-old Brazilian striker bagged a hattrick and made an assist in Hoffenheim's 6-1 win over Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday. After receiving a lot of praise from Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, he is now likely to start up top against Bayern München on Friday. Last season, Joelinton made 31 appearances for Rapid Wien with eight goals to his name.

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