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Bundesliga Fantasy best teams to target ahead

The international break is coming to a close. German League football is returning which means the fantasy game is too. With that in mind we bring in our regular contributor and expert @FPLGunnersaurus to provide the best teams to target ahead in Bundesliga Fantasy.

Looking at the best teams to target ahead can be extremely helpful for Bundesliga Fantasy managers. Knowing which teams and players to target can help bring clarity to decisions surrounding transfers and star players moving forward.

Introduction

Bundesliga Fantasy managers will be relieved to hear that unlimited transfers during international breaks are back for the 2023-2024 season. After this unlimited transfers period the next one will come between matchdays seven and eight, so managers only need to focus on the next four matchdays (MD4-7) when making their current changes. As a result of this managers can really target those clubs with fantastic fixtures. We look here are who to target and also some comments on why you should not necessarily go all in on the big boys like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Teams to Target – VfB Stuttgart

This might come as a surprise to some readers considering Stuttgart barely survived last season. Outside of a MD2 away thumping at the hands of Leipzig however Stuttgart have been impressive. Two back to back 5-0 home wins has seen them score 11 goals so far this season. Stuttgart also don’t face anyone inside last season’s top seven over the next four matchdays. At home they face promoted side Darmstadt on MD5 and Wolfsburg on MD7. Away they travel to Mainz on MD4 and to Köln on MD6.

These are very favourable fixtures for Die Schwaben and with that presents an opportunity to hop on to some of their assets below:

  • Guirassy (13m – FOR) – The Bundesliga’s top scorer with five goals so far.
  • Mvumpa (9.4m – FOR) – Two goals and one assist so far, albeit second fiddle to Guraissay.
  • Führich (9.6m – MID) – Two goals and two assists and their best midfield asset in the game.
  • Ito (7.3m – DEF) – Two assists and two clean sheets, filling the void at left-back left by Sosa.

RB Leipzig

Players Leipzig have brought in the likes Openda and Simons have been fantastic additions, and Olmo almost feels like a new signing too after he was hampered by injuries last season. Leipzig scored twice in a MD1 away 3-2 loss to Leverkusen, but since have thumped Stuttgart at home 5-1 and then beat Union Berlin 3-0 away from home which is no small feat. They play at home three times in the next four including games against Augsburg, Bayern Munich and Bochum. Their solitary away tie is against Gladbach.

They’ve already shown they can beat Bayern, so who should we be looking at bringing in?

  • Openda (14.5m – FOR) – Started well with two goals but perhaps slightly underperforming.
  • Simons (14.8m – MID) – Justifying his surprising price tag with two goals and three assists so far.
  • Olmo (14.7 – MID) – Just behind Simons with two goals and one assist so far, but undeniably as good an asset.
  • Henrichs (12m – DEF) – One goal, one assist and one clean sheet so far but with 12 points for goal attempts from a right-back.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Challengers for the title this season? Alonso’s Leverkusen side have started the season with all guns blazing. Die Werkself have won three in three scoring no fewer than three goals in each of those games. Like Leipzig their summer recruitment has been top-notch, in particular the signings of Boniface from Union Saint-Gilloise and pinching Hofmann from Gladbach.

Leverkusen do start off the next four game run with that top of the table clash against Bayern however after it should be plain sailing with games against Heidenheim (H), Mainz (A) and Köln (H). The below four assets should be locks for at least MD5-MD7:

  • Boniface (13m – FOR) – The signing of the season so far with four goals and two assists.
  • Hofmann (16.1M – MID) – One goal, two assists and 12 points for goal attempts in his three games.
  • Wirtz (15.1m – MID) – 1m cheaper than Hofmann with one goal and two assists, also with 10 points for passes to a shot so far.
  • Frimpong (15.1m – DEF) – Up there with Davies as the best defender in the game with one goal and three assists.

What to do with Bayern and Dortmund assets?

With so many good assets available from teams with favourable runs, one might ask what to do with their Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund assets that they’ve likely stacked up on during their respective opening runs. First let’s look at the fixtures. Bayern play Leverkusen (H), Bochum (H), Leipzig (A) and Freiburg (H). Dortmund meanwhile face Freiburg (A), Wolfsburg (H), Hoffenheim (A) and Union Berlin (H). The fact that Bayern are at home in three fixtures gives me hope their top assets will still perform, albeit the away trip to Leipzig could prove difficult.

The usually suspects of Kane, Musiala (should he return for MD4) and Davies should be fixtures in our teams. On the other hand and after their disappointing start so far I would steer clear of Dortmund players, perhaps with the exception of Brandt who has proven to be a consistent points scorer so far. In short, hold on to Bayern players but no more than three and drop anyone not named Brandt for Dortmund, albeit there are better midfield assets out there so he could be on the chopping block too.


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